Our branch is responsible for surveying pubs in Tendring for inclusion in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.
We prefer to make this a year-round activity but it culminates in February each year when we vote for the pubs we want to go into the guide that will be published in October in readiness for the following year.
Pubs are selected on several key factors but most important is beer quality. Beer quality however is so often a barometer of everything else and if a pub keeps a good pint it generally excels at being a pub!
To see details on all pubs in the branch, visit the Essex Pubs Database.
POTY 2014 and GBG 2015 Voting
Having determined the branch submissions for the 2014 GBG, and our pub of the year 2013 the work starts again on surveying pubs for the 2015 GBG.
You can help by letting us know of any pubs you visit in the area that have great beer but aren't on the list below, or let us know of any poor experiences you may have in any that are listed.
You can download notes and instructions for the full voting procedure here.
The Tendring Branch Top Pub List
Last revised at April 2013 branch meeting
- Royal Fusilier, Aingers Green
- Wooden Fender Inn, Ardleigh
- Village Maid, Bradfield
- Railway Tavern, Brightlingsea
- Moon & Starfish, Clacton-on-Sea
- Old Lifeboat House, Clacton-on-Sea
- Lock & Barrel, Frinton-on-Sea
- Plough Inn, Great Bentley
- Cross Inn, Great Bromley
- Snooty Fox, Great Bromley
- Ship, Great Holland
- Alma Inn, Harwich
- Hanover Inn, Harwich
- New Bell Inn, Harwich
- Red Lion, Kirby-le-Soken
- Haywain, Little Bromley
- Blacksmith's Arms, Little Clacton
- Olde Cherry Tree, Little Oakley
- Crown Hotel, Manningtree
- Anchor Inn, Mistley
- Cherry Tree, Tendring
- Bell Inn, Thorpe-le-Soken
- Victory, Walton-on-the-Naze
- White Hart, Weeley Heath
Please note that this list of pubs is reviewed at every branch meeting. So if you feel that a particular pub should be included or excluded please come along to a meeting to make your case!
Scores for any pub in the country (but especially ours) can be entered using the National Beer Scoring Website, which uses your national CAMRA login. Instructions if you have any problems are here.
If you are uncomfortable or unable to use the above site, print off this document which has space for you to enter the details, and hand it to the pubs officer at a branch meeting, or email the details.
Scores are monitored by our pubs officer who will consider whether regular high scores or low scores for pubs should change whether they are included on our top pubs list or not, and discuss any such proposed changes at a branch meeting.
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