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Beer of the Festival Presentation
REMINDER: This Saturday, November 1st
Hitchin 2014 “Beer of the Festival” Presentation for Brodie’s ‘Kiwi’ at their pub/brewery-tap the King William IV in Leyton (E10 6AE). This very hoppy light golden ale won the popular vote by a clear margin.
Presentation at around 13:00.
Travel: Meet on the 1st coach of the London bound service leaving North Hertfordshire stations at these times:
- (Cambridge: 09:55)
- Baldock: 10:26
- Letchworth: 10:29
- Hitchin: 10:34
- Stevenage: 10:41
- Knebworth: 10:44
- Change at Finsbury Park for the east-bound Victoria Line service and alight at Walthamstow Central Underground Station. (Approx 11:45.)
From here it is either a 20 minute walk to the King William IV or there is a regular ‘Go Ahead London Bus 20′ service to ‘Walthamstow, Bakers Avenue (E17), Stop SK’ – from which the pub is a 4 minute walk. (All according to travelinesoutheast.co.uk)
The King William IV is famous in London beer circles (and nationally) for having their own very good microbrewery in an outbuilding (Brodie’s – one of very few London breweries when it opened), holding beer events that people travel across the country to be at – and also having very reasonable prices! (Bonus!)
See the WhatPub entry here: http://whatpub.com/pubs/ELC/13931/king-william-the-fourth-leyton
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Manor House, Royston – photo (C) JD Wetherspoons We have been reminded that Wetherspoons pubs have kicked off their beer festival now. See message below from the shiny-new Manor House Wetherspoons pub in Royston. The branch area also has Wetherpoons pubs in Letchworth (GBG, LocAle), Stevenage, and Stevenage Old Town (GBG). Dear North Herts CAMRA members – Great news! [...Read on]
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The Hitchin 2014 Beer & Cider Festival will take place from June 12th until June 14th. Check out the full 2014 Hitchin Beer & Cider Festival page for more information, and check back for updates!
We will have posters and other material printed and available for pubs and members in the near future -[…Read on]
A last-minute heads-up, the Our Mutual Friend team have a beer festival kicking off this Thursday (23rd Jan) and running until Sat 25th.
The theme is “Oakham v Osset, with Dark Star in support”. Just the three breweries – but a range of beers covering all styles. The OMF will also have its usual large range of[…Read on]
Forsaking the joys of X Factor, 8 CAMRA members ventured out on the latest minibus trip to some of the branch’s more remote pubs. Trips like these help members get to pubs they might otherwise not visit to sample the beers and also to score the beers as part of the process of selection for [...Read on]
Score Your Beers!
I know 2015 is a long way off but at the next Branch meeting & Social (8.15pm Monday 25th November in the GBG listed Standing Order in Stevenage) we will start the process of selecting those pubs good enough[…Read on]