The Old BargePub on the river Lea

Pub on the River Lea 

This is a truly delightful English pub country pub on the river Lea. Based in Hertford, The Old Barge makes an excellent destination for cyclists, walkers and river users. This is a proper family local pub in a riverside setting. There is a fantastic large beer garden with a sheltered, heated smoking area to the rear. The delicious contemporary British menu, with daily chef’s specials, offers a wide choice of classic pub food. The Old Barge offers an extensive range of real ales, lagers, ciders, wines and premium bottled selections. Dogs are welcome in the outside areas but not inside the building. The Old Barge is the perfect stop off place for cyclists, walkers and river users as well as being a favourite for the local community and visitors to the town.

What's On

There are pub quiz nights on Sundays and a music quiz every last Thursday of the month. The Old Barge hosts a beer festival twice a year. There are always extra events being held like Beer and Boardroom nights and Vegetarian evenings. Please see the Old Barge website for full details. 

Venue for hire

Upstairs the Old Barge has a private function room, with river views, that can be hired out. This can seat up to 20 banquet style, 18 conference style or 24 for a classroom or presentation. Or 40 people for a standing buffet or party. Fully kitted out for all media with a 55″ TV, laptop hook ups & surround sound, free WIFI, tea & coffee making facilities, and a fridge. This is a really versatile space. The pub also hosts Pilates classes, kids' birthday parties, private dining, movie screenings, live sports, office away days, courses & lectures to name a few. Please get in touch with the Old Barge for further information or to arrange an event tailored just for you. 

Restaurant area extended

The restaurant area has been extended and can now offer a second room for private dining for up to 30 people. This makes the Old Barge in Hertford an ideal space for that special celebration. 

Pub on the river Lea

Opening Times

  • Mon 11am - 11pm
  • Tue 11am - 11pm
  • Wed 11am - 11pm
  • Thur 11am - 11pm
  • Fri 11am - 12pm
  • Sat 11am - 12pm
  • Sun 12am - 11pm
Pub on the river Lea


  • Private Hire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Disabled Access
  • Free Parking
  • Food Served
  • Pet Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating