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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]

August social event

The Cock, Baldock

Only one branch event this month as we’re in the summer holiday season! Wednesday 23rd August – Baldock Social. Starts at 8pm in first pub: Hen & Chickens, South Road then Cock, High Street Victoria, Sun Street Orange Tree, Norton Road

Local pub news

The Cabinet at Reed

Good news for local campaigners as NHDC has turned down the bid to turn the Cabinet into a private house. See the report in the local paper http://www.royston-crow.co.uk/news/reed-campaigners-relief-after-planning-permission-to-turn-the-cabinet-pub-into-a-house-is-refused-1-5119167

The pub remains closed – as it has been for several years – but the Save the Cabinet campaign group have been buoyed by[…Read on]

Decision Day for The Cabinet at Reed

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From the “Save The Cabinet at Reed” group: “North Herts District Council will decide whether to allow the developer planning permission and listed building consent to turn our lovely old pub into a house. We encourage as many supporters as possible to come to the meeting at Letchworth to show support for the campaign to save the [...Read on]

July social events (and 2018 festivals)

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Two dates for your diary this month. We visit Royston for an evening social on 12 July, and the minibus sets out on 22 July to visit Ashwell and Weston. Also a heads up for future festival dates. The 2018 Stevenage Beer & Cider Festival takes place from 1 – 3 February, while the  next Hitchin [...Read on]

Hitchin Beer & Cider Festival – the winners

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BEERS OF THE FESTIVAL – the votes have been counted & we are pleased to announce the festival winners! Beer: Brewsters Brewery/ Yeastie Boys – Britannia’s Brew Cider: Apple Cottage Cider – Special Branch Key Keg: Chorlton Brewing Company – Citra Elderflower Foreign: Brouwerij Boon – Boon Framboise

Hitchin Beer & Cider Festival 2017 – feedback

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Thanks to everyone who attended the Hitchin Beer & Cider Festival last weekend. A full report with all the statistics will follow but the early data shows it was a great success in terms of numbers attending and beer sold! However we’d like to hear from you – if you did not pick up a paper [...Read on]

June social events

This month there are 3 social events. First and foremost we have the Hitchin Beer & Cider Festival (details here). Once we have recovered from that, there is an evening social in Letchworth on Thursday 15th and finally a minibus trip around Westmill, Aspenden, Buntingford & Hare Street on Saturday 24th. Hope to see you there!

Thursday[…Read on]

2017 Hitchin Beer & Cider Festival – beer lists

The first version of the cask ale, cider & foreign beer lists is now online:

Beer and Cider Lists

Click on each tab to see the respective lists. Further information will be added ahead of the festival including any changes to the line-ups as well as the list of Key Keg beers.

Hitchin Beer and Cider Festival 2017

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