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Entries written in April 2011

Long Weekend Beer Festivals

Here’s a list of beer festivals we know about this wedding & spring bank holiday extra-long weekend:

Obituary – Paul Danter

It is with sadness that we have to report the death of Paul Danter who, with his wife Roz, have been licensees of the Tally Ho, Barkway for over a decade. Paul passed away on Easter Monday. He was a proud supporter of real ale and demostrated this by stocking beers from Buntingford Brewery who brew just a short way away. […Read on]

Hitchin’s Half Moon is our Pub of the Year!

The Half Moon

For the 3rd year running The Half Moon in Hitchin is the North Hertfordshire CAMRA branch Pub of the Year! The branch will be presenting Howard and Wendy with the 2011 Pub-of-the-Year award on Saturday April 30th at 9pm. Please come along (a bit earlier than 9pm of course) and join with us in congratulating them [...Read on]

A new look – website theme update

You may have noticed over the weekend that we have updated the look of the website. We’ve tried some seemingly trivial changes that hopefully would make it easier to use for all, which include:

Comparison of the new and old look

A new look for the branch website

  • Highlighting upcoming events on the front page – see the[…Read on]

Pub Beer Festivals

Some pub beer festivals coming up around the Easter/Wedding/Spring bank holiday extravaganza:

  • Our Mutual Friend, Stevenage: Easter Beer Festival: Thursday 21st April – Monday 25th April
  • The Victoria, Hitchin: Easter/St George’s Day Beer Festival: Friday 22nd April – Monday 25th April
  • The Cricketers, Ickleford: Beer Festival: Thursday 21st April – Monday 25th April & Thursday 28th[…Read on]

Branch Meeting: Monday April 18th @ The Red Lion in Great Offley

As posted in the diary (which we’re working on improving!)

All CAMRA members welcome to attend.

You can get to Great Offley on the 101 bus from Stevenage & Hitchin, the recommended departures are 18:45 (Stevenage Station) & 19:04 (Hitchin, St Mary’s) which gets to Great Offley at 19:14. There are return buses at[…Read on]

Minibus Ramble: East of Stevenage

The Rising Sun, Halls Green

Once each month North Hertfordshire CAMRA runs a “minibus ramble” – a Saturday evening trip around a selection of less accessible village and countryside pubs in our region. While the main aim is to have a fun evening out visiting pubs you wouldn’t normally get to, there is another important reason we run these minibus [...Read on]

Eric Watson Award for Colin & Cherry

The Crown in Buntingford

North Herts CAMRA chairman Tony presents Colin & Cherry with their engraved Eric Watson Memorial Award beer mugs (which they promptly enjoyed an ale from!) On Saturday the 9th of April a contingent of North Hertfordshire CAMRA members visited The Crown in Buntingford to present an Eric Watson Memorial Award to publicans Colin & Cherry Harrington.  Eric [...Read on]

Pub News

A round-up of recently received pub news.

The good:

  • The Fox and Hounds in Barley is reopening on Saturday April 16th as a real-ale friendly freehouse with a close association with the Falstaff Brewery in Derby (see the April/May 2011 Pints of View for more details).
  • The Albert in Hitchin has been sold to a[…Read on]

2011 Hitchin Beer & Cider Festival: Stats & Winners

2011 Hitchin Beer Festival Beer

2011 Hitchin Beer Festival Beer The Hitchin Beer and Cider festival was held on the 18th and 19th of March.  This festival, jointly run by North Herts CAMRA and the Hitchin Round Table, was a tremendous success as usual. During the festival 2175 people (not including volunteers) consumed: 96% of the beer over 8400 pints of beer around 1000 pints [...Read on]

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