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2012 Letchworth Beer & Cider Festival

Letchworth 2012 Poster

Festival time is creeping upon us! Reserve September 20th, 21st, 22nd for the 2012 Letchworth Beer & Cider Festival – in a new venue for 2012: Letchworth Green House (just 200 yards/meters from the station). We’re building a great list of cask ales, real ciders, and foreign draught beers for your enjoyment at the festival. For further details [...Read on]

Windsor & Eton “Treetops” – Hitchin Beer of the Festival

Windsor & Eton Treetops

As mentioned in the Hitchin Beer & Cider Festival report the beer-of-the-festival winner was Windsor & Eton “Treetops” stout. The brewery’s mouth-watering description of Treetops is: The first of 3 Jubilee beers, launched on 6th February – the anniversary of Princess Elizabeth’s accession to the throne – when she and the Duke of Edinburgh were [...Read on]

Apple Cottage win Champion Bottled Cider of East Anglia

See the CAMRA press release below announcing that our excellent local cider producer – Apple Cottage – has won 2012 Champion Bottled Cider of East Anglia!

For those who don’t know Apple Cottage also won Cider of The Festival at Cambridge Beer Festival this year. The winning cider was the medium FTJ.

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Richard’s London Beer Ramble – May 19th

London Beer Ramble May 2012

London Beer Ramble May 2012One of our members – Richard Merritt – has devised a London Beer Ramble route and we have scheduled a branch social outing on Saturday May 19th to follow it. We’d love to see our members, and prospective members too, come along and enjoy some London pints with us. The invitation is extended [...Read on]

Spring Beer Festivals Galore!

Starting today (Thursday April 26th) we have two beer festivals running over the weekend at two great pubs. Both the Half Moon in Hitchin and the Our Mutual Friend in Stevenage have beer festivals this weekend! Why not visit one, or even both? These two pubs are the 2012 North Herts CAMRA Pub of the[…Read on]

FIGHT BACK TO SAVE YOUR PINT – SIGN THE BEER TAX E-PETITION

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It’s time to save your pint and fight back against this year’s budget which saw the Government continue its damaging policy of the beer duty escalator. Every year beer tax increases by 2% above inflation meaning your pint in the pub costs you 5-10p more. This mounting pressure is contributing to the closure of 16 pubs [...Read on]

Community Pubs Month & Pub Beer Festivals

Community Pubs Month 2012

Community Pubs Month - support *your* local It has nearly been a whole month since Hitchin Beer Festival, so you should have recovered well enough to be thirsty for another beer festival or two. This month we know of four pubs holding beer festivals: The Orange Tree in Baldock and The Lytton Arms in Knebworth this [...Read on]

Hitchin Festival Report

All is calm before the festival doors open.

One word summary: Success! Friday evening was crammed, over the course of the day we counted 1406 people entering the town hall. Saturday was steady but slower, 872 customers enjoyed the ales – bringing us to a total that trumps last year’s record by 104 people. Will the Hitchin festival ever shake its “runs out [...Read on]

We need YOU to score beers!

Calling all North Hertfordshire CAMRA members!

Your local pubs need you!

Good Beer Guide 2012

Good Beer Guide

The deadline for entering beer scores to help us pick the 2013 Good Beer Guide pubs is rapidly approaching – it is February 19th in fact. We would dearly like to see more scores in our database before[…Read on]

Our Mutual Friend – Winter Beer Festival

Bar at the Our Mutual Friend

There is a whole 5 weeks to wait until the Hitchin Beer & Cider festival — what to do in the meantime? Well all year round you can get great cask ale in excellent North Herts pubs — especially at their own independent beer festivals! The Our Mutual Friend in Stevenage, a Good Beer [...Read on]

Hitchin Beer and Cider Festival 2017

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