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Canterbury Arms Brixton SW9
Brixton Brewery Open Day - 19th October 2013
Wheatsheaf Tooting SW17
Prince of Wales SW11
George IV SW2
Meet the brewers at the Holland Tringham
Martin Butler with Simon Theakston in the Charles Holden SW19
Canterbury Arms: another lost pub

On 11th March 2014 Lambeth's planners confirmed the destruction of the Victorian Canterbury Arms in Brixton. The pub is on CAMRA’s London Regional Inventory of pub interiors of special historic interest. See the London Drinker Magazine report or Brixton Buzz report for more.

Brixton Brewery Spring Open Day

The Brixton Brewery had a Spring Open Day on Sat. 29th March 2014.

All of their beers were on offer from noon - 8pm, including the debut of their latest creation Atlantic APA.

Pictured: Brewer Dominic Hughes (L) with brewery founders Jez & Mike.

Wheatsheaf SW17 gets ACV status

The Wheatsheaf in Tooting is Britain's 101st Asset of Community Value. It has been Locally Listed too. Wandsworth Council's meeting for the Article 4 Direction on Tuesday 19th November 2013 decided to defer any decisions until June. [details]

Prince of Wales SW11:Under Threat

There is also a campaign to prevent the loss of the Victorian Prince of Wales in Battersea Bridge Road which is yet another pub under threat of conversion to retail & flats.

[save-the-prince-of-wales-sw11.org/ or @PrinceWalesSW11].

George IV SW2:Now a Tesco store

The George IV on Brixton Hill is now a Tesco Express. [More...]. The pub's Asset of Community Value listing proved to be of little value to the community in this instance as Tesco already had possession and no planning permission for change of use was required.

Meet the Brewer: five times over

The Holland Tringham in Streatham held a meet the brewer event on 15th January 2014 featuring five brewers.

Pictured: Belleville's Adrian Thomas, By the Horns' Chris Mills, Twickenham's Ben Norman, Hopstuff's James Yeomans and Clarence & Fredericks' Duncan Woodhead.

Theakston's at Charles Holden SW19

Former CAMRAswl Branch chairman and current SW19 (South) District Representative Martin Butler (left) enjoyed a beer with Simon Theakston (R) at the recent Theakston's weekend beer festival at the Charles Holden, Colliers Wood. Also pictured: Manager Rob Wood. Photo: Peter Linacre.

Pub of the Year 2013

PotY 2013 announcement at BBF 20140206

All 1500+ CAMRAswl members received a ballot paper with the branch Christmas mail out in December for them to vote for the CAMRAswl Pub of the Year 2013.

The eight pubs on the short list are all excellent and any one of them would have been a worthy winner.

The result was announced from the festival stage at 4pm

The Mayor of Wandsworth, Cllr. Angela Graham, announced the winning pub from the stage at 4pm on Thursday 6th February 2014.

  • 1st. Hand in Hand, 7 Crooked Billet, Wimbledon, SW19 4RQ.
  • 2nd. Old Sergeant, 104 Garratt Lane, Wandsworth, SW18 4DJ.
  • 3rd. Nightingale, 97 Nightingale Lane, Balham, SW12 8NX.

Congratulations to each of them, which are all Young's pubs. This is the first time for many years that a Freehouse is not the winner.

Even non CAMRAs member could vote in our 'Just for Fun' poll [poll.fm/4llby]. This was won by the Fox & Hounds in Latchmere Road, Battersea however this has no bearing on the official membres' ballot.

CAMRA AGM 2014

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The CAMRA AGM 2014 will be held over the weekend of Friday 25th - Sunday 27th April 2014 at The Spa Complex in Scarborough. This is the weekend after Easter.

For full details and to register to attend CAMRA members should go to camraagm.org.uk/ [CAMRA login required].

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London Drinker Magazine

London Drinker April/May 2014
The Apr/May 2014 edition of London Drinker is available online for download and will be in pubs soon. Click the cover image above to download a pdf version (8.51MB).