Ale Trail 2018

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 1:00pm to Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 11:00pm

Welcome to Colchester CAMRA’s Ale Trail 2018. The largest and longest-running trail since it began 5 years ago

Whether you discover pubs you’ve not visited before, re-visit some you’ve not been to in a while or pop in your regular local we hope you enjoy seeing the wide range of pubs that North Essex has to offer. 

Pick up a collectors card in any of the pubs below. Simply present this card when purchasing a pint of real ale or real cider and collect a stamp (if you’re driving with others then you can claim a stamp for a soft drink instead). Collect stamps from any 33 pubs and bring your completed card to the 33rd Colchester Real Ale and Cider Festival (see reverse) to swap it for a free beer card and an exclusive “I Conquered the Ale Trail 2018 enamel pin badge”.

Visit any particpating pub buy a pint of real ale or real cider between 18th February - 2nd June 2018 and collect a stamp. Designated drivers may purchase a soft drink. Collect stamps from any 33 of the 36 pubs.

Ale Trail 2018 Pubs Map

  • Abbey Arms, Colchester
  • Ale House, Colchester
  • Alma, Copford
  • Bell, Tolleshunt Major
  • Black Buoy, Wivenhoe
  • British Grenadier, Colchester
  • Chapel Inn, Coggeshall
  • Chequers, Goldhanger
  • Chequers, Great Tey
  • Compasses, Great Totham
  • Cross Inn, Great Bromley
  • Dog & Pheasant, East Mersea
  • Donkey & Buskins, Layer-de-la-Haye
  • Drum Inn, Earls Colne
  • Eight Bells, Bures
  • Foresters Arms, Colchester
  • Fox, West Mersea
  • Hare & Hounds, Layer Breton
  • Kings Head, Pebmarsh
  • Kings Head, Tollesbury
  • Live and Let Live, Stanway
  • New Inn, Colchester
  • New Town Tavern, Colchester
  • Odd One Out, Colchester
  • Old Crown, Messing
  • Purple Dog, Colchester
  • Queen Street Brewhaus, Colchester
  • Queens Head, Tolleshunt D'Arcy
  • Rosebud, Brightlingsea
  • Swan, Chappel
  • Swan, Little Totham
  • Thatchers Arms, Mount Bures
  • Three Horseshoes, Fordham
  • Victoria Inn, Colchester
  • White Hart, Halstead
  • Ye Olde Albion, Rowhedge

Bring your completed card to the 33rd Colchester Real Ale and Cider Festival (29th May-2nd June 2018) at Colchester Arts Centre to claim your prize. 

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