Diary Archive 2018

Wed 12th Dec

Meet at the
18.00: Gidea Park Micropub
236 Main Rd, RM2 5HA


Then our Christmas meal at the
19.30: Harvester Gidea Park
91 Main Road, Romford, Essex, RM2 5EL


Then it's back to
Post Meal: Gidea Park Micropub
236 Main Rd, RM2 5HA


The meal must be pre-booked with Anne Radley, but anyone can attend the social afterwards

Christmas Dinner & Social

Tue 4th - Sat 8th Dec

Round Chapel
1d Glenarm Road, E5 OLY


Times: 12.00-22:30 Tue, Wed, Thu / 12.00-23.00 Fri & Sat
Up to 230 real ales, ciders, perries, foreign & bottled beers
Admission: £3 CAMRA members, £5 non-members / £1(m)/£2(nm) on Sat
Admission is free for SW Essex branch members ONLY on Wed 5th
(Just mention you're from SW Essex when showing your CAMRA Card)
Food available
Branch visit from 19.00, Wed 5th

35th Pigs Ear Beer & Cider Festival

Sat 1st Dec

Time tbc: The Compass Alehouse
7 Manor Rd, DA12 1AA

Time tbc: The Three Pillars
25 Wrotham Rd, DA11 0PA


Upminster Station to Gravesend for 2 Micropubs
Vintage Buses on 3 special Routes X21, X55 & X81

Ensignbus Heritage Bus Running Day

Thu 29th Nov - Sun 2nd Dec

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


SE Essex CAMRA Club of the Year 2014/15/16/17/18
20 Ales & Ciders
Free admission
Non‐members welcome
Food available
Music & dance on Sat
Branch visit from 19.00, Thu 29th

Real Ale & Cider Festival

Wed 28th Nov

The Travellers Friend
496/498 High Rd, Woodford Green, IG8 0PN


From 20.00

Social Evening

Wed 21st - Sat 24th Nov

Freight House
Bradley Way, Rochford, SS4 1BU


Over 200 beers, 50 ciders & perrys, foreign/bottled beers
Open: 12.00-22.00 (Wed-Sat)
Free entry to card carrying CAMRA members at all times; non-members £2 entry from 17.00 on Thu & Fri
Food available all sessions, seating in the heated marquee
Branch visit from 20.00, Thu 22nd

39th Rochford Beer & Cider Festival

Wed 14th Nov

19.00: Namco Funscape
The Brewery, Romford, RM1 1AU

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


Ten Pin Bowling & Social Evening

Tue 6th Nov

The Bell
High Rd, Horndon-on-the-Hill, SS17 8LD


From 20.00

Social Evening

Wed 31st Oct

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


From 20.00

Social Evening

Thu 25th Oct

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


From 20.00

Social Evening

Tue 16th Oct

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


From 20.00

Social Evening

Thu 11th Oct

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


From 20.00

Social Evening

Thu 4th - Sat 6th 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
36 real ales & 10 ciders
Food available all sessions
Branch visit from 19.00, Thu 4th Oct

7th South Woodham Ferrers Beer Festival

Thu 27th Sep - Mon 1st Oct

Branch Weekend
Cardiff


Travel and accommodation to be arranged by yourselves,
although most are staying at the Travelodge Cardiff Central,
*contact the branch for details if you are interested*
Coincides with the Great Welsh Beer & Cider Festival at The Depot, CF10 5FE
May include a brewery visit, yet to be arranged

Branch Weekend

Wed 19th Sep

The Brewery Tap
28 Primrose Hill/Kings Rd, Brentwood, CM14 4LT


From 20.00

Social Evening

Thu 13th Sep

Gidea Park Micropub
236 Main Road, Gidea Park, RM2 5HA


From 20.00

Social Evening

Tue 4th - Sat 8th Sep

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


Admission Times: 17.30 - 23.00 Tue / 11.00 - 23.00 Wed - Sat
Free entry to CAMRA and EARM Members, except Friday evening
Friday from 17.30 is advance ticket only (£2.00 members/£7.00 non-members)
400+ real ales, ciders, perries and international beers

