We are the home of four noted micro- breweries - Crouch Vale, Farmer’s Ales, Mighty Oak and Wibblers. Our four breweries have won multiple awards & further details of these can be found under our “Breweries” section.
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Maldon and Dengie CAMRA is one
of the smallest branches of the national campaign group, The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). Small we might be, but we pack
a big punch.
Two of our 90 pubs have won the top
accolade of National CAMRA pub of the year,
namely the Cap and Feathers, Tillingham, (when it was owned by Crouch Vale) and The Swan Little Totham, (now sadly closed) which won
the award twice in 2002
Nearly every pub sells
We hold a beer festival in the Maldon Town Hall each year showcasing the best of British ales. A nominal £1.00 charge is made to non-CAMRA members to defray costs. In November last year we also held our first ever South Woodham Ferrers beer festival, and will hold another from the 31st of October until the 2nd of November 2013.
Many of our branch's pubs have a totally unspoilt feel to them, thanks in part to being owned by the family firm of Gray
& Sons (Chelmsford) Ltd, whose pubs
are as you remember them from years gone by. Many are simply
furnished but offer real
ale from an enormous
choice of breweries
from around the UK.
Our aim is to maintain & indeed improve this enviable position by encouraging breweries to supply good ale, for landlords to keep it and sell it that way & pub goers to make good use of their local and drink fine ale.
We also have a vibrant social scene, with a minibus trip to outlying pubs on a monthly basis. See the "Events Diary" for more details.
Details of all pubs in our area are published in our free Pub & Beer guide on a regular basis.