Local Pub Map
- Brewer's Arms
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
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.
- Brewer's Arms (01245) 224061 Main Road Bicknacre CM3 4HD
- Bishops Green
- Spotted Dog (01245) 231598 Bishops Green CM6 1NF
- Black Notley
- Green Dragon
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
105 The Street
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.
- Green Dragon email@example.com(01245) 361030 London Road Black Notley CM77 8QN
- Blackmore Sports & Social Club
Nine Ashes Road
Awaiting survey. Closing times not known so please check. Over 65s can become members for free!
- 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.
- Prince Albert
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.
- Blackmore Sports & Social Club ku.oc.csseromkcalb@ofni(01277) 821091 Nine Ashes Road Blackmore CM4 0QW
36 Bradford Street
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.
94 Panfied Lane
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.
42 Church Street
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.
- Angel (01376) 343839 36 Bradford Street Bocking CM7 9AT
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
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
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.
- Six Bells
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.
- Grange ku.oc.gnikeneerg@7816(01245) 398495 Main Road Boreham CM3 3HJ
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.
- Dolphin (01376) 321143 Coggeshall Road Bradwell CM77 8EU
- Boar's Head
85 High Street
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.
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.
192 Coggeshall Road
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
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.
- Horse & Groom
20 Rayne Road
Town centre pub with split bars, one with wooden floor, TVs, pool table and darts, the other a quieter area, carpeted, with a sofa and chairs. To the rear of this bar an area laid out with tables and chairs, suitable for dining, leading to a good size beer garden. The pub is home to knitting and creative writing groups.
- 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.
- Mulberry Tree
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
8 Market Place
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
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
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.
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 (01376) 322078 Mountbatten Road Braintree CM7 9UL
- White Hart Hotel
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.
- Boar's Head moc.liamtoh@eertniarbdaehsraob(01376) 340051 85 High Street Braintree CM7 1JS
- 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
160 Main Road
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
295 Main Road
Grade II listed, beamed pub which was refurbished in 2017. "C" shaped bar with games area one side.
- Angel (01245) 444917 160 Main Road Broomfield CM1 7AH
- Chatham Green
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.
- Windmill moc.neergmahtahcllimdniweht@ofni(01245) 910910 Chatham Green CM3 3LE
- 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.
151 Moulsham Street
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
189 Moulsham Street
An attractive 17th century building, white with black beams, but once inside it is more a modern smart contemporary restaurant. But if one perseveres up the small flight of stairs a small bar can be found where two ales are on offer. It seems acceptable to just have a drink, in mid afternoon anyway.
- Black Bull
244 Rainsford Road
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
165 Moulsham Street
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.
3-4 Moulsham Street
Smart city centre bar serving food. Family friendly during day, livelier in the evenings.
- Clay Pigeon
26 Robin Way
Recently refurbished friendly family-run estate pub. Separate restaurant area serving American bistro style food.
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.
- County Hotel
Upmarket lounge bar of one of Chelmsford's leading hotels, open to non-residents. Peace and quiet with top quality food available.
143 Moulsham Street
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
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.
351 Springfield Road
Busy and friendly pub comprising three rooms. Serving sandwiches all day Mon-Sat and cooked meals available Mon-Fri lunch times and evenings, and all day Sat. Roast on Sundays 12-4 please book ahead, not available in the summer. All food is good value, locally sourced and home cooked. A true community pub with darts and crib teams and regular charity events. The pub also shows BT Sports. There is a new attractive courtyard garden. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
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.
- Fox & Hounds
Traditional friendly family run pub with two separate bars. Pool and darts in the public bar. Large garden, lunchtime food.
- Fox & Raven
Barnes Mill Road
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.
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 POTY 2018 and 2019. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
47a Moulsham Street
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
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.
- Maisons Bar (01245) 259452 50 Moulsham Street Chelmsford CM2 0HY
- 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.
- Nag's Head
22 Baddow Road
300 years old small one room pub with a small patio to the rear. No food.
** Update 9th December ** This pub has now reopened.
7 Hall St
Friendly lively Irish pub.
- Oddfellows Arms Smokehouse
195 Springfield Road
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
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 and 2015. 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.
28 Duke Street
Conveniently located close to both railway and bus stations this pub is now one of M&B's Oak Tree brand. 8 handpulls are available to serve beers with 8 more repeating the same range further along the bar. 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 B
6 Waterson Vale
Offers a wide range of dishes served all day, seven days a week.
- Queen's Head
30 Lower Anchor Street
Crouch Vale Brewery's first pub, 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. The Essex Beard Club meets here once a year in February. 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.
- Red Beret
2 Melbourne Road
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.
- Riverside Inn
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
1 Townfield Street
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. Currently undergoing refurbishment. Kitchen reopening in January 2018.
