Thank you to those that have informed us they have completed the South Herts Ale Trail. Your entries are safely in the prize draw hat!
For everyone else, the South Herts CaskFinder Ale Trail competition will close next Friday (15th Feb), so you have just a week to visit at least 10 of the 53 pubs on the South Herts Ale Trail to stand a chance of winning some great prizes including a Fuller’s Brewery Tour, a case of Fuller’s beer, 5 x £20 JD Wetherspoon vouchers or 12 CAMRA books.
All you have to do is join the South Herts Ale Trail on the CaskFinder app and scan the unique QR codes on the Cask Marque accreditation certificates in the pubs you visit.
Here is just a fun way you can visit 10 pubs in the last week!
Why not pop into a South Herts pub on your way home from work today to help you unwind after a tough week. If you are in the St Albans area why not try the historic Boot, located next to the Clock Tower. A perfect place to get out of the rain and enjoy a pint of cask ale. http://www.thebootstalbans.co.uk/ . Just a 5 minute stroll away from the Boot is the famous ‘Cask Ale Pub Triangle’ which hosts the Beehive, White Hart Tap, Garibaldi, Hare & House and the Goat, all of which appear on the CaskFinder app. You can also give the White Lion a visit, although this has not been included on the South Herts Ale Trail on this occasion.
The Maltings in Ware will show both the Fulham v Manchester United and Brighton v Burnley matches. This is a lovely back street local that offers three cask ales and has a new enthusiastic young manager who cannot do enough to help you. Pop in and say ‘Hello’ to Ryan!
If you like your Rugby then try the Black Horse in Hertford. Book an early table and enjoy a great pub lunch whilst you enjoy the England v France game at 3pm:
To get over the Monday blues treat yourself to a quick pint at lunch time if you are allowed. If you work near Welwyn Garden City then you have a variety of pubs to choose from including Attimore Hall, Grove, Peartree, Doctors Tonic or Two Willows
Have a drive out to the rural areas of South Herts in the evening. Two of our favourites are the Plume of Feathers in Tewin and the Elephant & Castle in Amwell. Lovely country pubs that offer nice food.
If you are a fan of Wetherspoons or a CAMRA member with Wetherspoon real ale vouchers burning in your pocket then we have five to enjoy on the South Herts Ale Trail: The Admiral Byng (Potters Bar), The Star (Hoddesdon), Harpsfield Hall(Hatfield), Waterend Barn (St Albans) and the Six Templars (Hertford). It can sometimes be hard to find the certificates in these large pubs, so just ask at the bar if you are struggling.
Why not take the loved one to a nice pub to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Four great food pubs on the trail to consider are:
Please make sure you call in advance! Tables go very quickly in these pubs.
It is the final day to get those scans completed. There is a selection of 53 great pubs to celebrate in. Take a look at the app to find one or two that suit your mood!
Good luck and do not forget to take pics and share them on social media with the hashtag #CaskFinderHertsAleTrail