Battersea Beer Festival Is On SW19's Doorstep

Annual event run by local CAMRA volunteers

The annual beer festival organised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) branch covering Wimbledon is taking place.

The 24th Battersea Beer Festival runs from Wednesday February 5 to Friday February 7 (noon-11pm).

It takes place in the Grand Hall of Battersea Arts Centre on Lavender Hill, and is close to Clapham Junction station.

There will be more than 150 real ales from across Britain on offer, as well as cider, perries, foreign beers and food.

For more information, go to the Battersea Beer Festival website.

The Pub of the Year, as voted for by members of CAMRA's South West London branch was the Hand in Hand (left) on Wimbledon Common. Runner-up was the Old Sergeant in Garrett Lane, Wandsworth and third was the Nightingale in Balham.

February 6, 2014