News

  • Vote for the Borough Pub of the Year Friday 16 February 2018


    Click the icon above to vote for the pub of the year in the various areas of the Branch.

  • Change of opening hours at the OaP Tuesday 13 February 2018

    The Owl & Pussycat Micropub and brewery has changed opening hours. Weekdays remain the same (4-10) but Friday & Saturdays are now 1-10.30 and the premises are now closed on Sundays.

  • Southwark presented with award for Bankside Blonde Friday 9 February 2018



    Festival organiser Ben Hart presented the certificate to head brewer Stuart Brown on his final day with Southwark Brewing. Also pictured is the brewery founder Peter Jackson. The beer can generally found at the Hole in the Wall close to Waterloo Station.

  • Five Tuns at Heathrow closes for rebrand Friday 2 February 2018

    The Terminal 5 pub was taken over last year by the Casual Dining Group (CDG) after winning a competitive tender process. The pub is to be renamed the George.

  • London Beer Festival at the Red Lion & Pineapple Friday 2 February 2018

    Big thanks to the Red Lion & Pineapple for hosting us last night and providing some food.

  • Real Ale returns to Northwood Hills Monday 29 January 2018

    Two months after opening, just spotted the Locker Room at 29-31 Joel Street close to Northwood Hills station was selling two Sharp's Beers when it opened. Any reports that it is still selling cask beer would be helpful!

  • Dodo celebrates 1st birthday Saturday 27 January 2018


    Get down to the Dodo!

  • Paddington Packet Boat sold Friday 26 January 2018

    It was discovered at our social last night the Paddington Packet Boat has been sold by Fuller's. The pub has a great community feel with regular live music events and ESB at a reasonable £3.90 a pint compared with the Fuller's managed estate.



    We also took the opportunity to pop into the Three Steps and noticed they had been selling Rebellion IPA for the past six months.

    A warning for those visiting the Runway - Pride is sold at £4.50 a pint, £3 a half!!!.

  • February / March London Drinker Magazine now available Wednesday 24 January 2018


    Can be downloaded here..

    Thankfully Perivale Farm has returned to stocking Twickenham Beers. Naked Ladies spotted!

  • Meet The Brewer with Enefeld brewery Tuesday 23 January 2018

    The Moon on the Hill is having a Meet The Brewer with Enefeld brewery on Tuesday 30 January at around 7pm. All welcome.

  • Ealing guest beers Thursday 18 January 2018

    A walk over to Ealing on Thursday evening revealed a varied range of guest beers. Sadly no Twickenham at Perivale Farm but the less than glorious London Glory. The Duke of Kent still thinks it is Christmas serving Holly Bush, whilst the Wheatsheaf had Damson Porter. The North Star went north of the border with Inveralmond brewery Thai PA and Pride of the Valley brewed by Itchen Valley Brewery. The Drapers Arms still had the Christmas theme with Thornbridge Wild Holly, whilst The Sir Michael Balcon entertained with Hogs Back HBB, Sambrooks Powerhouse Porter, Caledonian Edinburgh Castle Ale and Wolf Granny Wouldn't Like It. The Grove offered Southwark Potters' Field Porter, Hogs Back TEA and Surrey Nirvana, Twickenham Naked Ladies and Sambrooks Powerhouse Porter. Questors premiered Truman's Tail Feather,

  • Happy Hour at the Railway Hotel Wednesday 17 January 2018

    During the Greenford crawl tonight it was discovered the Railway Hotel has a happy hour weekdays between 8pm and 11pm - 2 pints of Greene King IPA for £2.39. Members also enjoyed the Pride & ESB at the Black Horse (pictured below) - the ESB is £3.64 with the CAMRA discount.

  • Weird Beard presented with Ealing Beer Festival Silver Award Monday 15 January 2018

    Weird Beard Follow the Worms was voted Silver at last Summer's Ealing Beer Festival. Festival Organiser Ben Hart hands over the certificate to Natasha from the brewery during a presentation evening held at the King's Arms in Hanwell.

  • Theakston's Hogshead Bitter will be available at the Black Bull Ruislip Wednesday 10 January 2018

    Local member Derek Evans has informed us that this rarely found beer will be available at the Black Bull, South Ruislip, from tomorrow. The pub is also selling London Pride and Hobgoblin.

  • Vine Inn ceases to sell real ale Friday 5 January 2018

    We discovered during our social on the 5 January the Vine Inn, Hillingdon, has stopped selling real ale. Sadly this now leaves only the Red Lion Hotel as the only pub in the local area.selling real ale.

  • Hop & Vine temporary closure Thursday 4 January 2018

    The Hop & Vine is now closed for the rest of the month. Reopens 1 February

  • RIP Tim Walter Saturday 30 December 2017

    Astra has been in touch to let us know that her partner Tim passed away suddenly on 14 December.
    Tim worked on the cider bar at numerous festivals including Ealing, Battersea and London Drinker. The Branch sends its condolences to Astra and hopes to celebrate his life at some point later this year.