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.


  • All day trip to the Best Pubs in NW Essex Saturday 28th October 2017 11:00 am N W Essex

    By Minibus opposite Chelmsford Station. 11am departure. Cost £10 each, members only.
    Neil Hill, former Chairman of NW Essex, has invited us along and take us on a tour of the best pubs in the region
    that we probably don’t know about. Proposed visits to Dunmow, Andrewsfield Flying Club,
    Langley Lower Green, Birdbrook, Broxted, Finchingfield and Great Bardfield. Usual drop home afterwards.

  • Visit to Woodbridge and Ipswich Saturday 11th November 2017 11:00 am Woodbridge and Ipswich

    By Minibus opposite Chelmsford Station departing 11am, pick up in Witham en route if there is a demand.
    Cost £15 members only. Full day excursion to Woodbridge in Suffolk, which has a great selection of pubs to visit,
    followed by a visit to the Fat Cat Pub in Ipswich and evening visit to The Dove Street Inn, Ipswich, on the way home.
    Usual drop off included in the fare.

  • 2017 AGM Wednesday 15th November 2017 8:30 pm Monkey, Terling

    8pm for 8,30pm start. Minibus from opposite Chelmsford Station and pick up in Witham en route (if demand).
    Costs £7.50 members only. Usual drop off afterwards.
    Please book place on Minibus for this with the social secretary.

  • Beer Cuisine Night Monday 20th November 2017 7:30 pm White Hart, Little Waltham

    3 Course Meal with Beer and Cider Influences. Price and Menu to be confirmed.
    Possible Minibus to this event if there is demand.

  • Rochford Beer and Cider Festival Tuesday 21st—Saturday 25th November 2017 Freight House, Rochford

    Run by South East Essex CAMRA.
    Members encouraged to attend, volunteer and support this event. Please make own arrangements.

  • Harwich + Parkeston Winter Ale Festival Wednesday 22nd—Saturday 25th November 2017 The Parkeston Railway Club

    Organised by Tendring CAMRA. Members encouraged to attend, volunteer and support this event.
    Please make own arrangements.

  • Visit to the Pigs Ear Beer and Cider Festival Tuesday 5th December 2017 7:00 pm Round Chapel, Hackney

    Minibus from opposite Chelmsford Station, departing 7pm.
    Fare £10 members only and drop off afterwards.

  • Branch Christmas Meal Sunday 10th December 2017 1:00 pm Woolpack, Chelmsford

    Proposed 1pm Sitting. 3 course Christmas Meal. Menu and prices to be confirmed.
    After last year’s success, Will and his team have kindly invited us back to do it all again. Further details to follow.

  • Branch Meeting and Christmas Party Wednesday 20th December 2017 Orange Tree, Chelmsford

    8pm onwards. Plan is to have a short low key Branch Meeting followed by a Christmas Party.
    Cost £5 per person for buffet and nibbles. Please make own arrangements to attend as no minibus to this event.

  • Tour of pubs in and around the Liverpool Street Area of London Saturday 30th December 2017 London

    By train from branch area stations to Liverpool Street Station. Meet and depart Chelmsford at 11am.
    Hoping to get a guided tour from Malcolm Graham who has an expert knowledge of the area.

  • Branch Meeting Wednesday 17th January 2018 8:30 pm Battesford Court, Witham

    Minibus available from opposite Chelmsford Station. Cost £7.50.
    Drop home afterwards. 1st time attendees receive a FREE pint.

  • All Day trip to the Dengie Peninsular Saturday 27th January 2018 11:00 am Dengie Peninsula

    By Minibus 11am departure from opposite Chelmsford Station. Cost £10 Members only.
    Plan to visit the best and recommended pubs and micropubs situated on the Dengie Peninsular,
    including visits to Crouch Vale and Wibblers brewery taps. End the evening in Maldon before drop off home later.