SWL Pub of the Year 2017
The CAMRA SW London Pub of the Year 2017 had eight pubs in contention.
All current CAMRA South West London branch members were entitled to vote. [CAMRA members' login required]
The result was anounced at the start of our branch meeting on Thursday 15 Feb 2018 at the Trafalgar Arms, Tooting.
Full details at camraswl.org.uk/PotY/2017/.
WANDLE BEER FESTIVAL
The 2nd Wandle Beer Festival was held from Thursday 14 to Saturday 16 September at the Tooting & Mitcham United Community Stadium. Many thanks to all who attended.
Beer of the Festival vote winner was Vibrant Forest's Kick-Start (5.7% ABV) Oat & Coffee Stout. Congratulations to Vibrant Forest and many thaks to all the festival visitors who voted. CAMRAswl branch will have a trip to the brewery at a later date to present the award certificate
See wandlebeerfestival.uk for more details or find us on facebook WandleBF/ or follow us on Twitter @WandleBF.
We list here planning applications that threaten the future of pubs in the South West London branch area.
At the present time there is one on which it is still possible to comment.
Queens Arms, Battersea SW8 3SS
Application to extend the first and second floors and convert the extended floors to residential accommodation; build new third floor to accommodate a 3-bedroom flat. You can object to the development here: 2018/0300. Deadline for comments is 15 March 2018.
It is most important that local residents especially post objections if developers' plans are to be refused.
The national CAMRA website includes advice here: Dealing with Planning Applications.
The CAMRA LocAle initiative is the accreditation scheme to promote pubs that sell locally-brewed real ale, reducing the number of ‘beer miles’ and supporting local breweries.
Several pubs in our area have LocAle accreditation. This entails a pub permanently stocking at least one real ale produced within thirty miles of the pub.
For more information and a list of accredited LocAle pubs in our area see our LocAle page.
CAMRA’s ON-LINE HERITAGE PUB GUIDE
The National Inventory is CAMRA's pioneering effort to identify and protect the most important historic pub interiors in the country. It has always been part of the campaign's mission to not only save real ale but also Britain's rich heritage of pubs. See www.heritagepubs.org.uk.
Read the online Obituaries [https://camraswl.org.uk/obits] for some CAMRAswl stalwarts who have passed on.