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Ellie Graham
3rd June 2024

Our county is full of amazing places to spend an afternoon - the beautiful landscape, picturesque towns, and amazing attractions that make us so proud to call ourselves Herts locals. Pair any of these with a crisp pint, and you’ve got yourself a perfect day out. Here are just some of our favourite breweries and taprooms across the county that will leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed. Cheers!

And while you’re out and about in Herts, it’s important to stay hydrated. Grab your favourite water bottle and download the Refill app, so you always know where you can fill up on your days out – and trust us, there’s a lot in Kent. You’ll never have to buy another plastic bottle again!

Crossover Blendery 

With modern, flavourful beers rooted in tradition, Crossover Blendery is one of our top taproom picks in the county. Using age-old techniques, like using French oak barrels in production and wild yeast and bacteria during fermentation, you can rely on each glass to taste amazing. Head along to their taproom, open on Saturdays between 12-8pm, or browse their online shop and treat yourself to some at-home beer!

The Eight Bells

As the oldest pub in Hatfield, we just had to include The Eight Bells in our roundup. A visit to this Grade II listed building brings with it a quintessentially British pub experience, its 18th century architecture adding some charming character to your pint. Enjoy a glass of wine, a gin and tonic, or (and we recommend this one!) a pint of Farr Brew from the award-winning Herts brewery. The pub is said to have been mentioned in Dickens’ beloved Oliver Twist, so head along and add some culture to your visit!

Farr Brew

Not only can you enjoy a pint of Farr Brew in one of our Herts pubs, why not go the extra mile and visit the brewery itself? Go behind the magic of the making, as they open their doors once a month and invite the public to step behind the scenes. If you can’t wait that long for a tour and tasting, you’re in luck, as the taproom is open every Saturday from 11am-5pm, meaning you can enjoy a crisp pint on those sunny weekends.


We all know Lussmanns for its astounding menu, filled with ethically sourced and lovingly made dishes. But did you know that a visit to one of their five Hertfordshire locations could see you sampling some locally made Hertfordshire beer? Complete your meal with a light Drop Bar Pale Ale, a warming Three Brewers Classic Ale, or a hazy Sumo American Pale Ale…whichever you choose, we know for sure you’ll enjoy the taste of Herts.

Three Brewers 

Local is at the heart of the craft at Three Brewers in St Albans, their products made by local beer lovers, with local ingredients (including water from their very own Hertfordshire borehole!). Their “no fuss, no pretension” attitude shines through in their craft, each of their beers reflecting the love and care they put in. Ruby, Classic, IPA, Blonde, and plenty more available, which will you try?

Mad Squirrel Brewery

An innovative and contemporary brewery just outside of London, the Mad Squirrel Brewery has an incredible range of beers, mixing in new stars alongside fan favourites. They keep it fresh year-round, with their taproom open on Fridays and Saturdays, offering ten Mad Squirrel beers on tap as well as some delicious, freshly made pizza. Take a seat and enjoy your drink and food alongside beautiful woodland views through Ashridge Forest – a delight for all the senses!

Hardline Brewery

Looking for a delicious beer that you can drink with peace of mind, knowing it’s been made to fit a healthy lifestyle? Well, the Lifestyle range at Hardline Brewery will do just that. Vegan friendly, gluten reduced, lower calories, fewer carbs and chemical-free, their beers are inspired by athletes, meaning each drink has multiple health benefits, without sacrificing its rich and delicious flavours.

Six Hills Brewing

As Stevenage’s first craft brewery and taproom, it’s safe to say that Six Hills Brewing knows a thing or two about the art of beer-making. Pulling in local stories of the town, it should be on every local’s bucket list to get down to the brewery and try their craft for yourself, witnessing how history and flavour go hand in hand. With both their own and guest beers on tap, now’s your chance to sample a range of magnificent brews from your county and beyond.

Baron Brewing

Family and dog-friendly, playful and innovative, this one is for everyone in the group. Baron Brewing, nestled in the East Herts countryside, is the perfect place for your next afternoon out. Brewing the likes of highly hopped ales, fresh lagers, and occasional dark beers, you can taste the creations made in their “playground for beer”. Keep an eye out on their Instagram for updates, grab your tasting note sheets, and we’ll see you there!