Ware’s 2018 Summer Saunter – Saturday 30th June

Written by Les Middlewood

Why not join Ware and Hertford CAMRA members on a friendly walk around some of Ware’s best real ale pubs. Our itinerary will take you to community locals, historic hostelries and town centre pubs – and a wide range of beers from all over Britain. Those marked “F” offer food – but check times; those marked “C” offer real cider.

  • 1.00pm – Maltings, Watton Road
  • 1.30pm – Old Bull’s Head, Baldock Street (F)
  • 2.00pm – Brewery Tap, High Street (F) (C)
  • 2.45pm – Waterside Inn, Bridgefoot (F)
  • 3.30pm – Quiet Man, High Street
  • 4.00pm – Punch House, West Street (F) (C)
  • 4.45pm – High Oak, High Oak Road
  • 5.30pm – Crooked Billet, Musley Hill (C)

Ware is an historic town worth exploring on foot. It was once dubbed the maltings capital of Europe. Though malting and brewing has sadly ceased in the town, the activity has left its mark with many old maltings buildings and a brewery still standing. Along Ware’s busy and picturesque High Street you will find many a former coaching inn. And then there’s the famous gazebos to be seen on the River Lea, the surprising Bluecoat Yard and Ware’s interesting town museum. So, maybe make a day of it, with a stroll around town before meeting up at 1pm.

Ware Railway Station has direct links to Hertford East Station and to Cambridge, Bishop’s Stortford, Harlow and Liverpool Street via Broxbourne. The 724 Green Line bus connects Ware to Hertford, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, St Albans and Watford in the west and Harlow in the east. The 310 bus travels north along the Lea Valley from Waltham Cross, Cheshunt, Hoddesdon, St Margaret’s, through Ware and on to Hertford.

Look forward to a good range of real ales from far and wide. And, as usual…

Everyone welcome!

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