4th July 2014
Presentation of Gibberd Garden Beer Festival - Beer of Festival Award
Beer of the Festival at the Gibberd Garden Beer Festival was voted as Sawbridgeworth Gibberd Garden Special. A certificate was presented to Gary Barnnet
(left) by the Festival Organiser Hazel Chester (centre) & Branch Chairman Brendan Sothcott (right)
22nd June 2014Gibberd Garden Beer Festival - Beer of the Festival Announced
Voted for by the public attending the festval, the winner was Gibberd Garden Special Ale brewed by the local Sawbridgeworth Brewery.
4th June 2014
Branch's Latest Brewery First Beer Goes on Sale Today
First Brew, Country ale, produced by Rob Osbourne at Green Tye went on sale at the Prince of Wales pub in Green Tye today.
2 June Gibberd Garden Beer List Released
Today the Beer List for the Gibberd Garden Beer Festival was released online. The Festival takes
place on Saturday & Sunday 14th
June at the Gibberd Gardens Old Harlow. Open Noon to 8.00pm Both days.
Gibberd Garden Beer Festival 2014 Beer & Cider List
31st May 2014 - Branch Pub Wins Hertfordshire Cider Pub of the Year & goes to to win third place in the Regional Competition
It has been announced that The Queens Head, Allens Green has won third place in the East Anglia Region Cider Pub of the Year. Serving up to six real ciders, four of which come from local producers, this pub is becoming a cider center of excellence. Well done to Richard & Cliff for achieving this record.
Picture below shows Brian Paige, The CAMRA Hertfordshire Cider Co-ordinator presenting Richard, Pub Manager, with his all Hertfordshire award.
23rd April 2014 - Branch Pub of the Year Presentation
Branch Chairman Brendan Sothcott presents the 2014 Branch Pub of the Year award to Landlord of the Rising Sun at High Wych, Garry and his daughter Loran.
17 April First Beer From the Re-Vamped Brewery at Green tye
The first beer from the Bishops Stortford Brewery at it's new home has just gone on sale today. The Brewery has taken over the old Green Tye Brewery at Green Tye. The first beer brewed there, Bishops Stortford Pale Ale, is now on sale at the Prince of Wales Green Tye. It will appear at other pubs in the area over the weekend. Look out for it.
14 April 2014Branch Pub Wins Hertfordhire Cider Pub The Year
The Queens Head at Allens Green has been voted by Camra Cider Drinkers as the Hertfordshire Cider & Perry Pub of the Year.
The Pub now goes forward to the East Anglian Round of the competetion.
April 10 New Wetherspoons Opening in Bishops Stortford
Continuing on the theme of pubs opening (and the last month has seen more pubs open in the branch than close for the first time for many years)
A new Wetherspoons called the Port Jackson, is going to open its doors on Tuesday 15 April in Bishops Stortford. Doors open for food at 7.00am, so you can get some
stomach lining ready for the bar opening at 8.00am. Looks like three beers from Red Squirrel and three from the Saffron brewery will
feature on the opening day, including the Saffron Porter. More on this later once it has opened.
Branch Cider Pub of the Year Award
Branch Chairman, Brendan Sothcott, Presented the Branch Cider pub of the Year award to Rob Chapman, Landlord of the Woodbine Inn, Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey.
Pub now stocks a large selection of ciders & Perrys from small and local producers, including from the London Glider Cider Company in nearby Woodford.
Pub Bucks the Trend and Re-Opens
Despite all the Doom & Gloom surrounding many pubs, the Black Horse at White Roding has bucked the trend and re-opened. This former Ridleys pub fell into Greene Kingís hands when Ridleys were taken over by Greene King. Despite being the last pub in a large area it struggled and finally closed. Now after some major rebuilding, it has re-opened as a Free House with a very well designed bar and eating area, offering a very comfortable and cosy bar. With this being the only pub in a very large area, letís all hope that people are attracted into this very welcoming hostelry and it is a great success
29th March. Brewing Returns to Green Tye
. The Recenetly Closed Green Tye Micro-Brewery, re-opened and brewed again today. The brewery buildings have been taken over by the previously
nomadic Bishops Stortford Brewery. This brewery will now be permenatly based at Green Tye. The first brew was started today, and will be a Pale Ale called SPA. Should be available mid April
in loacl pubs, including the adjacent Prince of Wales. Looking forward to trying it.
2014 Branch Cider Pub of the Year Selected
With the increasing interest in real cider, from the fast growing number of small cider makers, the CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year
competition is taking a higher profile. The Herts & Essex Branch Cider Pub for the Year for 2014 is the Woodbine Inn at Waltham
Abbey. This pub close to the M25 junction is stocking a good selection of ciders, including from the small London Glider Cider
company based in nearby Woodford.
2014 Branch Pub of the Year Anounced
For the second Year Running, the Rising Sun at High Wych has been voted the Herts & Essex Borders Branch of CAMRA Pub of the Year.
This excellent pub was slected in a close vote, beating the Queens Head at Allens Green to a close second. Also close runners up were the
Woodbine Inn at Waltham Abbey and the Moletrap at Tawney Common.