Branch meeting – Tuesday 17th July 2018

Written by Les Middlewood

Guest Speaker: John Keeling from Fullers of Chiswick

Our July Branch Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 17 July at the Harpenden Arms, Harpenden – situated at the junction of High Street and Station Road – at 8pm

Our speaker is John Keeling, former Head Brewer of Fullers – and now an ambassador for the company, its beers and pubs. John joined Fullers in 1981 and progressed to Head Brewer. He is a fervent supporter of the company but also of all brewers brewing good beer. He will be open with his views and this will be a great opportunity to hear about Fullers, their history and where they currently stand, together with a chance to ask John questions about the company’s beers and his take on the current brewing scene.

The Harpenden Arms was completely refurbished in 2016 stocking a range of up to seven Fullers and guest beers. Until the 1960’s it was called the Railway Hotel. With its prominent position in the town centre, there is a tidy and comfortable interior and a small outside drinking area. The pub is open all day from 11am with food available from noon until mid-evening.

Harpenden railway station is 250 metres away with trains south to St Albans and north to Luton.


  1. Welcome
  2. Apologies for Absence
  3. Minutes of the last branch meeting
  4. Business, Campaigning and Key Activities
    • Membership and Activation
    • Young Members
    • Events
    • St Albans Beer & Cider Festival 2018
    • Finance
    • National Campaigning
    • Branch Campaigning
    • Pub Preservation
    • Good Beer Guide 2020
    • Pub of the Year 2019
    • Club of the Year 2019
    • WhatPub Surveys
    • Pints of View
    • Branch Website
  5. Beer Break
  6. Speaker
  7. Pub and Brewery News in South Herts
  8. Questions and Answers
  9. Any Other Business

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