Croydon & Sutton

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale


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

  • Broad Green Tavern reopens Thursday 21 November 2019

    The Broad Green Tavern has reopened - currently Doom Bar is available and there are plans for the return of live music to this pub which was once a renowned music venue from the 1940's onwards. Jimi Hendrix played here in 1967.

    Broad Green Tavern

  • Anspach & Hobday to open site in Croydon Thursday 14 November 2019

    Anspach & Hobday of Bermondsey have announced that they will be opening a site in Croydon, near Signal Brewery (Therapia Lane). The brewery is expected to open at the end of 2019 and the tap room in 2020. Picture courtesy of Anspach & Hobday.

    Anspach & Hobday 2

  • Antic to open pub in Norbury Thursday 14 November 2019

    Antic Pubs will be opening a new pub in Norbury - in Norbury Mews: "it is definitely for real this time" say Antic. (picture courtesy of Antic). Completion date not yet stated.

    New Antic pub Norbury twitter pic

  • Glamorgan, Cherry Orchard Road Sunday 10 November 2019

    Local CAMRA members are strongly encouraged to support this campaign.

    There will be a social event at the Oval Tavern, Oval Road, Croydon on Monday 2 December at 7pm (all welcome) and the next open meeting is on Wednesday 15 January 2020 at 7pm in the town hall.

    UPDATE 27/10/2019: A further meeting took place at Croydon Town Hall on 23 October. Ideas as to how to progress were discussed 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

  • An article about S. Norwood pubs by Pete McGill Tuesday 24 September 2019
  • 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.