…and help your local pubs, bars and brewers while we’re all living with restrictions.

It was Perfect for Hitchin Beer & Cider Festival Goes Virtual!
Now you can keep enjoying!

Here are our wonderful festival partners’ details so you can order now, or get down to take away:-

Buntingford Brewery – beer collection or delivery https://www.facebook.com/BuntBrew/ or email brewery@buntingfordbrewery.com
Garden City Brewery in Letchworth – beer & cider collection or delivery https://www.facebook.com/GardenCityBrewery/ or email either collections@gardencitybrewery.co.uk or deliveries@gardencitybrewery.co.uk
They are our Cider Pub of the Year 2020 – and are celebrating that and their 4th birthday June 11th – 13th with a “Lockdown Cider Festival”.
Kelchner Brewery – beer collection (Saturdays) or delivery from Ampthill https://www.facebook.com/Kelchner-Brewery-2074537279498690/ or https://www.kelchnerbrewery.co.uk/
The Orange Tree Baldock – a daily shop, beer and cider to take away, charity quizzes and more
https://www.facebook.com/The.Orange.Tree.Baldock/ , http://www.theorangetreebaldock.com/ or phone 01462 892341
The Red Lion at Preston – a community pub, the first in the UK, last year’s Hertfordshire & East Anglia Pub of the Year and a National Finalist, and this year’s North Herts Pub of the year runner-up. Now re-opened for takeaway food https://www.instagram.com/redlionpreston/ www.theredlionpreston.co.uk or 01462 459585
Hermitage Rd Bar and Restaurant in Hitchin – offering #hermathome takeaways https://www.facebook.com/pg/HermitageRd/
They are co-partnering with their Anglia Country Inns stablemates The Lytton Arms Old Knebworth (https://www.facebook.com/lyttonarms/), who have a pop-up famers market on Sundays and Brancaster Brewery, who provided the prize. Their fellows The Cricketers in Weston are also open Thurs – Sat https://www.facebook.com/CricketersWeston/ for takeaways.
The Fox and Hounds in Barley is offering takeaways https://www.facebook.com/foxhoundsbarley/ , https://www.foxandhoundsbarley.com or 01763 802505
The Albert in Hitchin – offering takeaways Friday/Saturday and Sunday Roasts to order https://www.facebook.com/TheAlbertPubHitchin/, http://www.thealbertpub.com or 01462 610237
The Half Moon
in Hitchin – offering boxes of beer https://www.facebook.com/thehalfmoonhitchin/
Crafty’s in Letchworth Garden City – takeaway beer & cider https://www.facebook.com/pg/craftysbeershop/
Bog Brew Beers Old Stevenage https://www.facebook.com/bogbrewbeers/ at The Broken Seal Taproom https://www.facebook.com/brokensealtap/ – check their media for latest.

Our friends in Hitchin at The Highlander opened especially for the festival and The Vic isn’t open yet, but still they sponsored a prize each. We’ll see you soon at The Highlander and at The Vic!

All correct as of June 5th morning.

PullingTogether on CAMRA’s national website features even more brewers who are active.
WhatPub has a ‘Additional services’ filter for pubs offering takeout and delivery.
And Brew2You is a new app to find and order local pubs’ and breweries’ offers.
If you have not found out already, click through to each (the descriptions are clickable) to find out more. Or just check your favourite’s social media or website.
You may be surprised what’s on offer.

Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NHCAMRA/ and Instagram too https://www.instagram.com/nhcamra/

All the best, from the CAMRA North Herts Committee!


  • I visited the Orange Tree in Baldock today, to take a look around their off license and shop. There was only one person in the queue, so I didn’t wait too long. A short while later, I came out with a punnet of strawberries and eight pints of real ale. I’ll be going back again soon.

    • Rob and the team have REALLY got a good thing going! Yesterday I got blackberries, asparagus (very rare elsewhere atm) and beer, of course! Brewster’s Hophead. Cheers!

    • If you haven’t seen the announcement yet, the Lordship Arms at Benington is Pub of the Year and Cider Pub of the Year went to Garden City Brewery, who celebrate the award and their 4th birthday, 11th – 13th June.

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