Maidstone & Mid Kent

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

COVID-19 Updates

Please try to support local pubs, clubs and breweries during this difficult period. We’ll try to keep this page as up to date as possible, but it’s an ever changing situation so please do double check directly with the venue beforehand. If you do have any updates, please get in touch via our Contacts page.


CAMRA Events

All CAMRA branch, regional and national events are cancelled until at least the end of June 2020.


East Malling Beer and Cider Festival 2020

Prior to the government enforcing the closure of all pubs and clubs, earlier this month CAMRA took the decision to cancel all beer festivals planned to take place before the end of June 2020. A decision on whether to hold those festivals scheduled to occur after that date will be made on a rolling three-month basis. Accordingly, no decision as to whether to hold CAMRA’s East Malling Beer & Cider Festival, which is planned for 5th September 2020, will be made until early June. Such decision will be taken in the light of government guidance prevailing at that time.


Branch Pubs

Armoury - see Musket Brewery below.

Bell & Jorrocks - order food and drink by phone and collect outside pub.

Cellars Alehouse - organising a virtual pub and quiz.

Chequers (Aylesford) - local delivery of eggs, bread, butter, veg bags, beer and wine. Call or email to arrange.

Chequers (Laddingford) - call and then collect by car; drinks 1200-2100 daily, food M-Sa 1200-1430 and 1700-1930, Su 1200-1500.

Chequers Inn (Loose) - open for delivery and collection of drinks only. Please call 07977289171 to arrange.

Larkins' Alehouse - drinks takeaway service, 1600-1800 daily. Cash only.

Milk House - hot meals to takeaway Tu-Sa 1200-2000, Su 1200-1600. Must pre-order by phone or email.

Rifle Volunteers - offering takeaway and a local delivery service, 1200-2100. If collecting from the pub, ring doorbell for access. Recommend taking your own containers.

Sugar Loaves - hot takeaway meals available M-Sa 1700-1930. Phone to order.


Branch Clubs

Marden Village Club - operating a takeaway service to all members and non-members, 1830-2130 daily, and F-Su 1300-1500 as well. Orders are to be placed by calling 01622 831427 with local delivery also offered to members.


Branch Breweries

Brumaison - brewery currently closed.

Goacher's - see Rifle Volunteers above.

Kent Brewery - no news at present.

Musket Brewery - The Armoury open for the sale of minikegs Tu/Th 1000-1400, F 1500-1800, Sa 1100-1500.

Rockin Robin - no news at present.

Swan on the Green - offering takeaway food and drink (inc. polypins) but must be ordered by phone in advance.

Whitstable Brewery - only offering bottles and cans to trade buyers currently.