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King William IV, Braintree

London Road
Great Notley
Postal town: Braintree
CM77 7PU
Phone: 01376567755
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Aqualung . left this review about King William IV

This is a pub I remember well from it's Ridley Brewery days as it used to sell their beer straight from the cask. Back then it was a small country pub on the main road from Braintree to Chelmsford, Great Notley didn't exist and there were no bypasses for Braintree at all, the only way you could go was straight through the town centre,
The bad news on my visit was that the main bar was closed so all they were selling from the small side bar was mainstream keg products and soft drinks. The good news was that the reason for this was that a beer festival was in progress in the large garden with forty beers and twenty six ciders. I decided to revise my plans for the day and stayed for a few hours. It was the first day of the festival so the beer was coming up with lots of conditioning, possibly too much in some cases. I tried five beers, four local Essex ones including two from the on site Moody Goose Brewery and ended up with Dark Star Six Hop Ale which was the best of the lot. All beers were £3.20 and ciders £3.60 so the Dark Star beer was good value.
I didn't get to see much of the inside of the pub but from what I could see it probably hasn't changed too much. It's difficult to give it a mark, but I'll go for a 9, but 10 for the festival. I would highly recommend a visit and will return myself just to see the pub interior.
The half hourly 70 bus from Chelmsford to Colchester via Braintree is probably the best way to get here.

On 26th May 2015 - rating: 9
[User has posted 2127 recommendations about 2122 pubs]


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Real Ale Ray left this review about King William IV

A very well run freehouse, winning most improved pub 2010. It is about a 15 min walk from Braintree Town centre, or a £5 taxi ride. The owners are very welcoming and attracts friendly and chatty locals. All of their beers are served by gravity from the side cellar. The interior of the the pub has a very relaxing and comfortable feel about it. Has beer fests in a marquee twice a year. I enjoyed the Colchester Brewery Red Diesel, Dark Star Partridge, Mauldons Mid-Summer Gold and Saffron Ramblers Tipple.

On 16th June 2012 - rating: 10
[User has posted 2844 recommendations about 2844 pubs]


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peter crosby left this review about King William IV

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On 25th January 2010 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Aqualung .
Braintree, 1.09 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Braintree Freeport, 1.98 miles, 38 min walk (show)
Cressing, 2.2 miles, 42 min walk (show)
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26th May 2015, 07:44
Review submitted by Aqualung .
 
25th May 2015, 08:43
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 25 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 25 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 25 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 25 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 25 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 25 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 25 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 25 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 25 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : No last updated 25 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 25 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 25 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 25 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 25 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 25 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 25 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 25 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 June 2012 by Alan Winfield
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 25 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 25 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 25 May 2015 by Aqualung .
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