CAMRA branch for Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock & surrounds.

2016 Hertfordshire County Pub of the Year Competition Judging

2016 Hertfordshire County Pub of the Year Competition Judging

You may have gathered by now that the Half Moon, Hitchin has been voted as our branch pub of the year.  The next round of competitions sees it against the other three Herts branch winners for the Hertfordshire POTY. These are: The Woodman, Wildhill Land of Liberty, Peace & Plenty, Heronsgate Queens Head, Allens Green TheRead more about 2016 Hertfordshire County Pub of the Year Competition Judging[…]

The Awards Night

The Awards Night

The great and the good gathered at the Orange Tree, Baldock on Friday evening 28th August for the presentation of no less than six CAMRA awards! First up were two presentations to Apple Cottage Cider, our local cider producer, who won both the 2015 Hertfordshire Cider and Perry competitions which were held at the spectacularly successful HitchinRead more about The Awards Night[…]

Hitchin Beer & Cider Festival by numbers – and winners!

Hitchin Beer & Cider Festival by numbers – and winners!

We’re still recovering from Hitchin Beer & Cider Festival… we’ll digest the experience and publish a full festival report in the near future. For now however, here are the essentials… First – the news everyone waits for after a beer festival: who are the winners?! Hitchin 2013 Beer of the Festival:Bartrams, Comrade Bill Bartrams EgalitarianRead more about Hitchin Beer & Cider Festival by numbers – and winners![…]

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

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

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 wereRead more about Windsor & Eton “Treetops” – Hitchin Beer of the Festival[…]

Summer Wine Brewery “Diablo” – Letchworth Festival Winner

Summer Wine Brewery “Diablo” – Letchworth Festival Winner

The months do fly by! It was back in September last year that we held our successful 20th Letchworth Beer Festival, and here I am now posting a story about the beer-of-the-festival win from that festival while simultaneously thinking about beers for the Hitchin festival on March 9th & 10th. By popular vote, the beerRead more about Summer Wine Brewery “Diablo” – Letchworth Festival Winner[…]

Call for Community Pub of the Year 2012 Nominations

Call for Community Pub of the Year 2012 Nominations

We are seeking nominations for this year’s North Herts Community Pub of the year. These are pubs that support their local community through hosting sports clubs, supporting local charities, organising community events or just for being the centre of the local community. If you know of a pub that you think deserves this award pleaseRead more about Call for Community Pub of the Year 2012 Nominations[…]