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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

The county[…Read on]

The Awards Night

CPoTY Presentaion

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! Tara receiving Cider of the Year award from Gill First up were two presentations to Apple Cottage Cider, our local cider producer, who won both the 2015 Hertfordshire Cider and Perry competitions which [...Read on]

Hitchin Beer & Cider Festival by numbers – and winners!

Hitchin Hedgehog pump clip art

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 Egalitarian Anti Imperialist [...Read on]

Hitchin Beer of the Festival Award Trip – Windsor & Eton

Windsor & Eton - Brewery Front

Windsor & Eton – Brewery Front The vote for the Hitchin Beer of the Festival went to Windsor and Eton Brewery for ‘Treetops’ a dark Stout. If you’re wondering, it is one of a series of three beers brewed for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year, the Queen heard of her father’s death at the Kenyan safari [...Read on]

Preston’s Red Lion Pub of The Year Presentation

The Red Lion, Preston

The Red Lion, Preston The Red Lion at Preston, received the 2012 Pub of the Year award on Friday 22 June. The award was presented by Chairman Brian Mason to a packed pub, with many CAMRA members, locals and quite a few visitors. Ray and Jo have been there for three years having come from another pub [...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.

You can find[…Read on]

Summer Wine Brewery “Diablo” – Letchworth Festival Winner

Presentation

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. "Diablo is our flagship IPA, loaded [...Read on]

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 please comment[…Read on]

Redemption Brewery Trip

Redemption

Redemption On Saturday June 4th a group of North Herts CAMRA members headed into London. We assembled at the Betjeman Arms in St Pancras station then made our way to the Tottenham Hale tube stop, twice losing members along the way – but in the end we all safely reached our goal. Tucked away inside an [...Read on]

Hitchin Beer and Cider Festival 2017

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