Welcome to the Web Site of the Chelmsford and Mid-Essex Branch of CAMRA - The Campaign for Real Ale

The Branch covers an area centred on Chelmsford and includes the towns of Braintree and Witham.

Select the Essex Beers you would like to be entered in the Champion Beer of Britain Competition.
You only have until 1st November. Vote here.


Congratulations to The Hop Beer Shop, winner of our Branch Pub of the Year award 2016 (see details), and The Railway Tavern, runner-up. Highly commended was The Orange Tree.

Please bear in mind the new criteria that should be used when judging a potential POTY. These criteria can be found under Pub of the Year Judging, where you can also download the judging form.

Here are the results of the Essex Pub of the Year competition:

Position Branch Pub Location
Maldon and DengieCompassesGreat Totham
TendringAlma InnHarwich
Colchester & N.E.EssexVictoria InnColchester
Chelmsford & Mid-EssexThe Hop Beer ShopChelmsford
N.W.EssexFox & HoundsSteeple Bumpstead
S.W.EssexTheobald ArmsGrays
S.E.EssexMayflowerLeigh on Sea

Congratulations to The Three Elms, runner-up East Anglian Cider Pub of the Year 2016, and to The Compasses, Littley Green, runner-up in our Branch Cider Pub of the Year competition.


Winner of Most Improved Pub 2015 Award - Willows Inn, Cressing.


The branch has won a National Award for cider campaigning and here's how we did it.


If you love your local pub and want to protect it from demolition or change of use,
please contact one of our pub campaigns officers at pubcampaigns@chelmsford.camra.org.uk
to find out how to list it with your local Council as an Asset of Community Value (ACV).

Next Branch Social Event:

See the Branch Diary for more social events.

East Anglia Region of CAMRA and its upcoming Beer Festivals

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