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 check directly with the venue beforehand and follow social distancing rules. 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 further notice, but you can now join CAMRA’s new online virtual pub, The Red (On)lion.

East Malling Beer and Cider Festival 2020

It’s with much sadness that we have to announce the cancellation of the 2020 East Malling Beer and Cider Festival. The current climate has hampered those organisational activities that are usually well progressed by now and, with the safety of our volunteers and customers being of paramount importance, it would be difficult if not impossible to operate a festival of its size whilst maintaining a degree of social distancing. The 2021 festival is provisionally booked for 4 September 2021, we hope to see you there!


Brew2You is CAMRA’s new app to help you buy beer and cider from local pubs, breweries and cider producers – so you get the best brews and help businesses stay afloat during lockdown. There are already over 300 pubs/breweries listed via the platform - check it out today!

Pubs/breweries interested in joining - you can find information about becoming a partner on the Brew2You website.

Branch Pubs

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

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

Cellars Alehouse - doing collection takeaways Tu,Th, F 1700-1900 and Sa 1600-1800, and deliveries within a 3 mile radius. Also holding virtual pub quizzes.

Chequers (Aylesford) - local delivery of fresh fruit, vegetable and salad boxes plus pizzas, burgers, fish and chips and chicken strips. Call or email to arrange. £5 delivery charge if more than 2 miles from pub.

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.

Early Bird - takeaway food available F-Sa 1200-1500 and 1800-2100, Su 1200-1600.

Flower Pot - beer collection now available, 1300-2230 daily. Call 01622 757705.

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

Malling Jug - open for delivery and collection of 4, 8, 15 and 30 pint containers of beer. Call to arrange. Open M, W, F, Sa and Su 1600-2000.

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

Rifle Volunteers - offering takeaway (1200-1400 and 1700-2100 daily), and a local delivery service (Su-Th 1500-1700 and F-Sa 1500-1800). If collecting from the pub, ring doorbell for access. Recommend taking your own containers. Call before 1430 to arrange delivery.

Rockin Robin on the Green - serving takeaway beer, cider and lager M-Sa 1600-1900, Su 1200 -1700.

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

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

Woolpack - hot takeaway food available Tu-Sa 1200-1400 and 1800-2000. Su 1200-1500.

Yew Tree Inn - takeaway service for bar snacks and pre-ordered meals. Call 01622 752882.

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 - are selling minipins and polypins.

Kent Brewery - no news at present.

Musket Brewery - see The Armoury above.

Rockin Robin - see Rockin Robin on the Green above.

Swan on the Green - see pub listing above.

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