These are the places where you may get Real Cider in the CME region.
If you know of any others, or a pub listed here no longer has Real Cider available, please email email@example.com.
- Leather Bottle
Large village pub refurbished and renovated to a modern open plan room with a real fire at one end. Welcomes children, dogs and ramblers. A conservatory leads to an enclosed garden with picnic tables. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- Leather Bottle (01277) 821891 The Green Blackmore CM4 0RL
- Queen's Head
In the same family for over 20 years this friendly pub, dating from the 16th century, is tucked away behind houses just past the church. Two contrasting bars, one with bench seating, where darts, dominoes and crib are played, the other is for dining. In the warmer months the garden is a lovely area to sit at one of the picnic benches and enjoy drinks and food in a tranquil setting in view of the village church. Home-cooked food served Wednesday to Sunday. Beer festivals over the Bank Holiday weekends of Easter and August. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- Queen's Head moc.liamtoh@maherobdaehsneeuq(01245) 467298 Church Road Boreham CM3 3EG
- King William IV
114 London Road
Warm and friendly traditional free house serving an ever changing range of four to five real ales, usually featuring Essex microbreweries. An interesting selection of four or five ciders. There is a main bar and a small back bar. A large patio area with picnic tables and extensive gardens are used to host many events throughout the year including Beer Festivals and Musical Events. This is a traditional drinking pub that does not offer cooked meals. The Moody Goose Brewery is located in the grounds of the pub and at least one their ales is available in the pub. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- Picture Palace
Originally a cinema, The Picture Palace, built in 1912, and replaced by The Embassy in 1930, this spacious pub retains the character of a picture house. The floor slopes down to the long curved bar at the front where the stage used to be, with a very large TV screen above it, and some eye-catching Art Deco installations. Additional TVs give a choice of channels. Trading as a Lloyds No. 1 bar. Close to the bus and train stations. Guide dogs are welcome. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- King William IV ku.oc.vimailliwgnik@ofni(01376) 567755 114 London Road Braintree CM77 7PU
- Broads Green
- Walnut Tree
Handsome Victorian brick-built pub overlooking the village green. The front door opens directly into what was once the bottle and jug but with the passing of time it now serves as a small snug. To the left is the wood-panelled public bar, little changed since it was built in 1888. To the right is the slightly more modern saloon bar originally converted from the landlord's front parlour and further extended in the 1980s. The half-cellar is accessed from behind the bar with Cask Marque quality beers being served on gravity. Outside, seating in front of the pub is complemented by a children's play area and a large family garden to the side and rear. An outside Gents, which is still in use, adds to the pubs authenticity. There is no food offering, the landlord preferring to concentrate on his beers and in maintaining a more traditional atmosphere. Primarily a conversation pub, traditional pub games and an antique piano offer alternative entertainment. "A pub dedicated to those who make drinking a pleasure; who achieve contentedness long before capacity; and who, whenever they drink, prove able to carry it, enjoy it, and above all maintain a modicum of decorum." In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- Walnut Tree (01245) 360222 Broads Green CM3 1DT
- Ale House
24-26 Viaduct Road
A unique bar in Chelmsford, located under the arches at the railway station. One of the widest ranges of continuously changing beers in Essex, always including dark and stronger beers, eight craft kegs and 12 real ciders. There are also imported lagers on tap and a wide range of bottled beers from around the world. No food but customers are welcome to bring their own or order a takeaway; plates and cutlery can be provided. Quiz on last Sunday of each month and regular beer festivals. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
141 Broomfield Rd
Family friendly pub with a spacious saloon bar featuring glass partitions, wooden panelling and tiled Victorian fire place furnished with sofas, tables and chairs. The Public Bar has a pool table, darts board, various board and card games. New members are welcome to join the pub teams in leagues for pool, darts, dominoes and crib. Sports TV and Sky Sports. The Kids Games Room is stocked with board games and TV. Free Function Room hire. Five chalets at the rear, outside seating areas and car park. Regular live music events, as well as DJ nights including Soul and Ska. Various charity and quiz nights. Full kitchen service due from January 2020 including Sunday roasts.
65 Rainsford Road
A bright and airy pub selling real ales and craft beers to be enjoyed at seats and tables of varying shape, size and height. An imposing timbered building with hedges and flowers at the front, where there is outside seating. Various bays inside mean that sports enthusiasts can watch TV while others enjoy conversation over a drink or a meal. Varied entertainment with league poker every Monday, cash poker on Wednesday, quiz every Sunday, and a Jack the Joker raffle every Friday. CAMRA discount with valid membership card.
