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The Woolpack, Chelmsford

A good street corner local with excellent range of real ales. Sausages are the pub's speciality with a great range on offer.

18 Jun 2009 22:32

The White Horse, Pleshey

Taken over in Janury 2009 by Chris and Cam they have given this traditional bac kstreet local a new lease of life. Real ale festival in April was good offering range of 15 ales from local Essex micros. Good pub grub on offer.

18 Jun 2009 22:29

The Wheatsheaf, Writtle

A wonderful traditional village pub with a wide range of real ales. Recently voted Essex CAMRA Pub of the Year. Landlord Tony and wife Barbara have worked hard over the past 11 years to build up a loyal local following and while the menus somewhat limited it is good value.

18 Jun 2009 22:25

The Swan, Little Totham

Landlord John's efforts in this wonderful "chocolate box" pub have made him CAMRA National Pub of the Year twice! A truly wonderful place for real ale enthusiasts and the food is excellent. And yes there is an open log fire in the winter to top it off. Very few pubs in the country come close to this.

18 Jun 2009 22:21

St Anne's Castle, Great Leighs

A great live music venue with numerous groups on throughout each month. Beer is good and the food is reliable pub grub.

18 Jun 2009 22:17

The Ship, Chelmsford

A friendly and efficient staff make this pub ideal for many of the local business community. I've found the beers to be consistently good with upto 6 real ales on offer. The food is good value and well cooked.

18 Jun 2009 22:15

The Queen B, Chelmsford

CLOSED JANUARY 2009

18 Jun 2009 22:10

The Orange Tree, Chelmsford

A fantastic pub for real ales with a huge local following. Landlord "Silent" Mike is a well known character and ale enthusiast. At least 6 ales on offer. Good solid pub grub and separate restaurant.

18 Jun 2009 22:07

The Oddfellows Arms, Chelmsford

New landlord Steve has given the place a makeover (May 2009) and this has improved the image of what was very tired looking pub. Menu is good value pub grub with meal deals giving reasonable discounts for 2/3 meals. At least 3 real ales on offer and all in good condition.

18 Jun 2009 22:04

Jack and Jenny, Witham

Taken over and refurbished by Brakspears in 2008. More of a carvery/steak house type feel to the place now. Beer OK but not eaten there yet.

18 Jun 2009 21:59

The Henny Swan, Great Henny

CLOSED JUNE 2009 - Awaiting further news

18 Jun 2009 21:56

The Green Man, Howe Street

Charming old building dating back at least 500 years. New landlady took over at end of 2008. Greene King beers on offer. Menu offers good value pub grub and the Sunday carvery is excellent. Thai menu just been introduced (June 2009) which we tried and enjoyed.

18 Jun 2009 21:54

The General's Arms, Little Baddow

A large pub with wonderful garden. Ideal for a summer afternoon. At least 3 rea lales on offer from the Shepherd Neame range and all in good condition. Food we had was well cooked and served nicely by pleasant staff. (This pub is in a wealthy area and perhaps this is reflected in the prices.)

18 Jun 2009 21:51

The Flitch Of Bacon, Little Dunmow

Charming village local with exposed beams, open fire etc. Beers good and usually 3 real ales on offer. Food is good value.

18 Jun 2009 21:48

The Endeavour, Chelmsford

An excellent friendly local with good value food (fish night and steak night are well known). Landlord knows his beers and usually at least 5 real ales on offer.

18 Jun 2009 21:46

The Duck Inn, Writtle

Throughly enjoyed one of the special "Jazz nights" with 3 course menu at 15 per head. Food well prepared and excellent value. 3 real ales (Shepherd Neame) available.

18 Jun 2009 21:44

The Blue Boar Hotel, Maldon

Excellent venue popular with real ale enthusiasts and home of Farmer's Ales which has a brewery at the back of the premises.

18 Jun 2009 21:37

Bell, Ingatestone

Busy village pub recently taken over by Shepherd Neame of Kent. Food always been good and atmosphere is pleasing.

18 Jun 2009 21:35

The Bay Horse, Chelmsford

CLOSED 2008

18 Jun 2009 21:33

Battesford Court, Witham

An excellent place for real ales and good value food. Busy most days at lunchtimes and popular Thursday to Saturday evenings.

18 Jun 2009 21:33

Barnes Farm, Chelmer Village

Changed name to Miller & Carter. Still a good value steak house but no real ale.

18 Jun 2009 21:31

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