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Pub Goers - Harpenden Pub Crawl

  • Aug 30, 2014 · 6:00 PM
  • White Horse

Redbourn Lane

OK Pub Goers,

I've finally got round to sorting out the much promised Harpenden pub crawl.

The plan is to do five pubs, ending near Harpenden station (for easy return to St Albans for those that wish it - about 5 minute journey. Cost for a return ticket is approx £8 - but I'll check that). Feel free to join at any point - I'll do my best to rule with an iron fist and keep people to time but  best give me a call/text to check progress. 

I'll give 5 & 10 min warnings before we leave (unless I forget :) Of course, we may well stay on in the Cross Keys but the idea is that there's plenty of time for those that want to get back to the station

The route is as follows:

• 6.00 - 6.45 : The White Horse -

• 6.50 - 7.35 Engineer -

• 7.40 - 8.25 : Carpenter's Arms -

<note 35 min gap for walk across Harpenden common>

• 9.00 - 9.45 : Silver Cup -

• 9.50 onwards: Cross Keys -

Here's a map from Harpenden Station to first Pub (White Horse) (approx 20 min walk; 1 mile):

And a map of the whole route (approx 30 mins worth of walk; 1.5 miles):

The White Horse does food for those that want it.

I'll be wearing this identifiable t-shirt: 

Any problems finding us phone/text me on[masked] 19.

Bear in mind I haven't reserved any space, so we will likely be standing up most of the time. Any issues during the crawl (closed or full pubs) will be dealt with with my normal on the fly guesswork.

As luck would have it, we also have Michelle helping me on this one, so we've some local Organisation.



p.s. I'm planning on limiting the number of attendees for this - so don't RSVP Yes unless you're sure you can make it!

Travel Details to Harpenden (White Horse Pub)

Bus Details:

Take the 321 bus from Stop 10, St Peter's Street (St Albans) to the 'West Common Way' Harpenden stop (there might be a slightly better one but this one looks good). Now walk up Harpenden road a bit and turn left down Redbourn Lane. The White Horse is slightly down there. For 6pm start get the 5:26pm bus  (they leave every 30 mins till 6.56pm, then hourly. 11 min journey time). £3 apparently (?).

Here's some helpful resources:

321 bus timetable download page (we need the Watford <--> Luton version):

321 bus route (specific to this event):'s-Street-Stop-10-St-Albans-St-Albans-Hertfordshire-AL1-UK/Harpenden-Harpenden-Hertfordshire-AL5-2JP-UK

321 bus route (general):

Map of White Horse location:'14.4%22N+0%C2%B021'21.3%22W/@51.8025177,-0.3587294,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0

Train Details:

Trains take 6 mins & leave every (approx) 10 mins. Single (off-peak) looks to be £2.40 (so about £5.80 return????). If you care deeply, check that price before travelling :)

Here's a map from Harpenden Station to first Pub (White Horse) (approx 20 min walk; 1 mile):

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  • Chris

    My hangover is much more bearable knowing that I got to meet such a lovely group of people. Thank you for being so welcoming and tolerant of a rather inebriated first timer. I promise that the 3 'r's (repetition, rants & rhinoceros sperm) are not usually an issue when sober. Many thanks to Pete & Michell - and to Stuart for the pic.

    5 · August 31, 2014

  • Michelle

    What a great night and a great group!!! Thanks to everyone for making it to Harpenden and thanks for the weather staying dry so we could enjoy all the lovely beer gardens.

    6 · August 31, 2014

  • Janina

    Yes, thank you all for a great night and to Pete and Michelle for organising.

    3 · August 31, 2014

  • Pete

    Thanks to all you lovely people that came along (and Andy). Excellent stuff!

    7 · August 31, 2014

  • Andrew P.

    great fun. well done michelle (& pete)!

    5 · August 31, 2014

  • Ali

    Thanks Pete for a very successful pub crawl !!! Really fun evening, and as ever, a lovely crowd :)

    4 · August 31, 2014

  • Karen

    Heil Pete! very successful harpenden crawl, i don't think you left anybody behind. - even if we wanted to!

    4 · August 31, 2014

  • John E

    At the silver cup

    August 30, 2014

  • Janina

    Sam and I running a little late but should be in time for the carpenters arms :)

    August 30, 2014

  • Lauren M.

    Hey Pete we are on our way - will either see you at The White Horse or the next one :)

    August 30, 2014

  • Pete

    In big beer garden at rear of pub

    August 30, 2014

  • Pete

    321 Bus details now included at the end of the event description. I'll probably get the bus now - I plan to get the 5.26pm bus from Stop 10 of St Peter's street.
    <Stuart> - Do my bus details concur with yours??

    August 29, 2014

    • Stuart J.

      FYI Pete - Andy, myself and possibly Janina are now getting the 5.56 bus so should be at the WH by 6.10

      August 30, 2014

    • Pete

      Ok. See you there

      August 30, 2014

  • John E

    Pete, Just to let you know I won't be there until after 10PM.

    August 30, 2014

    • Pete

      I did wonder how you would do the Dunstable thing too :)
      Bear in mind last pub is 9:50 & I've no idea how long people will stay before getting bus/train home (I note last 321 bus back to St Albans is 10.32 - Stop D, outside The George pub).
      You might only get a pint in :((

      August 30, 2014

  • Phil

    I don't think I'm going to make this now Pete so best to give up my valuable space , hope you have a great time ..

    August 28, 2014

    • Pete

      OK, cheers for letting us know :)
      See you round

      August 29, 2014

  • Karen

    Someone will have to educate Andy on the workings of a bus, #321 I believe Andy will get you to Harpenden (especially white horse end) look out for a big diesel vehicle and you're not allowed to look at anyone nor smile! ;)

    3 · July 27, 2014

    • Janina

      I'm coming from St Albans too

      August 28, 2014

    • Andrew P.

      stuart is looking after me on the bus so I will let you know our schedule janina

      August 29, 2014

  • Pete

    Identifiable t-shirt chosen :)

    August 27, 2014

    • Karen

      obviously! :)

      1 · August 27, 2014



    July 27, 2014

  • Kate C.

    Andy - Ali and I are stunned! Thought you never left St Albans? :-)

    2 · July 26, 2014

  • Mark K.

    Unfortunately I'll be in Scotland - probably somewhere on Ben Nevis!

    July 25, 2014

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