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Dog-friendly village pub with good food

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year
Kids play area
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

With links to the old East India Company College, now Haileybury College, the pub backs on to woodland, making it an ideal halfway house for walkers. Thoughtful renovation is particularly evident inside, where exposed brickwork, large rugs and gentlemen’s-club-style wingback chairs are harmoniously juxtaposed. An easy-to-digest menu suggests pork dumplings with rocket salad as a starter; pork belly with Savoy cabbage, braised beetroot and mash; and sausages and mash as mains; then chocolate brownie, Italian meringue and chocolate ice cream for dessert. All the cheeses are from The Cheese Plate in Buntingford and Sunday roasts are all served with large Yorkshire puddings.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12-3, Sunday 12-7
  • Dinner: Monday to Friday 6-9, Saturday 6-9.30, Sunday 12-7

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Adnams Ghost Ship, guest ale
  • Real ciders: Thatchers Gold

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Play area available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From A10 onto A1170 towards Hoddesdon. At roundabout left towards Ware. At next roundabout left signed Hertford Heath

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