North West Essex

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Local Breweries

We have 5 operating breweries within our branch boundary (in alphabetical order, then beers in strength order):

Courtyard Brewery, The Street, Gosfield, Essex, CO9 1TP. Tel: 01787 475993 / 07710 230662 Web:
Beers include: IPA, Gold, Dark.

Pumphouse Brewery, 3 Church Lane, Toppesfield, Essex. CO9 4DR. Tel: 07421994518 Web:
This brewery, like the pub, is a community owned venture owned and run by the villagers of Toppesfield and other share holders.
Beers include: Bitter, Toppesfield Tap, Black, Jenny, Gold, 19 Elms.

Shalford Brewery, PO BOX 10411, Braintree, Essex, CM7 5WP. Tel: 07749 658512 Web:
Beers include:
Barnfield Pale Ale, Shalford 1319 Mild, Levelly Gold, Stoneley Bitter, Braintree Market Ale, Hyde Bitter, Levelly Black, Longfield Lager (bottles only), Springfield, Rotten End.

Silks,Wash Farm, Silk Street, Sible Hedingham, Essex CO9 3RH Web:
Beers include: Old Man Shirv

Moved Breweries

Nethergate Brewery (was Growler), Rodbridge Corner, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9HJ. Tel: 01787 377087 Web:
Previous address: The Street, Pentlow, Essex, CO10 7JJ.
Monthly Special beers and seasonal beers have been produced many of which appear only one time. Here we list only the core and promoted seasonal beers as there have been at least 78 different beers brewed by Nethergate at different times
Core Beers: IPA, Growler Bitter, Suffolk County, Stour Valley Gold, Old Growler.
Seasonal Beers: Priory Mild, Umbel Ale, Lemon Head, Red Santa, Augustinian, Essex Border, Umbel Magna, Essex Beast.

Closed Breweries

Saffron Brewery, The Cartshed, Parsonage Farm, Henham, Essex, CM22 6AN. Tel: 01279 850923 Mob: 07729 341776 Web:
Beers include:
Saffron IPA, BlackJack, Dawn till Dusk, Citurian, EPA, Rambler’s Tipple, Brewhouse Bell, Friendly Fire, Royal Blue, Littlebury Lighthouse, Saffron Blonde, Squire’s Gamble, Flying-Serpent, Henham Honey, Turpin’s Temptation, Bob’s Your Uncle, Tiddly Vicar, Saffron Porter, Silent Night and Winter Blues

Hart of Stebbing Brewery, Up for sale, along with The White Hart, High Street, Stebbing, Gt Dunmow, Essex, CM6 3SQ. Tel: 01371 856383 Web:

Indian Summer Brewing, Brewery was demolished in Spring 2015 Tel: 07986 637826 Web:
It is understood that the Hop & Soul range of beers are not currently being brewed and this company has become a virtual brewer, brewing elsewhere.
Beers included: Bombay Blonde in bottle
Previous Hop and Soul beers included:
Lite, Mild, Extra Pale, Amber, Red, Porter, Mocha, Chocolate, Pumpkin, Black IPA, Blonde and Christmas

Dropping Well
This was a very short lived brewery built into a garage at the Three Hoseshoes in Helions Bumpstead. This pub and the brewery are now closed unfortunately.
Beers included:
Mavis, Boblow, Pale Green and Ladygate