The Great Northern is an independent free house situated next to St Albans landmark the Odyssey cinema. Run by Emma, Sheri and their small team, the pub serves locally sourced food, real ale, craft beer and well selected wines and spirits. It is a previous winner of South Herts CAMRA's "most improved pub" award and has featured in the Good Beer Guide.

The GN stages occasional beer and cider festivals and this will be its latest. Run in association with Bedford's Eagle Brewery but with beers from others also featured too, you can expect an interesting selection of cask ales both from the local area and further afield. Ales will be served both on handpull in the bar, and on gravity in the garden marquee. Plus there will be real ciders from the box.

CAMRA members can claim a discount on all real ales by showing their membership card.