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Local Pub Map

  • Bicknacre
    • Brewer's Arms Telephone(01245) 224061 Main Road Bicknacre CM3 4HD

      Friendly, large. traditional spacious family-run free house with restaurant and bar areas. Log fires add to the traditional atmosphere. Serves Greene King beers plus Priory Ale specially brewed for the pub, which remains a closely guarded secret by the landlord. Wholesome selection of hot and cold food with daily specials on the board. Outside seating area and garden.

    • White Swan Telephone(01245) 222826 Main Road Bicknacre CM3 4EX

      The oldest part of pub is over 100 years old and has been extended and modernised, but has a traditional feel and look. It has a large bar area with ample seating. Fruit and quiz machines plus dart board. Large car park. Hot food is available every day except Monday. The menu is small but varied, the food is substantial and reasonably priced. Sunday lunch available 12-4. There is a Chinese restaurant/take away attached to the pub. Live band most Saturday evenings, quiz night every Thursday, open mic. night every other week and Jam Night first Tuesday of the month. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.

  • Bishops Green
  • Black Notley
    • Green Dragon Telephone(01245) 361030 London Road Black Notley CM77 8QN

      Originally a small 17th century two-room village pub, now extended but retaining some original features, notably a lot of exposed beams and a converted hayloft. Drinkers are welcome but the all day food offering makes this also a popular venue for eating. Sadly the original green dragon has retired to a new home but the large garden remains.

    • Vine Inn Telephone(01376) 324269 105 The Street Black Notley CM77 8LL

      16th century open-plan free house with a central bar, large area to the left and restaurant area to the right. The bar end has a real fire. There is also a small enclosed patio at the back. Home cooked food. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.

  • Blackmore
    • Blackmore Sports & Social Club Telephone(01277) 821091 Nine Ashes Road Blackmore CM4 0QW

      Awaiting survey. Closing times not known so please check. Over 65s can become members for free!

    • Leather Bottle Telephone(01277) 821891 The Green Blackmore CM4 0RL

      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.

    • Prince Albert Telephone(01277) 821705 The Green Blackmore CM4 0RT

      Cosy traditional beamed pub on the edge of the village green. Log fire in the winter and a picturesque courtyard garden for the summer. Very friendly staff. There is a full menu with fresh fish a speciality on Fridays and a classic Sunday roast. Various live events are advertised on their website.

  • Bocking
    • Angel Telephone(01376) 343839 36 Bradford Street Bocking CM7 9AT

      Traditional pub on historic Bradford Street. Now a single bar with a separate small restaurant at the rear. Pool, darts, sports TV. A locals' pub.

    • O'Grady's Telephone(01376) 325533 94 Panfied Lane Bocking CM7 5RL

      Very much a community pub with a pool table and darts area at one end of the bar and an open function area at the other which is very occasionally used for live music. Sometimes open till 1am at weekends.

    • Retreat Telephone(01376) 554923 42 Church Street Bocking CM7 5JY

      A family run pub with a friendly atmosphere. 2 main bars, the larger with a stage area where there is regular live music. The pub serves traditional roast meals on Sundays, for which you must book.

  • Boreham
    • Grange Telephone(01245) 398495 Main Road Boreham CM3 3HJ

      Chef & Brewer Pub adjacent to the Boreham Premier Inn just off the A12. Large open bar with comfortable seating in a mock Tudor style. Meals served daily.

    • Lion Inn Telephone(01245) 394900 Main Road Boreham CM3 3JA

      A large modern bistro pub offering an excellent range of food served at lunchtime and evening. Long L-shaped bar with stools and armchair and sofa seating area for drinkers. Open plan dining with a function room, conservatory and accommodation in the Hotel. BBQs in summer and monthly comedy nights. Outside courtyard area. Serving Chelmsford Brew Co. Blue Shack Bitter & Blue Shack Pale Ale as regular beers. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.

    • Queen's Head Telephone(01245) 467298 Church Road Boreham CM3 3EG

      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 and Branch Pub of the Year 2022.

    • Six Bells Telephone(01245) 467232 Main Road Boreham CM3 3JE

      The Six Bells has been a Greene King pub since 1905. Winner of the Chelmsford & Mid Essex CAMRA Best Local Family Pub award in 2012. Traditional pub seating/dining area, separate more formal dining area and a large beer garden.

  • Bradwell
    • Caesar's at Dolphin Telephone(01376) 321143 Coggeshall Road Bradwell CM77 8EU

      Traditional beamed pub, elevated above A120, with 2 carpeted bars and 1 function room for up to 40 guests. More an eating than a drinking establishment. Food served all day. Greene King beers served on gravity. Small front beer garden and larger beer garden behind. Annual beer festivals.

  • Braintree
    • Boar's Head Telephone(01376) 340051 85 High Street Braintree CM7 1JS

      Situated at the southern end of the High Street, the pub has a brick and whitewashed exterior. The central bar serves both the entrance area and an elevated area at the back. There is a small beer garden and car park at the rear of the pub. Food is served most of the day. Many events take place in the pub in the evenings including Karaoke and Jam sessions with live bands at weekends.

    • Braintree & Bocking Constitutional Club Telephone(01376) 323302 The Great House, Great Square Braintree CM7 1TY
    • Bull Telephone(01376) 320551 Market Place Braintree CM7 3HJ

      This traditional 16th century pub with original low beams is on the square in Braintree Town centre. A narrow entrance leads to a cavernous interior with many spaces around the central bar. Food is served all day and there are several TV screens showing sports events. There's a beer garden for those sunny days and a real fire inside when it gets chilly. One area features a pool table. Friday and Saturday are "club nights" with a resident DJ. Close to bus station.

    • Eagle Telephone(01376) 741272 192 Coggeshall Road Braintree CM7 9ER

      A friendly community pub with two rooms, a public bar with TV and dartboards, leading to the garden, and a quiet and comfortable saloon bar. Up to 3 changing guest beers. Good value food available all day. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.

