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.
At our 2019 AGM the following committee and non-committee members were elected.
The Branch AGM Minutes for 2019 can be seen here.
Chairman*: Bob Gordon
Secretary*: Roy Hurry/Richard Northmore
Treasurer*: Andy Pirson
Membership Secretary*: Vacant. Stewart Murray resigned end of December 2020
Social secretary & Branch Contact: Roy Hurry
Pubs Campaign Co-ordinator: Trevor Dawson
Webmaster, WhatPub/Pubzilla Database and GBG Co-ordinator : George Gimber
Public Affairs Officer: John Austin
Brewery Liaison: John Austin (Twickenham)
Brewery Liaison: Steve Whitbread (Kew)
Brewery Liaison: Doug Scott (Reunion Ales)
CAMRA Twickenham Festival Organiser: Charles Owens
Cider & Perry Representative: Phil Harrison
Branch Clubs officer: John Lisle
*Denotes mandatory positions. Other posts are discretionary as is the number of additional people on the committee.
The Tree House at 73 White Hart Lane, Barnes A planning application 21/0185/ADV submitted in January 2021 covers a sign change on the wall of the pub. It would appear that the operator Star Pubs and Bars Ltd have taken on this pub and intend to change its name to 'The Crossing | Pub & Dining'.
The off-licence RealAle.com located on Richmond Road, Twickenham has undergone a brand evolution, and changed its name to Real Drinks. See their new website: www.realdrinks.co.uk
The Tap room on the green has closed and the signs taken down. But new signage has gone up, it is now called The Green. The property is currently advertised by Sneller Commercial as 'Under Offer'. No further information as what it will become at present.
The April/May London Drinker Magazine is once again only available online. Full magazine can be viewed at:
CTZN BREW Brewhouse & Laboratory are to open in the former Crafty Winger pub at 29/31 York Street in Twickenham. The Brewhouse is currently being fitted and should be open by late spring 2021.
Find out more at www.hrhretail.com/ctzn-brew-to-open-in-twickenham
The Freehold for The Gunnersbury, Chiswick High Road, London W4, has been advertised for sale for £5.3M, by The Estate Office.
"investment opportunity with planning consent for additional development and massing. The property benefits from full planning permission for 5 additional flats. Potential to convert the ground and lower ground floor to residential use in future, subject to planning permission."
The Revolution Bar at 4 Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1EH, is to permanently close.
Revolution Bars Group (RBG) has now confirmed the bar will not reopen citing the government's Covid-19 restrictions as the reason. The RBG have also stated that their landlord for the Richmond site has taken the opportunity to assign a new lease to another operator.
See the news story in the Richmond & Twickenham Times
The Feb/March London Drinker Magazine is once again only available online. Full magazine can be viewed at:
After Covid-19 lockdown 2.0 our Branch area is now subject to further Government Tier restrictions and from 6th Jan, full Lockdown. This means that all our pubs are now closed, until the Government lift trading restrictions.
Stewart Murray resigned as Membership Secretary end of December 2020. This position on the committee is now vacant. The committee thank him for all his hard work over the last 8 years. If anyone would like to take up this position, please get in touch.