Hitchin Beer & Cider Festival set to make triumphant return

The Hitchin Beer Festival will run from June 9th to June 11th.

The Hitchin Beer Festival will run from June 9th to June 11th. - Credit: Danny Loo

After the pandemic stopped the event going ahead in 2020, and a scaled-down event in 2021, this year's Hitchin Beer & Cider festival promises to be bubbly weekend.

The Hitchin Beer and Cider Festival will have more than 200 drinks spilling over at the iconic marquee from June 9 to 11. 

Festival goers will have the choice of pints, halves and thirds of the extensive list of beverages - 96 real ales, almost 50 real ciders, international beers, and more.

there will be a variety of food vendors and an Artystar stall selling and offering live screen-printing of t-shirts. 

There will be a variety of food vendors and an Artystar stall selling and offering live screen-printing of t-shirts. - Credit: Archant

Also, there will be a variety of food vendors and an Artystar stall selling and offering live screen-printing of t-shirts. 

North Herts Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) - which runs the event - is gifting new members at the event two free pints of real ale or cider.

Advance ticket packages are available at tinyurl.com/Festival-for-Comet, and include entrance, a 2022 festival glass and £10 in drinks tokens,.

Using this link will let the organisers know you’re a Comet reader. Advanced ticket-holders are guaranteed entry on their chosen date and this year’s festival glass – pint or half.

Layth Yousif, Andy Thorpe, Danny Jimenez and Charlie Weeks enjoy the atmosphere at a the festival in previous years.

Layth Yousif, Andy Thorpe, Danny Jimenez and Charlie Weeks enjoy the atmosphere at a the festival in previous years. - Credit: Archant

The festival will be held at Hitchin Rugby Club from 5pm on Thursday, June 9, and from midday on June 10 and 11.