    • Fowlers Farm Telephone(01376) 551560 Cressing Road Braintree CM77 8DJ

      Originally a farmhouse, dating from the 16th century, this Vintage Inn is primarily a restaurant but also caters for those just drinking. Food served all day. In addition to the comfortable interior, there is a patio area outside with dining tables and a garden that is more like a small park with pub benches and tables under the trees.

    • King William IV Telephone(01376) 567755 114 London Road Braintree CM77 7PU

      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 are available in the pub. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.

    • Mulberry Tree Telephone(01376) 340690 Braintree By-Pass Braintree CM77 8GG

      This spacious, modern Brewers Fayre establishment is more a restaurant than a pub, geared to the family. Baby changing room and numerous high-chairs available. Outside playground for kids up to 12 years, inside play area for the smaller visitor. Half of the inside is for drinking, the other half a restaurant area. Breakfast served 6:30-10:00 Mon-Fri , 7-11 Sat-Sun.

    • Nag's Head Telephone(01376) 328796 8 Market Place Braintree CM7 3HG

      This fine old 3 storey brick pub sits on the Market Place . This interior is very modern, light and airy. The L shaped bar has 2 hand pumps. The rear searing area is elevated. Seating ranges from bar stools and wooden chairs to leather armchairs.

    • Orange Tree Telephone(01376) 344013 Cressing Road Braintree CM7 3PH

      Modern, spacious pub, serving food from 12 to 9pm. Pool table, darts board, fruit machines and large screen TV. Frequent events, including quizzes, comedy evenings, live music and discos.

    • Picture Palace Telephone(01376) 550255 Fairfield Road Braintree CM7 3HA

      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.

    • Pub Telephone(01376) 618033 East Street Braintree CM7 3JJ

      Open plan sports-orientated pub with spacious seating areas and nightclub/function room at rear. Front area with picnic tables. Has a strict over 25 years only rule.

    • Swiss Bell Telephone(01376) 322078 Mountbatten Road Braintree CM7 9UL
    • White Hart Hotel Telephone(01376) 321401 Bocking End Braintree CM7 9AB

      Dating from the 16th century, the White Hart Hotel was originally a coaching inn. The main entrance is off Bocking End and is part of the original timber-framed construction. Round at the back is a very contrasting modern extension. Inside there are two bars dispensing beers from the Greene King range. There are several rooms and a separate restaurant and an outside drinking area in the courtyard.

  • Broads Green
    • Walnut Tree Telephone(01245) 360222 Broads Green CM3 1DT

      This red brick Victorian pub overlooking the green, is a CAMRA recognised pub interior of outstanding historic interest, which was a dairy. 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.

  • Broomfield
    • Angel Telephone(01245) 444917 160 Main Road Broomfield CM1 7AH

      A grade II listed building with parts dating back to the 15th Century. Recently refurbished substantial family friendly bar with many nooks and crannies most of which contain tables. Large garden with many outside tables. 3 real fires. Typical Vintage Inn brand menus.

    • Kings Arms Telephone(01245) 699587 295 Main Road Broomfield CM1 7AU

      Grade II listed, beamed pub which was refurbished in 2017. "C" shaped bar with games area one side.

  • Chatham Green
    • Windmill Telephone(01245) 910910 Chatham Green CM3 3LE

      Situated in the small hamlet of Chatham Green, The Windmill is a beautiful, real drinking pub, combining outstanding food with a selection of real ales, cocktails and an extensive wine list.

  • Chelmsford
    • Ale House Telephone(01245) 260535 24-26 Viaduct Road Chelmsford CM1 1TS

      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.

    • Anchor Telephone(01245) 250865 151 Moulsham Street Chelmsford CM2 0LD

      A traditional drinking pub with a U-shaped bar, timbered posts and beams. Open till late but may close before 2 am if no customers. Active darts and pool teams. Quiz every Sunday. Occasional karaoke. Many fund-raising events for charity especially Help the Heroes and the British Legion Poppy fund.

    • Bay Horse Telephone(01245) 251371 189 Moulsham Street Chelmsford CM2 0LG

      An attractive 17th century building, white with black beams, but a much-modernised interior. Up the small flight of stairs a small bar can be found with a hand pump and some craft beer taps. Live music Friday nights and other occasions. No food, but you are welcome to order a takeaway to eat here while drinking.

    • Black Bull Telephone(01245) 355922 244 Rainsford Road Chelmsford CM1 2PN

      Large recently refurbished pub with open-plan bar, and restaurant area at the back. It has a large beer garden with ample seating and a lot of children's outdoor games including a climbing frame. All dogs are welcome - there is a dog station in the garden. Two pool tables and a dart board available all day long (pool tables free on Tuesdays). Most main meals half price on Thursday. Kids' parties at Easter, Halloween and Christmas. Bingo every other Friday, Jazz Jam Sundays approx every 2 months, Open Mic or live music usually monthly on Saturdays - check Facebook for exact dates.

    • Black Horse Telephone(01245) 492954 165 Moulsham Street Chelmsford CM2 0LD

      Single room, traditional pub, recently refurbished (2018). Regular live music plus karaoke every Friday, and BT Sport is shown. Lunchtime menu in the week plus a burger bar in the garden when weather permits. There is a pool table and mens' and womens' darts teams.

    • Clay Pigeon Telephone(01245) 358971 26 Robin Way Chelmsford CM2 8AS

      Recently refurbished friendly family-run estate pub. Separate restaurant area serving American bistro style food.

    • Cosy Club Chelmsford Telephone(01245) 698781 24 Springfield Rd Chelmsford CM2 6JX
    • County Hotel Telephone(01245) 455700 Rainsford Road Chelmsford CM1 2PZ

      Upmarket lounge bar of one of Chelmsford's leading hotels, open to non-residents. Peace and quiet with top quality food available.

