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!
Why not come and join a coach of morris dancers and CAMRA members as it travels to four of the pubs in the Tendring branch area.
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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.
If you need an excuse to visit (and soak up the atmosphere as well as some excellent real ales and ciders) the Harwich Ale Trail runs from Thursday 2nd May to Monday 6th May.