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.


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

Britain’s largest beer festival to be cancelled this August (25/03/2020)

CAMRA responds to Chancellor's decision not to cancel beer duty (24/03/2020)

CAMRA responds to new restriction on movement introduced last night (24/03/2020)

PM announces pub closures - CAMRA responds (23/03/2020)

CAMRA JOINS FORCES WITH PUBS AND INDEPENDENT BREWERS TO ‘PULL TOGETHER’ INDUSTRY AGAINST CORONAVIRUS (19/03/2020)

CAMRA responds to the news that pubs can operate as takeaways during COVID-19 crisis (19/03/2020)

CAMRA responds to the Government's measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 (18/03/2020)

CAMRA to cancel all beer festivals until the end of June amidst COVID-19 fears (17/03/2020)

CAMRA responds to the PM's calls to avoid pubs during virus outbreak (17/03/2020)


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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