Branch Members meet Robert Halfon MP at the Strangers Bar House of Commons, to discuss how Goverment Action can help Pubs & Small Brewers (and enjoy a few beers)
The Herts and Essex Branch is a small but active branch of Camra. Fighting for the future of pubs, choice and quality of Real Ale, while at the same time getting time to enjoy some of those real ales in the pubs. Meeting once a month for a formal branch meeting, we also have regular socials, pub crawls, brewery visits and even long weekends away.
We welcome new members, no need to join first if you want to come along for taster. The Whats On button above will let know what we are planning in the near future. Look forward to meeting you.
If you have an issue with a pub closure, brewery news of want information, please use the Contact Us button above.
The branch runs two beer festivals, The Gibberd Garden (Old Harlow) mid June and the Bishops Stortford Festival at the End of July.
The Branch Covers a Large and mainly Rural area on the Hertfordshire & Essex Borders, including the towns of Harlow, Epping, Ongar, Waltham Abbey & Bishops Stortford. Click below for full branch map.
Branch Chairman Brendan Sothcott Enjoys a Beer with Marc Bartram, erstwhile brewer at Bartrams Brewery in Suffolk
Branch Member Tony Davies Serves Happy Drinkers at the Gibberd Garden Beer Festival
The Branch is also a part of the LocAle Scheme - promoting pubs selling beer from Local Breweries. This cuts down the 'Beer Miles' done by beer between breweries and the pub, supports local buisness & employment, as well as ensuring that beers sold in pubs are of a style suitable for this area.
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Branch Pub of the Year & Cider Pub of the Year Awards
Branch CIDER Pub of the Year Announced
The branch Cider Pub of the year has been announced as the Woodbine Inn, Waltham Abbey. Many congratulations to the Landlord Rob Chapman.
The runner up in this competion, and the best cider pub in the Hertfordshire part of the branch is the Queens Head at Allens Green - another success for Cliff Caswell.
Pub Beer Festivals
The Cock Tavern, Chipping Ongar is holding a beer festival over all days of the Easter Bank Holiday.
The Prince of Wales, Green Tye is holding their annual May Day Beer Festival. Been going now for many years, about the most established beer festival in the area.
23rd-25th June Beer Festival at the Birchanger Sports & Social Club, at Birchanger
Herts & Essex Borders Branch of the Campiagn for Real Ale (CAMRA).