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Branch Events

 DECEMBER Tue 3 - Sat 7 Pigs Ear Beer Festival at The Round Chapel 1D Glenarm Rd Hackney E5 0LY. Foreign Beer List is here. Be aware what we ordered, what was promised and what we get are three different things. That’s life. For a rendition there is the Frank Sinatra  version though we are open to suggestions. The same goes for the cask beer list. As well as the cider list which is here. Tue 17 8pm First Good Beer Guide Selection and Pub of the Year Meeting  at Ye Old Rose And Crown, Hoe Street E17 4SA. Fri 20 8pm Christmas Social at Leyton Orient Supporters Club Oliver Rd E10. It's the annual Mighty Oak brewery Night including the traditional free mince pies. Club opens 5pm. JANUARY Mon 6 8pm Second GBG Selection Meeting at the Approach Tavern, 47 Approach Rd, E2 9LY. Tue 14 8pm Branch meeting at the Eleanor Arms, 460 Old Ford Rd, E3 5JP.      


Obituary: Former ELAC stalwart Julian Farrow suffered a catastrophic burst ulcer and passed away 9th November in Spain. He was 66.  He had just took out Spanish Citizenship  after a lengthy period of administration which included him learning Spanish. Julian was, with Ted Eller instrumental in setting up the first festival in 1982 which was in walking distance to his home in Bethnal Green.  Julian was a foster parent and after leaving his job with the local council and the CAMRA East London & City darts team he ran the Ship & Blue Ball in Shoreditch before moving on to, among other pubs, the Alexandra Hotel in Chatham. It was from his living room that the first East London & City Beer Guide to be produced on a computer was processed into a form we could sent to the printers. One Sunday I left the nine pin printer producing the pubs of EC! on continuous stationery to cycle home for lunch. On my return it was just finishing the 96 pubs. RIP. London Beer & Pub Guide.

Beer Barrels and Brewhouses

Is a new publication on forgotten East End breweries. See here.  


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CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale is an independent, voluntary organisation of over 190,000 members campaigning for real ale, community pubs and consumer rights. CAMRA acts as the champion for beer drinkers and pub-goers on issues ranging from protecting pubs from closing down, keeping the lid on the price of a pint and ensuring there is fair competition in the beer and pubs market. CAMRA supports well-run pubs as the centres of community life and believe their continued existence play a critical social role in UK culture.
More Info CAMPAIGN FOR REAL ALE East London & City Branch Campaign for Real Ale East London & City Branch More Info Pictured l-r are Dave Johnson, Barbara Ayton,  Pete Roberts, Michael,  Dennis Pavey,  Kevin Dorrington, Julian and Tony Alman  on a Roberts Ramble.