- Golden Fleece
84 Duke Street
A lively city centre pub, with a beer garden, which appeals to all ages. Serving 6 real ales, up to 3 ciders and 4 craft beers on draught plus 10 in bottles. Food served all week. 20% discount on real ales to CAMRA members. On Mondays and Tuesdays from 5pm all real ales are Â£2.15 per pint, with free cheese on Tuesday. Quiz every Thursday and cover bands every Friday and Saturday evenings. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- Hop Beer Shop
173 Moulsham Street
Essex's first micropub. Four beers are served by gravity, and always include local breweries as well as interesting beers from around the country, with usually a stout or porter and a golden beer. In addition there are craft kegs, around 100 bottled beers from local and international breweries, and bottled cider, which may be drunk there or purchased to take home. The atmosphere is one of a traditional pub where people can meet and talk. Branch Pub of the Year 2016 and 2017 and Cider Pub of the Year 2018, 2019 and 2020. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- Ivory Peg
7 New London Road
Town-centre pub with a single open-plan area at ground level featuring large windows onto the street, and a good collection of old photographs on the walls of the staircase to the toilets (disabled toilet on ground floor). Excavations prior to its building produced an ivory tuning peg from a mediaeval musical instrument (now in Chelmsford museum). Food is served all day with alcohol available from 9am. As with other Wetherspoon pubs beer festivals are held twice a year with a cider festival in the Summer. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- Moulsham Tap
53/54 Moulsham Street
This "Craft Beer & Artisan Gin" micro-pub is a converted shop with tables and seating in a large front room, leading to a smaller area with the bar. The pub serves 12 changing keykeg beers and 6 real ciders. There is also a selection of over 50 gins, 30 vodkas and many other spirits. Food is not currently available although you are welcome to bring your own. Children allowed till 6pm.
- Orange Tree
6 Lower Anchor Street
The Orange Tree is one of the best real ale pubs in Chelmsford and was voted branch Pub of the Year in 2014, 2015 and is Pub of the Year for 2020. A place for conversation and meeting friends. A refurbishment in 2015 has made the separate public and saloon bars both much larger. A great range of beers is served, always something dark. All Day Breakfast is served on Saturday and Sunday from 10am. Lunchtime food is served, including Sunday roasts, with a steak and curry night on Thursday evening. Quiz on Tuesdays. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- Railway Tavern
63 Duke Street
A tardis-like corner pub right outside Chelmsford station, more visible now due to nearby development. Not surprisingly a railway theme dominates. Refurbished in February 2017, a long narrow pub with banks of handpumps at opposite ends of the central bar counter. There is even a small enclosed garden where you can listen to the station announcements and marvel at the ever changing mural. May stay open later on Sundays in the summer. This traditional pub also sells craft beers and over 50 different gins. CME branch POTY 2018.
- Star & Garter
159 Moulsham Street
Open-plan L-shaped pub with exposed beams. Prints of various old posters and photos. TVs in the public bar and above the open fire in the lounge area. Pool table at one end. Beer Garden at rear. Live Music every Saturday evening and last Friday of the month. Happy hours Monday - Friday 5-8pm, beers ï¿½3 pint. 10% student discount with NUS card. Open mic. Sundays 3-7pm.
- Ale House ku.oc.liamtoh@drofsmlehcesuohelaeht(01245) 260535 24-26 Viaduct Road Chelmsford CM1 1TS
- Chignal Smealey
- Pig & Whistle
This 16th Century beamed restaurant is a Trip Advisor top ten restaurant with three rooms, a snug, sun terrace and garden providing lunch light bites, evening candlelit a la carte menu and a four meat Sunday carvery with vegetarian option. Also opens on Bank Holiday Mondays.
- Pig & Whistle ku.drofsmlehceltsihwdnagip@ofni(01245) 443186 Chignal Road Chignal Smealey CM1 4SZ
- Fuller Street
- Square & Compasses
17th century free house known locally as the Stokehole. Set in attractive countryside and handy for the Essex Way long distance footpath this is a small well looked after country pub. There are exposed beams throughout with two wood-burning stoves in inglenook fireplaces. Old local woodworking tools adorn the taproom bar. Up to three real ales and local Berties cider are served. Fresh locally sourced home-cooked food is available daily including game from the surrounding estates (no food Sunday evenings). In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- Square & Compasses ku.oc.sessapmocdnaerauqseht@ofni(01245) 361477 Fuller Street CM3 2BB
Grade II-listed building recently refurbished with the cellar and kitchen also updated. The L-shaped bar has a mainly wooden floor with seating at the bar and at tables and in alcoves. There is a separate pool room. Freshly prepared home-cooked food is served with a seniors' lunch club on Thursday. Children eat free for the Sunday roast. Quiz evenings are held every Thursday, with karaoke on Fridays and singers/groups on Saturdays. Voted most improved pub 2017 by the local branch. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- Eagle moc.liamg@7102doowyellagelgaeeht(01245) 269361 Stock Road Galleywood CM2 8PS
- Great Baddow
- White Horse
78 High Street
17th Century coaching inn with exposed beams. 2 large rooms on 2 levels with seating for 230 people. Pub food served all day to 10 pm. 2 disabled car park spaces and disabled toilet on the ground floor. Ember Inns produces Love of Ale which is a mini Beer Festival for one week per season consisting of four to five different ales. Quiz nights Wednesday and Sundays. On Monday all ales are Â£2.49 a pint.