18 Broomfield Road
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.
- Slug & Lettuce
1-5 Annonay Walk, The Meadows
Refurbished and rebranded in summer 2015. A very airy modern 2 storey city centre bar with a variety of seats and tables including an upstairs balcony. Mondays 50% off food. Cocktails 2 for 1 Sun-Thurs 16.00-22.00. Cocktail master classes are bookable in advance.
199 Baddow Road
A small traditional one-room pub. No food.
- 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.
- Two Brewers
80-84 Springfield Road
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
New Writtle Street
Recently updated and now run by the Pin up Brewery Co (a micro brewery based near Brighton). A Beer Cider & Gin House, serving a large selection of their own craft keg beers and cider alongside 3 cask ales. 3rd's flights available. A mixture of comfortable sofas and tables inside and a good sized beer garden with barbeques in the summer. Home cooked food, live music every Saturday, and open mic. last Thursday of every month. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
28 New Street
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.
23 Mildmay Road
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. Pub grub is served, specialising in different flavoured sausages, with light snacks until 11pm. Food also available on the first Sunday of the month for Jazz Night. Quiz on Tuesdays. Beer festivals at Easter and the first weekend in September with up to 80 beers, ciders and perries. Smaller festivals at Halloween and December. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide. Local CAMRA Pub of the Year 2010, 2011 and 2019. Three key keg lines are a recent addition.
- 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
- Bakers Arms
7 Maldon Road
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 (01245) 222028 128 Main Rd Danbury CM3 4DT
- Cricketers Arms
Penny Royal Road
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.
64 Main Road
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.
- Bakers Arms (01245) 227300 7 Maldon Road Danbury CM3 4QH
- East Hanningfield
- Folly Bistro
This establishment has recently changed name and style - for all other details see their website.
- Folly Bistro (01245) 400315 The Tye East Hanningfield CM3 8AA
Traditional village local with public bar, a smaller lounge bar and another room with pool table and dart board which can be reserved for functions. A mixture of local residents, and staff and parents from the nearby public school use the pub. The rear patio overlooks the school cricket pitch and playing fields. The TVs show most sporting events. Cricket photos abound. The licence has been in the same family for over 60 years. Fresh fish and chips on Friday early evening. May open weekday lunchtimes - phone to check. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- Swan Inn
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.
- Chequers (01371) 820226 Braintree Road Felsted CM6 3DL
- 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.
- Galleywood & District Social Club
Traditional CIU-affiliated members' club. 4 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
Traditional pub, tucked away on Galleywood Common overlooking the old racecourse, ideal for walkers, with two bars with home cooked meals. 1 quiet bar and 1 with music, pool table and darts board. 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.
- Running Mare
Running Mare Lane
Large open-plan traditional beamed country pub serving the Vintage Inn range of food. Very wide range of different seats throughout pub. Holds an occasional beer festival.
- White Bear
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.
- Eagle moc.liamg@7102doowyellagelgaeeht(01245) 269361 Stock Road Galleywood CM2 8PS
- Great Baddow
- Blue Lion
Traditional family-run pub with public and saloon bars which has the original 16th century beamed ceiling although most of the pub is Georgian. Plenty of car parking. 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. Beer Festival & Hog roast event in August.
- Great Baddow Barn
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 â€œWacky Cornerâ€ for children under 1.3 m tall and an outdoor one for older children. 10% discount on real ales for CAMRA members.
- King's Head
49 Maldon Road
Lovingly restored 17th Century pub. One medium sized bar with low, beamed ceiling and sloping wooden floor which is split into three areas: pool table at one end, restaurant at the other and a seating area in the middle with an open fireplace. Food is pub classic with Sunday roasts. Large garden at the back with swings and seating. Live music/karaoke every Friday. The pub is said to be haunted by the ghost of a little boy and was once called The Naked Boy. There used to be a tunnel running from the pub to the church in Great Baddow. Families, dogs, walkers, cyclists and ghost hunters always welcome!
- 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.
- Blue Lion ku.oc.woddabtaergnoileulb@ofni(01245) 474793 Tabors Hill Great Baddow CM2 7BT
- Great Leighs
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
191 Main Road
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.
- Castle (01245) 362630 Main Road Great Leighs CM3 1NE
- Great Notley
- Branocs Tree
Unit T18 Avenue East, Skyline 120
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
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.
