Croydon & Sutton

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale


Here is the latest news from our branch area (and sometimes from further afield!).


Click this link to see details of pubs reopening from 4 July: Post-lockdown reopening


  • CAMRA podcasts Monday 27 July 2020

    There is now a weekly CAMRA podcast covering multiple topics - released every Tuesday.

    Find them here or subscribe on iTunes

    You do not need to be a CAMRA member to listen.


  • New books July 2020 Friday 24 July 2020

    New books July 2020

    Cellarmanship 2020London's Best Beer, Pubs and Bars

  • Glamorgan, Cherry Orchard Road Thursday 16 July 2020

    Local CAMRA members are strongly encouraged to support this campaign.

    The date of the next open meeting will be advised once meetings are permitted again.

    UPDATE 18/01/2020: A further meeting took place at Croydon Town Hall on 15 January. We continued to discuss a possible way forward and most importantly we are looking to keep a high profile to keep pressure on the owners, who continue to be completely intransigent.

    Although in the past the owners have responded (but have failed to answer any of our 18 questions), now they are ignoring us totally. It is very clear that they have no knowledge of, or respect for, the local community and do not have even a basic understanding of pub culture.

    Given the ongoing concerns about the damage to the View, South Croydon, (please see Croydon Advertiser article: Croydon Advertiser article: The View, South Croydon) we continue to liaise with the planning department pointing out our concerns about the owners' guardianship of the property.

    Interested parties are progressing initial enquiries with regard to a valuation of the pub.

    A Facebook page has been set up Save the Glamorgan Facebook page.

    The group is also on Twitter:

    From this: to this...

    The Glamorgan, now boarded up, future uncertain. Lead removed from top of roof.

    Croydon planning register: Croydon Planning Register - Simple Search


  • CAMRA's guidance for returning to pubs Wednesday 15 July 2020
  • Brew2you Monday 13 July 2020

    Support pubs and breweries during lockdown by downloading the Brew2you app. Available for Apple and Android phones from the relevant app stores.

  • Pulling Together campaign Monday 8 June 2020

    Pulling together

    Pubs, clubs, breweries and taprooms are hugely affected by the Coronavirus and many are facing tough times ahead. CAMRA is doing all it can to convince the government to give as much support as possible to help these businesses survive the crisis.

    In conjunction with the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), CAMRA is launching the “Pulling Together” campaign. This gives consumers and CAMRA members some easy steps to support their local pubs and breweries through the crisis. For obvious health reasons, this will mainly be an online campaign.