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 koftas, feta cheese salad, pittas, tzatziki and olives, followed by cherry and almond tart with double cream.
Open all year
Open all week
Opening times: 12–2.30 6–11 (Sunday 12–3)
Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–2, Sunday 12–2.30
Dinner: Wednesday to Saturday 6–9
Food and drink
Real ales available: London Pride, ESB, George Gale and Co Seafarers, seasonal ales