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Beer Festivals

For a freshly updated list of the CAMRA beer festivals in East Anglia, see the CAMRA Festivals page under the Other Beer Festival tab above. You can also get national CAMRA beer festival information from the main CAMRA website here: CAMRA Beer Festivals

Other CAMRA Festivals

I’ve added loads of new dates to this page.   Check it out, and don’t miss your favourite festival!  The next one is 14-15 May in Ely.

Local Pub Festivals

I’ve added the beer festival 20 -22 May, at The Old Fountain, Baldwin St, London to the list (stretching the definition of local!).  It’s their first festival but I’m expecting good things since the pub is branch POTY winner, and a good visit at any time, with or without a festival.

Sat 15th minibus trip and Cider award

The minibus trip for Saurday 15th has been cancelled due to lack of interest.  However, this does not affect the presentation of the Hitchin Beer & Cider Festival’s Cider Of The Festival award to the Apple Cottage cider producers, that will take place  at 1pm in the Medieval Food Hall (Baldock Community Centre) during the Baldock Medieval[…Read on]


I’ve just extended the Diary to include social events for June, July and early August.  I hope to see as many of you as possible at one or other of the events.

Red Lion, Preston, beer festival

The Red Lion in Preston has postponed its beer festival from May to November.   As always, if you know of any other details for the Local Pub Festivals page, please let me know.

Beer Festivals

Interested in beer festivals?   Have a look at our Beer Festival pages!  I’ve added a new page, Local Pub Festivals, listing any festivals being run by local pubs.  By “local” I mean anything within striking distance.  There are not many listed so far, but if you know of any others, let me ( know and I’ll add[…Read on]

April/May events

See the Diary for updated details of April and May events.  In particular, please contact us urgently if you want to go on the Herts County Pub Of The Year survey trip on Saturday 17th Arpil.  Also, contact us if you want to go on either or both of the trips on Saturday 15th May.[…Read on]

AGM Results

This year’s AGM was held on the 1st March at the Three Horseshoes, Willian.  The highlights were:

  • the accounts for last year were presented (but not yet audited)
  • new auditors were appointed to complete the above, and for next year
  • the committee was re-elected
  • the Half Moon, Hitchin, was chosen as the North Hert’s Pub Of The[…Read on]

March Diary

See the Diary (click on the tab above) for March social events. 

The main event is, of course, the Hitchin Beer & Cider Festival on the 12th and 13th.  Planning and preparation are well in hand, and there will be lots of traditional British beers, foreign beers, ciders and perries.  Come and help us drink it! […Read on]

Hitchin Beer and Cider Festival 2017

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