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South Herts’ “Ace of Clubs”

South Herts Branch Chairman, Les Middlewood, presenting the award to Nic (left)
Written by Les Middlewood

Congratulations to everyone at the Hertford Club recipient of the South Herts Branch Club of the Year award for 2018. The now four-times consecutive winner continues to shine as a vibrant club with a keen and active membership, sitting well in Hertford’s community and taking part in town events throughout the year. Home is the charming Lombard House at the foot of Bull Plain – a part-15th Century Grade II* listed building. The responsibility for the continuing upkeep of such a building is taken seriously and there are continuing refurbishment projects planned for 2018 and beyond. A significant improvement project in 2017 was the creation of a riverside terrace adjacent to the River Lea. Club Chairman, Nic Gaskin said “It is fantastic to win this award again. The success of the Club can be put down to the efforts of our volunteers, members and staff. We have a go-ahead philosophy and have a great year ahead with beer festivals, music events, Heritage Open Days, not forgetting our popular themed food nights and gin, whisky and wine tastings. We try to create something for everyone and are working on plans for a literary festival in the summer – a first for us”.

The Club is a popular meeting place for local Societies and stocks 3 to 4 real ales from family, regional and micro-brewers plus two traditional ciders. CAMRA members are welcome and may be signed in on production of a membership card. The Hertford Club celebrates its 140th year in 2018.

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