St Patrick’s Day is the annual celebration of Irish culture and its patron saint Patrick ‘the Apostle of Ireland’. Celebrated globally on-or-around the 17th of March, St Patrick’s Day is synonymous with dry stout, however this is not the only style that the Irish lay claim to. Modern Irish Red Ales, from left to right: Rascals… Continue reading St Patrick’s Day: A Celebration of Irish Red Ale
Today marks the start of British Pie Week, a week dedicated to the undisputed champion of pub-grub. To mark our celebrations, we’ve paired three distinctly British pies with their luscious beery counterparts. Let’s tuck in! BEGINNINGS In history’s rich tapestry, pie first appears in Ancient Egypt, where a succelent honey filling was encrusted in oats,… Continue reading BRITISH PIE WEEK 2021
Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love popularised by the catholic church, thought to be in Pagan origin. Pagan, Christian or otherwise, millions of Brits flock to the shops each year in search of cards, chocolates and flowers for their loved ones. Although ale is omitted from this trio, there are many ways in which… Continue reading The Beer Lover’s Guide to Valentine’s Day
As we find ourselves nearing the end of #Tryanuary, we thought we'd publish one or two short &sweet blogs, to showcase lovely pubs in the Mid-Chilterns.This weeks 'Half-Pint Pub Post' features The Grand Junction Arms, Tring. "Sat on the banks of the Grand Union Canal, The Grand Junction Arms is a traditional pub located in… Continue reading #Tryanuary 2021 – ‘Half-Pint Pub Post’
Burns Night is a celebration of the life and work of Robert Burns, Scotland's most revered poet. For this year's festivities, we're going to guide you through some of our favourite Scottish beer styles and how they came to be. Let's start at the beginning..Brewing is thought to have taken place in Scotland for at… Continue reading BURNS NIGHT 2021 – A CELEBRATION OF SCOTTISH BEER
Whilst a cat, a horse and a swan would normally have you racing back to the ticket office in demand of an immediate refund, this special #Tryanuary safari is a pub crawl of Mid-Chilterns boozers that take their namesakes from the animal kingdom. Doesn't sound so bad now, does it?Tryanuary is a volunteer-led campaign, founded… Continue reading #Tryanuary Pub Safari
Mid-Chilterns CAMRA is thrilled to be taking part in #Tryanuary 2021.Tryanuary is a volunteer-led campaign that encourages consumers to support beer businesses in the difficult month of January.This could be the most difficult January in decades for pubs and breweries, so we will be campaigning in their name throughout the month! Along with a weekly… Continue reading #Tryanuary
An Old-School Boozer Do you ever enter a pub out of unquenchable curiosity? An A-board on the roadside advertising Oakham Ales should help you along.. Frosted windows keep the interior of The White Lion in Apsley a closely guarded secret, something only known to those who venture in off the pavements of London Road. London… Continue reading The White Lion, Apsley
On Monday January 6th I paid a visit to Simon Crichton’s brewery which he has built in a garden shed behind his house in Wigginton..
Welcome to the NEW Mid-Chilterns Website, designed to be both functional, and of course aesthetically pleasing..