Pubs | Hertfordshire

The Bricklayers Arms

Celebrate Christmas at The Bricklayers Arms in Flaunden

Exquisite food set in beautiful countryside in Flaunden. Voted one of the best pubs in the UK.

The Old Cock Inn

Pub in Harpenden

The Old Cock Inn is a beautiful pub & restaurant in the heart of Harpenden with 6 boutique bedrooms perfect for a romantic getaway, family break or a handy stop over for that business trip.

Star Bishops Stortford

Pub in Bishops Stortford

Local pub in Bishops Stortford Town Centre. Live bands & music Fridays & Saturdays. Serves food which is great value for money.

The Horn at The Half Moon

Music venue in Bishops Stortford

This is the sister venue of the Horn in St Albans and is a music venue in Bishops Stortford with regular live music events.

The Red Cow

Family pub in Cheshunt

Family run pub that serves delicious food. In the heart of Cheshunt. Poker Tuesdays & Sunday Roasts a must!

The Harpenden Arms

Pub in Harpenden High Street

Fullers pub on Harpenden High Street that is great for food and offers a wide selection of drinks. Fun and welcoming.

The Old Bell

Chef & Brewer pub in Harpenden

Pub in Harpenden with a wide range of fine cask ales and quality ales, and its spacious tree-bordered beer garden. Serves great food and is a wonderful place to stop-off for a refreshing drink.

The Great Northern

Pub in Hatfield

The Great Northern is a classic pub with real ales & good pub food. A great pub to stop by if you are in town.

The Old Barge

Pub on the river in Hertford

Country pub on the river Lea in Hertford. A proper family local pub in a riverside setting with a large beer garden and serving a contemporary British menu.

The Victoria

Great pub in Hitchin

Lovely pub in Hitchin with great food & Drinks. Friendly atmosphere. Barn available for hire. Sample food menus on a daily basis.

The Red Lion

Pub in Preston, Hitchin

At the heart of Preston, Hitchin's Community, The Red Lion is the first example of a community-owned public house anywhere in the UK. The pub was bought from Whitbreads in the early 1980’s. Serves delicious food and has a great atmosphere.

The White Swan Hoddesdon

Pub in Hoddesdon

The White Swan in Hoddesdon has excellent service, exceptional food, a great selection of ales, premium lagers and a comfortable & friendly atmosphere to match.

The Golden Lion

Pub in Hoddesdon

Friendly pub in Hoddeson. Good food, live music, beer garden, live sports, quiz nights and family friendly.

Three Horseshoes

Pub in Norton near Letchworth

Pub at the centre of the community in Norton near Letchworth. Good food, Quiz nights, Gourmet burger nights, 2 function rooms and a lovely outside garden area.

The Platform

Pub in Letchworth

Traditional pub in Letworth which is open until 2am every Friday/Saturday night with DJ & Dance floor, Retro gaming, Beer Pong & Quiz nights on a Sunday, 241 meal deals, 8 pint beer towers, sports table service.

The Old Manor

Pub in Potters Bar

The Old Manor in Potters Bar is the most beautiful pub / restaurant which serves the most delicious food.

The Marquis of Lorne

Pub in Stevenage

Traditional pub in Stevenage high street with events, quiz nights, poker nights, Sunday meat raffles and private function rooms for that special occasion.

The Crown Stevenage

Pub in Stevenage

Pub in Stevenage with large garden. They specialise in heart felt cuisinethat is rustic and hits the spot. Lovely friendly pub well worth a visit if you are in the area.

The Saracens Head

Pub in Ware

Riverside pub / restaurant set in lovely surroundings. Offers great pub food and is a must place to eat if you are in town.

Cowper Arms

Pub in Welwyn

Pub & dining in Welwyn. This traditional pub offers fine food in a beautiful setting. As well as this there is a weekly pub quiz, open mike nights & steak nights.

The White Horse Welwyn

Pub in Welwyn

The White Horse in Welwyn is an independent gastro pub. The food & drink is served in delightful surroundings. Care and attention is always guaranteed. Well worth a visit if you'r e in town.

The Nags Head Great Missenden

Enjoy A Festive Christmas Party at The Nags Head

The Nags Head is a charming independently owned freehouse, pub and small hotel just outside Hertfordshire in the Chilterns. Famously and historically frequented by the likes of Roald Dahl and many of our country’s prime ministers enroute to the Chequers country residence.

The Boot

Country pub in Sarratt

Beautiful country pub in Sarratt village. Home made food. Plenty of Ales. Dogs welcome. Free Parking.

Feathers Pub

Lovely Pub with outdoor seating in Rickmansworth

Lovely country pub in Rickmansworth. Excellent food menu. Outside seating. Private function room. Friendly staff.

