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What's Happening within the branch area? We would appreciate your feedback on any news that would be of interest, especially changes to pubs in the area.

AGM and Committee Decisions

At our 2014 AGM the following committee and non-committee members were elected.

Chairman*: Charles Owens
Secretary*: (until replacement found) Charles Owens
Treasurer*: Andy Pirson
Membership Secretary*: Stewart Murray
Social secretary & Branch Contact: Roy Hurry
Pubs Officer: Paul Firby
Webmaster and Database Co-ordinator: George Gimber
Public Affairs Officer: John Austin
Brewery Liaison: John Austin (Twickenham)
CAMRA Twickenham Festival Organiser: Charles Owens

*Denotes mandatory positions. Other posts are discretionary as is the number of additional people on the committee.

The following constitutional amendment was agreed at the AGM:
Following the apportioning of posts on the committee last year, some disquiet was expressed at the process whereby these are allocated from within the committee. Following discussions, the chair proposes that effective for the 2014 AGM, our branch constitution be amended to allow the four posts of Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Membership Secretary to be elected by the members at the AGM where possible.

Pubs, Beer and Brewery News

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.

Happy New Year to all our visitors!

Posted News item
26th Jan

Two pubs in Twickenham are set to be lost to the restaurant trade.

Ales&Tails, 29/31 York Street. There is now a notice on the window that the premises will be opening as a Chicago Rib Shack BBQ Grill Restaurant in Feb 2015. www.thechicagoribshack.co.uk

What was the Twickenham Tavern at 11 London Road will also be opening as a restaurant soon. It will be called the Blues Smokehouse - Authentic American BBQ. Looking at their other outlets, a range of bottled, draft craft beers including two cask ales are expected to be served, but not as a standalone bar. bluessmokehouse.com

23rd Jan

The remaining 12 years of the Nomura/Wellington lease on the Red Lion in Linkfield Rd, Isleworth is being put up 'for sale' by Paul Andrews to allow Louisa will pursue a different career interest. Paul will continue to run the Victoria Tavern at 56 Worple Rd, Isleworth.

Tom McAuley is to leave the Prince of Wales, 136 Hampton Rd, Twickenham.

The London Road, 68 London Rd, Twickenham, remains closed whilst extensive work is being carried out on the premises.

8th Jan

Kew Brewer Trade MarkDave Scott's dream of moving his Kew Brewery onto a commercial footing took a step closer yesterday, as Richmond Council approved his planning application. He is planning for the brewery to be operational by April this year with a 6 barrel plant.

Follow progress on Facebook.

6th Jan

The Moon On The Square at 30 The Centre, High St, Feltham, is holding a Beer Festival between Monday 16th February to Friday 20th. There will be a range of beers from a selection of London Breweries:

By The Horns (Summerstown)- Bison American Pale Ale 4.8%, Mick The Miller 4%, Diamond Geezer 4.9% Clarence & Fredericks (Croydon)- Cascadian Black 5%, Golden Ale 3.8% The Cronx (Croydon)- Standard 3.8%, Kotchin 3.9%, Mad-Ass Entire 5.2% East London (Leyton)- Foundation Bitter 4.2%, Cowcatcher American Pale 4.8%, Quadrant Oatmeal Stout 5.8% Hop Stuff (Woolwich)- Fusilier 4.3%, Renegade IPA 5.6% Portobello (Portobello)- Chestnut Ale 4.5%, Ginger Bread Beer 4.4%, Apachi 7% Truman’s (Hackney Wick)- Eyrie 4.3%, Original Porter 4.5%, Runner 4%

Pint’s on the Monday will be £1.79, and the pub will be accepting CAMRA vouchers all week.

3rd Jan

The Aleksander. 14/5023/FUL Change of Use to the first floor from single residential use to public dining only and WC.