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The Half Moon (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Potbelly - Beijing BlackExceptional1
Flipside - Sterling PaleExcellent1
Cloudwater - Session IPAExcellent1
Tring - BlondExcellent2
Oakham - Scarlet MacawExcellent1
Brewster's - HopheadGood1
Church End - Einstein A Go GoGood1
B&T (Banks & Taylor) - Shefford BitterGood1
Northumberland - Sheepdog BitterGood1
Skinner's - Cornish Knocker AleNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Old GrowlerNot Tried0
Banks's - BitterNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)Not Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Brains - BitterNot Tried0
Banks & Taylor (B&T) - Dragon SlayerNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Four Door SaloonNot Tried0
Church End - Grave Digger's AleNot Tried0
Oldershaw - Blonde VoluptaNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - GB Growler BitterNot Tried0
Crouch Vale - PunchNot Tried0
Church End - Wren's PrideNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Crouch Vale - AmarilloNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Priory MildNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Oakham - InfernoNot Tried0
Buxton - Wild BoarNot Tried0
Ilkley - Ruby JaneNot Tried0
Tring - Bessemer AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Half Moon, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Picture 2. The Half Moon, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Visits Details

28 Apr 2015 (HSB)
Lunch stop. Great atmosphere as usual. There were five beers left over from a recent beer festival but I didn't record them.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Flipside - Sterling Pale3.90ExcellentHoppy
Cloudwater - Session IPA4.80ExcellentAnother hoppy beer
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)4.50Not Tried
Oakham - Inferno4.00Not Tried
Buxton - Wild Boar5.70Not Tried
Ilkley - Ruby Jane4.00Not Tried
Tring - Bessemer Ale4.00Not TriedPilgrim hopped beer
03 Jun 2014 (HSB)
15:30 Added to the crawl as one member of the party wanted to visit. Now open all day.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brewster's - Hophead3.60Good
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Amarillo5.00Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Priory Mild3.50Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)4.50Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
14 Nov 2013 (HSB)
13:50 Lunch stop. Busy. Very friendly staff. Third visit here in recent years. An excellent pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Scarlet Macaw4.40ExcellentOne of my current favourites. I like the taste of the Summit hop.
Church End - Grave Digger's Ale3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)4.50Not Tried
Oldershaw - Blonde Volupta5.00Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - GB Growler Bitter3.90Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Punch4.10Not Tried
Church End - Wren's Pride4.00Not Tried
14 Oct 2011 (Magnus Greel)
Lively and well staffed (did not have to wait for long to be served even though pub was very busy) with a good choice of beers and a fair priced bar snack menu.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tring - Blond4.00Excellent
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Potbelly - Beijing Black4.40Not Tried
B&T (Banks & Taylor) - Shefford Bitter3.80Not Tried
Brains - Bitter3.70Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)4.50Not Tried
Banks & Taylor (B&T) - Dragon Slayer4.50Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Four Door Saloon4.00Not Tried
14 Oct 2011 (ChrisE)
A very busy Friday evening. It was my first visit here and I was impressed with the pub, we had some good ales, and good company.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Potbelly - Beijing Black4.40ExceptionalFantastic
Tring - Blond4.00Excellent
B&T (Banks & Taylor) - Shefford Bitter3.80GoodA good session beer, it brought back memories of drinking in the Lord Rodney's Head at Whitechapel, a former Banks & Taylor pub.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Brains - Bitter3.70Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)4.50Not Tried
Banks & Taylor (B&T) - Dragon Slayer4.50Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Four Door Saloon4.00Not TriedMighty Oak's monthly special for September, this beer came on sale towards the end of our visit.
26 Sep 2009 (Blair)
This is a great pub. The staff were really friendly and seemed to love their jobs. Me and the old man sat chatting to the Welse barman about an assortment of rubbish for a couple of hours before heading to our next stop.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Northumberland - Sheepdog Bitter4.70GoodA very good bitter. Fruity with a little floral hop in there. Quite complex and very nice.
Church End - Einstein A Go Go5.00GoodReally pale lager style beer. Quite crisp and refreshing, it was hot so this was perfect.
Skinner's - Cornish Knocker Ale4.50Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Old Growler5.00Not Tried
Banks's - Bitter3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)4.50Not Tried

About The Half Moon

The pub sign. The Half Moon, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent5
Good4
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 9TZ.

A local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2014. Large open plan pub with a great beer garden at the back. Hertfordshire CAMRA Pub of the Year 2016.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 32 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SG4 9TZ