Branch Diary

For social bookings email socialsecretary@chelmsford.camra.org.uk or contact Martin Joy on 07878 624443. Last minute arrivals may be accepted at some events but for most pre-booking is suggested or compulsory.

Please be advised that the Social team have decided to use self-drive Minibuses driven by CME members and volunteers where possible. With Minibus hire we are unfortunately only allowed to take CAMRA members on these trips. Spaces are limited to 16 per Minibus.
Non-members who wish to attend members only trips are encouraged to consider joining CAMRA, especially at this year’s winter and summer Beer Festivals where there are often special offers.
On all Minibus trips you will be dropped off in reasonable walking distance to your home. Other coach trips will include the Chelmsford Circuit drop off around this circuit on return to Chelmsford.
We will still continue to use Coach Companies for our all day trips and also runabouts that are a little further afield and where we know demand for places will be high.
Please note that for over-subscribed events we reserve the right to give priority to CME Branch members over members of other Branches or non-members.


  • Branch Committee Meeting Tuesday 17 July 2018 20:30 Square & Compasses, Fuller Street

    Open meeting for all branch members who wish to observe the committee’s reports and planned actions
    and perhaps become involved in the branch. Please make your own way there.

  • Epping and Ongar Railway Beer Festival Saturday 21 July 2018 11:00 Epping and Ongar Railway

    (in association with CAMRA)
    Meet 11am Chelmsford Station to purchase tickets for train to Shenfield where we board the vintage bus
    that runs to and from the festival in North Weald. CAMRA discount.
    Check website for more details. http://www.eorailway.co.uk/events/real-ale-festival/

  • Branch Meeting and Social Wednesday 25 July 2018 20:30 Woolpack, Chelmsford

    Open to all members, free pint for first time attendees.
    Please make your own way to this venue. Meeting in Beer Garden if weather permits.

  • East Anglia Region POTY Judging Trip Saturday 28 – Sunday 29 July 2018 East Anglia

    Visiting the 6 nominated pubs in the East Anglia region over two days with an overnight stop in Norwich.
    Free Campaigning minibus for first day but small contribution requested for the second day’s hire.
    Minibus departs opposite Chelmsford Station 11am on Saturday with a possible pick up
    in Braintree and Witham if there is a demand.
    This is a judging trip so persons will be expected to judge and score each pub on a list of merits
    including Beer Quality and Selection to go forward for the Regional Pub of the Year Award.
    Please book your place and own accommodation in Norwich.

  • Micropubs Trip to Broadstairs and Ramsgate Saturday 11 August 2018 Broadstairs and Ramsgate

    Another chance to visit the many micropubs in this part of the Isle of Thanet in Kent.
    Minibus departs opposite Chelmsford Station at 10am. Cost £15 members only
    We plan to visit, Conqueror, Four Candles, Hair of the Dog, Hovelling Boat Inn, Mind the Gap Nauticales,
    Yard of Ale and the 39 Steps brewhouse, with time in Broadstairs and Ramsgate for some seaside fun.
    Possible stop at the famous Dartford Working Men’s Club on way home, time permitting.

  • Visit to the Hopstock Celtic Beer Festival Friday 17 August 2018 19:00 Compasses, Littley Green

    Minibus from opposite Chelmsford Station departs 7pm. Cost £9 per person with drop home afterwards.
    Another chance to visit this excellent beer festival run by one our best rural pubs.
    50 real ales from Scotland, Wales and Cornwall
    plus BBQ, live music, vintage tractor ploughing, stalls & camping.

  • Branch Committee Meeting Wednesday 12 September 2018 20:30 Compasses, Littley Green

    Open meeting for all branch members who wish to observe the committee’s reports and planned actions and
    perhaps become involved in the Branch.

  • Branch Meeting Tuesday 18 September 2018 20:30 Three Compasses, West Hanningfield

    All members welcome. Minibus from opposite Chelmsford Station 7.45pm departure.
    £7.50 pp with drop off home afterwards. Free Pint for first time attendees

  • Weekend Trip to Bristol Friday 21 – Sunday 23 September 2018 Bristol

    By Minibus from Chelmsford, times and costs to be confirmed but estimated to be £40.00 per person.
    Please book your seat and own accommodation in Bristol.
    A chance to visit this historic city with many pubs and places of interest.