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9 Who's who
Researcher, editor and publisher
>Peter Fox> does the hard work struggling round the Essex countryside
tasting and tasting - Oh God will it never end? To make the guide
complete requires additional information from the poor
wandering drinkers of the county and local organisations, not to
mention the trade itself.
- Gray & sons A family firm that used to brew in their own right until
1974. Now their houses are supplied with draught from Greene King and bottled from
Ridleys. Some pubs have excellent guests that vary.
Address: Rignals Lane, Galleywood, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 8RE
- Bell,Castle Hedingham
- Bricklayers Arms,Stondon Massey
- Cross keys,Hatfield Peverel
- Maltsters Arms,Heybridge
- Round Bush,Purleigh
- Sun and Anchor, Steeple
Tel: 01 245 475 181
- Greene King,Brewers Supply draught to Gray & Sons.
Abbot ale (recently revamped recipe) should be treated with respect.
IPA is Plain-Jane 3.6% (Recently much improved).
Mild is occasionally available straight.
- T.D.Ridley & Sons Based in the heart of Essex with a
number of remote watering holes spread mostly on the north
of Chelmsford. In recent years Ridleys have made a determined
effort to build a comprehensive range of beers to supplement the
IPA and Mild of long tradition.
Address: Hertford End, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 1JZ
- Bird in hand,Earls Colne
- Compasses,Littley Green
Tel: 01 371 820 316