25 Years in the Good Beer Guide – Tuesday 4th September

A cosy little boozer, where dogs are welcome
Written by Les Middlewood

Come and join us at the Crooked Billet in Colney Heath at 8pm on Tuesday, 4th September, a pub with a rare pedigree – it’s had an entry in every one of the last 25 editions of CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide, 1993 to 2018. We will be presenting a special plaque to celebrate this achievement and another plaque to sit along side it, as the pub has also received a Highly Commended tag in the Branch’s 2018 Pub of the Year competition.

The Crooked Billet is a lively and friendly village Free House run by Wally and Julie Kasprak, now at the pub for 26 years. It was not so long ago that there were 4 pubs in the village. Two have since closed and the future of a third seems unclear. The Billet remains at the heart of village activity. There are 3 real ales and good-value meals available during lunchtimes and on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Sadly, bus services to Colney Heath are non-existent after late afternoon, so if you’re not intending to drive, why not club together with some friends and hire a cab from either St Albans or Hatfield. We’ll see you there.

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