Croydon & Sutton

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale


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

  • An article about S. Norwood pubs by Pete McGill Tuesday 24 September 2019
  • Glamorgan, Cherry Orchard Road Monday 23 September 2019

    Local CAMRA members are strongly encouraged to support this campaign.

    The next meeting (and AGM) is on Wednesday 23 October at 7pm in the town hall.

    UPDATE 06/09/2019: A further meeting took place at Croydon Town Hall on 4 September. There was little change since the last meeting - concerns were again raised about the complete intransigence of the owners and the seeming lack of concern about the squatters who are still occupying the building, and who, it transpires, are there with the owners' consent. Various options to get the owners to cooperate were discussed.

    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

  • 2019 Beer & Cider of the Festival Wednesday 18 September 2019

    Presentation to Titanic Brewery for Beer of the Festival (Capuccino Stout) and to Tiny Rebel for Cider of the Festival (Protanopia). Congratulations to both brewers/cider makers, and thank you to the Green Dragon for hosting the event and arranging the tap takeover.

    The Beer and Cider of the festival are chosen by voting forms available at the festival.

    Presentation to Titanic Brewery for Beer of the Festival 2019.Presentation to Tiny Rebel Brewery for Cider of the Festival 2019.Winners of the 2019 Beer of the Festival and Cider of the Festival.

  • Croydon borough Pub of the Year presentation Monday 16 September 2019

    Presentation to the Claret & Ale, Addiscombe, winner of Croydon borough Pub of the Year 2019.

  • Hope Pub of the Year 2019 Wednesday 11 September 2019

    Presentation to the Hope, Carshalton for winning the Sutton borough pub of the year and the branch pub of the year.

    Our Pubs of the Year are selected by branch members' surveys using the London CAMRA judging criteria.

    Hope Pub of the Year presentation 1Hope Pub of the Year presentation 2