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11 real ale pubs in Essex

PUBLISHED: 15:25 09 May 2016 | UPDATED: 16:58 20 July 2016

If you are looking for the perfect real ale pub near you, look no further than this guide to the 11 best real ale pubs in Essex

The Railway

After suffering a fire in 2013, the Railway, which was formally known as the Albert, in Witham has undergone an extensive refurbishment and is now a popular pub serving delicious comfort pub food as well as their wide drink selection including real ales.

Mariners Court

Mariners Court in the busy Broadway in Leigh-on-Sea has a welcoming and friendly atmosphere and serves a wide selection of beers and real ales. The hustle and bustle of Broadway can be enjoyed from the comfort of Mariners Court whilst sipping a real ale.

The Ship Pub

The traditional and classically decorated Ship Pub in Chelmsford is know for delicious food and is Cask Marque accredited for its real ales, always serving at least six, with three permanent and at least three guest ales.

The Swan

Winner of the CAMRA National Pub of the Year Award, the Swan in Little Totham is a quaint old village pub that is quintessentially British and is famed for its cask ales.

The Oddfellows Arms

The award-winning and friendly Oddfellows Arms located close to the town centre in Chelmsford is known for its real ales as accredited by CAMRA.

The Sunny Sailor

The Sunny Sailor is a lovely pub overlooking the Chelmer river in the town of Maldon. Being dog friendly and very inclusive, it’s not only the selection of real ales that will keep you coming back to the Sunny Sailor.

Coach & Horses

The well kept real ales at Coach & Horses in Billericay are perfect to sip on whilst relaxing in the peaceful interior or enjoying with some food from the extensive food menu.

The Trading Room

The dog friendly Trading Room in Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend, serves a selection of real ales and even has real ale festivals going on during the year.

The Three Wise Monkeys

The new, modern pub Three Wise Monkeys in Colchester is proud of their cask ales which are served alongside delicious comfort food and live entertainment.

The Fox Inn

This traditional and pretty village pub in Matching Tye, Brentwood (known for its beer) is the perfect place to enjoy a cask ale; supporting brewers near and far, the Fox Inn also hosts live entertainment throughout the year for customers to enjoy.

The Queen’s Head

The beautiful traditional interiors in the Queen’s Head in Fyfield has a great selection of well kept real ales, perfect to wile away an afternoon.

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