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Beer & Cider Pub of the Year 2015!


Its not very often I am rendered speechless - but this was one of those times!

I am hugely proud (and frankly gob smacked) to pass on the news that my lovely pub The Orange Tree, Baldock has not only just won CAMRA North Hertfordshire Pub of the Year for both the Beer and Cider categories, but has also gone on to win the Hertfordshire Camra awards too - as voted by North Herts Camra, South Herts Camra, Herts & Essex Borders Camra and Watford & District Camra.

A huge thank you to all CAMRA members who voted for us, thank you for your support and for continuing to lead the fight for a fair deal for the British pub!

Another huge thank you to the people who supply our awesome real ales and ciders - Buntingford Brewery, Jolly Good Beer, Beer My Guest, Dark Star Brewing Co, Tring Brewery to name but a few, and an extra special one to our wonderful friends at Apple Cottage Cider!

We must pay tribute to Greene King for supporting our passion for real ale, and in particular our BDM Darren King for his vision and belief.

I thank all our customers who help to make The Orange Tree what it is, and especially for drinking the beer! Cheers!

But most importantly I must thank all my staff, who strive to serve a perfect, full pint, maintain a wonderful friendly atmosphere, and put up with my perfectionism!

I am truly honoured. Thank you.   

Rob Scahill - Licensee,

Here's CAMRA's press release:-

CAMRA North Hertfordshire

Orange Tree Baldock - its a Double Double

We have already reported last month that the Orange Tree won the CAMRA North Herts double by winning the Cider Pub of the Year AND the Overall/Beer Pub of the Year.

We also reported a few weeks ago it had won the CAMRA
County Cider Pub of the Year. Well I can announce it has now won the County Overall/Beer Pub of the Year.

Yes a
double double. The first ever in the history of the four branches that cover Hertfordshire.

Congratulations to Rob and his team at the Orange Tree. We now have 4 reasons for dropping in for a drink.

The Orange Tree will now go forward to the region competitions. We will tell you in the near future how to take part in the scoring etc. For information, the full list of county overall/beer winners is:-



Black Lion

Leighton Buzzard


King of the Belgians



Victoria Inn



Orange Tree






White Horse


Frank Richardson
CAMRA North Hertfordshire