SWL Pub of the Year 2017: Finalists
The CAMRA SW London Pub of the Year 2017 has eight pubs in contention - see the banner above.
The full list is at camraswl.org.uk/PotY/2017/.
All current CAMRA South West London branch members are entitled to vote. [CAMRA members' login required]
Closing date for voting is 11 February 2018 so there is plenty of time to visit all the pubs before making your descision.
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. 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.
Queens Arms, Battersea SW8 3SS
Having failed to get a Certificate of Lawful Development to convert the bar area into a shop, and upstairs ancillary accommodation into "up to 2 flats", the owners are now seeking planning consent to build a house behind the pub.
This is effectively a re-submission of two applications covering different options for the house that were submitted, and subsequently withdrawn, in the summer. The pub would lose a small internal storage area to the right hand side of the pub, and some external hardstanding behind the pub. The viability of any future pub use could of course be affected by a new property built so close to it.
You can object to the development here: 2017/5029. Deadline for comments is 14 December 2017.
Request for information on a closed pub: can you help?
We have received a request for information about the former Plough, 1 Plough Lane SW17 0BW. The pub closed in 2006 and is now a Tile Giant outlet.
Sarah Wheeler, who worked part-time at the pub in 2004, would like to contact her former boss if possible.
I worked for a guy named David but I cannot remember his surname or any other details.
I really hope someone can help as I'd love to get back in touch as that was my first job behind the bar.
Now I have my premises and personal license so I have a lot to thank David for.
I hope someone can help.
If anyone can help Sarah with any news of (or contact details for) David then please email her via our branch Pub Officer, Geoff Strawbridge [firstname.lastname@example.org
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.