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Jolly Waggoner

Ancient village pub with a ‘one-mile menu’

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

All meat on the Jolly Waggoner’s menu, including heritage varieties and rare breeds, is traditionally reared at Church Farm across the road, together with over 100 different vegetables, fruits and herbs. As Church Farm runs this 500-year-old pub, the food on offer is truly local.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 12–11.30
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12–2.30, Saturday 12–9, Sunday 12–6
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Friday 6–9, Saturday 12–9, Sunday 12–6

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Buntingford Highwayman, Fuller's London Pride, Adnams Broadside, Dark Star, Mauldons Mole Trap, Tring, 3 Brewers
  • Real ciders: Aspall, Cornish Orchards

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, August


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From Stevenage take B1037, through Walkern, in 2 miles right to Ardeley.

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