    • Cricketers Telephone(01245) 268211 143 Moulsham Street Chelmsford CM2 0JT

      Traditional Victorian corner Pub with two bars, a front bar with a games room off of it and a quieter back bar ideal for relaxing which is also available for private functions and club meetings. At least 5 cask ales are always available and food is on offer 7 days a week including Sunday roasts, a full pub classics menu and up to six home-made pies to choose from. Pie & pint deals on Thursday. Outdoor patio area and seating in front of the pub. There is a popular quiz night every Wednesday and a monthly soul night on the third Saturday of the month. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.

    • Eagle & Hind Telephone(01245) 257724 Gloucester Avenue Chelmsford CM2 9LG

      An open plan community pub with an approximately L shaped bar. Pub games and machines at one end. Greene King brew the regular house beer Eagle and Hind. A busy local sports pub with a quiz night every Thursday, live music on first Saturday and karaoke on last Saturday of the month. A franchised Greene King Meet and Eat pub BUT Greene King vouchers are not accepted.

    • Flyer Telephone(01245) 441242 Dickens Place Chelmsford CM1 4UU

      Hungry Horse food-oriented estate pub, with family friendly dining area with booth seating and small TVs. L shaped bar with an over 18s area containing darts, pool and sports TV.

      10% Discount on Real Ale for CAMRA members

    • Fox & Hounds Telephone(01245) 355864 Wood Street Chelmsford CM2 9BQ

      Traditional friendly family run pub with two separate bars. Pool and darts in the public bar. Large garden, lunchtime food.

      A local ale is offered, no regular beer.

    • Fox & Raven Telephone(01245) 267364 Barnes Mill Road Chelmsford CM2 6NL

      Large food pub, part of the Vintage Inn group near Chelmer Village Retail Park. Rustic interior. Family restaurant plus a small bar area with an open fire. Four ale pumps and one cider pump.

    • Garrison Telephone(01245) 262368 High Street Chelmsford CM1 1BE


      Now re-opened as The Garrison, a "Peaky Blinders" themed bar.

      More information to follow when surveyed.

    • Globe Telephone(01245) 350232 65 Rainsford Road Chelmsford CM1 2QJ

      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 Telephone(01245) 256752 84 Duke Street Chelmsford CM1 1JP

      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 £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 Telephone(01245) 353570 173 Moulsham Street Chelmsford CM2 0LD

      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.

    • Hopsters 47a Moulsham Street Chelmsford CM2 0HY

      Principally a bottle shop, however there is a small amount of seating available and 2 keykeg beers available to supplement the bottles and cans.

    • Ivory Peg Telephone(01245) 253130 7 New London Road Chelmsford CM2 0NA

      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 Inn Telephone(01245) 348310 6 Waterson Vale Chelmsford CM2 9PB

      Offers a wide range of dishes served all day, seven days a week.

    • Moulsham Tap Telephone(01245) 354300 53/54 Moulsham Street Chelmsford CM2 0JA

      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.

    • Nag's Head Telephone(01245) 355016 22 Baddow Road Chelmsford CM2 0DG

      300 years old small one room pub with a small patio to the rear. No food.

      ** Update 9th December ** This pub has now reopened.

    • O'Connors Telephone(01245) 600037 7 Hall St Chelmsford CM2 0HG

      Friendly lively Irish pub.

    • Oddfellows Arms Smokehouse Telephone(01245) 490514 195 Springfield Road Chelmsford CM2 6JP

      A pub with a modern wood interior but maintaining the feel of a local. There is a large U-shaped bar area with a back room containing a pool table leading out to the attractive decked garden/smoking area. Beer festivals are held annually. Extensive home-made food is served lunchtimes and evenings weekdays, and all day at weekends up to 9pm with 2 for 1 food offers Monday-Wednesday. New BBQ real wood smoker serving brisket, ribs and pulled pork (also available for home delivery). There is monthly live music and poker nights are held every Tuesday and Thursday. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.

    • Orange Tree Telephone(01245) 262664 6 Lower Anchor Street Chelmsford CM2 0AS

      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. Quiz on Tuesdays. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.

    • Original Plough Telephone(01245) 250145 28 Duke Street Chelmsford CM1 1HY

      Newly refurbished and conveniently located close to both railway and bus stations this pub is now one of Mitchell's and Butler's Oak Tree brand. Six handpulls are available to serve beers. An open-plan pub with several distinct areas. Disabled toilets on ground floor. Good value pub food is available all day, starting with breakfast. Large screens show news and sporting events. Historical local prints throughout pub. Monday-Thursday 20% student discount (with card) on selected food/drink. Various other meal and drink deals.

    • Queen's Head Telephone(01245) 265181 30 Lower Anchor Street Chelmsford CM2 0AS

      Crouch Vale Brewery's first pub in the city, the Queen's Head, sells three of its beers permanently, with four guests which may include a Crouch Vale seasonal and always include a dark beer. The Victorian L-shaped pub has bare board flooring and comfortable bench seating. Two fires make it cosy in winter. This popular local can be busy when there is a match at the nearby county cricket ground. Bar snacks only. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.

    • Railway Tavern Telephone(01245) 280679 63 Duke Street Chelmsford CM1 1LW

      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.

    • Red Beret Telephone(01245) 901940 2 Melbourne Road Chelmsford CM1 2DX

      Old style pub with traditional seats and tables situated at the heart of a large housing estate. 2 bars. Close to a large public park and the nearest pub to Chelmsford City F.C. football ground. Small garden area. Recently refurbished and awaiting resurvey. 20p/pint off real ale every Monday.

    • Rising Sun Telephone(01245) 290222 232 New London Road Chelmsford CM2 9AE

      Greatly refurbished inside and out after decades of neglect and decline, this pub is opposite Oaklands Park and near the Wood Street Roundabout. The interior consists of one room around a central bar, and is decorated with alternate smooth white areas and bare brick and a great deal of sun imagery. Pleasant garden to the rear.

