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At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Kids play area
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Eye-catching features at this family-run free house include the unusual white-tiled bar-back, and a striking poster reading ‘Nous sommes les soiffards’, which, tactfully translated, suggests a fondness for drink. Chef James and wife Bianca run things and together they've created an easy-going place, where Adnams and local ales hold court at the bar, and lunch and dinner can be taken in the elegant, chandeliered dining room. James uses a Josper charcoal oven to cook Isle of Man queenie scallops and seaweed butter; and Scotch Black Angus côte de boeuf, but you could also try the shepherd’s pie and mashed swede or roast fillet of cod, fennel, saffron potatoes and mussel bourride. Finish with apple tart fine, caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream or griottine cherry and almond tart. Outside is a tree-shaded garden with a covered terrace.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25-26 Dec
  • Days closed: Sun eve, Mon & BHs eve (Tue after BHs)
  • Opening times: 12-4 6-11
  • Lunch: Tue-Sat 12-2.30, Sun 12-3.30
  • Dinner: Tue-Sat 6-9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Real ales: Adnams Southwold Bitter & Broadside, local ales
  • Real ciders: Aspall

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


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


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From A414 between Ware & Harlow take B180 in Stanstead Abbotts N to Hunsdon

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