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CAMRA The Campaign for Real Ale  East London & City Branch WELCOME  Branch Events MARCH  Tue 10 8pm Branch Meeting Northcote Arms, 110 Grove Green Rd, E11 4EL  Sun 29 - 2pm Pigs Ear Washup meeting, Olde Rose a& Crown, 53 Hoe St, E17 4SA  APRIL Thu 23 Pub of The Year Northcote Arms 110 Grove Green Rd, E11 4EL.  Presentation time to be confirmed.  MAY  Fri 1 8pm Social at the Leyton Orient Supporters Club Ale Night Oliver Road E10. Doors open 5pm.  ELAC AGM Notice May 12 8pm Leyton Orient Supporters Club Oliver Rd E10 Doors will open at 6.45pm   Advance News for your diaries  The Roberts Ramble. Due to restrictions this event did not take place on Saturday July 4. If restrictions allow we will reschedule this for Saturday September 5 and use it to support some of our local  pubs. There are likely to be some restrictions on pubs in place so attendees may prefer to bring bottled beer at their discretion. Further details will be available nearer the date.

NEWS

Back in the day our branch produced a local newsletter unsurprisingly enough Pigs Ear. Here is the Nov/Dec 1981 edition. The latest London Drinker is available here. CAMRA London Pubs Guide. Branch Awards 2020 and Presentation dates. The Winners are- Pub of The Year Northcote Arms E11. Cider Pub Of The Year The Cock Tavern E8. Community Pub Of The Year The Pembury Tavern E8. Club Of The Year Leyton Orient Supporters Club E10. Thanks to everyone who voted for these and the other nominated pubs. Here is a list of the pubs reopening dates that we have to date (July 06). London Beer & Pub Guide.

Beer Barrels and Brewhouses

Is a new publication on forgotten East End breweries. See here.   Do you know of any clubs not on this list?   

BUY BEER?

CAMRA has launched a campaign titled “Pulling Together see below. Support your local during this crisis Pubs, breweries and taprooms are fighting for their very survival against the Coronavirus. Many are finding different and innovative ways to help their business weather the crisis. Whether this is by launching hot food deliveries, encouraging locals to buy ‘gift cards’ for the summer or crowdfunding, there are plenty of ways that you can help support your favourite local business. Below is a list of breweries and others who are delivering beer Pretty Decent Brewery visit their website Click Here ELB, For orders (Bag in Box 35 pints Bottles or cans either call the brewery on 02085390805 or email. Howling Hops (Cans) Queens Yard, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5EN Tel: 0203 583 8262 We can send you the prices that have been sent to us for ELB and Howling Hops, on request.  To order from Husk Brewery click here.  They're delivering beer (currently a choice of Derelict IPA and Ginger & Juniper Saison) within a three-mile radius of the brewery (E16 2AA).  Deliveries to north of the river, Saturday between 2 - 8pm and south of the river, Sunday 2 - 6pm. All beer comes in 2 Pint containers. No in store pickup available. Signature Brewery Website Pillars Brewery Website. The Mechanic brewery deliver (there is a distance limit) or you can collect, Saturdays only, call 07410910810 5 Points Webshop Orders – Home Delivery. Free delivery for orders over £50. Shop Here. 5L Mini Casks now available visit their Website. Trumans (CAMRA members receive 10% discount) Shop Here.   The Stag And Lantern E4 are now delivering beer and selling real ale via click and collect. Visit their website Click Here  People living in Waltham Forest (E10, E11 and E17 postcodes) can get fresh beer delivered in reusable growlers from local, independent breweries each Friday evening. The beer is delivered in 3.3 pint growlers between 6-9 each Friday evening by a local zero emission courier service. Click here to shop This link, lists many of the breweries in London  that will deliver. If anyone knows of other sources of beer, please let us know and we will include the details in future newsletters
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The CAMRA NE have made a decision that branch physical meetings should not take place. All beer festivals up till June are also cancelled. So this will include our AGM and also the PE Wash up meeting which are our scheduled meetings.
I am sorry to report the passing of my good friend Jeff Sturrock on 24 March two months short of his 80th birthday of a suspected heart attack. Jeff was the music impresario for the early Pigs Ear Festival signing such acts as the Temperance Seven. When the festival moved to Stratford he and I managed the Products and Membership stall. Jeff was professional in all he did and signed members in record numbers which have never been equalled. When we needed pubs surveying for our beer guide in 1986 he surveyed 157 pubs and in 1991 went better with 188. He did not see the need to drink in every pub he surveyed and turned up with pen and clipboard. An obituary has appeared in London Drinker, here is the link.