    • Riverside Inn Telephone(01245) 266881 Victoria Rd Chelmsford CM2 6LJ

      The old Springfield Mill converted to a pub with 6 hotel rooms. In a wonderful position on the riverside with a large courtyard garden surrounded by water. Large bar area serving classic pub food. Function room available the old mill wheel is still on display inside and there are many beams and alcoves with parts of the pub dating from the 17th century. Board games available. Public car park close by.

    • Royal Steamer Telephone(01245) 258800 1 Townfield Street Chelmsford CM1 1QJ

      A small wedge-shaped traditional pub in a residential area behind the railway station. Its name is believed to be unique in the UK. Two street doors lead to an opened-up pub (ostensibly public and saloon bars) currently with 2 bar counters each with 3 handpumps. Small secluded courtyard garden at rear. Games-oriented pub with darts, many board games, a golf society, large screen TV.

    • Ship Telephone(01245) 265961 18 Broomfield Road Chelmsford CM1 1SW

      Traditional medium-sized pub with a comfortable interior and some outside seating in front. The decor is very nautical with dark brown panelling, portholes, masts, rope, rigging and other maritime artefacts. The pub has been run since 1970 by three generations of the same family. Close to rail and bus stations with a public car park at the rear. A wide range of food is offered with daily specials. There is a juke box but no live music on a regular basis. Sport is shown on the TV. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.

    • Star Telephone(01245) 251577 199 Baddow Road Chelmsford CM2 7PZ

      A small traditional one-room pub. No food.

    • Star & Garter Telephone(01245) 600009 159 Moulsham Street Chelmsford CM2 0LD

      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 Friday and Saturday nights and Jam sessions 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month.

    • Two Brewers Telephone(01245) 269055 80-84 Springfield Road Chelmsford CM2 6JY

      Grade II listed building which has been tastefully refurbished whilst retaining the character of the old raftered/beamed pub. There are 3 rooms with steps between, but only 1 small area is not easily accessible to wheelchairs. The middle room contains the bar and the right hand room is the accessible restaurant. Meals are freshly prepared from Mediterranean-influenced menus, including a pizza menu. Senior citizen meals available till 4 pm. Quiz night every Tuesday. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.

    • United Brethren Telephone(01245) 492273 New Writtle Street Chelmsford CM2 0LF

      Spacious pub with large garden, just off one of Chelmsford's main shopping streets. Extensively refurbed in summer 2021, now featuring beers from Chelmsford Brewing Company. Frequent live music, especially blues and rock.

    • Wheatsheaf Telephone(01245) 354342 28 New Street Chelmsford CM1 1NT

      A Sports pub with four pool tables and an L-shaped bar. Mainly home cooking. Meals on Sunday 12 to 5pm in winter. Quiz night every Thursday.

    • Woolpack Telephone(01245) 633344 23 Mildmay Road Chelmsford CM2 0DN

      It is an easy walk from the town centre to this award-winning friendly, Victorian local. There are three rooms with a lounge area overlooking the large garden. Darts and a pool table are in a smaller room.

  • Chignal Smealey
    • Pig & Whistle Telephone(01245) 443186 Chignal Road Chignal Smealey CM1 4SZ

      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.

  • Danbury
    • Bakers Arms Telephone(01245) 227300 7 Maldon Road Danbury CM3 4QH

      200 year old pub with a warm welcome. Parts of the current building date from the 1820s and there is a history of the site from 1799 displayed in the pub. 2 bar areas 1 with a comfy sofa area, the other a restaurant area which can be hired free for meetings or events. The pub is renowned for its fish and chips and create your own pizza, both eat in and take away. Pub holds a beer festival at the end of May. Poker nights every Wednesday and bonus ball competition each week. Changing beer is often a local one. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.

    • Bell Telephone(01245) 222028 128 Main Rd Danbury CM3 4DT
    • Cricketers Arms Telephone(01245) 222022 Penny Royal Road Danbury CM3 4ED

      Building is 400 years old and has been a pub for about 200 years. Quite modern refurbishment with a public bar, main bar, lounge and dining room. Holds a beer festival each year in July. An Arts and Craft centre is attached to the pub. Close to National Trust - Danbury Common, Danbury Park and Lakes. Towels and Bar Snacks for Dogs. Monthly Quiz nights. Popular with ramblers/cyclists. Magic Circle on a Tuesday, Beer Festival in August.

    • Griffin Telephone(01245) 699024 64 Main Road Danbury CM3 4DH

      Thoroughly modernised traditional building on the main road through Danbury. Geared up for dining but has a small bar for drinking as well as a pleasant beer garden.

  • East Hanningfield
    • Folly Bistro Telephone(01245) 400315 The Tye East Hanningfield CM3 8AA

      This establishment has recently changed name and style - for all other details see their website.

  • Felsted
    • Chequers Telephone(01371) 820226 Braintree Road Felsted CM6 3DL

      Re-opened April 2022 with new landlord. A single bar serves drinkers in two connected areas, one with dartboard, pool table and fruit machine. A separate room will be used for meals which are expected to be available from mid-May. Outside seating in front of the pub and on a decked area at the rear overlooking the public-school playing fields.

    • Swan Inn Telephone(01371) 820245 Station Road Felsted CM6 3DG

      A large building, rebuilt in 1925, occupying a corner position in the centre of the village. You enter through a comfortable bar area. The next room has tables and chairs where you may drink and eat if you wish, and then a further area for diners only. There is a varied menu. Surprisingly there is a pleasant garden area, and accommodation is also available. The guest beers change regularly and include non-GK beers.

  • Fuller Street
    • Square & Compasses Telephone(01245) 361477 Fuller Street CM3 2BB

      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.

