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The Blackbirds (Stonegate Pub Co)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - HopfestGood1
Brains - Green DragonGood1
Oldershaw - Great ExpectationsGood1
New River - London TapAcceptable1
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
New River - Riverbed RedNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Golden HenNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Adnams - LighthouseNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Blackbirds, Hertford, Hertfordshire
Picture 2. The Blackbirds, Hertford, Hertfordshire
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

08 Feb 2019 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit, I had not been to this cavernous pub before. Staff were welcoming and friendly but informed me that although there were six pumps with six different clips on them, only three had any beer in them so I did not have much choice. I only stopped for a half.
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Hopfest3.80Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Golden Hen4.10Not Tried
17 Jun 2018 (Stephen Harris)
My first ever visit to this pub which used to have the reputation of being a bit of a roughhouse. Has now gone the other way and to my taste is over-modernised inside.
New River - London Tap3.80AcceptablePale golden in colour and very malty.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
New River - Riverbed Red4.20Not Tried
17 Feb 2015 (HSB)
14:30 My 2000th pub visit recorded on this site. Tried for food only pizzas. Interesting barman, interested in beer. Bit of a barn of a pub but the remnants of a good bar back.
Oldershaw - Great Expectations4.20Good
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
21 Oct 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Friendly welcome from behind the bar from a barman who makes a good ambassador for the pub.
Brains - Green Dragon4.10GoodVERY light in colour
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried

About The Blackbirds

The pub sign. The Blackbirds, Hertford, Hertfordshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1EX.

Located in one corner of Parliament Square this pub has a large open plan layout. Has had past names including Pye, Magpie, Three Blackbirds, Blackbirds and Fledgling & Firkin. Handpumps have been supplied by Brains and Adnams so their beers are often on sale. Substantial price discount on real ale for card carrying CAMRA members. 3 handpumps on the bar counter. Refurbished in 2023.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 11 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SG14 1EX