Hertford Autumn Ale Trail – Saturday 30th November 2019

Written by Les Middlewood

“It’s a beer festival on the move!”

South Herts CAMRA’s annual tour of Hertford town pubs gives beer drinkers a choice of over 30 real ales – from near and far. And many of the pubs offer real cider or perry. Saturday 30th November is the day, the tour commencing at 1.00pm and continuing into the early evening. Our itinerary provides an opportunity to visit many of the best real ale outlets in Hertford. Local members will be there to help you with directions, town information and brewing or pub histories. We hope to see you somewhere along the way for a pint or two or perhaps a few halves:

1.00pm Great Eastern Tavern, Railway Place – McMullens – 3 real ales
2.00pm White Horse, Castle Street (c)(f) – Fullers – 6 real ales
2.45pm Black Horse, West Street (c)(f) – Free House – 6 real ales
3.30pm Crafty Duck Micro-Pub, Parliament Square (c) – Free House – 2 real ales
4.15pm Quiet Man, Fore Street – Free House – 4 real ales
5.00pm Old Barge, The Folly (c)(f) – Free House – 4 real ales
5.45pm Hertford Club, Bull Plain (c)(f) – Free House – 4 real ales
6.30pm Old Cross Tavern, St.Andrew Street – Free House – 6 real ales

(c) Pub serves real cider or perry. (f) Pub serves food. Details of food timings and of other pubs in Hertford town centre can be found at

Hertford hosts a Saturday market and has a full range of cafés, coffee shops and restaurants for those arriving in the morning, when a visit to Hertford Museum in Bull Plain will be worthwhile. It has displays of brewing and pubs on its first floor. Sainsbury’s supermarket in Hartham Lane uniquely incorporates a McMullen brewery museum – just beyond its cafeteria area.


Hertford East Station is reached either direct from Cheshunt, Tottenham Hale and Liverpool Street or via Broxbourne for travellers from Bishop’s Stortford and Cambridge. Hertford North Station has trains direct from Stevenage or Enfield Chase, Finsbury Park and Moorgate. The 724 Green Line bus connects Hertford to Ware and Harlow in the east (all day and all evening) and Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, St Albans and Watford in the west (note: the last westbound 724 leaves Hertford Bus Station at 7.54pm).

Everyone welcome!

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