Chelmsford and Mid-Essex

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale


This list has not been updated since the last lockdown which we are now slooowly coming out of. A lot of the brewery offerings will probably still be active but it is probably worth checking first.

Orange TreeThe Orange Tree. The public bar is now functioning as an off-license, all their usual drinks and bar snacks are available to take away between 12-7pm.

They can also deliver free too, various Pub in A Box deals are available, see their website for full details.

You can also now order online too, you will need to register with them first.

Call 01245 262664 or click here to order.

Hop Beer Shop, 173 Moulsham St, Chelmsford is open for takeaways or click and collect via their website here.
This is for bottles, 2 and 4 pint takeouts as well as 18-pint mini pins.
You may also email ku.oc.pohsreebpoheht@ofni or Facebook message to place orders.

Open 12-7pm Tuesdays to Saturdays and 12-6pm Sundays.

The Queen's Head, in Boreham is operating a takeaway & delivery drinks service from the 18th to 24th December. This will be located in the pub car park in the new Horse Box Bar
All ales will be £3 but you will need to check with them to find out what is in stock.
Wine is £6 a bottle, or 6 for £30.
A litre of mulled wine is £7.

You may bring your own carton for the Ale, but if not, they have plenty available for a small charge.
To place an order or for more details please message them on their Facebook page or call 01245 467298.

Hopsters deliver in Chelmsford on Tuesdays-Saturdays.

There are more beers listed than you can shake a stick at, so it is best to look here for the the full list.

Just call 01245 931914 to order.

The Woolpack on Mildmay Road, Chelmsford is offering takeaway food and drink. Call 01245 357366 or 07459258169 for details on prices and availability.

Or...they should also be on Deliveroo and Just Eat from 11th November.

Chelmsford Brew Co delivery range includes mini-cask, bottled and canned beers as well as some guests.

They also have a shop which is open:
Mon-Wed 2-5pm
Thu-Fri 12-6pm
Sat 10am-Midday

All deliveries are contactless and are delivered to your front door.
The delivery service is free within 10 miles and minimum order is only £20.

Bishop Nick are offering a free, no contact home delivery service for the whole of Essex.

Their online shop stocks a full range of bottled beers and minicasks. Order from

Berties Cider have their cider available in a 3 litre pouch, 10 or 20 litre bag in box.

3 litre pouch is £10
10 litre Bag in box is £25
20 litre Bag in box is £50.

Call 07740719898 to place an order and then collect by appointment only.

Colchester Brewery have a delivery round which covers these areas and their surrounding villages:
Brightlingsea (Wednesday), Bures, Clacton (Wednesday), Coggeshall, Colchester, Halstead, Kelvedon, Manningtree (Thursday), Mersea Island (Tuesday), Stratford St Mary, Wivenhoe (Wednesday) and Wrabness (Wednesday).
Minimum order for free delivery is £33.

Brewery off-sales 11am-4pm Monday to Saturday.
Please call 01787 829422, 07887 661198, 07971 692353 or email moc.yrewerbretsehcloc@selas for details of mini-kegs, boxes and bottles available.

The Leigh-on-Sea brewery deliver to all CM, SS and RM postcodes.

There is a minimum order of £30 for delivery, but if you do order less and fancy a trip to the coast, they also provide a click-and-collect service. However, this is limited to between midday and 6pm on Thursdays, best call to check first.

They have a selection of bottles, cans and minipins (17 pints) available as well as gift packs and glasses.

Big Bear Cider Mill (Tumblers Green, Stisted near Braintree)
Cider available in 3L and 5L pouches, 10L or 20L Bag In Box £14.00 -- £63.00 for collection ,delivery locally or by courier.
Essex Gold 9K 5.6% (Sweet)
Essex Gold 18K 6.4% (Medium)
Essex Gold 24K 6.9% (Dry)

Telephone 01376 528307 or email ku.oc.redicraebgibeht@ofni

Mighty Oak are offering free local delivery, check their online shop to see if they deliver to your postcode.

A collections service is available from: 21a West Station Yard, Spital Road, Maldon CM9 6TR. Call 01621 843713 or email ku.oc.gniwerbkaoythgim@selas.

Maldon Brewing Company have off-sales available from the Farmer’s Yard micropub, 140 High St, Maldon, CM9 5BX
Open 12-4 for takeaways and fill-your-owns.

Crouch Vale Brewery have their beers available from the brewery shop, open Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00 as well as Tap Room 19.

Billericay Brewing Company offer both a collection and delvery service, free for orders over £40, otherwise £3 delivery fee. See their online shop for further details.

All Brentwood Brewing Company is gluten free. Free local delivery of beer in bottles and polypins.
Orders can be placed through their online shop.

Harwich Town Brewing Company are doing weekly deliveries to Colchester, Clacton, Ipswich, Harwich and Manningtree and anywhere in between.

Email your order to ku.oc.nwothciwrah@ofni stating what size of which beer you would like, together with your full address and postcode and a contact number.

Full list of beers on offer can be found here

Wibblers Taproom and Kitchen is open for takeaways and local deliveries at present.

The current menu is available here.

You can order on 01621 772044, Facebook Message or online here.

And finally: Brew2You is CAMRA's own site - and App - for connecting Breweries and Cider Producers to customers.

Orginally created by CAMRA to support pubs and breweries during a time where trade is low and to help reduce wastage of beer.