Coming soon (probably August):
Building on the success of our June foray into Sussex (see below under You have missed:), we intend to cater for those members based in the northern home counties and beyond by taking a trip to Bury St. Edmunds (subject to a new 'craft' and foreign beer bar opening in the town).
Proposed (short term):
'Specialist London Lager Microbreweries IV' - summer 2022
Noon - Antwerp Arms, 168-70, Church Road, Tottenham, N17 8AS then
1.30pm - True Craft (ex-West Green Tavern), 68, West Green Road, South Tottenham, N15 5NR, then
3pm - Bohem Brewery Tap Room, Unit 5, Littleline House, 41-3, West Road, Northumberland Park, N17 0RE then
4.30pm - One Mile End Brewery Tap Room, Unit 2, Compass West Estate, 32, West Road, Northumberland Park, N17 0XL then
6pm - Redemption Brewery Tap Room, Unit 16, Compass West Estate, 32, West Road, Northumberland Park, N17 0XL Closes 7pm
(All taprooms are adjacent to each other, One Mile End moving into Redemption's premises when the latter relocated and Bohem moving nearby to create a venue adjacent to their resited brewery additional to that at Bowes Park.)
Proposed (medium term):
'Yet More SE London Micropubs' - autumn 2022
Times may vary and venues (as well as date!) tbc but will probably include a selection from:
Proposed (long term):
'Dutch Beer Festival'
The Bolton (Pröflokaal Rembrandt Bar), 326, Earl's Court Road, Earl's Court, SW5 9QB - winter 2022
'Bill English Memorial Trip to Amsterdam & Antwerp (possibly including Ypres) - tba
Further details will be posted here in due course.
CAMAL badges should be worn by all participating members at every event.
^ Proof of CAMAL's mediæval origins!
You have missed:
Saturday, 11TH June
George & Dragon, 51, North Street, PO19 1NQ - 12.15pm
A popular, single-bar, town pub with converted stables at the rear providing B&B accommodation. Although the full range of casks wasn't available, it did offer bottled Vedett.
Unfortunately, as Sit & Sip remained shut on the day (it had been posted as being 'temporarily closed' just as this jaunt was being finalised), we ventured into the above venue instead.
Escapist, 9, Crane Street, PO19 1LJ - 1.30pm
The town's newest micropub with 6 fonts but a limited number of casks, it didn't disappoint!
The Dolphin & Anchor, 5, West Street, PO19 1QF - 2.45pm
Situated opposite Chichester Cathedral, this large Wetherspoons occupies part of the original, even larger, Dolphin Hotel and provided reasonable sustenance for attendees.
Those who had CAMRA discount vouchers and membership cards used the former here and the latter at our next venue!
The Hole in the Wall, 1A, St. Martin’s Street, PO19 1NP - 4.15pm
A former Greene King-managed pub now tenanted by Big Smoke, this back-street boozer had its full range of 8 casks, 4 ciders and 20 fonts on offer, making it one of the vaster ranges of beers etc. available in the city.
Hornet Alehouse, 23, The Hornet, PO19 7JL - 5.30pm
Having been named after an earlier pub further down the street, this multi-award winning micropub was the first to open in the city and had its full range of 4 taps, up to 6 casks and, additionally, at least 3 real ciders in boxes offered.
Eastgate, 4, The Hornet, PO19 7JG - 6.45pm
As a perennial GBG entry over many decades and the one remaining traditional pub (of ½ dozen originally) in the street, this Grade II-listed, 18TH century local seemed a fitting venue within which to end our visit to 'Chi' especially as it still offered - albeit an ersatz version - of a beer drunk here by your Editor 40 years previously (Gales' HSB).
Public Transport was required to/from London/Chichester. The trains used by most were 1035 ex-London Victoria, arr. 1206, 2009 ex-Chichester, arr. 2145.
Saturday, 5TH March
'Wetlands Festival: Lager Edition' - from noon
Hackney Brewery's High Hill Taproom, Unit 10, Lockwood Industrial Estate, Lockwood Way, off Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow, E17 5RB.
Following Hackney's relocation to these new premises in 2021, as part of an intended series of quarterly events, they're specialising in a line-up - on their 20-strong tap wall - of the UK's finest 'craft' lagers, a few European favourites and as many of their own classic pale ales, IPAs, lagers and sours.
After many Berkshire (& one South Oxon) CAMRA branch members, on a crawl between all five Walthamstow 'beer mile' breweries, joined us, we ventured to both the Beerblefish and Exale taprooms before concluding the day at the Mildmay Club at Newington Green.
Public Transport was required to/from Blackhorse Road Overground railway/Victoria Line tube station, then utilising Bus 158 along Blackhorse Lane from stop BA outside the station. Similarly, the Victoria Line back to Seven Sisters (or returning along the Overground as far as South Tottenham) were used, with either Buses 73 or 476 taking us to Newington Green.