From Thirsty Times - by Rob West & contributions from branch members
Nag's Head, Baddow Rd, Chelmsford, seems to have closed, reopened and closed again over the last few months.
Monkey, Terling has been sold and is due to reopen under new management.
Cross Keys, White Notley is thriving with real ales proving to be so popular that they have increased to an extra pump, so as to have three guest beers in addition to the regular Adnams Southwold Bitter. The guest beers are usually local with the occasional foray into Norfolk.
Swan, Braintree has reopened serving a changing real ale and food from early March.
Golden Lion, Braintree, was due to be sold at auction in February. The sign outside suggested that it was being sold as a pub with planning permission for a change to residential.
Eagle, Braintree re-opened after a re-fit following a change of landlord.
Swan, Witham is now a free house, sold by Greene King to a Tiptree businessman. The new number is 01376 618490. The landlady is Melba Hume, former manager of the Victoria in Witham.