Our branch covers a wide area and I'm sure many changes to our pubs still remain unreported. Maintaining branch pub records is relying on just a few people reporting news of changes to keep our branch online news and pub records up to date.
More reports and pub surveys are needed!!
If you are reading this and know of a change of beer range, opening times, management, closure etc. please report it to the Branch. This information will give the branch a better perspective of what's happening to our pubs and the availability of real ale that can also be made available to a wider audience via the web site, and also in the regular Capital Pub Check section of the London Drinker Magazine.
At our 2023 AGM the following committee and non-committee members were elected.
The Branch AGM Minutes can be seen here.
Chairman*: Bob Gordon
Secretary*: Damian Smeaton
Branch Contact: George Gimber
Treasurer*: Andy Pirson
Membership Secretary*: Charles Owens
Meeting Minutes/Note taker: Richard Northmore
Social secretary: Bob Gordon
Branch Contact, Webmaster, WhatPub/Pubzilla Database and GBG Co-ordinator : George Gimber
Public Affairs Officer: John Austin
Brewery Liaison: (see committee page)
Twickenham Beer & Cider Festival Organiser: Bob Gordon
Cider & Perry Representative: Phil Harrison
Pubs Campaign Co-ordinator: Vacant
Branch Clubs officer: Vacant
Branch Young Members' Contact: Robin Moore
*Denotes mandatory positions. Other posts are discretionary as is the number of additional people on the committee.
The Roebuck on Richmond Hill reopened 11th January 2024 after a comprehensive and beautifully implemented four-month renovation. The pub serves three regular beers; Greene King Abbot, House Beer (Roebuck Pale Ale 4% ABV) and Greene King IPA. Three changing beers typically include: Exeter Brewery Darkness, Oakham Citra and Sambrook's Junction (6th Feb 2024).
The Mawson Arms, 10 Chiswick Lane South, London, W4 2QA This ex Fullers pub that has been closed for some time now has a boarding sign from NextGen Real Estate erected stating, "Public House To LET on a new Lease".
See more on the NextGen Real Estate website.