Proposed (medium term):
'Yet More SE London Micropubs'
Sunday, **th July or **th August
Times may vary and venues (as well as date!) to be confirmed but will probably include:
The Radius Arms, Whyteleafe
Cronx, East Croydon
Rail Ale Way, Hayes
The London Beer Dispensary, Crofton Park
The Bolthole, Falconwood
The Beer Shop, Nunhead
Finally, Beer Rebellion, Peckham
Public Transport will be required to/from and between all venues.
Proposed (longer term):
'London Specialist Lager Micro-brewery' - The Bohem Brewery Tap Room, Bowes Park, N22 - Autumn
'Queensbury Curry' - The Regency Club - Winter
'Bill English Memorial Trip to Amsterdam & Antwerp (possibly including Ypres) - tba
Further details will be posted here shortly.
CAMAL badges should be worn by all participating members at every event.
You Have Missed:
'Leap Between Berks Taprooms Early'
Saturday, 22nd February
Having taken the 1235 or 1241 train from Ealing Broadway or Hayes & Harlington stations respectively to Tilehurst station arriving 1327 or the latest fast train at 1247 from London Paddington that connected with the same service above at Reading (at 1323) (or from London Waterloo that departed at 1150, Clapham Junction 1158 and Twickenham 1210), a creditable 11 people (4 CAMAL members, 3 West Middx. and 4 Reading CAMRA members) attended this social at some or all points during the course of the day.
The Double-Barrelled Taproom, close to Norcut Junction along Portman Road, opened promptly at 2pm but, on this occasion, no collaboration brews with other brewers were featured. It was accessed by all making the short 2/3 mile walk rather than taking a route 16 bus ride from the roundabout close to Tilehurst station.
The German-themed venue known as The Bierhaus was reached by some who walked the 2 miles and others who took a 16 or 17 bus from Norcut Junction to the Broad Street Mall stop. Available authentic food included a Jäger (wiener) schnitzel atop sliced fried potatoes which, about the size of a large dinner plate, was eventually consumed - after a struggle - by your Newsletter Editor!
Phantom Brewery’s tap room ‘The Haunt’, which opened in November 2019, featured a selection of Sly Beast and guest brews across 12 taps and, as predicted, had a visiting street food vendor on this (and every) Saturday. All reached it by a mile long walk from Reading centre.
Finally, although the reopened Corn Stores (ex-Fullers') was attained by partly retracing our steps, the tank lager from Meantime, seemingly the only beer available and that somewhat expensive, failed to inspire and, so, other pubs - including the keg-only Railway Club - near Reading station were patronised instead by a hard core of remaining attendees.
It is notable that, during the course of the day, the 3 West Middx. CAMRA members joined CAMAL en masse.