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 award certificate will be presented at the pub from 19.30 on Wednesday 9 May. Everyone is welcome to join us to celebrate the pub's achievement. [Details.]
Full details at camraswl.org.uk/PotY/2017/.
WANDLE BEER FESTIVAL
SAVE THE DATE: The dates for the 3rd Wandle Beer Festival are Thursday 13 - Saturday 15 September 2018. [Details]
The 2nd Wandle Beer Festival was held from Thursday 14 to Saturday 16 September 2017 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 have a trip to the brewery on Saturday 30 June 2018 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. It is most important that local residents especially post objections if the plans are to be refused. The main CAMRA
website includes advice on planning applications, and a link to it is here: Dealing with Planning Applications.
White Hart, Merton SW19
A planning application has yet to be submitted. Last December the owners (The Rutlish Foundation) undertook a public consultation regarding plans to demolish the pub (which has been closed for a couple of years), as well as the garage behind the pub and car park beside the pub, and build on the site 44 residential units, shops or businesses facing the main road, plus a play area and creche - but no pub.
They have now said that they will be revealing revised plans for the site on Monday 2 July, between 5 to 8 PM at the Old Rutlishians Club, Poplar Rd, Merton SW19 3JS. Some further information is on the Marcus Beal Architects website. Full details of the revised plans will be available on their website on Tuesday 3 July, where it will also be possible to access feedback forms on the plans until Tuesday 17 July.
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.