In 2006 members of the Campaign for Real Ale in the Tendring Peninsula voted to form their own branch. This meant that the area of North East Essex bounded roughly by the area East of the line from Brightlingsea to Manningtree - extending out to Clacton and Harwich would be a new branch of CAMRA separate from the Colchester & North East Essex Branch.
This seemingly unimportant event was, in fact, important to Tendring CAMRA members since they could now campaign more effectively at a local level - one of the guiding principles of our organisation.
So - if you think that Real Ale and Pubs are an important part of British life and in need of promotion, protection and celebration you might find this site right up your alley. Even if you find yourself annoyed, bored or even (heaven forbid) in disagreement with us we hope you'll find snippets or things here to amuse, provoke or otherwise pass the time.
This site is very much a work in progress so please keep checking back!
Tendring CAMRA are pleased to announce that The Railway Tavern in Brightlingsea is their Pub of the Year 2023! A previous winner announced just before lockdown in 2020 they have won again thanks to their well kept real ales. Congratulations to all the other pubs that were in the running. The Tendring CAMRA Pub of the Year is voted for by Tendring CAMRA members over two rounds of voting and a whole year of surveying. Phew - we've got to start all over again now!
Tendring CAMRA are also pleased to announce that The Ship in Kirby-le-Soken is their Cider Pub of the Year 2023! A former winner of our real ale and cider pub of the year awards, the real cider options this year impressed those voting, although that is just one of the eight categories voters need to consider when selecting their personal cider pub of the year. This award is also based on the votes of Tendring CAMRA members with all branch members having the opportunity to vote. The criteria to be considered is to always have at least one real cider (learn more) available throughout the year.
Tendring CAMRA's collaboration with the Harwich Society lets you find out even more about the ancient hostelries of Old Harwich.