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Lovely country pub serving exciting food

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Garden
Free Wi-Fi

This pub in a little village south of Stevenage goes from strength to strength thanks to brothers James and Tom Bainbridge and a very experienced and welcoming team. The large terrace and garden are ideal for enjoying a drink or meal on sunny days, and inside there are several dining areas, including private dining options. The self-taught and award-winning head chef is passionate about sourcing the best ingredients for his exciting modern British dishes. You could opt for a pub classic such as game cottage pie, or look to the à la carte choices such as pheasant breast, wild mushrooms and pickled mustard seeds; braised rabbit, carrot cake and jus (a witty combination); chicken breast and wings, waffle, chicken jus and thyme cream; and goats’ cheese fondant, kale, braised baby onions, peas and lettuce. A set menu is available at both lunch and dinner, and there is an extensive wine list.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Sunday evening and Monday
  • Opening times: 12-2.30 5.30-11 (Sat noon to 2am Sunday 12-5)
  • Lunch: Tuesday to Sunday 12-2
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6-9.30

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: Bitter
  • Real ciders: Westons Wyld Wood Organic, Symonds

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

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

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu

Getting here

A1(M) junction 7, A602 signed Ware and Hertford. At Bragbury End right into Bragbury Lane to Datchworth

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