32nd Chappel Beer 
Festival

Tue 28th Aug

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


From 20.00

Social Evening

Fri 24th Aug

Leyton Orient Supporters Club
Oliver Rd, Leyton E10 5NF


A celebration of top beers from North London Breweries (N1 - N22)
From 19.00

Gems of North London

Wed 22nd Aug

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


From 20.00

Social Evening

Wed 15th Aug

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


From 20.00

Social Evening

Tue 7th - Sat 11th 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 8th Aug

Great British Beer 
Festival

Wed 1st Aug

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


From 20.00

Social Evening

Wed 25th Jul

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


From 20.00

Social Evening

Fri 20th - Sun 22nd Jul

North Weald Station
CM16 6BT


By Vintage Bus 339 or 381 from Epping Station or Bus 339 from Shenfield Station
Tickets can be purchased on the Buses, at the stations or in advance from their website
75 Beers & 20 Ciders
Hot & cold food
Branch visit from 12.00, Sat 21st Jul

Epping Ongar Railway Summer Ale Festival

Thu 19th Jul

Craft Beer Co.
168 High Holborn, WC1V 7AA


From 19.00
Up to 15 real ales

Out of Area Social Evening

Tue 10th - Sat 14th Jul

Admirals Park
Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2PL


300 Real Ales(inc Keykeg), 120+ Cider & Perrys
Admission £2 (£5 Fri) from 17.00, £2 Sat, CAMRA Members Free
Open 12.00 – 23.00 each day
Branch visit from 20.00, Wed 11th Jul

40th Chelmsford Summer Beer Festival

Mon 2nd Jul

The Colley Rowe Inn
54/56 Collier Row Road, RM5 3PA


From 20.00

Social Evening

Sat 30th Jun

*South Benfleet to Leigh-on-Sea Brewery*

14.00: The Barge Gladys
Benfleet Moorings, Ferry Rd, South Benfleet, SS7 1NF


*then by train to Leigh-On-Sea*


15.00: The Crooked Billet
51 High Street, Old Leigh, SS9 2EP


15.45: The Mayflower
5-6 High Street, Old Leigh, SS9 2EN


16.45: Leigh-on-Sea Brewery
35 Progress Road, Eastwood, SS9 5PR

The Roberts Ramble (with East London & City Branch)

Wed 27th Jun

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


From 20.00
2018 Essex Area Pub-of-the-Year runner up presentation later in the evening

Social Evening

Sat 23rd Jun

Billericay Brewing Co. Shop & Micropub
52 Chapel St. Billericay, CM12 9LS

The Railway
1 High St, Billericay, CM12 9BE


From 12.00

Billericay Brewery Tap and Railway

Thu 14th - Mon 18th June

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


12 real ales & 6 ciders
Food available
Live music
Branch visit from 12.00, Sat 16th

Real Ale & Cider Festival

Thu 14th Jun - Sat 16th Jun

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


50+ Real Ales, Cider & Perrys
Open 11.00 - 23.00 each day
Admission £2(after 16.00) - CAMRA/Lions members free
Branch visit from 20.00, Thu 14th Jun

14th Braintree Real Ale Festival

Tue 5th Jun - Sat 9th 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 - Thu); 12.00-23.00 (Fri); 12.00-19.00 (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 6th Jun from 19.30
Hot & cold food available

Thurrock Beer Festival

Tue 29th May

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


From 20.00
2018 Essex area Pub-of-the-Year presentation later in the evening

Social Evening

Wed 23rd May

The Worlds Inn
113-117 South Street, Romford, RM1 1NX


From 20.00

Social Evening

Wed 16th May

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


From 20.00
2018 London area Pub-of-the-Year presentation later in the evening

Social Evening

Sat 12th May

Meet at Stratford International for the 10.59 train to Faversham (arrives at 12.00)

The Phoenix Tavern
98/99 Abbey Street, ME13 7BH

Furlongs Ale House
6A Preston Street, ME13 8NS

The Vaults
75 Preston Street, ME13 8PA

The Corner Tap
37 Preston Street, ME13 8PE

The Elephant
31 The Mall, ME13 8JN

Should be in the first pub about 12.10, subsequent timings depend on the pubs and beer
Can't make the start but want to join later? Contact Steve - 07984 638377, for current location
Itinerary of birthday crawl(inc map) in PDF format

Steve's Birthday Crawl - Faversham

Fri 11th May

Leyton Orient Supporters Club
Oliver Rd, Leyton E10 5NF


Bar open from 17.00
Featuring a selection of beers from Leigh-on-Sea brewery
Snacks available
Branch visit from 19.00

Gala Beer Night

Thu 3rd - Sat 6th May

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


SE Essex branch club of the year
18 Ales & Ciders
Free Admission
Non‐Members Welcome
Food available
Branch visit from 13.00, Sat 5th May