  • Galleywood
    • Ego at Running Mare Telephone(01245) 260829 Running Mare Lane Galleywood CM2 8PW

      In a beautifully restored 18th century pub, only a few miles from Chelmsford city centre, Ego at Running Mare is a must visit for its Mediterranean food, family friendly dining, local cask ales, cocktails and Sunday roasts.

    • Galleywood & District Social Club Telephone(01245) 287260 The Street Galleywood CM2 8QL

      Traditional CIU-affiliated members' club. four well-kept real ales on offer. As befits a members' club the beer prices are excellent. The club has a snooker table and live music events.

    • Horse & Groom Telephone(01245) 261653 The Common Galleywood CM2 8PL

      Traditional pub, tucked away on Galleywood Common overlooking the old racecourse, ideal for walkers, with two bars with home cooked meals. One quiet bar and one with TV. Many photos of Old Chelmsford on walls, in particular of the old racecourse; also, a 1908 map of Essex. Various car and biker clubs meet at the pub, often with outside BBQs available. Holds a winter beer festival and there is occasional live music. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.

    • White Bear Telephone(01245) 353034 Watchhouse Road Galleywood CM2 8NH

      Pub is a traditional family-friendly one. The building is over 100 years old including many beams and lots of comfortable wall and corner seats. Pub games (pool and darts) available.

  • Great Baddow
    • Blue Lion Telephone(01245) 474793 Tabors Hill Great Baddow CM2 7BT

      A pub has stood on this site since the 16th century; some of the original structure remains, but most of the current building is Georgian. Interior opened up into a single room in 2021. Fresh gastro food is served Tuesday to Sunday lunchtimes. Large garden at the back of the pub with plenty of seating and tables. Occasional quiz nights. Live band quarterly.

    • Chelmsford Brew Co Taproom Telephone(01245) 476267 Brewery Fields, Church Street Great Baddow CM2 7LE

      Located on a small industrial estate in the Great Baddow area of the city. Tap room is part of the brewery just behind the brewery shop. With comfortable seating and several benches to relax in. The seating layout lends itself to good conversation and a pleasant atmosphere. Selection of their own beers always available and the occasional guest beer in cask.

    • Great Baddow Barn Telephone(01245) 473738 Galleywood Road Great Baddow CM2 8NB

      Grade II listed barn converted to a pub, recently renovated and re-opened under new ownership. Building mainly timber. Large premises with 2 restaurant areas, one mainly adult, the other for families. 2 play areas, an indoor "Wacky Corner" for children under 1.3 m tall and an outdoor one for older children. 10% discount on real ales for CAMRA members.

    • White Horse Telephone(01245) 476209 78 High Street Great Baddow CM2 7HH

      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 £2.49 a pint.

  • Great Leighs
    • Castle Telephone(01245) 362630 Main Road Great Leighs CM3 1NE

      An old building, completely modernised, with wooden floors throughout. Enter via an outside raised seating area (uncovered). Most people eat here but if you just want a drink walk to the back of the room where there is a bar with tables. As well as those listed there is a regular house beer - Golden Crust, brewed by Brentwood. Food is served all day (cold food only between 3 and 6pm).

    • Dog & Partridge Telephone(01245) 361331 191 Main Road Great Leighs CM3 1NR

      Traditional village pub with doors leading from a central ante-room to the public bar on the right and a saloon on the left. The latter has been extended by the addition of a conservatory. There is also a garden and families are welcome. Most traffic now uses the bypass so it's also pleasant to sit outside in the front.

  • Great Notley
    • Astronomer Telephone(01376) 325921 Avenue East, Skyline 120 Great Notley CM77 7AH

      A new-build pub, opened 2013. Within the large open-plan interior there is an area for over 18s only, and another with access to a garden with children's play equipment. Most people come for the food but you are welcome to just have a drink and there is a quiz every Tuesday.

    • Prince Louis Telephone(01376) 328777 Notley Green Great Notley CM77 7US

      A large building informally divided into spacious but non-exclusive areas for drinkers, those having meals, families, even a function area, all with modern decor and comfortable seating. A "Chicken & Grill" pub.

  • Great Waltham
    • Beehive Telephone(01245) 363897 Barrack Lane Great Waltham CM3 1ES

      A relatively modern pub on a corner in the centre of the village opposite the church, with tables outside. It has 2 rooms, the Village bar is a traditional bar, and the Lounge bar is mostly set as a restaurant. Home cooking with fish and chip specials on Friday. Occasional quiz nights and other entertainment. New tenant July 2016 - please check details are still correct until pub is resurveyed.

    • Rose & Crown Telephone(01245) 360359 Minnows End, Chelmsford Road Great Waltham CM3 1AG

      A rural pub with a traditional bar, a separate snug seating 10 people and a small function room "The Office" and a 22 seater restaurant serving home cooking from mainly local produce. 10% discount on food for NHS workers with NHS ID. Patio area and new outside decking area. Jazz nights on the last Wednesday of each month and open mic night on the 3rd Monday of each month. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.

  • Hatfield Peverel
    • Cross Keys Telephone(01245) 633339 The Green Hatfield Peverel CM3 2JQ

      A traditional, open-plan country drinking pub where you will receive a friendly welcome whether you are 20 or 90. The attached garden with plenty of seating available. Home cooking. Free pool every Thursday (all day). Quiz every Sunday lunchtime. Occasional karaoke. Open on bank holiday Monday's noon to 10 pm. About a 20-minute walk from Hatfield Peverel station. Parking is also available.

    • Duke of Wellington Telephone(01245) 380246 The Street Hatfield Peverel CM3 2EA

      A traditional olde worlde country pub with a large conservatory/restaurant in the same style. Basically open plan with many nooks and crannies. Trading as an Old English Inn and serves a varied menu of home-cooked food. Many events/offers: Tuesday night quiz, Wednesday Spice Night, Fish Friday, Sizzling Saturday. Very large garden area.

