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!

Clacton Real Ale & Cider Festival

Clacton Real Ale & Cider Festival!

Finally, the festival we've all been waiting for...

From Wednesday to Saturday, 24-27 August, will be the 25th Clacton-on-Sea Real Ale & Cider Festival. Latest festival details here.

Tendring Pub Passports

Community Pubs Passport 2022

Our Community Pubs Passport scheme will be running again for 2022 following the success of the previous events.

This year there are 42 pubs to visit with prizes varying depending how many pubs are visited (starting from as low as 8 pubs).

Summer of Pub

Summer of Pub!

2nd May - 29th August 2022

If your idea of a perfect British summer involves a pint and a pub-garden, then you’re in luck. The Summer of Pub campaign is all about visiting your local – and getting involved is as easy as grabbing a pint! The aim of Summer of Pub is simple – we want more people socialising at the pub this summer.

Visit the campaign website for more information.



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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