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2014 Hitchin Beer & Cider Festival

until the festival doors open!

Hitchin Beer & Cider FestivalThe festival is being planned. Even bigger and better than our inaugural 2013 Hitchin summer beer festival!

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The 2014 Hitchin Beer & Cider Festival will take place from Thursday June 12th at the Hitchin Rugby Football Club.

  • When? June
    • Thu 12th 5pm-11pm
    • Fri 13th noon-11pm
    • Sat 14th noon-11pm
  • How much? £2.50 on the door
    • CAMRA, EBCU, Round Table members & OAPs FREE
    • Re-entry permitted, we will be using wrist-bands
    • A token system will be used for drinks purchases
    • Children are permitted, free of charge, up to 8pm
  • What?
    • 77 different cask ales – in a marquee twice the size of last year’s.
    • ===>> BEER LIST
    • More ciders & perries than ever before.
    • ===>> CIDER & PERRY LIST
    • A selection of draught and bottled foreign beers.
    • Food!
      • Chef Martin Burke with his excellent scotch eggs, pork pies, and popular vegetarian food will be back.
      • NowNow Food will be back with their flavourful South African food selection.
      • The HRFC will be running a BBQ with traditional and vegetarian options.
      • As always the “Olive Lady” will be in attendance with a variety of tasty beer snacks.
  • Where? Hitchin Rugby Football Club
    • Old Hale Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1XL
      1.1 miles from Hitchin rail station – which is just 35 minutes from London King’s Cross and Cambridge rail sations.
      (The same distance from the station as the Town Hall.)

The 2014 Hitchin Beer and Cider festival is hosted as a partnership between CAMRA North Herts, the Hitchin Round Table, and the Hitchin Rugby Football Club.

Hitchin Rugby Football Club
Round TableCAMRA

Beer List

Much of this list is now confirmed – but beware, there can certainly (and probably will) be changes between now and the festival!)

Cider & Perry List


  1. mike singleton said on 2014/03/19 7:21 pm

    will there be a flat rate taxi service to and from hitchin station?as some suspects from Potters Bar are threating to attend? regards, Mike singleton

  2. Yvan Seth said on 2014/03/20 12:49 pm

    Hi Mike, we did have one last year – I’ll check with the festival committee. (I’ll email you when I find out as well as update this page.)

  3. Ian callicott said on 2014/04/17 4:44 pm

    Hi will there be any music?

  4. Yvan Seth said on 2014/04/22 3:35 pm

    Hi Ian,

    We do not have any music planned for the festival.

  5. Chris Overman said on 2014/04/20 5:21 pm

    I can not find the link to the staffing form.

  6. Yvan Seth said on 2014/04/22 3:06 pm

    Hi Chris,

    That’s a good point, it was sent around by email but isn’t linked here. You can access it via the mailout here: http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=321bf2f1991bc022c558962fa&id=5e14171046

    (I’ll attach a copy to this page as well.)

  7. 12th-14th June – Hitchin CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2014 (Hitchin, Hertfordshire) Preview | The Cider Blog said on 2014/05/13 6:03 pm

    […] Address: Hitchin Rugby Football Club, Old Hale Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1XL (Website) […]

  8. Rob said on 2014/06/04 9:31 am

    Hi, due to the world cup being on at the same time as the festival this year. Will their be TV screens to watch games. Thanks

  9. Yvan Seth said on 2014/06/05 2:58 pm

    Hi Rob, I have been told that World Cup games will be shown on a screen in the rugby clubhouse.

  10. Alan said on 2014/06/11 12:09 pm

    I see the was an Android app for the 2013 festival. Will there be an update our new app for 2014?

  11. Yvan Seth said on 2014/06/11 10:21 pm

    Trying to get it done now… time is against us. Watch this space.

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