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Campaign for Real Ale

Branch Diary

CAMRA events further afield can be found on the National CAMRA Diary and the Kent CAMRA Regional Diary.

  • Country Walk from Barnsole to Wingham. Tuesday 24 May 2022 Black Pig

    A country walk starting from the Black Pig, Staple, where we'll have lunch. Then onto the Griffin's Head, Chillenden and the Fitzwalter Arms, Goodnestone. We'll finish at the Anchor Inn, Wingham.

    Distance: About 7.5 miles.

    From Sandwich: We'll be catching the Sandwich Connect Bus** at 12.42pm, from the Sandwich Guildhall to Staple. Then a short walk to the Black Pig.
    From Wingham: We'll arrive early evening at the Anchor Inn, Wingham, for buses back to Deal, Dover, Sandwich or Canterbury.

    **Sandwich Connect Bus Service.
    For more information about the bus service click here. Important: The bus service only accepts cash payment. Bus passes are accepted, however Stagecoach Dayrider tickets are not.

  • Bramling Beer Festival @ Haywain, Bramling Thursday 26 – Sunday 29 May 2022 Haywain, Bramling

    The Haywain, Bramling's annual beer festival returns featuring real ale, real cider & live music.

    Click here to find out more informstion.

  • Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival 2022 Friday 27 – Sunday 29 May 2022 Crabble Corn Mill, Dover

    It's back!!! The Crabble Corn Mill Beer & Cider Festival. More details, including advanced ticket sales and sponsorship packages can be found on their website.

  • Time & Tide Open Day Saturday 28 May 2022 12:00 Time & Tide, Eastry

    Time & Tide Brewery are having their first Open Day on Saturday, 28th May.

    Afterwards, why not head over to the Berry, Walmer, for their CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year presentation at 3.00pm?

  • Branch Pub of the Year 2022 Winner Saturday 28 May 2022 15:00 Berry

    We're presenting our Branch Pub of the Year 2022 Winner's Certificate to Chris & Haz.

  • Queen's Jubilee Beer Festival @ Sportsman, Sholden Thursday 2 – Sunday 5 June 2022 Sportsman

    For the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, the Sportsman, Sholden, are holding a weekend long party including live music, BBQ, hog roast and a beer festival.

    Keep in touch on their Facebook page.

  • Thirst Thursday #6 Thursday 2 June 2022 14:00 Hoptimist Taproom & Bar

    In our final outing of the 2022 Thirst Thursday Trail, we'll be visiting a few pubs in Dover: Hoptimist; Eight Bells; and Breakwater Brewery Taproom.


    • 2.00pm: Hoptimist.
    • 3.30pm: Eight Bells, including lunch.
    • 5.30pm: Breakwater Brewery Taproom.

    Click here if you want to know more about the Thirst Thursday Trail 2022.

  • Best of Kent Food & Drink Festival (Organised by Walmer Town Council) Saturday 4 June 2022 12:00 Walmer Green

    On Saturday, 4th June, there’s to be a festival on Walmer Green celebrating what’s best about Kent: its beer, its wine, its cider and, of course its food.

    Organised by Walmer Town Council, The Best of Kent Festival runs from 12.00pm-8.00pm.

    At the moment Time & Tide, Deal Hop Farm Brewer, Goodys and Solley’s Ice Cream have confirmed they’ll be there.

    If you are a local business who would like to take part in the festival, please email the council at or go to

    We'll keep you up-to-date as plans progress.

  • Country Walk from Wickhambreaux to Plucks Gutter. Thursday 16 June 2022 Wickhambreaux

    Starting from Wickhambreaux, we'll walk to the Half Moon & Seven Stars, Preston, where we'll have lunch. Then onto the Rising Sun, Stourmouth, and the Dog & Duck, Plucks Gutter.

    Distance: About 7.5 miles.

