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Essex Brewery Tap

Picture source: National Brewery Heritage Trust


The Essex Brewery Tap was situated at 2 Markhouse Road. It was the brewery tap for Colliers brewery which was taken over by Tolly Cobbold in 1920 and eventually closed and demolished in the 1970s.
Source: Colin Parkin
A brewery first opened on this site in 1859 and a tap of some sort was present from the start.  Originally it stood on the opposite side of the road, being rebuilt in its present position in the early years of the twentieth century.  Following the 1970s closure of the brewery, the tap survived and was acquired by Charrington’s.  The 1990s saw a succession of new names, including Wild Rover, The Tap, Fat Sid’s, Fuse, New Angel and finally Fallen Angel.  At least some of these incarnations saw the pub operating more as a venue than strictly as a pub.  The pub closed in 2005 or 2006 and in 2009 was converted and extended for residential use.
Stephen Harris (February 2011)

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Name Dates Comments
Teddy Pope 1964/1994  
David Roberts 1998/2000 Publican. First to run it as a gay pub.
Other Photos

Picture source: Darkstar

Date of photo: 2014

Picture source: Colin Price