- Branocs Tree (01376) 325921 Unit T18 Avenue East, Skyline 120 Great Notley CM77 7AA
- Great Waltham
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
Minnows End, Chelmsford Road
A rural pub with a traditional bar, a separate snug seating 10 people and a small function room. 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 with themed table tops. Piano Girl on 2nd Wednesday of each month and jazz nights on the last Wednesday of each month. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- Beehive (01245) 363897 Barrack Lane Great Waltham CM3 1ES
- Hatfield Peverel
- Cross Keys
A traditional, open-plan country drinking pub where you will receive a friendly welcome whether you are 20 or 90. Home cooking. Free pool every Thursday. Quiz every Sunday lunchtime. Occasional karaoke. Open on Bank Holiday Mondays noon to 10 pm. About a 20 minute walk from Hatfield Peverel station.
- Duke of Wellington
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
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.
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 (01245) 380082 The Street Hatfield Peverel CM3 2ET
- Cross Keys (01245) 633339 The Green Hatfield Peverel CM3 2JQ
- Fox & Goose
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 Bakehouseï¿½ serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea 8.00am-4.00pm.
- Fox & Goose ku.oc.bupesoogdnaxof@ofni(01245) 248245 Wyses Road Highwood CM1 3SN
- Howe Street
- Green Man
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.
- Green Man moc.ocbupnivlag@ytteb(01245) 408820 Main Road Howe Street CM3 1BG
55 High St
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.
- Star Inn
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.
- Bell (01277) 353314 55 High St Ingatestone CM4 0AT
St Marys Square
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
182 High Street
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.
- Angel moc.liamg@nodevleklegnaeht(01376) 573746 St Marys Square Kelvedon CO5 9AN
- Little Baddow
- General's Arms
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.
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.
- General's Arms ku.oc.smraslareneg@ofni(01245) 222069 The Ridge Little Baddow CM3 4SX
- 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
- Black Bull
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
Traditional village pub on the old London to Colchester road. A la carte menu serving approximately 60 covers. Beer garden to rear.
- Black Bull (01277) 353141 Main Road Margaretting CM4 9JA
- Margaretting Tye
- White Hart Inn
Traditional olde English pub in a pleasant rural location with a large garden including seating. Several beers served on gravity from the taproom. A la carte menu and bar snacks available. Beer festivals in July and November. Beer paddles available with 3 1/3 pints. Closed Monday evenings except from Spring bank holiday to September. Check website for any changes.
- White Hart Inn moc.ku.trahetihweht@seiriuqne(01277) 840478 The Tye Margaretting Tye CM4 9JX
- Mill Green
Mill Green Road
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 planned for 2019
- Cricketers ku.oc.neergllimsretekcirceht@ofni(01277) 352400 Mill Green Road Mill Green CM4 0RH
- North End
- Butcher's Arms
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.
- Butcher's Arms (01245) 237449 Dunmow Road North End CM6 3PJ
- Leather Bottle
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.
- Leather Bottle (01245) 237291 The Street Pleshey CM3 1HG
- Radley Green
- Cuckoo (01245) 248356 Radley Green CM4 0LT
- Rettendon Common
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.
- Bell (01245) 400616 Main Road Rettendon Common CM3 8DY
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.
Bishops Stortford Road
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.
- Chequers (01245) 248240 The Street Roxwell CM1 4PD
- Runsell Green
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 â 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.
- Anchor (01245) 222457 Danbury Runsell Green CM3 4QZ
- Crown Inn
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.
- Crown Inn (01245) 477164 The Green Sandon CM2 7SH
- Silver End
- Western Arms
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.
- Western Arms (01376) 583336 Western Road Silver End CM8 3SD
- Chelmer Inn moc.liamelgoog@llewenennana(01245) 469700 Village Square Springfield CM2 6RF
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.
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
64 Bodmin Road
Friendly locals' pub. Large open bar with comfortable seating. A second bar has a pool table and darts with high tables and bar stools.
- Rayleigh Arms
1 Owls Hill
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.
- Rayleigh Arms (01245) 23344 1 Owls Hill Terling CM3 2PW
- West Hanningfield
- Ship Inn
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
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
- Ship Inn (01277) 840201 Stock Road West Hanningfield CM2 8LB
- 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.
- Last Orders at the George
36 Newland Street
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
Dorothy Sayers Drive
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 an d 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
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.
2 Chipping Hill
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
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.
- Spread Eagle Public House
A two room pub split into two levels. A former coaching inn dating back to at least the 15th century, it has been recently refurbished in a modern style. There is a comfortable lounge area to the front, with the bar restored to its original location further back. There are pool tables in the second lounge. A patio is located at the rear. Opening and closing times can vary - best to check.
153 Newland Street
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
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.
- White Horse
2 Church Street
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
7 Church Street
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.
- Battesford Court (01376) 504080 100-102 Newland Street Witham CM8 1AH
- Bridge Street Lounge & Grill (01245) 422891 1 Bridge Street Writtle CM1 3EY
11 Chequers Road
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
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.
- Rose & Crown
57 The Green
This 17th century pub sits on a large site at the top of the village green.
70 The Green
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.