Diary Archive 2017

Fri 29th Dec

*Winchmore Hill*

Meet at 10.00 at Barking Station for breakfast in The Barking Dog
Travel to Moorgate for the 12.19 to Winchmore Hill station

The Queens Head
41 Station Rd, N21 3NB

The Orange Tree
18 Highfield Rd, N21 3HA

The Little Green Dragon (Micro-pub)
928 Green Lanes, N21 3HA

The Stag and Hounds
371 Bury St West, N9 9JW

The Beehive
24 Little Bury St, N9 9JZ

Anne's Christmas Pub Crawl

Fri 22nd Dec

Leyton Orient Supporters Club
Oliver Rd, Leyton, E10 5NF


From 19.30
Mighty Oak Beers
Free mince pies

Christmas Ale Gala Night

Mon 18th Dec

The White Horse
173 Coxtie Green Rd, CM14 5PX


From 20.30

Social Evening

Wed 13th Dec

The Railway Hotel
Station Lane, Hornchurch, RM12 6SB


19.30 for 20.00
The meal must be pre‐booked with Anne Radley but anyone can attend the social

Christmas Dinner & Social Evening

Tue 5th - Sat 9th Dec

Round Chapel
1d Glenarm Road (at Lower Clapton Road junction), E5 OLY


Open: 12.00‐22:30 Tue,Wed,Thu/12.00‐23.00 Fri & Sat
£3 CAMRA members, £5 non‐members
Admission free for SW Essex branch members attending only on 6th Dec(just mention you are from SW Essex when presenting your membership card)
Non‐Members Welcome
Food available
Branch visit from 19.30, Wed 6th Dec

34th Pigs Ear Beer Festival

Thu 30th Nov - Sun 3rd Dec

South Benfleet Social Club
8 Vicarage Hill, Benfleet, SS7 1PB


SE Essex CAMRA Club of the Year 2014/15/16/17
20 Ales & Ciders
Free Admission
Non‐Members Welcome
Food available
Branch visit from 13.00, Sat 2nd Dec

Real Ale & Cider Festival

Thu 30th Nov

The Olde Dog Inn
Billericay Road, Herongate Tye, CM13 3SB


From 20.30

Social Evening

Tue 21st - Sat 25th Nov

Freight House
Bradley Way, Rochford, SS4 1BU


Admission Times: 17.30-22.45 Tues / 12.00-22.45 Wed-Sat
Free admission most sessions except Thursday & Friday £2 after 17.00
CAMRA Members free at all times
Food available all sessions
Seating in the heated marquee
Branch visit from 20.00, Wed 22nd Nov

Rochford Beer & Cider Festival

Tue 14th Nov

The Spread Eagle
88 Queens Road/Coptfold Road, Brentwood, CM14 4HD


From 20.30

Social Evening

Fri 10th Nov

Leyton Orient Supporters Club
Oliver Rd, Leyton E10 5NF


Bar open 17.00 - 22.30
Free Admission
Snacks available

Gala Beer Night

Wed 8th Nov

*Rainham & Dagenham*

20.00: The Phoenix
Broadway, Rainham, RM13 9YW


21.30: The Eastbrook
Dagenham Rd, RM10 7UP

Double Header Social

Wed 1st Nov

Upminster Taproom
1b Sunnyside Gardens, Upminster, RM14 3DT


From 20.30

Social Evening

Wed 25th Oct

The Rising Sun
Church Hill, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 0EU


