Chelmsford and Mid-Essex

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Branch Diary

For social bookings email or contact Martin Joy on 07878 624443 (Social Secretary). 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 Thursday 7 July 2022 20:00 – 22:00 Chelmsford Brew Co Taproom, Great Baddow

    Committee Meeting, Chelmsford Brew Co, CM2 7LE, 8pm onwards.

  • Mini Bus Trip to Margate Area and Wantsum Brewery Saturday 9 July 2022 11:00 Margate

    CANCELLED Mini bus from opposite Chelmsford Station 11am.

    Visiting Wantsum Brewery at 1pm, then on to Margate.

    Price £30 p.p. including fare and reduced-price brewery tour & tastings.

  • Branch Meeting and Social Wednesday 20 July 2022 20:00 – 22:00 Horse & Groom, Galleywood

    Branch Meeting and Social, Horse & Groom Galleywood CM2 8PL. 8pm for 8:30pm, all members welcome.

  • East Anglian PotY Mini Bus Trip Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 July 2022 East Anglia

    Members need to score each Pub and Book overnight stay. We are Looking to stay Cambridge Area overnight but this is to be confirmed as well as costs for minibus hire and fuel. Pubs are as follows;

    • The Land of Liberty Peace and Plenty, Heronsgate (Nr Rickmansworth), Herts WD3 5BS
    • The Queen Edith, Cambridge CB1 8QN
    • The March Hare, Dunton (Nr Biggleswade), Herts SG18 8RN
    • The Railway Arms, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 3HQ
    • The Kings Head, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1JE
    • The White Horse, Sweffling (Nr Saxmundham) Suffolk IP17 2BB


  • Pub walk around Chelmsford Saturday 6 August 2022 12:00 Chelmsford

    Starting at The Endeavour at mid-day. Colchester Branch have been Invited along.

  • Day trip to Peterborough Saturday 20 August 2022 10:00 Peterborough

    By Minibus from opposite Chelmsford Station at 10am. Price £25 pp, more details to follow.

  • London Pub Walk Saturday 3 September 2022 10:30 London

    Meet at Chelmsford Station at 10:30am. Train to Liverpool Street, bus, or walk to London Bridge to start at Borough market.

  • Minibus trip to Titanic Brewery and overnight in Leek Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 September 2022 Titanic Brewery

    Trip to Leek and Titanic brewery, members to book their own accommodation.

    Brewery tour cost is £15pp which includes a tour, drinks and some food. This needs to be paid in advance and any dietary requests to be submitted.

    On Sunday 25th we will be visiting the Thornbridge Brewery Tap Room, Near Bakewell, for lunch and beverages before our return to Chelmsford.

    Final travel prices to be confirmed but estimated at £35pp including fuel.

  • Branch Meeting and Social Wednesday 28 September 2022 20:00 – 22:00 Chequers, Writtle

    Branch meeting and Social, 8 for 8.30 at The Chequers, Writtle, CM1 3NG, all members welcome.