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 Passports

Community Pubs Passport 2024

Our Community Pubs Passport scheme is in full swing.

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

RambAle 21 map thumbnail

RambAle 21

On Saturday 15th June 2024 we'll be taking part in our next RambAle, walking from the Ship in Kirby-le-Soken to the White Hart in Weeley Heath via Frinton-on-Sea (including a leg by train).

Click on the map thumbnail for more details, and don't forget to let us know you'll be joining us.

Tendring CAMRA Pub of the Year 2024 - Railway Tavern, Brightlingsea


Tendring CAMRA are pleased to announce that The Maybush Inn in Great Oakley is their Pub of the Year 2024! A previous winner in 2022 they have won again thanks to their well kept real ales. 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!

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.


Did You Know?