From 20.30

Social Evening

Thu 12th Oct - Mon 16th Oct

Isle Of Wight
By train from London Waterloo


Staying at Wighthill Hotel, Sandown

Branch Weekend

Tue 10th Oct

The White Hart
Kings Walk/Argent St, Grays, RM17 6HR


From 20.30

Social Evening

Sun 8th Oct

Commemorating 10 years since the passsing of Andrew Clifton

11.00: Upminster Crematorium
Ockendon Rd, Corbets Tey, RM14 2UY

*then by 370 bus to Upminster Town Centre*

12.30: The Upminster Taproom
1b Sunnyside Gardens, Upminster, RM14 3DT

Memorial Event

Sat 7th Oct

Brentwood Brewery
Calcott Hall Farm, Ongar Road, Pilgrims Hatch, CM15 9HS


Lunchtime visit 11.30 at the brewery

Brewery Visit and Award Presentation

Thu 5th - Sat 7th Oct

Village Hall
25 Hullbridge Road, South Woodham Ferrers, CM3 5PL


Admission Times: 16.00 - 23.00 Thu / 12.00 - 23.00 Fri/Sat
Free entry to CAMRA and EARM Members, £1 non-members
40 real ales, 10 ciders & perries
Food available all sessions
Branch visit from 19.00, Thu 5th Oct

6th South Woodham Ferrers Beer Festival

Tue 26th Sep

JJ Moon's
48-52 High Street, Hornchurch, RM14 4UN


From 20.30
JD Wetherspoon

Social Evening

Fri 22nd Sep

Leyton Orient Supporters Club
Oliver Rd, Leyton, E10 5NF


Tap Take Over by Twickenham Fine Ales
Bar open 17.00 - 22.30
Free Admission
Snacks available
Branch visit from 19.00

Tap Take Over

Wed 20th Sep

The Great Spoon of Ilford
114/116 Cranbrook Rd, Ilford, IG1 4LZ


Tap Take Over & Meet The Brewer - Sambrook's Brewery
From 20.00
JD Wetherspoon

Meet The Brewer

Tue 12th Sep

Colley Rowe Inn
54-56 Collier Row Rd, RM5 3PA


From 20.30
JD Wetherspoon

Social Evening

Tue 5th - Sat 9th Sep

East Anglian Railway Museum
Chappel & Wakes Colne Stn, CO6 2DS


Admission Times: 18.00 - 23.00 Tue / 11.00 - 23.00 Wed - Sat
Free entry to CAMRA and EARM Members, except Friday from 17.30 which is ticket only £3.00
Non Members admission - Tue, Wed, Thu (before 17:30), Fri (before 17:30): £3.00 / Thu evening (after 17:30): £4.00 / Fri evening (after 17:30): £7.00 – pre-purchase ticket only / Saty: £4.00
400+ real ales, ciders, perries, Essex wines and Belgian and other International beers
Branch visit from 19.00, Wed 6th Sep

31st Chappel Beer Festival

Tue 29th Aug

The Barking Dog
61 Station Parade, Barking, IG11 8TU


From 20.30
JD Wetherspoon

Social Evening

Wed 23rd Aug

*Brentwood*

20.00: The Rising Sun
144 Ongar Road, Brentwood, CM15 9DJ


21.30: The Victoria Arms
50 Ongar Road, Brentwood, CM15 9EB

Double Header Social

Thu 17th Aug

The Travellers Friend
496-498 High Road, Woodford Green, IG8 0PN


From 20.30

Social Evening

Tue 8th - Sat 12th Aug

Olympia London
Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London, W14 8UX


Admission Times: 17.00 - 22.30 Tue/12.00 - 22.30 Wed, Thu, Fri/11.00 - 19.00 Sat
Advance Day Tickets - £9 CAMRA Members, £11 Non-Members
900+ Real Ales, Ciders, Perrys and Foreign Beers
Branch visit from 19.00, Wed 9th Aug

Great British Beer Festival

Wed 2nd Aug

The Traitors’ Gate
40-42 Broadway, Little Thurrock, RM17 6EW


From 20.30

Social Evening

Fri 28th - Sun 30th Jul

North Weald Station
CM16 6BT


By Vintage Bus 339 or 381 from Epping Station or Bus 339 from Shenfield Station
£12 for CAMRA Members (£13 others) include all-day travel on Vintage Buses & Trains
Tickets can be purchased on the Buses, at the stations or in advance from their website
Branch visit from 12.00, Sat 29th Jul

