The locals and owners of the smallest pub in Maldon (and probably in Essex) had good reason to celebrate recently, as the Farmers Yard received the Maldon & Dengie CAMRA Pub of the Year award. The 400-year-old building on the High Street is home to Maldon Brewing Company’s micropub and bottle shop. The small, characterful public room has seating for twelve and a similar number of standing places.
Nigel Farmer (Director) and Mike Farmer (Manager) of the Maldon Brewing Company accepted the Branch Pub of the Year award from Chris Harvey (Chairman, Maldon & Dengie CAMRA) at a special presentation in front of customers and Camra members.
Chris Harvey said, “The Farmers Yard was a clear winner in the vote held by local CAMRA members for their Pub of the Year for 2019, which is impressive when you consider that it only opened in September 2015. There's always a great selection of real ales, craft beers and ciders on offer. The Yard may be small in size, but it has definitely won a big place in the hearts of many local people. Mike Farmer and his hardworking team make it a pub the area can be proud of.”
Nigel Farmer added, “It is an honour to receive such an award and credit must go to Mike, Wendy and the rest of the staff for their commitment in maintaining micropub principles at the Yard. Our vision has always been to provide good beer in a good environment where conversation and friendship are encouraged. This award and comments from members of the branch last night encourage us that we are on the right track. All lovers of good beer and good conversation are welcome at Farmers Yard and we look forward to many convivial evenings in the future.”