East and Mid Surrey

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Welcome to the East and Mid Surrey Branch of CAMRA

The East and Mid Surrey branch of CAMRA (formerly the Reigate and Redhill branch) was founded on the 10th August 1975 at the height of the keg revolution. Our inaugural meeting was at the Nutley Hall in Reigate.

We changed our name to become the East and Mid Surrey branch at the 1998 AGM as we thought that described the area we covered better. The boundaries have changed several times, the last time in early 2009. The branch currently stretches over to the Kent border, down to the Sussex Border and across to Alfold.

The main towns in the area are Warlingham, Caterham, Oxted, Lingfield, Horley, Redhill, Reigate, Banstead, Dorking and Cranleigh.


TBA Oct/Nov 2024

The festival is held at Merstham Village Hall, which is located between Merstham railway station and the bus stop at The Feathers on the A23 (405 bus between Croydon and Redhill), and is less than 150 metres from each.

We aim to have around 65 real ales and 10 ciders on offer along with hot food.

News & Ale Magazine

News & Ale Magazine is the regular CAMRA magazine for beer drinkers in Surrey, Kingston-upon-Thames and the Surrey/Hants borders.

Pubs and Beer Scoring

A map and guide to the pubs and clubs in our branch area that serve real ale, and how to score your beer when you get there!

WhatPub is CAMRA's online pub guide with details of over 30,000 pubs nationwide and is constantly updated by volunteers from this and every other CAMRA branch.

LocAle is a CAMRA accreditation scheme to promote pubs that sell locally-brewed real ale.

An up to date list of accredited branch pubs is available on our LocAle page.

We also maintain a list of pubs that serve Real Cider and Perry.

CAMRA's Good Beer Guide

GBG 2024

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Latest Branch News

  • Whyte Harte Re-opens Thursday 16 November 2023

    After a long period of closure, the good news to report is that The Whyte Harte Hotel on the High Street in Bletchingley has now re-opened.

    There appears to be up to three real ales available, including one from Pilgrim Brewery.

    The venue is well served by bus with Metrobus services 400 and 410 stopping almost outside the door.

  • Redhill 2023 Festival Headlines Sunday 29 October 2023

    A big thank you to all those who attended the 2023 Redhill Beer Festival and made it such a success.

    We welcomed nearly 900 people through the doors and served around 3,600 pints over the three days of the event.

    The joint winners of the Beer of the Festival were Surrey Hills Brewery Collusion XXX and New Bristol Cinder Toffee Stout. The Cider of the Festival was Barnards Surrey Medium Cyder, made in the branch area at Abinger Hammer.

    We also raised £811 for our festival charity, St. Catherine’s Hospice.

We also have an ‘X’ (Twitter) account that is updated regularly with all the pub and real ale news from around our branch area.

2023 Awards

Surrey Oaks

Kingswood Village Club


Upcoming Branch Diary Entries

Local Beer Festivals and Events