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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 2015 AGM the following committee and non-committee members were elected.

Chairman*: Charles Owens
Secretary*: James Murray
Treasurer*: Andy Pirson
Membership Secretary*: Stewart Murray
Social secretary & Branch Contact: Roy Hurry
Pubs Officer: Paul Firby
Webmaster and WhatPub/Pubzilla Database Co-ordinator: George Gimber
Public Affairs Officer: John Austin
Brewery Liaison: John Austin (Twickenham)
Brewery Liaison: Paul Firby (Kew)
Brewery Liaison: Doug Scott (Reunion Ales)
CAMRA Twickenham Festival Organiser: Charles Owens
Cider And Perry Representative: Bob Gordon

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

At the Branch Committee meeting held on the 19th Feb 2015, James Murray stood down as YOUNG MEMBERS CONTACT. If you are interested (and <30) in volunteering for this position please contact the Branch Chairman, Charles Owens - Or come along to one of our branch or committee meetings to discuss further.

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.

Posted News item
30th Jan

In a Tweet - @IdleHourBarnes - it's been announced that The Idle Hour pub and restaurant at 62 Railway Side, Barnes, to finally close this weekend.

28th Jan

The Adelaide in Park Road, Teddington is closing on February 8th for three weeks for refurbishment. Expected to reopen 27th February.

Duncan Townsend who took over the Red Lion in Isleworth early in December last year has been replaced by Steve Bonnie. Work is currently taking place in the pub cellar and as a consequence the cask beer range has been reduced to four. The full cask beer range is expected to be available early February 2016.

20th Jan

Frances pulling first pint at the EUSCReunion Ales have started to deliver their first batch of beer following a successful first outing at Egham United Services Club on Friday, when Francis pulled the first pints to be sold anywhere, he is delivering today to the following pubs (expect a few days before casks are in service):

White Swan, Twickenham
Sussex Arms, Twickenham
Express, Brentford
Lyric, Soho

There will be both Opening Gambit 3.8% and Frost Fair 4.5% going out.

15th Jan

The Richmond Brewers' Fair at RACC, Parkshot, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 2RE, takes place on Saturday 20th February - 11am to 4pm.

The inaugural Richmond Brewers' Fair brings together a variety of local breweries in Richmond Adult Community College for a Saturday afternoon of tastings in a convivial atmosphere. Come along to try the latest offerings from breweries including The Park Brewery,Twickenham Fine Ales, Reunion Ales West London, Decent Brewery, Moncada Brewery, Real Ales, Sambrooks's Brewery and Kew Brewery (more to be announced!), and to meet the brewers themselves to hear more about their fine craft.

There will also be food available from local businesses, as well as music to ensure a relaxing and educational afternoon.

Tickets are just £5 - CAMRA members will receive a £1 discount upon display of membership ID on door sales only.

8th Jan

The Clock House in Teddington has installed an extra hand pump for a guest ale. On today was Hardys & Hansons (Greene King) Rocking Rudolph. Their guest ale is expected to change every three weeks.

2nd Jan

Inside-view-around-barIf you are planning to visit the Mitre at 20 St Mary┬┤s Grove, Richmond in the new year, please note that it will be closed from the 1st Jan for 10 days. This is to allow the toilets to be refurbished. The Pub reopens on the 11th Jan.