    • Swan Inn Telephone(01245) 380238 The Street Hatfield Peverel CM3 2DW

      Traditional old country pub, formerly a coaching inn retaining many features including oak beams. Live music every Thursday and Friday and occasionally at other times. Occasional quizzes and karaoke. Open for breakfast on Saturdays from 9 till noon.

    • Wheatsheaf Telephone(01245) 380330 The Green Hatfield Peverel CM3 2JF

      Traditional country pub with one bar and a restaurant serving locally-sourced, home-cooked food. Caravan Club site adjacent to pub (booking necessary). Open till 10.30 pm on Sundays in summer. About a 20 minute walk from Hatfield Peverel station. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.

    • William B Telephone(01245) 380082 The Street Hatfield Peverel CM3 2ET
  • Highwood
    • Fox & Goose Telephone(01245) 248245 Wyses Road Highwood CM1 3SN

      Refurbished coaching inn on A414. Some parts retain their rustic character including oak beams but the restaurant area has more modern decor with high backed leather chairs. There is a small bar area but most of the building is set for dining. Home-cooked locally-sourced food. An integral part of the provision of food and drink is the attached Bakehouse� serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea 8.00am-4.00pm.

  • Howe Street
    • Galvin Green Man Telephone(01245) 408820 Main Road Howe Street CM3 1BG

      The Green Man, one of the oldest pubs in Essex, was completely refurbished by the Galvin Brothers carefully keeping its traditional feel with cosy sofas and tables for enjoying a drink or food from the up market restaurant. A bar snack menu is also available when the restaurant is not open. The new modern restaurant extension looks out onto a large garden with benches and outside bar, BBQ and countryside views over the river Chelmer. Private dining rooms available, occasional live music, Quiz night last Wednesday of the month and movie nights 2nd Monday of the month. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide. CAMRA discount 15% off real ale, Waltham Parish 20% discount, NHS 20% off food. Dogs welcome in the pub terrace and garden, but not the restaurant.

  • Ingatestone
    • Bell Telephone(01277) 353314 55 High St Ingatestone CM4 0AT

      A lovely 500-year old grade II listed village pub, originally a coaching inn, situated in picturesque Ingatestone and easily accessible from the M25 and A12. The interior glows with tradition with its heavy oak beams and three original fireplaces, and outside is a beautifully kept large garden with a very good children's play area.

    • Ingatestone & Fryerning Community Assocation Telephone(01277) 352064 7 High Street Ingatestone CM4 9ED
    • Star Inn Telephone(01277) 356441 45 High Street Ingatestone CM4 9DU

      Grade II listed pub with a modernised interior and bar and snug areas. A warm relaxed atmosphere. A log fire on chilly days and candle lit tables in the evening. Outside is a courtyard garden with flower borders and beautiful furniture. Lunchtime and evening meals available throughout the week, a la carte Saturday evening, roasts on Sunday. Quiz and curry night first Monday of the month and every Friday is tapas night. Occasional live music. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.

  • Kelvedon
    • Angel Telephone(01376) 573746 St Marys Square Kelvedon CO5 9AN

      A traditional pub with a good range of beers, wine and food and a welcoming atmosphere. The menu includes traditional family favourites along with some continental dishes and specials. Families are catered for with a full children's menu and a play area within a safely enclosed rear garden.

    • Railway Tavern Telephone(01376) 570293 182 High Street Kelvedon CO5 9JD

      Situated on the river Blackwater, this is a one bar pub with a restaurant area to the back and side, serving freshly-cooked food. There is a garden with an attractive terrace on the river, and a covered patio for smokers.

  • Little Baddow
    • General's Arms Telephone(01245) 222069 The Ridge Little Baddow CM3 4SX

      Traditional village country pub, built about 1754. Central bar with two large rooms and a 60 seater restaurant. The pub is named after Major-general William Goodday Strutt who served as governor of Quebec and died at Little Baddow. He was related to the Rayleigh Family who owned most of the land around the Baddow area. Log burner in bar area. Large restaurant area / function room can be hired for free with catering available.

    • Rodney Telephone(01245) 222385 North Hill Little Baddow CM3 4TQ

      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.

  • Little Waltham
    • White Hart Telephone(01245) 360205 107 The Street Little Waltham CM3 3NY

      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.

  • Littley Green
    • Compasses Telephone(01245) 362308 Littley Green CM3 1BU

      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 and 2022. 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.

  • Margaretting
    • Black Bull Telephone(01277) 353141 Main Road Margaretting CM4 9JA

      Mainly eating house with a la carte menu in separate dining room for 50 covers. Large beer garden to rear. Wednesday Pie and Pint night, Friday Fish and Fizz night.

    • Red Lion Telephone(01277) 352184 Main Road Margaretting CM4 0EQ

      Traditional village pub on the old London to Colchester Road. A la carte menu serving approximately 60 covers. Beer garden to rear.

  • Mill Green
    • Cricketers Telephone(01277) 352400 Mill Green Road Mill Green CM4 0RH

      Two room country pub/restaurant with many country walks from the pub. Outdoor seating area at front and large beer garden at rear with summer garden bar. Dog friendly in bar area. Part of bar area can be curtained off for private functions for up to 25 people. Live music every Thursday. Car Club and Shooting Club days.

  • North End
    • Butcher's Arms Telephone(01245) 237449 Dunmow Road North End CM6 3PJ

      A 500 year old pub with a modernised interior. There are three linked rooms. The central bar area is for drinkers while the two side rooms have tables set for eating. The wooden beams have been painted white to complement the modern decor and furniture. Children are welcome inside and there is an outdoor play area for them in the garden. A full food menu is available lunchtime and evening. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.

