Invitation:  Tavern’s “BRONZE” Pub of the Year Award Presentation

A special announcement: South Herts CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) has awarded the Old Cross Tavern BRONZE in the ‘Pub of the Year 2019’ awards for the South Herts Region. 

Please join us and South Herts CAMRA for the presentation evening Tuesday, 9th April at the Tavern presentation about 8 pm. 

  • DRESS Code - just about anything goes!

  • NO RSVP required but we hope you can take part in the festivities.


Old Cross Tavern ‘20 Years Young’ Awarded Bronze

The Old Cross Tavern is in the TOP THREE --- something we’re very proud to announce.  

Out of close to 300 pubs in the South Herts CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) branch area - the Old Cross Tavern was awarded BRONZE in South Herts CAMRA’s pub of the year competition for 2019.

It is our 20th anniversary this year (2019). 20 years YOUNG we are (in pub years that is!).  It is also our 11th South Herts CAMRA Award in these 20 years.

  • GOLD: South Herts CAMRA Pub of the Year

1999, 2000 (joint winner), 2008, 2011, 2018

  • SILVER: South Herts CAMRA Pub of the Year

2004, 2005, 2010

  • BRONZE:  South Herts CAMRA Pub of the Year

2012, 2017, 2019

Thanks, so much, to all who have made their way to the TAVERN since we opened our front door in 1999.  A pub is simply not a pub without people and what you bring to it.  You can have the premises, great beer, and a great location but without the people who come to the pub, it is not a pub.  You are the personality and heart of this pub.  You are what makes this a vibrant community pub.    Everyone here has done an admirable job!


We're really proud to announce that we made the final three of this year’s Hertfordshire Food & Drink Awards, in the Pub Category. This competition covers the whole of the county so to make the last stage is absolutely flattering.  We attended the awards ceremony which was held at The Henry Moore Foundation in Perry Green where there was lots of friendly chat, inspiration and sunshine.  We'd like to thank the competition organisers for considering us and of course all of our customers for helping us to keep pushing the pub on to new heights.

South Herts CAMRA Pub of the Year 2018

A special announcement: South Herts CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) awarded the Old Cross Tavern ‘Pub of the Year 2018’ 

A very special thank you to all for contributing to the “Spirit of a Community Pub!” in the Old Cross Tavern.  The Old Cross Tavern Team get FIVE GOLD STARS for their work front of house, behind the scenes, and in particular in our real ale cellar, it is as simple as because of them the Old Cross Tavern is Pub of Year 2018, South Herts CAMRA.

We would like to thank South Herts CAMRA for the recognition that comes with this award and for their long standing campaign efforts and also for excellent communication, especially at the local level and in the pub.  It is very motivating for all on the Old Cross Tavern team to have received the appreciation that comes with this award.

Since the Old Cross Tavern opened its doors in May 1999, it is now a 5 times winner of South Herts CAMRA Pub of the Year (1999, 2000 - joint winner, 2008, 2011, 2018).  And, in the 19 years trading, it has appeared 10 times in the top three of this award.

Charity Fund Raising

Fund raising for the Breast Cancer Now Charity (our nominated charity) is ongoing. To date, from April 2014 to December 2018 a total of £10,802 has been raised during beer festivals and the ‘Something for Everyone” 2014 charity auction plus pub quizzes, raffles & collection boxes including contributions from the Old Cross Tavern. A very special thank you to our customers, suppliers and local businesses for their generous support and sponsorship of the fund raising activities.

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