Visit Harwich on Saturday November 3rd, and witness the spectacle of sausage throwing!

After the great sausage toss, the Alma Inn, the Hanover Inn and the New Bell Inn open their doors to determine the public’s favourite sausage with tastings from the Tendring Hundred’s best butchers, all washed down with excellent real ales and ciders.

A Brief History of Sausage Throwing

Somewhere around 2008 at a beer festival planning meeting someone came up with the idea of a sausage throwing competition, we can’t be sure who it was or exactly when it was suggested but it resurfaced year after year until 2011 when we decided that it simply had to be done in order to get it off the agenda!

So in 2011 we ran a throwing competition for Tendring sausage producers after which their fine wares were entered into a blind public tasting competition held in three traditional Harwich pubs. Such was the success of this format that it has become a regular event held on a Saturday in early November to coincide with British Sausage Week.

Read More on the Tendring CAMRA website