  • Pleshey
    • Leather Bottle Telephone(01245) 237291 The Street Pleshey CM3 1HG

      Grade II-listed village pub with two rooms. To the right is the older part of the building (single-storied and believed to date back to the 15th century) with tables, chairs and a cushioned bench along one wall. On the left is another room which is part of a later two-storey house. This has the bar, an open fire and more chairs and tables. Crib poker and roulette on Friday evenings. Occasional live music at weekends. Garden with children's play area. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.

  • Radley Green
    • Cuckoo Telephone(01245) 248356 Radley Green CM4 0LT


  • Rettendon Common
    • Bell Telephone(01245) 400616 Main Road Rettendon Common CM3 8DY

      Large traditional pub built in the 18th century with a beamed ceiling supported on brick pillars. There is a single large rectangular room with the bar running along its length. Alcove seating bays are around the perimeter with a brick fireplace at one end. Historical pictures of the locality decorate the walls. Outside at the front of the pub there are plenty of tables with large parasols. Harley Davidson, BAC Phantoms, Southend Motor Cycle Club and a Steam Engine Club meet here regularly. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.

  • Roxwell
    • Chequers Telephone(01245) 248240 The Street Roxwell CM1 4PD

      An olde worlde village pub with many low beams and brassware in a Grade II listed building dating from the early 17th Century. A single bar with some very comfortable seating and a real fire. Pool table in a separate room and a piano. Occasional live music and karaoke. Opening times may vary but pub will open on request. New owners have plans to offer food; at the moment they have a occasional supper nights. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.

    • Hare Telephone(01245) 248788 Bishops Stortford Road Roxwell CM1 4LU

      Traditional country pub which has been transformed into an open plan pub/restaurant. The Brentwood Brewing beers are brewed exclusively for Pie & Pint Inns. The Golden Crust Summer is replaced by Golden Crust Winter as the days shorten! Meals include breakfast 8 - 12 (Cafe Crust), sandwiches 11 - 5, lunch 12 - 3, dinner 5 - 9.30. On Thursdays buy a speciality pie and get your first pint free.

  • Runsell Green
    • Anchor Telephone(01245) 222457 Danbury Runsell Green CM3 4QZ

      An old English country inn dating from the 15th Century with oak beams and brasses. 2 bars and a conservatory overlooking farmland. Pub is surrounded by magnificent flower displays including all around the entrance. Home cooking using mostly local produce – be sure to check the specials board. Has its own Petanque pitch. Morris dancers perform 2-3 times a year. Open and covered outside areas and children's playground.

  • Sandon
    • Crown Inn Telephone(01245) 477164 The Green Sandon CM2 7SH

      The Crown was first recorded as a public house in 1759. A traditional pub and restaurant with many original features and an extensive food menu.

  • Silver End
    • Western Arms Telephone(01376) 583336 Western Road Silver End CM8 3SD

      Recently refurbished, and dating back to at least the early 18th century, this pub has a very large public bar, containing a pool table and dart board. The restaurant is a separate room, serving traditional English pub fare from the Greene King Meet and Eat menu. There is a regular house beer, Western Ale 3.9%, supplied by Greene King, and occasional guest ales. The pub has a large garden with an extensive playground area. There is also a patio with a small covered area for smokers. A monthly quiz night is held, and the pub has a darts team. One notable point of interest is the war memorial to Rivenhall Airfield on the premises.

  • Springfield
    • Chelmer Inn Telephone(01245) 469700 Village Square Springfield CM2 6RF
    • Endeavour Telephone(01245) 257717 351 Springfield Road Springfield CM2 6AW

      Cosy and friendly community pub about fifteen minutes' walk (or direct bus route) from Chelmsford city centre. Three separate rooms, with a quiet area on the left as you enter. Serving home cooked meals Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Hosting mini beer festivals, tap takeovers and regular charity events. Sun trap Garden and dog friendly. Regularly changing selection of cask ales.

    • Gardeners Telephone(01245) 461020 Forsythia Close Springfield CM1 6XW

      Community estate pub. Large open bar area with restaurant seating. Pool table and darts area. Large screen showing sporting events. Quiz on Thursday nights. Charity Bingo last Friday of each month Occasional live music. Seasonal Greene King beers at Christmas and Easter. Local information point. All areas but one are wheelchair accessible.

    • Tulip Telephone(01245) 283219 Church Lane Springfield CM1 7SF

      Large modern pub with 3 rooms. 1 large, wooden floored bar with TVs, fruit machine, 2 pool tables and darts board, second bar is a large carpeted snug, both bars have comfortable settees and armchairs. A third carpeted room acts as dining and drinking area. The pub has disabled toilets and baby changing room. Outside is decking and a covered smoking and drinking area with an adjoining enclosed garden and kids play area.

    • Two Saxons Telephone(01245) 494159 64 Bodmin Road Springfield CM1 6LJ

      Friendly locals' pub. Large open bar with comfortable seating. A second bar has a pool table and darts with high tables and bar stools.

  • Terling
    • Rayleigh Arms Telephone(01245) 23344 1 Owls Hill Terling CM3 2PW

      Built in 1840, this traditional English pub is probably the most prominent building in the small village of Terling and cannot be missed. Its present name reflects the Lord Rayleigh coat of arms above the door. Having been closed for nearly four years, it has been extensively renovated in a modern way, but keeping its original style. There is a large bar area with a separate restaurant and lounge at the back, the restaurant serving good quality English dishes.

  • West Hanningfield
    • Ship Inn Telephone(01277) 840201 Stock Road West Hanningfield CM2 8LB

      A Grade II listed building dating from 1530. Was originally a coaching inn, now a traditional country pub with many beams and a large bay at the front. Locally-sourced home cooking. Charity quiz night every Tuesday.

