Hitchin’s Half Moon pub champions best of British!
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A beer festival at a Hitchin pub has been hailed as a great success.
The Half Moon pub in Queen Street hosted the event called the Best of British Festival, which saw hundreds of thirsty punters attend from Thursday to Sunday – including some from as far afield as Northern Ireland.
The popular pub – which dates back to 1748 and is Camra’s current Herts Pub of the Year – laid on more than 80 real ales, ciders and perries.
Landlord Howard Phillips told the Comet: “Thanks to everyone who came and made it such a success.”
Paul Kelleher travelled from Belfast to attend the event. The real ale enthusiast said: “I love my beers and have heard very good things about Hitchin’s Half Moon pub so I decided to combine a business trip with this event.
“It’s a great inn with a welcoming atmosphere – and some of the beers are absolutely first rate. I’ve been enjoying a few cheeky eight per cent Mayhem beers. I’ll definitely be back – Hitchin’s lucky to have such a number of great pubs including the Half Moon.”
There was also live music as part of an official Rhythms of the World fundraiser – including a performance from rising star Connor Wells, and an acoustic set from Hitchin-based band Kodeine featuring the haunting vocals of Jayne Mason.
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