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At a glance

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

Close to Hitchin’s historic town centre, with rustic charm intact, open fire, and secluded garden with terrace, The Highlander continues to thrive in the capable hands of the Prutton family, who have run this Grade II listed pub for nearly 40 years. Today’s partnership between Charlotte Prutton and Eric Ransinangue has introduced a French flavour to proceedings. Excellent real ales such as Tring’s Side Pocket for a Toad are on tap (a beer festival is hosted in late May), the wine list is eco-friendly, and there is an extensive choice of malt whiskies. Concise menus worthy of a French bistro complete the picture, proposing the likes of duck leg confit with Sardalaise potatoes and red wine jus; or saffron, rocket and pea risotto with parmesan crisp.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times:: 12-3 6-11 (Fri-Sat all day Sun 12-4.30 7-10.30)
  • Lunch opening:: Mon-Thu 12-2, Fri-Sun 12-2.30
  • Dinner opening:: Mon-Sat 6.30-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales:: Greene King IPA, Tring Side Pocket for a Toad, XT 1,2,3,4, The 3 Brewers Special

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Events

  • Beer festival, Late May

Facilities

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

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From Hitchen centre take A505 towards Luton. Pub on right

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