Glasses have arrived!

The Baldock Beer Festival glasses have arrived and feature the theme for this year which is the Rugby World Cup!IMAG0405

Two sizes available pint and half pint. Don’t miss out and get here early as these are limited edition and we usually run out by Sat pm. If you want to drink out of glass then you will need to either buy one or bring your own glass. Otherwise we have plastic glasses available. In the interest of cost (and the environment) we recommend you re-use your plastic glass as many times as you can. There is a facility to rinse out the glass between drinks on your way to the bar.

Community ArtDekkle will be with us on Sunday the 3rd May as they continue their work running and delivering the Baldock Community Arts Project – this is a great opportunity to come and see some of our local artists in-action.

As the Baldock Community Arts Project progresses, the pictures from local school children and community groups have been collected and are being developed into a collage which will be hand carved to create a printing template during the Beer Festival.

It’s not to-late to participate, please come along, meet Dekkle and have a go at carving at the Baldock Beer Festival this weekend!

Cider List Available

TBeer Festival Knighthe Cider list is now available. 53 ciders and perrys have been gathered from the best local producers. As with the ale list there could be the odd change due to availability but there shouldn’t be too many changes. Less than a week to go so see you there!

Real Ale List Published

Beer Festival KnightThe real ale list for the upcoming beer festival has been published. We have been at it again this year and brewed our own beer “Drop Gold” with the help of Buntingford Brewery (I say  “we brewed”, they did all the tricky stuff we just stirred it a bit !). We are hoping to get a barrel of it down to the Orange Tree in Baldock for it’s official launch before the festival starts. We will also hopefully be launching our festival cider “Scrum-py” at the same event. It has been made entirely using apples from the Letchworth Garden Heritage Foundation’s own apple orchard. We had a little sample last week and it’s excellent!

As always there is usually the odd change with the beer line up between now and the  start of the festival so we will update the list if this is the case.

Bands Confirmed

Beer Festival KnightWe have pretty much sorted out bands for this years festival although there can always be late changes to line ups. A big thanks to all bands who approached us about performing at this years festival, but who we were unable to include in this years line up. 

Balstock will be providing additional music in the acoustic tent. As always come and support these acts as well. They represent just some of the great musical talent in the area and when you are there chuck some money in the Balstock buckets it is directly helping to fund this years Balstock!

We have picked the beers and ciders though until orders are confirmed we cannot let you know what they are!

Lastly, but not least we have applied to be a Charitable Incorporated Organisation this year and we hope to have Charitable status ASAP. We will keep you posted as to progress!

Only a few weeks to go now so see you soon!



Junior Schools Book Donations

St Johns Book DonationMore news on the donation front. Over the Christmas period we have  donated a total of £750 to all 3 junior schools in Baldock (£250 each school). Each school has used the money to buy new books for their libraries. Here’s Duncan delivering books to St John’s school.

£550 Donation to the local British Legion

Duncan donation £550 to the British LegionThis week we were delighted to donate £550 to the local branch of the Royal British Legion. The Legion worked throughout the whole of the beer festival selling our beer festival glasses.  In recognition of this and for the fine work they do with veterans within our community we awarded all profits raised from glass selling to the local branch.