    Getting to Wickhambreaux: We'll be taking Service 11 to Wickhambreaux, which leaves Canterbury Bus Station at 10.33 and Littlebourne (The Maltings) at 10.44.
    Returning from Plucks Gutter: We be catching Service 11 at 16.53 which gets to Wingham at 17.09 and Canterbury Bus Station at 17.34.

  • Kent & East Sussex Railway Beer Festival Friday 17 – Saturday 18 June 2022 Kent & East Sussex Railway, Tenterden

    Beer, cider, music, food and, of course steam trains. What's not to like?

    Click here to go to the festival's page.

  • Branch Meeting & Annual General Meeting Monday 20 June 2022 To be confirmed

    Our annual meeting of branch members to confirm committee officers and review the year's activities & events.

    Branch Annual General Meeting Agenda
    Branch Constitution (.pdf)

  • Annual Beer Festival @ Carpenter's Arms, Coldred Friday 24 – Sunday 26 June 2022 Carpenters Arms

    As part of the annual Chuch Fete, which takes place on the village green.

    More details to follow.

  • Sandwich Folk & Ale Festival 2022 Monday 27 June – Sunday 3 July 2022 Sandwich

    A multi-arts festival that highlights traditional and contemporary folk-life and folk arts.

    Sandwich Folk & Ale Website.

    Sandwich Folk & Ale Festival Facebook Page.

  • Tenderden Festival (Organised by Spirit of Tenterden CIC) Friday 1 – Sunday 3 July 2022 Tenterden Recreation Ground

    Food, drink & music festival with live music, main music stage, acoustic stage, open mic, street piano, real ale, 40+ beers/cider, gin bar, wine, street food, antiques & collectables, arts & craft stalls, dog show, military vehicles.

  • Kent Regional Meeting Saturday 23 July 2022 Louis Armstrong

    Bi-monthly meeting of branch representatives. CAMRA members only.

  • Great British Beer Festival 2022 Tuesday 2 – Saturday 6 August 2022 Olympia, London

    The Great British Beer Festival at Olympia is Britain's biggest beer festival, bringing you real ales, ciders, perries and world beers.

    There's plenty to occupy you at the festival, you can play on some traditional pub games, enjoy live music, sample some food, including good traditional pub snacks, and also attend tutored beer tastings.

    Click here to go to the festival's website, where you will be able to buy tickets for the event.

    Click here to follow the festival on their Facebook page.

  • Faversham Hop Festival 2022 Saturday 3 – Sunday 4 September 2022 Faversham Town Centre

    After an absence of two years the Faversham Hop Festival is back!

    Internationally renowned local festival celebrating hops & harvest, with live music, stalls, great food, real ale, traditional dance, parade, puppet show, magic, children's fun area with fairground.

    Click here to go to the festival's website.

  • East Malling Beer and Cider Festival Saturday 3 September 2022 11:00 East Malling Research

    The Maidstone and Mid Kent branch's annual showcase event at the Research Centre, East Malling which is usually held on the first Saturday of September each year.

    There'll be around 70 real ales and 30 ciders and perries on offer along with live music and food vendors. The festival is open from 11am until 7pm, or until the beer runs dry!

    Free shuttle buses will run to and from Aylesford (half-hourly) and West Malling (hourly) rail stations.

    For more information visit

  • Canterbury Food & Drink Festival 2022 Friday 23 – Sunday 25 September 2022 Dane John Gardens

    The annual Canterbury Food and Drink Festival 2022 returns after a 2-year hiatus! Hosted in the Dane John Gardens, it features the best of local food, drink, produce and performance.

    Also, it is traditionally the official launch date of the Kent Green Hop Beer Fortnight. (We'll bring you more information about the Green Hop Fortnight as soon as we have it).

  • CAMRA's 36th National Breweriana Auction Saturday 22 October 2022 Burton Town Hall

    Ever fancied owning a slice of brewing history? Then this Auction is just the thing for you.

    See the auction's webpage for more details.


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