June branch meeting

Written by Les Middlewood

Tuesday 20th June 2017 – White Horse, Hertford.

June’s South Herts branch meeting is being held upstairs at the White Horse in Castle Street, Hertford, on Tuesday 20th June 2017.

Our speaker will be David Devine, an expert on the history and pubs of nearby Harlow New Town. David will be letting us know why and how so many of Harlow’s pubs were named after butterflies and moths, when the town began to expand after WWII, on the Essex/Hertfordshire border.


The White Horse in Hertford was an early hero in the revival of cask-conditioned ale – a free house back in the 1970’s, offering a range of real ales and opening the eyes of many a nascent real ale drinker to the beers that could still be found with a little investigation. For many of us there was no turning back. Now owned by Fuller’s of Chiswick, the pub offers a range of Fuller’s beers together with others from breweries far and wide – usually eight beers in total – and two ciders from Cornish Orchards. Apart from Mondays, when the pub opens at 4pm, the characterful and timbered 16th century former beerhouse is open all day, with upstairs meeting rooms and a hard-to-find bar billiards table.

Come along to find out what the branch is doing and enjoy a flutter on beer and butterflies!

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