- White Horse (01245) 476209 78 High Street Great Baddow CM2 7HH
- Little Baddow
Grade II listed traditional village pub with two bars, one with pool table and TV, the other a small drinking area. Many beams and brasses. Nautical theme as the pub name originates from Admiral Rodney and subsequently several Royal Navy ships. Lovely Garden. Usually stays open later on Sundays in summer, but may close earlier in Winter if quiet. Beer festival in August.
- Rodney moc.sdrawetsrab@yendoreht(01245) 222385 North Hill Little Baddow CM3 4TQ
- Little Waltham
- White Hart
107 The Street
This village pub has been revived as a very popular gastropub which still welcomes those who just want a drink. Grade II listed, the outside has been attractively refurbished while a complete renovation has produced a modern, light and airy interior. Two areas are reserved for those having meals but the bar area is not. Five handpumps normally supply four beers and one cider. The beers change regularly with at least one local ale. Meals start at 9am with breakfast, and include dairy-free and gluten-free options. Two for one food deals on Monday (roasts), Tuesday (fish) and Wednesday (burgers). Occasional music, quiz and themed nights on Thursdays. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- White Hart moc.kooltuo@xessetrahetihw(01245) 360205 107 The Street Little Waltham CM3 3NY
- Littley Green
Essex Pub of the Year 2012 and 2013 and East Anglian Pub of the Year 2012. Formerly Ridley's Brewery tap this is a picturesque Victorian country pub in a quiet hamlet. A wood-panelled bar has benches around the walls and a tiled floor. Beers are drawn direct from casks in the half-cellar. Branch cider POTY 2017. Renowned filled huffers (giant baps) are available lunchtimes and evenings, plus other traditional dishes. Seats and tables outside and in the large gardens. Five high quality rooms available. Annual Events: Easter Steam Up - Easter Weekend, Hopstock Beer Festival - 3rd weekend in August, Yule Fest - Christmas Week. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- Compasses moc.liamelgoog@neergyelttilsessapmoc(01245) 362308 Littley Green CM3 1BU
- White Notley
- Cross Keys
1 The Street
Traditional beamed pub, Grade II listed, dating from the 1700s. Two wooden floored bars, one small and another medium sized, plus a separate area which is used as restaurant or occasional function room. Some interesting historical artworks and photos on the walls with an intriguing comic history of the village on a frieze in the back corridor. Tastefully refurbished inside and out in 2016. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- Cross Keys moc.liamg@nwsyekssorC(01376) 583297 1 The Street White Notley CM8 1RQ
- Sir Evelyn Wood
56 Widford Road
Pub named after the British Army Field Marshall who won the VC in 1858 during the Indian Mutiny. Two connected bars and games room in traditional pub including bench window seats, covered patio area and largish garden. Extraordinary collection of salt and pepper pots on display on shelves and in cabinets. Pin table, pool table and darts board in games room. Selection of second-hand books on sale for charity. Occasional live music.
- Sir Evelyn Wood (01245) 269239 56 Widford Road Widford CM2 8SY
- Battesford Court
100-102 Newland Street
Large Wetherspoon conversion of a former hotel of the same name. The 16th Century building was previously the courthouse of the manor of Battesford. It has distinct areas with wood panelling and oak beams. There is a family area. Up to five regional beers are served including something local, usually from Bishop Nick or Wibblers, plus up to two ciders and perries, usually from Westons and Gwynt Y Ddraig. The standard Wetherspoon food offering is available. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- White Hart Hotel
Situated on the main street, this is a large, many-roomed, busy, hotel. Up to 14 beers are served, of which 4 are regulars from the GK range and 8 are guests, including 2 from local breweries. 8 beers are served on gravity in a separate cask ale bar with a temperature-controlled cabinet behind the bar. Note the self-tilting stillage. Three beer festivals are held annually, to coincide with St George's day, the Witham Puppet Festival in September, and near Christmas. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- Battesford Court (01376) 504080 100-102 Newland Street Witham CM8 1AH