Welcome to

SWEssex CAMRA
Branch Website

Our branch visits pubs (and beer festivals) often. There's lots of choice as we cover such a large area, 313 pubs at the last count! However, we are trying (as part of the National Campaign) to draw attention to Quality - the Quality of the Pubs, and the Quality of the Beer! Why not support your local Branch by joining us at our regular weekly Social Events.

Exclamation MarkSecond Micropub for SW Essex

The SW Essex CAMRA Branch has its second Micropub. The Gidea Park Tap which opened on Thursday 21st December 2017. It's located at 236 Main Road, Gidea Park, RM2 5HA.

This new Micropub, in a former solicitors' office, opened its doors after winning their planning appeal against Havering Council's refusal for change of use.

The outside of the new Gidea Park micropub. It's painted a plain grey with no sign or writing yet, looking like an average shop front.

Follow the link above to their Facebook page, for opening times.

Exclamation MarkNominations for Branch Pubs of the Year(PotY) 2018

*Nominations are now closed*

Each SW Essex branch member may nominate a maximum of one pub in each of the two county areas of SW Essex branch (Essex & London). Only pubs in the current(2018) edition of the Good Beer Guide are eligible for nomination.

No pubs are automatically nominated so all pubs for consideration must be nominated by branch members.

Nominators (and other branch members wishing to take part in the selection of PotY) must be willing to visit & judge ALL of the nominated pubs in the Essex or London area of the branch (as applicable) by 21st February 2018, at the latest.

You will need CAMRA’s new judging guidelines & survey form. These will be available from 3rd January 2018 by emailing contact@swessex.camra.org.uk, or by collecting at a Branch Social.