Pub Of The Month

The Olde Trout Tavern

Southend-on-Sea – Pub of the Month Landlord John Murray and his wife Chrissy have been welcoming guests to The Olde Trout Tavern in Southend-on-Sea, since they refurbished and re- opened the pub five years ago. “We opened it because we couldn’t find anywhere to have a nice, quiet drink, particularly for the more mature people […]

Ye Olde Smack

February Pub of the Month – Ye Olde Smack, Leigh on Sea In its distant past Ye Olde Smack in Leigh on Sea was a hive of smuggling activity.  Reputedly, tunnels running underneath the pub aided smugglers by concealing movement of contraband, arriving in secrecy via the estuary.  Today this historic, traditional Great British pub […]

Pub of the Month The Fatling

With such a bubbly manager, Sandy Castle, at the helm and her hand-picked, sociable team, a warm welcome and a bit of banter are guaranteed when you step inside The Fatling on Hornchurch High Street. “We are a proper traditional pub. We have live music three times a week. “We do anything and everything we […]

Pub of the Month The Castle

The Castle at Great Leighs may be famous for being entwined with a spooky legend about a witch, as well as other ghostly tales, but more recently the country pub restaurant has been earning a good reputation for its hearty, seasonal menu and friendly service. “Good, quality, home-cooked British food is obviously paramount but we […]

Pub of the Month The Fox & Goose

Anyone heading to the Fox and Goose at Cooksmill Green on the A414 between Ongar and Chelmsford will at some point have to confront a perplexing question. With so many food and beverage options on the menu, deciding what to order in the face of so much choice is bound to be taxing. The good […]

The Rising Sun – April Pub

It really is all about the beer at The Rising Sun in Brentwood. Landlord Martin White prides himself on taking great care of his cellar and his customers. “I’m so proud that The Rising Sun is the only Brentwood pub to feature in CAMRA’s latest Good Beer Guide. “Keeping a good cellar of beers in the […]

March Pub – The Hare

Our March/Easter Pub of the Month is an easy choice. We’ve picked a giant Easter Bunny, a short hop away in Roxwell … It’s The Hare.  This country pub and restaurant is managed by General Manager Craig Sunter, whose career has taken him to New England, USA to a top country inn, French hotels for […]

Recipe: Sausage Cobbler & Lumberjack

This recipe was devised by The Hutton Junction’s Head Chef David White, who has created a tasty, warming Sausage Cobbler using sausages (from Oliver’s Butchers) marinated in Brentwood Brewery’s Lumberjack beer.  Whilst The Hutton Junction hopes you’ll visit the pub to enjoy David’s special dish, (it’s on the specials board, costing £10.75. when available)  they […]

February Pub – The Hutton Junction

  The Hutton Junction – Pub of the Month February 2016 With St Valentine’s and Leap Year Days approaching, thoughts will be turning to romance throughout February. Publicans of The Hutton Junction, Len and Lyn Mitchell, celebrated their Ruby Wedding Anniversary last year.  So we feel the brewery’s Pub of the Month is a particularly […]

January Pub of the Month – The Eagle

The kitchen at The Eagle in Kelvedon Hatch must be a busy place indeed as all the tempting pies, puddings and dishes on the menu are homemade on the premises by chefs Luc and Sue. “The Eagle is a traditional pub with a friendly atmosphere that serves delicious, freshly cooked, traditional food,” says Landlord of 13 […]