Welcome to the Web Site of the North West Essex Branch of CAMRA - The Campaign for Real Ale

The Branch covers the area of Essex north of the old A120 and west of the old A131. This includes Saffron Walden, Stansted Mountfitchet, Great Dunmow, Great Yeldham, and the north west of Braintree, with Thaxted in the centre (see Map of North West Essex Branch Boundary for details). It is one of several branches covering the County of Essex.

CAMRA is an independent, voluntary, consumer organisation which campaigns for real ale, real cider & perry, real pubs and consumer rights.


Sign the ‘Cheers to Choice’ petition at http://www.camra.org.uk/cheerstochoice

The petition has four key points:
- Consumers are ready to support our pubs when they can reopen.
- We are concerned for the survival of our small and independent brewers and cider makers.
- We want to see local and independent brands when we can get back to the bar.
- We urge all pub companies to give tenants the option to stock local and independent beers and ciders to help these producers, and make sure that pub offerings are as attractive to punters as possible.



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Covid-19 Update: Pubs in North West Essex who are Providing a Takeaway Service


#PullingTogether Campaign to help pubs, brewers and cider makers through the COVID-19 pandemic


CAMRA has created a virtual pub where beer and cider drinkers as well as regular pub-goers can get together for a pint to help tackle loneliness and social isolation felt during the Coronavirus lockdown and the closure of the nation’s pubs.

The Red (On)Lion is a video platform where anyone can enjoy a lively chat over a beer or cider. There is a ‘main bar’ area, and visitors can also create or book a table to set up video conferencing with their friends.


The North West Essex Branch Pub of the Year 2020 is: The Fleur de Lys, High Street, Widdington, Saffron Walden, CB11 3SG.

Our Branch Club of the Year 2020 is: The Birchanger Sports & Social Club, Birchanger Lane, Birchanger, Essex, CM23 5QJ.



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