Pub celebrates prestigious award

A HARWICH hostelry has become the first winner of Tendring Campaign for Real Ale's Pub of the Year award.Members of the Tendring branch, which was only formed around six months ago, voted for the New Bell Inn, in Outpart Eastward at a meeting in Manningtree.

By Roddy Ashworth

A HARWICH hostelry has become the first winner of Tendring Campaign for Real Ale's Pub of the Year award.

Members of the Tendring branch, which was only formed around six months ago, voted for the New Bell Inn, in Outpart Eastward at a meeting in Manningtree.

The pub, run by landlord Richard Watts, was described as a comfortable pub with good beer and friendly service.


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After the winner was announced Mike Harvey, Camra's regional director for East Anglia, said: “The New Bell Inn has first rate real ales and it always has a mild.

“Also, no matter how long you've been away from Harwich, you'll find someone you know in there.

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“It is very homely, does good food, and above all it's a community pub.”

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