We list here planning applications that threaten the future of pubs in the South West London branch area.
At the present time there is none on which it is still possible to comment. We will list any that are open for comments when they appear on the websites of any of the three councils that cover our branch area.
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.
SWL Pub of the Year 2016: Sultan wins vote
The CAMRA SW London Pub of the Year 2016 has been won by the Sultan in Sourh Wimbledon which last topped the poll for 2003.
The presentation of the winner's certificate was in the pub on Tuesday 18 April and all who attended enjoyed the celebrations. [Details].
Runner up was the Railway in Streatham, the first time it's been placed and in third place was another former winner, the Eagle Ale House in Battersea.
Congratulations to the teams at all three pubs.
Ful details at camraswl.org.uk/PotY/2016.
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 [email@example.com
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.