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

  • Glamorgan, Cherry Orchard Road Wednesday 18th October 2017

    A meeting took place at Croydon Town Hall on Monday 2 October. Councillor Sean Fitzsimons updated us following discussions with the owners. The next stage is to form a voluntary group with a constitution as this will apparently give more 'clout' should the ACV be passed, then challenged. A sub-group has been formed and met on 4 October to draft a constitution. This has now been issued to the group for review..

    The next full meeting of the Save the Glamorgan group will be on Wednesday 1 November at 7pm in the town hall.

    If at all possible please can Croydon & Sutton CAMRA members make an effort to attend these meetings.

    A planning application has been submitted to demolish the pub. Our local councillor Sean Fitzsimons chaired a meeting on 24 July and an ACV was submitted on Thursday 27 July. If anyone has photos (particularly of flyers advertising events at the Glamorgan, or evidence of community activities that took place at the pub), please send urgently to ku.gro.armac.nodyorc@rerusaert.

    It has also been noted that the View, South Croydon (owned by the same people) has been damaged by having its roof removed, without planning permission. Croydon Council have issued an order to stop the work. Please see Croydon Advertiser article: Croydon Advertiser article: The View, South Croydon.

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

    Croydon planning register: Croydon Planning Register - Simple Search

  • The Hope 2017 London Regional Pub of the Year Friday 13th October 2017

    On 12 October Geoff Strawbridge (right), London Regional Director, presented Rodger Molyneux of the Hope, Carshalton with the certificate for London Pub of the Year.

    The Hope Pub of the Year presentation.

  • Green Dragon refurbishment Thursday 5th October 2017

    The Green Dragon will be closing for refurbishment on 15 October. The pub will reopen on 6 November, the number of handpumps will increase from 6 to 8, and there will also be a Meantime tank beer.

    'VIP' opening night is on Thursday 9 November, with a meet the brewer session, and a number of local brewers in attendance. If you wish to attend, please pop into the pub and collect an invitation.

  • 2nd South Norwood Beer Festival Monday 11th September 2017

    Readers hoping to hear of a 2nd South Norwood Beer Festival at Stanley Halls in October will have to wait a little longer. Croydon & Sutton CAMRA are planning to stage the event early in 2018, subject to budget approval: 8-10 February are the proposed dates. Further details in the next edition of London Drinker.

  • Champion Beer of Britain voting Friday 1st September 2017

    CAMRA members please go to the Members' Area and cast your votes for Champion Beer of Britain 2017. Voting closes on 1 November 2017.