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Volunteers wanted for Stevenage Beer & Cider Festival 2018

VOLUNTEERS WANTED – for Stevenage Beer & Cider Festival 2018. All help from CAMRA members is welcomed, whether setting up the festival, working during the festival or helping to take down afterwards.

Volunteers are required on all days from Tuesday 30 January to Sunday 4 February and there are rewards whether you work a few hours or every day (the more hours the more rewards!).

All the registration & reward details are here: http://sbcf.azurewebsites.net/

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Social events, December 2017

Monday 4th December  – Open Branch Meeting/Social, The Orange Tree, Baldock from 8pm.
All members welcome. A chance to chat to the branch committee about anything beer, cider and events (local and national).

Saturday 9th December – Minibus Trip to GBG 2019 “long list” pubs

  • Countryman, Chipping
  • Blind Fiddler, Anstley
  • Fox, Aspenden
  • Boot, Dane End
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Good Beer Guide 2019 – long list announced

This is the branch’s Good Beer Guide 2019 long list of 30 pubs (actually 39 pubs due to the score cut off point). These are the top contenders for inclusion into next year’s 2019 GBG.

The selection of the short list will take place in the first week in January 2018 based on[…Read on]

Save the Cabinet campaign – public meeting 29 November

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A public meeting has been called by Reed Parish Council on Wednesday 29 November at Reed Village Hall, starting at 8pm. The Save The Cabinet campaign are encouraging everyone to attend in order to demonstrate clear public support for an initiative designed to help get our pub back. More details can be found on their website:  http://www.savethecabinet.uk/news.htm    

The Red Lion in Breachwood Green is in the 2018 Good Beer Guide!

One of our North Herts pubs – which was selected by CAMRA members to appear in the 2018 Good Beer Guide – has unfortunately been wrongly identified by the publishers in the 2018 Guide and the GBG app.

The publishers have shown it in error as the Brown Bear, Breachwood Green, instead of the[…Read on]

November Social Events

Two events coming up for November:

Saturday 18th November – Minibus Trip
Visiting 5 pubs on the Good Beer Guide long list.
£5 members, £8 non-members. Pickups from 6pm, Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock & East Herts.
Book via socialsecretary@camranorthherts.org.uk.

Thursday 23rd November – Letchworth Social – starts at 7.30pm in first pub.
Crafty’s, Leys Avenue
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Cutting the tax burden on our pubs

Please ask your MP to attend a Westminster Hall debate on Taxation of the Beer and Pubs Sector on Tuesday.

Thanks to the 6,000 people who have written to their MP ahead of the Budget, Camra have managed to secure a Parliamentary debate next Tuesday on the increasing tax burden facing beer and pubs. This is a key opportunity for our[…Read on]

Hitchin Beer Festival 2017 – reflections on a successful festival

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There is no doubt that the Hitchin Beer Festival, which took place in June was the most successful yet. A record of over 3,400 customers attended the festival (up from the previous record of 2,874 in 2016) – with some coming from as far afield as Sussex and Kent! More than 10,000 pints of beer [...Read on]

October 2017 social visits

A busy month with 4 events, including a couple of “specials”!

October events

Saturday 7th October – Minibus trip 

To celebrate CAMRA Cider Month this trip will visit the regional Cider Pub of the Year, the Woodbine in Waltham Abbey, as well as Queen’s Head, Allens Green; Our Mutual Friend, Stevenage; The Chequers Stevenage Old Town. All[…Read on]

September social events

Two events this month and advance notice of a brewery visit in October.

Saturday 9th September: Minibus trip

  • King William IV, Mangrove Green,
  • Fox, Darley Hall,
  • Red Lion, Breachwood Green,
  • Strathmore Arms, St Pauls Walden,
  • Red Lion, Preston.

£5 members, £8 non-members. Pickups from 6pm, Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock & East Herts. Book via socialsecretary@camranorthherts.org.uk.

Wednesday[…Read on]

Hitchin Beer and Cider Festival 2017

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