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Brickyard, Hitchin

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
24 Bancroft
Phone: 01462440717

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Alan Winfield left this review about Brickyard

The Brickyard is situated on a nice looking street in the middle of Hitchin.
Once inside the bar faces in a small L shaped room,there are tall tables and stools which were not tall enough for them at the front,the main bar area is up steps to the rear,the seating here is normal tables and small stools.
There are no real ales on the bar,i had a drink of keg Youngs London Stout which went down a treat,there was also Meantime Pale Ale on keg.
I sat outside where there are lots of tables and chairs,it was very pleasant sitting out here watching the world go by.
The awning above the outside seating still gave evidence of its old name The Sunrunner.
A pleasant pub despite the lack of any real ales.

Pub visited 17/6/2017

On 28th August 2017 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Sunrunner

In what looks like a shop conversion ,this is an interesting real ale outlet.The front door opens into a bare boarded area full of circular pine tables and chairs,a tiled fireplace to the right and the bar staight ahead.To the left is a useful chalk board listing the ale and cider selection while to the right another chalkboard describes the lunchtime food.The small island bar has six handpumps at the front and a further four serving the more interesting back bar through the door way ,which also contains an upright piano and a flat screen.This area is altogether more cosy than the cafe style feel of the front bar.There is a covered courtyard with some additional seating on the way to a seperate loo block,while there are metal tables and chairs to the front of the building which would be suitable for a fag if needed.

The real ale selection is commendable with two house beers Potton Shannon IPA (£2.45pp) and Doom Bar (£3.20pp) with up to six rotating guests and a real cider(s) also on handpump.On my trip the guests were Slater Western American Pale Ale ,a very well kept 5%er,Slaters WhyKnot,Premium,and Griffin Black Magic Woman with a couple of handpulls unused.Guest are priced from £3 up to £3.65pp for the high APV's.Besides ale there are Belgian bottled beers,English country wines,a winter Pimms concoction ,Leffe lager and Guiness on keg.
The welcome was friendly and the musak was played at a reasonable volume with an eclectic collection of tunes,from Dylan to Blur and beyond.There is a quiz on Sundays and live music on Wednesday,and although quiet on my lunchtime visit,I would imagine a good atmosphere is generated when busier.

Not the cheapest spot in town but well kept ale,with several Locale brews, and a focus on wet led sales in the evening this is another good venue in Hitchin for the beer connisseur and a place I would happily return.Also well worth including on a crawl if taking in the other GBG 2012 listed pubs namely The Half Moon and The Nightingale.

On 8th December 2011 - rating: 8
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train man left this review about The Sunrunner

Lots of handpumps (maybe 10?) but just a couple of bitters on ystdy lunch, fair comment made about limiting choice at quiet times to avoid wastage thru lack of throughpull. A little disappointed that having checked the pumpclips (& been seen to do so) at both ends of the bar I still had to go back to ask if anyone was serving. Ended up with Hydes 1863 which was good. Front bar has attractive rounded bay windows & I hope/presume it loses its coffee-shop ambience when busier. Pub stands opposite lovely old half-timbered building with a "developer's" sign hanging threateningly from its facade; I hope it gets preserved. Sunrunner looks great for beer, I would go back if ever in Hitchin again.

On 31st May 2007 - no rating submitted
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