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Coach Trips

BDRA Coach Trips are open to BDRA members and their guests, bookings can only be made by BDRA Members. Membership of the Association is open to residents of Billericay, Great Burstead, South Green and Little Burstead. If you wish to join the BDRA please e-mail

Please note that all payments should be made as soon as possible and sent to the person named on the trip advertisement. Cheques should be made payable to BDRA and the trip title shown on the back of the cheque. Departure points for all trips: GG - Gooseberry Green, bus stop at roundabout, OA – Orchard Avenue, approaching Stock Road, LR – Laindon Road, bus stop between Sun Corner and the fire station, SG – South Green, bus stop to Wickford, opposite the retirement apartments.
Please note – When a trip is confirmed the fare must be paid as soon as possible. If concession prices are quoted (ie seniors, children) these should be requested at the time of booking or the full price will apply. In the event that you need to cancel all efforts will be made to resell your seats, however if we are unable to resell your seats you are liable for payment.


Our first stop is Saffron Walden where we can have a coffee or a browse round the shops. We then travel to Old Harlow to the Mayfield Farm Bakery here we will enjoy a talk and demonstration giving us an insight into baking skills and how traditional loaves are made. This is followed  by a two course lunch of  a glass of Luscombes Elderflower Bubbly, Quiche of the Day with mixed dressed leaves, Tart au Citron and tea or coffee.
You will also receive a small complimentary loaf to take home. There will be an opportunity to buy breads and patisserie to take home.

Cost: 35.50 includes coach talk and lunch.

Depart - GG 8.00am, OA 8.05am, LR8.15am, SG8.20am Back in Billericay approx 5pm
Kathleen Fox, 72 Perry Street, Billericay, Essex. CM12 0ND Tel:01277 622342


We make our way to the medieval market town of Faversham where we will have time for a morning coffee or a look around the Tuesday market. We then go to Faversham Brewery, Britain's oldest Brewery. Brewing has takne place here for centuries.
 We learn on the guided tour about the ancient art of brewing, look at brewing and fermentation vessels, taste natural mineral water from the Brewery's well, try some malted barley and smell locally-grown Kentish hops.
The tour includes a visit to the old Brewery Store, which has displays of delivery vehicles, a recreated coopers' workshop, bygone pub signs and memorabilia. The tour ends with a tutored tasting of Shepherd Neame's ales and speciality lagers.
Our lunch after our tour will be Drayman's Plate, Spitfire sausages served with Spitfire ale onion gravy, mashed potatoes and peas. Homemade bread and butter pudding, served with fresh cream. Should you have any dietary requirements please let me know and the Brewery will be able to accommodate us.
Cost:     Coach, Guided Tour and Lunch 38.50
GG 8.30am OA 8.35am. LR 8.50am. SG 8.55am. Back in Billericay Approx 5pm.
Please telephone to book after 9.00am on Tuesday 13th February.
Yvonne Cave, 11 The Vale, Stock, Ingatestone. CM4 9PW. Tel: 01277 840560.