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Anglia Region Pub of the Year – update 21 July

Visit the 6 pubs in contention for East Anglian Pub of the Year. The all-day trip is proving very popular, in fact we’ve had to book a bigger bus which means there are still a few places available.
  • Compasses Great Totham, nr Chelmsford
  • Stanford Arms, Lowestoft
  • Fat Cat Tap, Norwich
  • Falcon, Huntingdon
  • Black Lion, Leighton Buzzard
  • Half Moon, Hitchin
Leaves The Half Moon at 10.30am on Saturday 23rd July
Cost is £20 per person
Contact our Social Secretary – to book your place

Hitchin Beer Festival 2016 – visitor survey feedback

The forms have been analysed and the data sifted.

Beer of the Festival

We can announce the Beer of The Festival was Northern Monk’s Eternal, while Siren’s Vermont Tea Party came second. Seven beers tied for third place. We will be organising a trip to the Northern Monk brewery in Leeds in due course. (We will[…Read on]

Anglia Region Pub of the Year – update

The judging trip will set off from the Half Moon in Hitchin at 10.30 on Saturday 23 July.

To join the trip, please contact our Social Secretary ( or The Half Moon.

The final cost per person is still being finalised.

Branch Open Meeting: The Chequers, Woolmer Green; 8.00 pm

All members are invited to tonight’s Branch Open Meeting. You are welcome to quiz the committee, suggest social events, ask about CAMRA campaigns, tell us what is happening at your local pub(s), feedback comments, etc. You could even bring up the revitalisation project topic, although that could extend the meeting some what. The meeting agenda can[…Read on]

Anglia Region Pub of the Year


Having won the North Herts 2016 PotY award, and followed this with the Hertfordshire PotY award, the Half Moon in Hitchin now goes into the competition for the Anglia Region prize. The whole voting process can be found here. The six pubs in the frame are listed below: Bedfordshire – Black Lion, Leighton Buzzard Cambridgeshire – Falcon, Huntingdon Essex – [...Read on]

Branch social events


Branch social events added to the calendar for July – the first two are: Saturday 9 July – just announced – ramble from Hitchin to Gosmore via Charlton. Meet in the Half Moon, Hitchin at noon. We will be popping into the Bull and the Bird in Hand when we get to Gosmore. Monday 11 July – branch meeting at The [...Read on]

Local beer festivals


Coming up in July: Ware riverside beer festival – 9 July Horse & Groom, Hatfield – 15-17 July Jolly Waggoners beer festival, 23-24 July Stortford beer festival, Bishops Stortford – 28-30 July Please let us know if we have missed any other festivals.

Hitchin Beer & Cider Festival – wrap up


All is packed up now after another successful Hitchin Beer Festival, the fourth at Hitchin Rugby Club. We made some improvements which worked out well, a bigger marquee, the new KeyKeg bar, and a loads more beer! The total through the door this year was 2,874, up again on the previous year and a total of [...Read on]

Beer List

Hitchin Beer & Cider festival is THIS WEEK! And my what a beer list we have for you… no time for fancy formatting, here’s the list!

[Click here for further festival information.]

Brewery Beer ABV Type
Atom Chamomile cask
Atom Singularity 3.5 cask
Beavertown Gamma Ray 5.4% KeyKeg
Bexar County Brewery Arcanum 6.0% KeyKeg
Bexar[…Read on]

Hitchin Beer & Cider Festival 2016

The list of cask ales available at the festival has been prepared.

It can be found here (in PDF format).

Stevenage 2016 Beer and Cider Festival

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