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!
Supporting pubs as they reopen with CAMRA’s #PullingTogether Campaign
We are all looking forward to the end of lockdown, and seeing our loved local pubs reopen their doors. Now more than ever, your local needs your help! We are calling for everyone to pull together to support pubs, clubs, breweries and taprooms as they come out of lockdown.
Pubs need our custom to support them during this period of reopening. Hopefully, you will now be thinking about your first trip back to the pub. Sadly, we don’t expect all pubs to be able to reopen straight away, so we are still encouraging you to support those that can’t by using takeaway or delivery services near you.
Many pubs have found different, innovative ways to weather the crisis – such as launching hot food deliveries or encouraging locals to buy ‘gift cards’ valid once they have reopened. Many pubs have gone the extra mile during lockdown to continue supporting their local communities, and you can help support them in return.
Pubs that we know are re-opening or are offering takeaway and/or delivery services can be found on WhatPub. Please support them if you can.
To find pubs, cideries and breweries offering takeaway or delivery services, you can also visit our service brew2you.co.uk to find fresh local beer, cider and perry to order for takeaway or delivery. Brew2You is also available as a smartphone app – check it out in the App Store or on Google Play.
You can find more information on lockdown initiatives and the Pulling Together campaign on camra.org.uk/pullingtogether
Click here to see which pubs are offering takeaway or delivery food or drink services at this time - let us know of any we've missed.
Following government advice on 16th March 2020 that people should avoid pubs we reluctantly postponed our branch AGM which should have been on Thursday 19th March.
On 20th March 2020 pubs were ordered to close; see the WhatPub link above to see which are now offering takeaway or delivery services that we know about.
With regards other Tendring CAMRA events these are under review and we will update when we have more news.
- All meetings and trips to the 18th September have been postponed or cancelled, including the Clacton Real Ale & Cider Festival.
- Our pub passport trail for this year is now uncertain.
Tendring CAMRA's collaboration with the Harwich Society has recently undergone a major refit to mark its third anniversary so you can find out even more about the ancient hostelries of Old Harwich.