Chelmsford and Mid-Essex

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Walnut Tree

Broads Green
Telephone(01245) 360222
Real AleReal FireQuiet PubFamily FriendlyGardenSeparate BarGamesCiderParkingDog FriendlyWiFiServes LocAle
Regular beers: Timothy Taylor Landlord, Bishop Nick Ridley's Rite

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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.