Epping Ongar Railway Summer Ale Festival

Thu 27th - Sat 29th Jul

British Legion Club
28 Windhill Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2NG


100 Real Ales & Ciders
Thu 17.00 - 23.00 / Fri & Sat 12.00 - 23.00
Entry £2 - FREE to card-carrying CAMRA/RBL Members & children
Branch visit from 19.30, Thu 27th Jul

Bishop's Stortford Beer Festival

Tue 18th Jul

The Huntsman & Hounds
2 Ockenden Road, Upminster, RM14 2DN


From 20.30

Social Evening

Sat 15th Jul

The White Hart
Kings Walk/Argent St, Grays RM17 6HR


From 20.30
SW Essex Branch(Essex Area) Pub of the Year presentation

PotY Presentation

Fri 14th Jul

Craft Beer Co.
168 High Holborn, WC1V 7AA


From 20.30

Out of Area Social Evening

Sat 8th Jul

Dark Star Brewery
Star Rd, Partridge Green, West Sussex, RH13 8RA


We intend to travel on the 9:06 from London Victoria to Horsham, arriving at 9:55. It’s about a 10 minute walk to Carfax where we will get the 10:24 bus, number 17 from bus stop H. This should get us to Partridge Green at 11:04 and then a half mile walk to the brewery.
The return fare will cost you £7.80, unless you have a bus pass.
Allowing a couple of hours for the trip, this takes us to around 13:30, we plan to walk back to the village and spend an hour or so in the Partridge pub which is the Dark Star Brewery Tap and does food up to 14:30.
The buses back to Horsham are 17 and 47 past the hour, if we get the 14:47 we will be back to at 15:15 and there are 3 GBG pubs which may well be worth a look in:
The Lynd Cross - a Wetherspoon
The Malt Shovel - the local branch POTY
Piries Bar - a 15th Century pub

Dark Star Brewery Trip

Tue 4th - Sat 8th Jul

Admirals Park
Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2PL


300+ Real Ales, 100 Cider & Perrys
12.00 – 23.00 each day
Entry FREE to card-carrying CAMRA Members at all times
Tue-Thu free before 17.00 £2 after / Fri £2 before 17.00 £5 after / Sat £2 all day
Branch visit from 19.30, Tue 4th Jul

39th Chelmsford Summer Beer Festival

Wed 28th Jun

Upminster TapRoom
1b Sunnyside Gardens, Upminster, RM14 3DT


From 20.30

Social Evening

Fri 23rd Jun

Leyton Orient Supporters Club
Oliver Rd, Leyton E10 5NF


Tap take-over by Solvay Society and 40 Ft Brewery
Admission Free
Snacks available
From 19.30

Summer Beer Night

Tue 20th Jun

The Ship
93 Main Road, Gidea Park, RM2 5EL


From 20.30

Social Evening

Thu 15th Jun - Sat 17th Jun

Bocking Arts Theatre
15 Bocking End, Braintree, Essex, CM7 9AE


50+ Real Ales, Cider & Perrys
Open 12.00 - 23.00 Thu&Fri/ 11.00 - 22.00 Sat
Admission free for card-carrying CAMRA members/others free brfore 16.00, £2 thereafter
Food available
Branch visit from 20.00, Thu 15th Jun

13th Braintree Real Ale Festival

Tue 6th Jun - Sat 10th Jun

Thurrock Civic Hall
Blackshots Lane, Grays, RM16 2JU


120+ Real Ales, 20+ Ciders & Perrys, Meads & English Country Wines
Open 12.00-15.00; 18.00-23.00 (Tue - Fri); 12.00-19.30 (Sat)
Admission Free Tue - Fri lunchtimes, £1 Tue/Wed eves, £2 Thu eve, £4 Fri eve, £2 Sat all day
Free at all times to card carrying CAMRA members
Branch visit Wed 7th Jun from 19.30
Hot & cold food available

