Sunday 25 October 2009

Camra pickle festival, Dog & Bell

Noticing that someone had come to the website after googling 'deptford pickle festival' reminded me that the annual Camra pickle festival at the Dog & Bell is fast approaching.

A quick check of the SE London Camra diary revealed that the date of this year's pickle festival is Saturday 28 November, starting at 7pm.

Bring along your home-made pickles, chutneys, breads, jams and even your photography, art or craft, and have them judged by a random selection of real-ale fans, chutney obsessives, bemused onlookers and other hangers-on.

Everyone in the pub gets to try the various nibbles, and to cast their votes. It's a fun evening, a great opportunity to visit the Dog & Bell on Prince Street if you have never been there before, and maybe meet some fellow Deptfordians.


Anonymous said...

That were me that were...doing that googlin'... What an inspired choice - pickle & festival occuring gloriously together in the same sentence...great aches cometh soon to my over eager belly...

Anonymous said...'s coming.... Has anyone ever been to this before? Is there lots of food on offer even if you don't bring pickles? (I can bring cheese n bread...n more cheese :P)

Deptford Dame said...

Anon, I have been a couple of times. Cheese is provided, everyone in the pub get to sample whatever bread, pickles, jam etc is entered in the competition and vote on it, although I'm sure extra cheese would be welcomed! The Dog & Bell does a range of bar food too, although I suggest you check beforehand if they are going to be serving food during the event.

Anonymous said...


Has anyone put any pictures on line from this? Turns out my camera was being miserable and decided to make a dark fuddle out of the whole set.

Anonymous said...

Has a date gone up for this years pickstickle yet?