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Beer Shop, Hitchin Town, Hitchin

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30-32 Hermitage Road
Hitchin
SG5 1BY
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Komakino . left this review about Beer Shop

Much as described by the great man below. This squarish shop conversion is sub-divided by black metal shelf racking and to the left is, in essence an off-licence, with bottles and cans of beers and ciders on either side and a bar counter at rear - the right-hand side of the room has three long benches with seating jutting out from the exposed brick wall. There's also bench seating built into both window, albeit with no backing. Two cask ales offered were Tring Moongazing and Siren Suspended In Citra - the latter unfined and which set me back £4.60 for a pint. Busy on a Saturday night and the babble of people drowned out the muzak which was vaguely discernable in the background.

On 1st September 2018 - rating: 6
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Alan Winfield left this review about Beer Shop

The Beer Shop is situated on the ugly looking Hermitage Road where there are a few new craft type pubs opening.
Once inside there is a square shaped room with the bar to the rear,the left side has bottled beers for sale,the right side is for drinkers,the floor is tiled and the seating long benches and some normal tables and chairs.
There was a good choice of real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Siren Craft Session Ale,which went down well,the other real ales noted were Siren Craft Earl Grey,and beers from Howling Hops and Gazelle.
Background music was playing and the pub was fairly busy on my Saturday afternoon visit.

Pub visited 17/6/2017

On 27th August 2017 - rating: 8
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Malden man left this review about Beer Shop

A shelving unit divides the bottle shop half of the premises from the "Tasting Room" as it is called. There is room for 6 cask ales and 10 kegs, the casks in a chilled open to view area and the kegs on taps on the bar back. Five casks on when we visited on Saturday teatime, Wipers and True Rye Mild (£4.30) and well worth the price with a deep lingering flavour, Burning Sky Plateau (£3.70), Tring Brewery Ridgeway, Vocation Bread and Butter and Wild Millionaire. Tiled floor, shared seating on wooden benches at three long tables, a side wall has exposed brickwork. The electric services are all exposed in conduit giving a bit of an industrial feel.
Low key music played, no TV, not that type of place and I didn't spot any rules on mobile phone use that you sometimes encounter in micropubs. A stream is culverted under the building and can be seen if visiting the unisex WC at the back.
Lots of interesting looking stuff in the bottle shop from the UK as well as Belgium and afar but some were daunting in price. Takeouts available in 1/2/3 Litre containers.
A decent spot indeed and a breath of fresh air after the awful reception we received at Hermitage Road a couple of doors down.

On 12th March 2017 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Malden man
Hitchin, 0.62 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Letchworth, 3.34 miles, 1 hr 4 min walk (show)
Stevenage, 5.1 miles, 1 hr 38 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Beer Shop, Hitchin
1st Sep 2018, 20:15
Review submitted by Komakino .
 
27th Aug 2017, 23:45
Picture submitted by Alan Winfield approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 March 2017 by Malden man
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 17 March 2017 by Malden man
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 01 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 17 March 2017 by Malden man
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 01 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Car Park : No last updated 17 March 2017 by Malden man
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 17 March 2017 by Malden man
  • Darts : No last updated 17 March 2017 by Malden man
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 01 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Function Room : No last updated 17 March 2017 by Malden man
  • Hot Food : No last updated 25 February 2017 by Bucking Fastard
  • Jukebox : No last updated 17 March 2017 by Malden man
  • Karaoke : No last updated 17 March 2017 by Malden man
  • Live Music : No last updated 01 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 17 March 2017 by Malden man
  • Micropub : Yes last updated 25 February 2017 by Bucking Fastard
  • Pinball : No last updated 17 March 2017 by Malden man
  • Pool Table : No last updated 17 March 2017 by Malden man
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 01 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 February 2017 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 25 February 2017 by Bucking Fastard
  • Wheelchair Access : No - Yes, but toilets inaccessible - last updated 01 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 01 September 2018 by Komakino .
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