Thurrock Beer Festival

Tue 30th May - Sat 3rd Jun

Colchester Arts Centre
Church Street (off Head Street), Colchester, CO1 1NF


150+ Real Ales, Cider, Perrys & Belgian Beers
Open 12.00 - 23.00 each day
Admission free at all times for card-carrying CAMRA members/others free 12.00 - 15.00, £3 thereafter
Food available
Live music Tue & Sat evening
Branch visit from 20.00, Wed 31st May

32nd Colchester Beer Festival

Fri 26th May - Mon 29th May

The Royal Oak
320 Hale End Rd, Highams Park, Essex, IG8 9LN


Real Ales from 12 Local Brewers
Open from 11.00 each day
Food available
Live music throughout
Branch visit from 12.00, Sat 27th May

Real Ale Festival

Wed 24th May

The Hutton Junction
15 Rayleigh Road, Hutton, CM13 1AB


From 20.30

Social Evening

Thu 18th May

The Fatling
109 High Street, Hornchurch, RM11 1TX


From 20.30

Social Evening

Sat 13th May

Meet at Stratford International for the 11.16 train to Canterbury West

The Black Griffin
40 St Peter's Street, CT1 2BG

The Foundry Brew Pub
White Horse Lane, CT1 2RU

The New Inn
19 Havelock Street, CT1 1NP

The Thomas Tallis Alehouse
48 Northgate, CT1 1BE

The Dolphin
17 St Radigund's Street, CT1 2AA

Timings not shown as the length of time in each pub depends on how much fun we're having!
Anyone not able to make the start and wants to join en-route, contact Steve - 07984 638377

Canterbury Pub Crawl

Wed 10th May

The Bull
13 Brook Street, Brentwood, CM14 5LZ


From 20.30

Social Evening

Sun 30th Apr

Upminster Taproom
1b Sunnyside Gardens, Upminster, RM14 3DT


From 14.00
Presentation later in the afternoon

PotY London Area Presentation and Social

Wed 19th Apr 2016

The White Hart
Kings Walk, Grays, RM17 6HR


India Inns

Branch AGM

Thur 13th - Mon 17th Apr

Upminster Taproom
1b Sunnyside Gardens, Upminster, RM14 3DT


Up to 18 Real Ales during the festival plus ciders and perries
Open 16.00 - 23.00(Thu), 12.00 - 00.00(Fri,Sat,Sun), 12.00 - 21.00(Mon)
Food available by The Food Urchin
Branch visit from 16.00, Sun 16th

1st Upminster TapRoom Beer Festival

Fri 14th - Sat 15th Apr

The Winter Gardens
Fort Crescent, Margate, CT9 1HX


200+ Real Ales, Cider, Perry and Bottled Beers
Open 12.00 - 22.00(Fri) & 12.00 - 20.30(Sat)
Admission free for card-carrying CAMRA members/£5(Fri) & £3(Sat) for non-members
Food available
Live entertainment both days
By 'Javelin' high speed train from Stratford International
GroupSave Train Tickets: 3 or more travelling together get a third off the fare
Branch visit from 12.00, Fri 14th

12th Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival

Fri 7th - Sun 9th Apr

Bournemouth International Centre
Exeter Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5BH


Branch visit Thu 6th - Mon 10th Apr

National AGM & Conference

Wed 29th Mar

The Thatched House
348 St Marys Lane, Cranham, RM14 3LT


From 20.30

Social Evening

Wed 22nd Mar

The Brave Nelson
138 Woodman Road, Warley, CM14 5AL


From 20.30

Social Evening

Tue 14th Mar

The Optimist Tavern
Little Gaynes Lane / Hacton Lane, Upminster, RM14 2XY


From 20.30

Social Evening

Wed 8th - Fri 10th Mar

Camden Centre
Bidborough Street, London, WC1H 9AU
(Opposite St Pancras International Stn)


