๐Ÿป The Catford Beer Festival ๐Ÿป

A joint endeavour between the Catford Bridge Tavern, Lewisham Council and SE London CAMRA, will be held at the Catford Bridge Tavern from 23 to 25 June.

Cask ale is at the heart of every Beer festival, and there will be plenty to try however, we also will be celebrating great beer in other forms, and so the festival will be a real mixture of cask, keg, bottled and canned beers, with an emphasis on local breweries. The beer list is still a work in progress, but we are proud to be showcasing offerings from the following:

๐Ÿบ Bexley | Bianca Road | Brew Buddies | Brockley | Bullfinch | Canopy | Clarkshaws | Hop Stuff | Ignition | Kent | Kissingate | Old Kent Road | Orbit| Southwark | Three Sods | Villages

๐ŸŽ Cider fans will also be well catered for, with ten or more real ciders on offer, including a number from South London producers rarely available elsewhere.

๐Ÿด Food will be available each day 

๐ŸŽค We also have entertainment on hand โ€“ 

Champion Hillbillies will be playing from 8pm on Friday 23rd; 

Saturday night will feature a DJ with psych vs soul vinyl set and,

Sunday a live band

๐Ÿ›’ Limited edition festival glasses and t-shirts will be available to purchase.

๐Ÿ•ฐWeโ€™re open each day from 12 to 11pm and look forward to seeing you there.

๐Ÿš“๐Ÿš‘๐Ÿš’ If you work for any of the Emergency Services (w/ID) then the Catford Beer Festival Team want to offer you  Free Beer as a little ‘thank you’ for looking after us all. More info http://www.twitter.com/CatfordBeerFest

REVIVE #Ladywell Playtower a building on @TheVicSoc ‘at risk’ Top 10!

I love quirky period buildings, ‘they just don’t build um the same anymore‘ and when I heard of the plight of Ladywell Playtower/Baths (a childhood haunt) last year, I asked Council questions, and followed up with meetings with Lewisham’s Deputy Mayor in October – I’m pleased the Council has responded, and renewed our search for a new custodian for this spectacular building.


The London Borough of Lewisham is excited to invite expressions of interest for the development and renewal of Ladywell Playtower.
This grade II listed building represents a fantastic opportunity to revive the character and significance of these historic public baths, and strengthen the character of the St Maryโ€™s Conservation Area. Having been out of use for more than a decade this once important community facility now has an opportunity to serve the needs of the local area.

The site offers close proximity to Ladywellโ€™s bustling village centre and well connected transport links, surrounded by rejuvenated public and open spaces. Nearby Lewisham centre is experiencing rapid change and investment, whilst Catford centre is earmarked for major regeneration works.

The double storey property originally comprised first and second class pool halls located at the front right and rear of the site, with adjoining two storey administration space, slipper baths and function rooms. The rear pool hall was badly damaged in a fire in 2005 but remains standing, and there is space for some car parking on site.

Ladywell Playtower sits adjacent to Ladywell Coronerโ€™s Court and Mortuary, both of which are Grade II listed and have been identified by the Council for future development.

The Council will consider proposals from developers, investors, occupiers and consortia to bring the building back into viable use, subject to the necessary consents and requirements.

If this is something you’re interested in, get in touch here