This weekend a full complement of PRATS is making their way down to Hitchin Town. We could be in for a good trip; it may even have a hint of pissyarseness about it. There are quite a few real ale options in Hitchin town centre; however, the Half Moon is holding a beer festival with up to 80 ales and 22 ciders & perries.‘Chicken Wings of Fire, bloody hell, better make sure Pharp doesn’t see them, he’ll turn into a flame thrower.
We are very close to the wonderful Orange Tree in Baldock, North Herts Camra Pub of the year 2015 13 ales and 4 ciders, and probably the best sausages you’re ever likely to taste in a pub and a very wide selection to choose from. The PRATS have frequented the Orange Tree on several occasions and never been disappointed. Buntingford ales are always on tap. The landlord is a Stafford Rangers supporters and was at Wembley in 1979, he feels obligated to remind us of the scoreline on every visit. Pharp always leaves a little parting gift, did I say parting?
Also in close proximity is the equally wonderful Engineers Arms in Henlow. 10 ales and a few ciders. We’ve been a few times as well and will not disappoint, the food is excellent value for money, well worth a try.
On route between Hitchin and Henlow is Henlow Camp where we’ll find the recently opened The Old Transporter. Look’s interesting; maybe we’ll give it a try or send in Marshall and Petit Chemise to do a recky.
We must also get into Hitchin Town’s Canary club, last time we were there on Boxing a few seasons back they had a couple of real ales on tap.
Decisions, decisions, where shall we go?