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I’m not blogging about real ale much these days, too busy brewing and selling/distributing it. There are blogs going back to 2010 here – please be aware of this when reading them : pubs can change a lot very quickly!

The Compasses, Littley Green

AKA ‘The Huffer Pub’ on account of freaking enormous baps (not the barmaid’s, buns in which food is served). Owned by members of the Ridley family, previously a major Essex brewery, and starting again from scratch!

The White Hart Hotel, Witham

The ‘White Hart Tap’ has 8 casks of ale in a temperature controlled glass cabinet, enabling the pub to offer 14 real ales on tap at any one time.

Three Wise Monkeys, Colchester

Sitting on the High Street in Colchester, in premises that have had a number of roles in life in recent years, The Three Wise Monkeys has just opened to serve beer – with American-style barbeque food to come on the first floor, and a live music/dancing room on the top floor.

The Horse and Groom, Wivenhoe

Horse and Groom, 55 The Cross, Wivenhoe CO7 9QL. I’ve passed by The Horse and Groom plenty of times over…

Wibblers Brewery Open Day

Stocking up on Dengie dark ales for Christmas, with a visit to The Norton thrown in for good measure…