The Bishop's Cave

Wine bar in St Albans

Sophisticated Wine bar in St Albans. The Bishop's Cave also sells fine wines to take away with you. Also a deli and a place to relax. Amazing products.

Rose & Crown

Pub in Sandridge

Pub in Sandridge. Serves great home made food. Good selection of beers and Ales. Live Music. Outdoor and BBQ area. Country Pub.

The Coach & Horses

Pub in Rickmansworth

Cosy pub in Rickmansworth with great home madefood. Outside area. Live music. Good selections of beers & wines.

The Halfway House

Pub in Rickmansworth

Relaxing pub in Rickmansworth. Live Music. Homemade Food. Free Parking. Near the Aquadrome in Rickmansworth.

The Boat

Pub in Berkhamsted

Pub in Berkhamsted. Country pub on the river. Great homemade food. Good selection of beers, wines and spirits.

Hertfordshire has some of the best pubs and restaurants in the Country. Whether you are looking for the classic country pub, pub food at its best, real ales, fine wines, great food or fine dining, Hertfordshire’s pubs and restaurants offer it all. The fabulous array of restaurants have food varying from delicious hearty meals and Sunday roasts to exquisite culinary delights with Michelin star ratings. Take a look and discover new pubs & restaurants set in some of the most idyllic settings.


St Albans alone has more pubs per square mile than anywhere else in the UK. Across Hertfordshire there simply are hundreds of pubs to choose from. You can search here for some fantastic pubs selecting your favourite criteria. Whether you love a pub with fireplace for those cosy winter nights or a pub with outside space for the family in the summertime, Hertfordshire has plenty to choose from. Many pubs specialise in real ales and most offer a good selection of wines. Some pubs now offer as many as 50 gins for you gin lovers. There are pubs that offer outside BBQ’s and relaxed outdoor eating to the good old-fashioned fish n chips served with a good pint. Choose the pubs that appeals to you here on From pubs that you can visit after rambling through a village or discover the perfect riverside pub with a unique and glorious atmosphere, Hertfordshire has them all. Some of the finest examples are right here.  


You are spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants in Hertfordshire. An array of multi-cultural restaurants spans the county and there are some gems to be discovered. There are so many different types of restaurants to choose from in Hertfordshire. European, Indian, French, Chinese, Japanese, British, Italian, Steakhouses and many others in most towns across the county.  

Many of the pubs and restaurants are set in some of the most scenic surroundings you could imagine. With a plethora of fine restaurants set in some of the most beautiful hotels in Hertfordshire. You really can take yourself away for the most enjoyable of times. With so many pubs & restaurants to choose from, you will surely find what you are looking for. Culinary delights satisfy all taste buds, while drinks are to be had in glorious settings. 

Many of the pubs and restaurants use locally sourced ingredients from food suppliers and work closely with these suppliers. This often means exciting changes to menus on a regular or seasonal basis, ensuring every visit has a new and fresh surprise. We all have our favourite pubs and restaurants and that is usually down to great food, drink, service and atmosphere. 

Some of Hertfordshire’s pubs and restaurants are set in beautiful old buildings and Grade II listed buildings that are often hundreds of years old. If you’re looking for traditional old pubs and restaurants, Hertfordshire is about as historic as it gets. Even the Guinness Book of Records states that the oldest pub in England is in Hertfordshire. These old pubs often offer a very warm welcome, medieval charm, all in the cosiest and most atmospheric surroundings one could wish for. Sit there with your real ale and ponder who walked through those very doors and sat where you are sitting now, hundreds of years ago. Likewise, the restaurants that are based in these old buildings, offer a charm and beauty that is special for people of all ages. Some of the most romantic restaurants lay within the boundaries of Hertfordshire.  

Many pubs in Hertfordshire are dog friendly too. How lovely it is to walk across the fields or alongside the river canal paths to end up at your chosen pub where your canine companion will be as welcome as you are. 

Hertfordshire pubs often have unique and sometimes comical names and signs. This is a centuries old tradition where at one time only pictorial signs were in place as many of the customers were unable to read. Nowadays, in modern times, there are so many pubs in Hertfordshire all vying for brand awareness, but you can still find those pubs that have been around for centuries.

You will often find traditional and modern games played in pubs. These range from darts, cards, skittles, pool, bar billiards, dominoes, varying board games to fruit machines and various video games. Most will have music in the background, a duke box or band. 

There it is. A brief outline of what Hertfordshire has to offer in the way of pubs and restaurants. All that’s left is for you to go and explore and we hope you find some new places that you love. You can use the search criteria at the top of the Pubs and Restaurants page if you know what you like best. If not, simply browse and stumble across some of the gems Hertfordshire has to offer in way of pubs and restaurants. 

Happy exploring from the Hertfordshire Online team.