It’s crisis time for our pubs, clubs and breweries.
Now that the Government has announced that pubs can start to re-open from the 4th July we need to be prepared and ready.
We have just launched a new Friendly Face campaign. The aim of this campaign is to ensure our pubs/clubs are assigned a CAMRA member representative to promote a more fruitful and understanding relationship between CAMRA and publicans, to our mutual benefit. If you are a member of the branch and would like to be involved please visit the members area.
We still encourage everyone to use these take-away and/or delivery services safely along the lines that the Government have suggested, even when pubs are starting to re-open. You can find details of your local pub on the CAMRA website whatpub.com.
Some pubs in our branch that are offering take-away services include –
- Hertford, Black Horse
- Hertford, Old Cross Tavern
- Hertford, White Horse
- St Albans, Beer Shop
- St Albans, Farmer’s Boy
- St Albans, Great Northern
- St Albans, Mermaid
- St Albans, Portland Arms
- St Albans, Robin Hood
- St Albans, White Hart Tap
- St Albans, Ye Olde Fighting Cocks
- Wild Hill, Woodman
We will try and keep this list as up-to date as possible as we hear of more pubs taking on the initiative. If you know of a pub that isn’t listed please let us know.
One other way to help pubs over what will be a temporary, but long, cash flow crisis is to pay a little now and support the pubs they love in return for pints or meals in the future. See crowdfunder.co.uk/pay-it-forward.
Our local breweries are also offering off-sales either on a collect basis or delivered to the customer’s door. See below for a list of links to brewery contact pages. Please contact the brewery to confirm arrangements before visiting.
- 3 Brewers of St Albans – deliveries only
- Chiltern – delivering to St Albans on orders over £30
- Farr Brew of Wheathampstead
- McMullen of Hertford – collections only Mon-Fri
- Mad Squirrel
- Pope’s Yard
- Tring – collections only
Continue to support your local pubs and breweries through this difficult time. Together we can get through this crisis.
Petition to cut beer duty
South Herts CAMRA is supporting a petition calling for the Government to cut beer duty for at least 12 months, so pubs can survive after the current crisis.
Pubs will need help to rebuild their business. Cutting beer duty for at least a year will ensure the price of a pint can be dropped which in turn will help get more people back to the pub.
Thank you to all who took part in the August Quiz. This was the last quiz in this series so the final standings in the quiz league after the last five months are published below.
- View the August 2020 quiz answers
- View the July 2020 quiz answers
- View the June 2020 quiz answers
- View the May 2020 quiz answers
- View the April 2020 quiz answers
We kept track of your wins to make more of a competition of our Monthly Quiz. Those who took part received three points for a win, two points for second place and one point for third place. Congratulations to Alan Southgate – the overall winner – and to runners up Dom Harlow and Peter J Anderson.
|Dom Harlow||137 ⅓||11|
|Peter J Anderson||96||8|
|Jonathan Booth||20 ⅓||0|
Whilst pubs are closed our monthly newsletter Pints of View is has gone online and will be known as CAMRA Pulling Together.
- Issue #4 – October/November 2020
- Issue #3 – August/September 2020
- Issue #2 – June/July 2020
- Issue #1 – April/May 2020
Staying up to date
To stay up to date with what pubs, clubs and breweries are doing in our branch area please bookmark this page, regularly check our dedicated #PullingTogether Campaign News Feed and follow us on Twitter.