The Castle has made it into the finals of the Evening Standard Pub of the Year award. I’ve only been there a couple of times, and only for the late license, but I was really impressed with it and I keep intending to go back there at a more reasonable hour, but never do.
Anyway, you can vote for it by buying a copy of the paper (I don’t recommend that), printing a form and sending it by post or by sending a text message with the code ES01 and your name (eg ‘ES01 cam burwel’) to 86025 (there’s only a 25p charge for that). You could win £500 to spend there (don’t forget to invite me if you do), boost Camberwell’s profile and reward the staff and management of a decent boozer.
On the subject of boozers, the Redstar (319 Camberwell New Road, SE5 0HQ) has a special guest DJ on Friday, April 1 (assuming it’s not a joke): former Happy Mondays spare part now ‘reformed’ drug muncher, Bez. I’ve never been to Redstar and I’m not a great fan of talentless has-beens, but if that’s your cup of tea then get yourself down there.
Why doesn’t Camberwell have a videogames shop?