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Hertfordshire: stuck in 1995?

Despite boasting some distinctly decent boozers, Hertfordshire doesn’t quite seem to have caught up with the real ale revolution. I find myself down this way two or three times a year, visiting in-laws, and the beer never quite hits the spot. What’s with that? Don’t get me wrong: there’s plenty of real ale. But it’s … Continue reading


Review: Good Beer Guide 2011

What – no Sheffield Tap? Maybe we should get the quibbles about excluded pubs out of the way first. And I know we ought to bear in mind that Camra’s Good Beer Guide 2011 is what its title boldly states: a good beer guide, rather than a good pub guide. This is why the guide … Continue reading

A week in pubs: w/c 6 September 2010

Pub visits this week 4 Location Sheffield Real ale apparently enjoyed a little gain in market share last year – the “the first increase for generations”, it says here. In 2008 it accounted for 5.8 per cent of draught beer sales in pubs; in 2009, 6.1 per cent. The same period saw a drop in … Continue reading