150 London Real Ales, Cider, Perry and Imported Beers
Open 11.30 - 15.00 & 17.00 - 22.30 Wed & Thu / 12.00 - 22.30 Fri
Admission free Wed & Thu lunchtime, £3 for card-carrying CAMRA members at other times/£4 for non-members at other times
Branch visit from 19.30, Wed 8th

33rd London Drinker Beer Festival

Fri 3rd - Sat 4th Mar

East Anglian Railway Museum
Chappel & Wakes Colne Station, CO6 2DS
(Off A1124 between Colchester & Halstead, near Chappel viaduct)


65+ Beers plus Cider & Perry available, in the Goods Shed only
Admission: £3 (Free for card-carrying CAMRA / EARM Members)
Open both days 11.00 - 23.00/Friday Evening ONLY, after 17.30 admission is by ticket only
Morris Dancing Sat afternoon, live music both nights from 20.00
NOTE - There are no National Rail services between Liverpool Street and Ingatestone on Sat 4th Mar. Rail-replacement buses operate between Romford / Shenfield / Ingatestone or between Newbury Park / Ingatestone
Branch visit from 12.00, Sat 4th

8th Chappel Winter Beer Festival

Tue 21st Feb

The Rising Sun
144 Ongar Road, Brentwood, CM15 9DJ


Starts 20.30 promptly with the branch Good Beer Guide Selection Meeting

GBG Selection Meeting followed by Social Evening

Wed 15th - Sat 18th Feb

King Edward VI Grammar School
Broomfield Road, Chelmsford, CM1 3SX


170+ real ales, 50+ Ciders and Perrys
FREE entry to card-carrying CAMRA members at all times
FREE entry for non-members before 18.00 and £3 after 18.00
Open 12.00-23.00 every day
Hot & cold food available
NOTE – There are no National Rail services between Liverpool Street and Ingatestone on Sat 18th Feb. Rail-replacement buses operate between Romford / Shenfield / Ingatestone or between Newbury Park / Ingatestone
Branch visit from 19.30, Wed 15th

Chelmsford Winter Beer & Cider Festival

Mon 13th Feb

Jono's Bar
37 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, IG1 4PA


From 20.30

Social Evening

Wed 8th Feb

The Spread Eagle
88 Queens Road / Coptfold Road, Brentwood, CM14 4HD


From 20.30

Social Evening

Fri 3rd - Sat 4th Feb

Maison Dieu (Town Hall)
Biggin Street, Dover, CT16 1DL


Open 13.00-23.00 Fri/10.30-18.00 Sat
Admission free to card-carrying CAMRA members, otherwise £5 (Friday)/£2 (Saturday)
65 winter/strong ales (none less than 5% ABV) + Ciders
All beers £3 a pint
Food available
Branch visit from 13.00, Fri 3rd
Meet for the 11.44 'Javelin' high speed train from Stratford International
Group Train Tickets: Discounts for 3 or more travelling together

24th White Cliffs' Winter Ale Festival

Wed 1st Feb

The White Horse
173 Coxtie Green Rd, CM14 5PX


From 20.30

Social Evening

Fri 27th Jan

Leyton Orient Supporters Club
Oliver Rd, Leyton, E10 5NF


Open from 17.00
Free Admission
Branch visit from 19.00

Manchester Breweries Ale Night

Wed 25th Jan

The Olde Dog Inn
Billericay Road, Herongate Tye, CM13 3SB


From 20.30

Social Evening

Wed 18th Jan

The Eva Hart
1128 High Rd/Station Rd, Chadwell Heath, RM6 4AH


From 20.30

Social Evening

Wed 11th Jan

The Bell Inn
High Road, Horndon-On-The-Hill, SS17 8LD


From 20.30

Social Evening

Wed 4th Jan

The Moon & Stars
99-103 South St, Romford RM1 1NX


From 20.30

Social Evening