Things to do in Southminster

Crouch Valley – Rail Ale Trail

A voyage of real ale discovery on the Essex coast. Along the scenic Crouch Valley railway line from Wickford to Southminster, in the heart of the Dengie Peninsula.

The line is 16½ miles long, and there is plenty to see along the way – the route passes through historic towns & maritime villages, important wildlife reserves and provides views of the picturesque River Crouch. If you are a fan of real ale, then this specially designed trail is definitely for you. The journey will take in two brewery tap rooms, a micropub and several traditional pubs near various stations along the way. An excellent choice of well-served cask ales will be available at every stop.

Please note that some of the establishments listed in this guide have limited opening hours and several are closed on certain days.

Please phone ahead to confirm opening times or check CAMRA’s pub website for details.

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