Close to St Albans with its Roman ruins and good local walks, there is a delightfully welcoming atmosphere at this picturesque 17th-century pub, which is tucked away in a peaceful hamlet. Wooden benches and tables, antique dressers, log fires and exposed beams set the interior style and there’s a large enclosed garden. Both traditional and modern pub fare is offered. At lunch there’s ploughman's, baked potatoes, garden salads, deli platters, burgers and toasted sandwiches; while on the evening menu there might be lamb kofta, feta cheese salad, pittas and tzatziki, followed by Belgian waffle, clotted cream ice cream and maple syrup.
Open all year
Open all week
Opening times: 12-2.30 6-11 (Sun 12-3)
Lunch opening: Mon-Sat 12-2, Sun 12-2.30
Dinner opening: Wed-Sat 6-9
Food and drink
Real ales: London Pride, ESB, George Gale & Co Seafarers, seasonal ales