Real Ale & Cider Festival

Wed 25th Apr

Ye Olde Green Dragon
112 Shenfield Rd, Shenfield, CM15 8EZ


From 20.30

Social Evening

Thu 19th - Mon 23rd Apr

University of Warwick
Coventry, CV4 7AL


Travel and hotel arrangements to be made by yourselves
Most staying at the Premier Inn Coventry City Centre (Belgrade Plaza)
Brewery visits need to be pre-booked via the main CAMRA web site
Friday evening - Church End or Twisted Barrel Breweries
Saturday evening - Purity or Byatt's Breweries

Members Weekend - AGM and Conference

Wed 11th Apr

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


Starts promptly at 20.30

Branch AGM and Social Evening

Thu 5th Apr

The Worlds End
Fort Road, Tilbury, RM18 7NR


From 20.30

Social Evening

Thu 29th March - Mon 2nd Apr

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


At least 25 real ales and 16 ciders during the festival
BBQ: Gourmet Burgers and Hot Dogs by Tek Geek
Branch visit from 12.00, Sun 1st

2nd Easter Beer Festival

Fri 30th - Sat 31st Mar

Margate Winter Gardens
Fort Crescent, Margate, Kent, CT9 1HX


Over 200 real ales, ciders and perries
Admission free & priority entry for CAMRA members (non-members £5 Fri/£3 Sat)
Hot/cold food and live entertainment
Branch visit from 12.00, Fri 30th

13th Planet Thanet Beer Festival

Sat 24th Mar

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


From 12.00
Launch of their new ale - SPA 4.1%

Social Afternoon

Thu 22nd Mar

The Fatling
109 High Street, Hornchurch, RM11 1TX


From 20.30

Social Evening

Fri 16th Mar

Leyton Orient Supporters Club
Oliver Rd, Leyton E10 5NF


From 17.00
Featuring a selection of beers from West Berkshire and Renegade Breweries

Gala Beer Night

Wed 14th - Fri 16th Mar

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


150 London craft beers, cider, perry, imported beers
Wed 11.30 - 15.00 & 17.00 - 22.30/Thu 11.30 - 14.30 & 17.00 - 22.30/Fri 12.00 - 22.30
Admission Free Wed & Thu lunchtime, £3 for card-carrying CAMRA members and £4 for non-members at other times
Branch visit from 19.30, Wed 14th

34th and Very Last London Drinker Festival

Mon 5th Mar

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


From 20.30

Social Evening

Fri 2nd - Sat 3rd 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
Branch visit from 12.00, Sat 3rd

9th Chappel Winter Beer Festival

Tue 27th Feb

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


Starts promptly at 20.30

GBG Selection Meeting/Social Evening

Mon 19th Feb

The Pipe Major
1 Yewtree Ave, Dagenham, RM10 7FN


From 20.30

Social Evening

Wed 14th - Sat 17th Feb

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


Open: 12.00‐23.00 each day
170+ real ales(emphasis on winter brews) 50+ Ciders and perrys
Hot & cold food available all sessions
FREE entry for non-members before 6pm and £3 after 18.00
FREE entry to card-carrying CAMRA members at all times
Branch visit from 19.30 Thur 15th Feb

Chelmsford Winter Beer & Cider Festival

Wed 14th Feb

Gidea Park Micropub
236 Main Raod, Gidea Park, RM2 5HA


From 20.30

Social Evening

Wed 7th Feb

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


From 20.00

Social Evening

Fri 2nd - Sat 3rd Feb

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


Open: 13.00‐23.00 both days
Admission free to card-carrying CAMRA members, otherwise £5
70 winter/strong ales (none less than 5% ABV) mostly from small independents & micro breweries
All beers £3 a pint / Food available (no food to be brought in & consumed)
Meet for the 11.44 'Javelin' high speed train from Stratford International
Group Train Tickets: Discounts for 3 or more travelling together
Branch visit Fri 2nd Feb

25th White Cliffs' Winter Ale Festival

Tue 30th Jan

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


From 20.30

Social Evening

Wed 24th Jan

The Theobald Arms
141 Argent St, Grays, RM17 6HR


From 20.30

Social Evening

Wed 17th Jan

*Gidea Park & Romford*

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


21.00: Gidea Park Micropub
236 Main Raod, Gidea Park, RM2 5HA


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

Triple Header Social

Wed 10th Jan

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


From 20.30

Social Evening

Wed 3rd Jan

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


From 20.30

Social Evening