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Hertford Ale Trail – Saturday 27th November

Written by Les Middlewood

It’s an end of November return for the annual Hertford Ale Trail, cancelled last year because of the Coronavirus.

This year we have reduced the number of pubs to seven and allowed a little more time, here and there, to lessen concerns of any crowding. You can do the trail in any order you wish but the aim is to support the pubs, most of which will be putting on an interesting beer in addition to their normal offer. The itinerary is:

1.00pm – The Black Horse, West Street (Free House) – 6 cask ales + traditional cider 2.00pm – The White Horse, Castle Street (Fuller’s) – 4 cask ales, possibly traditional cider
3.00pm – The Crafty Duck, Parliament Square (Free House) – 2 cask ales
3.45pm – The Quiet Man. Fore Street (Free House) – 4 cask ales
4.30pm – The Old Barge, The Folly (Free House) – 3 to 4 cask ales plus traditional cider 5.30pm – The Woolpack, Millbridge (McMullen’s) – 4 cask ales –
6.15pm – The Old Cross Tavern, St Andrew Street (Free House) – 5 to 6 cask ales

Those marked with an asterisk offer lunches and evening meals – please check pub websites or facebook pages for times of availability. The Old Cross Tavern has pork pies.

Hertford town centre has a number of other real ale pubs you may want to explore – please consult WhatPub. Why not call in to Hertford Museum in Bull Plain (open until 5pm) where there is a wall panel about early CAMRA campaigning as part of the current exhibition about Activism in Hertford. Please also note that the Hertford Club is closed on the 27th for a private event.

We hope to see a good number of you on the day, bring friends, it’s always a great friendly day. The Trail is open to all.

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