Tendring CAMRA

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 Pub of the Year 2021 - The Ship, Kirby-le-Soken


Tendring CAMRA are pleased to announce that the The Ship in Kirby-le-Soken is their Pub of the Year 2021! Since Tony and Angela have been at The Ship they have built a reputation for good quality real ale and cider. 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 POTY 2021


Get out and about sampling our terrific Tendring pubs as we vote for our Tendring Pub of the Year and survey for the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. Votes are cast online and close at noon on the date of our February branch meeting.



Originally planned for launch in 2020 but due for relaunch in 2022 is our campaign to visit rural pubs more often. Visit the RurAle page for more details.

Harwich Pub Trail

Historic Harwich Pub Trail

Tendring CAMRA's collaboration with the Harwich Society lets you find out even more about the ancient hostelries of Old Harwich.


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