On Wednesday 14th May CAMRA members, Publicans & pub users demonstrated outside Parliament before handing in a 44,417 signature petition calling on the Government to stick to its promises on pubs.
For more see the CAMRA Press Release or our photos on Flickr.
The SWL CAMRA Pub of the Year 2013 Presentation was held at the Hand in Hand on 30th April 2014.
Pictured: CAMRA's Geoff Strawbridge, Hand in Hand Licensee Andrew Ford, Mayor of Merton Cllr Krystal Miller & Consort and a Greensleeves Morris Man.
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.
Despite a campaign to prevent the loss of the Prince of Wales in Battersea it will be yet another ex-pub. It closed in February 2014 following a grant of certificate of lawfulness by Wandsworth Council for conversion of cellar and bar areas to retail use within permitted development rights.
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.
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]
Pub of the Year 2013
The Mayor of Wandsworth, Cllr. Angela Graham, announced the winning pub in the South West London CAMRA Pub of the Year 2013 Ballot from the stage of the 24th Battersea Beer Festival 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. All three are Young's pubs. This is the first time for many years that a Freehouse is not the winner.