Hertford Ale Trail – Saturday 25 November

Written by Les Middlewood

This year’s Hertford Ale Trail will once again visit some of Hertford’s best real ale outlets – an afternoon beer festival on the move. Expect around 30 beers, light and dark, from national and local breweries. Bring along a friend or two. This year’s pubs are:

1.00pm – Black Horse, West Street (Free House)
1.45pm – White Horse, Castle Street (Fuller’s)
2.30pm – Blackbirds, Parliament Square (Stonegate)
3.15pm – Quiet Man, Fore Street (Free House)
4.00pm – Old Barge, The Folly (Free House)
4.45pm – Hertford Club, Bull Plain (Free House)
5.30pm – Woolpack, Mill Bridge (McMullen’s)
6.15pm – Old Cross Tavern, St Andrew Street (Free House)

Some of the above pubs will also be offering traditional real cider.

Other real ale outlets in Hertford town centre include the Six Templars, The Wash (Wetherspoon); the Lord Haig, South Street, the Salisbury Arms Hotel, Fore Street and the White Hart, Salisbury Square (all McMullen’s).

Saturday is market day in Hertford and the town has many coffee and food outlets. If you are in town before our start why not pop into Hertford Museum – on the first floor there are display cases with artefacts from Hertford’s former breweries and pubs. Or visit Hertford Tourist Office Information Centre at 10-12 The Wash to find out more about the town and to pick up a copy of the new 2023 Hertford and Ware Real Ale guide leaflet – it’s free.

Public Transport – Hertford is served from St Albans, Hatfield and Welwyn Garden City by the 724 cross-Hertfordshire bus service – also by the 310 Lea Valley bus service and the 907 Stevenage to Cheshunt route. Hertford North railway station hosts trains south from Stevenage and north from London Moorgate and Finsbury Park. Hertford East railway station receives trains direct from London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt – from Bishop’s Stortford change at Broxbourne.

All Welcome! – we look forward to seeing you!

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