    • Three Compasses Telephone(01245) 400447 Church Road West Hanningfield CM2 8UQ

      A delightful small country pub dating from 1425 (the landlords from 1758 are listed inside). A timber-framed and plastered Grade II-listed building with many low beams, two bars and bench seats in front of the windows. Ideally situated for country walkers and cyclists with outside seating. A free house with a very experienced landlady (who has been there since 1971; her son is now joint licensee). Home-cooked food available every lunchtime and some evenings. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide. On Sundays in summer is additionally open during the evenings from 7.00 to 10.30

  • White Notley
    • Cross Keys Telephone(01376) 583297 1 The Street White Notley CM8 1RQ

      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.

  • Widford
    • Sir Evelyn Wood Telephone(01245) 269239 56 Widford Road Widford CM2 8SY

      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.

  • Witham
    • Battesford Court Telephone(01376) 504080 100-102 Newland Street Witham CM8 1AH

      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.

    • George Telephone(01376) 741824 36 Newland Street Witham CM8 2AQ

      At the centre of Witham, this large pub has been extensively refurbished in a modern style, but still keeping the old wooden beams. It is mainly a sports bar type pub, showing both Sky and BT Sport. There is a small lounge area, and pool tables are towards the back. Quiz night is Thursday, with live music on Friday night, and a disco on Saturday. The pub also supports both pool and darts. Stays open later on Friday and Saturday. No food at present.

    • Little Elms Telephone(01376) 510483 Dorothy Sayers Drive Witham CM8 2LX

      Conversion of a 400-year-old farmhouse with some modern extensions. The older part is low-ceilinged with original wooden beams. There is a separate dining area and traditional pub food is served. Up to two guest beers from anywhere in the country area are available. Quiz nights are held monthly and there are pool and darts teams.

    • Old Pottery Kiln Telephone(01376) 515218 Gershwin Boulevard Witham CM8 1FQ

      Set on the outskirts of Witham, close to the A12, this is a large, modern, open-plan pub which opened in November 2013. There is a large patio and a separate family area. Up to 2 guest ales are available from the Marstons selection. Traditional pub food is served, including burgers and steaks. There is a heavy emphasis on food.

    • Railway Telephone(01376) 500200 2 Chipping Hill Witham CM8 2DE

      This is a large traditional pub with an L-shaped bar, directly opposite Witham rail station. It dates back to 1842 and has a low, wooden-beamed ceiling in places but was completely refurbished in 2014. Guest beers tend also to be from Caledonian with Shepherd Neame and local breweries occasionally featuring. Right outside Witham rail station, where there is also a taxi rank. The food is all locally-sourced and there is the traditional roast dinner on Sunday. There is a quiz night on Wednesdays. A cabaret act is being featured on the last Friday or Saturday of each month.

    • Red Lion Telephone(01376) 512199 Newland Street Witham CM8 2AF

      Dating back to the 17th century this pub has two low-beamed rooms at the front with a more extensive dining area to the rear. There is a large patio garden at the back. Up to two guest beers usually include something from Caledonian. The food is traditional fare with vegetarian options.

    • Swan Telephone(01376) 521675 153 Newland Street Witham CM8 1BE

      Traditional pub with two large low-ceilinged rooms and two separate darts areas at the back. The two darts teams meet three times a week and there is a pool club. There is a public car park directly opposite and families are welcome during the day.

    • White Hart Hotel Telephone(01376) 512245 Newland Street Witham CM8 2AF

      Situated on the main street, this is a large, many-roomed, busy, hotel. Up to fourteen beers are served, of which four are regulars from the GK range and eight are guests, including two from local breweries. Eight 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.

    • White Horse Telephone(01376) 518591 2 Church Street Witham CM8 2JL

      Recently refurbished, and set in the Conservation area, dating from the early 19th century, this pub is a large, low-beamed, L-shaped bar on more than one level. The pub has three real fires, a TV screen and a pool table. There is a carpeted, quiet area at one end, and a modern patio at the entrance. Traditional pub food, light snacks and sandwiches are served at lunchtime (not Mondays).A traditional roast is offered on Sundays.

    • Woolpack Inn Telephone(01376) 511195 7 Church Street Witham CM8 2JP

      A traditional local pub. It is the only regular outlet for The Witham Brewery, which is now based in Coggeshall. Set in the conservation area, the building probably dates from the 15th century. It has two rooms with low wooden beams and a real log fire during the winter. Up to three guests are served, usually from the local area. Most of the beers are served under gravity. Note the extensive collection of glass soda syphon bottles. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.

  • Writtle
    • Chequers Telephone(01245) 420399 11 Chequers Road Writtle CM1 3NG

      Large open modern bar area with traditional features; low ceiling and exposed beams and bricks with wooden panelling. Tables for dining and stools along long bar with a few armchairs near flame effect fire place. Reasonably priced home cooked food, Sunday roast, and 3 course special menu. Modern outside enclosed patio area with a variety of wicker furniture. Ramps for disabled access but awaiting planning permission for disabled toilet. Live music every month. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.

    • Horse & Groom Telephone(01245) 420245 Roxwell Road Writtle CM1 3RU

      Old coaching house with many beams remaining. Now an open plan inn serving a typical Chef and Brewer menu. Part of the garden has an excellent view of the surrounding countryside. Quiz night first Monday of the month.

    • Pakwaan Indian Punjabi Cuisine Telephone(01245) 422891 1 Bridge Street Writtle CM1 3EY
    • Rose & Crown Telephone(01245) 420266 57 The Green Writtle CM1 3DT

      This 17th century pub sits on a large site at the top of the village green.

    • Wheatsheaf Telephone(01245) 420672 70 The Green Writtle CM1 3DU

      Traditional village pub built 1813 with a small public bar, an equally compact lounge, and a covered patio by the road. A long-time favourite of the branch and voted East Anglian Pub of the Year 2009. The atmosphere is generally quiet, with the TV switched on only for occasional sporting events. Traditional pub food served Tuesday to Saturday lunchtimes. Note the old Gray's sign in the public bar. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.