Croydon & Sutton

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale


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

  • Glamorgan, Cherry Orchard Road Friday 13 November 2020

    Local CAMRA members are strongly encouraged to support this campaign.

    The provisional date of the next open meeting is Wednesday 16 December, 7pm, via Zoom. Details will be provided nearer the time.

    UPDATE 13/11/2020: The Glamorgan (Cherry Orchard Road) planning application (Demolition of the existing public house building and the construction of a new building to re-provide a public house together with the erection of 36 residential units (Use Class C3) and associated means of access and landscaping)

    The deadline for online submissions has now passed, however, you can still email your objection, by the end of 2020 (though the sooner the better) to ku.vog.nodyorc@tnemeganam.tnempoleved quoting reference 19/05926/FUL

    Glamorgan site plan

    They want to demolish existing pub + build a 11 storey building, with 36 flats and a small micro-pub. 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.

    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


  • Bob Steel Tuesday 10 November 2020

    Bob Steel

    It is with great sadness we note the passing of Bob Steel. Bob was a long-time member of the Croydon & Sutton Branch and lived locally for most of his life. He was a geographer, teacher, author, cyclist, rambler and a great supporter of the preservation and heritage of Public Houses.

    Bob put many of these interests together and was the author of six ‘CAMRA’s Pub Walks’ books, starting with London in 2006 continuing through Edinburgh, The Peak District, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the South East.

    In the 2000’s Bob was in charge of the beer order at the Wallington Beer Festival for four years.

    Bob was also an early and passionate supporter of The Hope, Carshalton and its development from ‘a pub with no beer’ to CAMRA’s Greater London Pub of the Year.

    Bob’s interests in local and natural history also led to the publication of his definitive River Wandle Companion in 2012.

    He will be greatly missed by his wife, Jacqui, and his many friends.



  • Petition to reverse the change to Small Brewers Relief Sunday 8 November 2020

    Please consider signing this petition (set up by Anspach and Hobday Brewery and supported by SIBA) on Small Brewers Relief changes.

    This is an important campaign to reverse the Government's proposal that Small Brewers Relief base threshold should not change from 5000hL.


  • CAMRA podcasts Tuesday 22 September 2020

    Pubs. Pints. People.

    The CAMRA podcasts resumed on Tuesday 22 September and will run every other Tuesday.

    Find them here or subscribe on iTunes

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