Pubs | Hertfordshire

The Bricklayers Arms

Country pub serving outstanding food in Flaunden

Delicious food served in a beautiful countryside pub. Voted one of the best country pubs in the UK. Winner of many awards including the AA Rosette award and Dining Pub of The Year 2020 for the fifth year in a row. Some of the best food served in the County. Extensive wine selection. An absolutely outstanding pub full of charm and character.

The Old Cock Inn

Pub with great food and accommodation

Fantastic pub in centre of Harpenden town. Superb food served all day. 6 outstanding boutique bedrooms. Vibrant, clean and a great atmosphere. Dogs allowed in certain areas. Superb outside eating area. Excellent customer service and friendly staff. Fantastic choice of food. Perfect place to eat and drink.

Feathers Pub

Country pub with great food

Beautiful pub in heart of Rickmansworth. Excellent food served throughout the day. Delicious and varied menu. Great outside seating area. Private function room available. Exceptionally friendly staff. Fantastic choice of drinks. Great daily offers on food and drinks. Warm and cosy atmosphere. A beautiful pub to visit.

The Coach & Horses

Pub serving food

Great pub in Rickmansworth that has a separate restaurant serving delicious food. The food is inexpensive and excellent quality. Good selections of beers, wines and spirits. Great outdoor area perfect for daytimes and evenings in Summer. Log fires that are great in Winter. Busy, lively pub with great atmosphere all year round.

The Boat

Lovely Pub by the river

Superb pub in Berkhamsted based on the Grand Union Canal. Serves freshly prepared seasonal pub food with a fresh approach. Quality craft ales and lager. Extremely welcoming atmosphere. Open to everyone including local residents, tourists, local business and all visitors. Very busy when the sun is shining and dogs are welcome in the bar. Good selection of beers, wines and spirits.

The Boot

Country pub serving homemade food in Sarratt

Beautiful country pub in Sarratt village. Very cosy and traditional pub. Large selection of Ales. Superb Inglenook fireplace and traditional bar area. Extended restaurant area offering delicious home prepared and beautifully cooked meals. Great, family friendly, country pub and restaurant thriving on its friendly atmosphere. Winners of The Great British Pub Award 2016 and finalists in 2017.

Rose & Crown

Country pub with great atmosphere in Sandridge

Great atmosphere. Outstanding outside drinking and eating area. Amazing barbeques served outdoors. Very friendly owners. Traditional, warm and welcoming. Fresh home cooked food. Full a la carte or fine British Tapas. Fantastic, beautifully kept cask ale and many other lagers and world beers. An extensive list of wines by the glass. Three beautiful fireplaces. An exceptionally pretty function room. Diners Choice Award Winners 2016, 2017 and 2018.

The Bishop's Cave

Great wine bar

Fantastic wine bar in St Albans. Superb selection of outstanding wines. Winner of Best Bar in St Albans' Food and Drink Festival 2019. Fine wines can also be purchased to take away. Great atmosphere accompanied with delicious deli food. Relaxing and fun. The wine bar serves a great choice of beers and gins.

The Halfway House

Lively fun pub

Fun pub. Regular live music. Serves good homemade food including Bar food, Thai food, classic pub food, Asian food, vegetarian dishes. Free Parking. Near the Aquadrome in Rickmansworth. Great for families. Dog friendly.

The White Horse Welwyn

Exceptional gastro pub with excellent food

Exceptional food. Outstanding interior. Beautiful garden area. Immaculately kept. Warm welcome. Friendly and clean. Modern gastro pub which is managed superbly well. Fantastic pub.

The Crown Stevenage

Pub with outstanding garden in Aston End

One of the best outside areas eating areas. Specialists in rustic hearty felt cuisine. Lovely friendly pub with exceptional staff.

Cowper Arms

Traditional English country pub

Fantastic traditional English country pub. Great food. Large selection of beers, wines and spirits. Superb food. Set in a beautiful setting. A lovely outside eating area. Cosy atmosphere with open fireplaces.

Star Bishops Stortford

Relaxed pub in the centre of town serving food

Local pub in Bishops Stortford Town Centre. Live bands & music Fridays & Saturdays. Serves food which is great value for money. Fun and relaxed atmosphere. Classic pub food. Always a warm welcome. Good outside area. Dogs allowed.

The Golden Lion

Family friendly and traditional pub

Friendly and traditional pub in Hoddesdon. Good food. Bands and good live music. Large beer garden. Regular live sports shown. Fun quiz nights and family friendly pub.

The Great Northern

Friendly pub next to train station

Classic friendly pub. Real ales & good pub food. They deliver an exceptional level of customer service. Warm welcome. Dog friendly pub. Lots of various forms of entertainment. Live bands and DJs. Excellent facilities such as an outdoor garden.

The Harpenden Arms

Gastro pub on the high street

Gastro pub. Great hearty meals. Clean, fun and welcoming pub. Wide selection of drinks. Family friendly. Great staff. Great Sunday roasts. Superb function room. First class pub.

The Horn at The Half Moon

Music venue

Sister venue of the Horn in St Albans. Outstanding music venue for bands. Regular live music events. Great lively atmosphere. Fantastic outside garden area. Good selection of drinks.

The Horse & Groom

Family friendly pub

Classic and friendly old style pub. Serves hearty food. Thai Food nights to free sausage and mash nights. No frills good honest pub. Unpretentious yet cosy bolthole nestled in an old row of houses in a beautiful part of Hatfield. Favourite with the locals. Friendly and welcoming staff.

The Marquis of Lorne

Lively and fun local pub

Traditional pub in Stevenage high street. Good events held regularly. Spacious function room. Quiz nights. Poker nights. Sunday meat raffles. Great for parties and birthday celebrations.

The Nags Head Great Missenden

Stunning pub

Outstanding food and choice of wines. Winner of Diners' Choice Award 2019. Building steeped in history and visited by previous prime ministers and Roald Dahl. Stunning 15th Century venue. AA Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence 2019. 4 Star AA Inn Award for Accommodation. Tripadvisor certificate of Excellence. Amazing setting inside and out. Outstanding place to eat, drink and stay over.

The Old Barge

Pub on the river Lea

Country pub on the River Lea in Hertford. A proper family local pub. Fantastic beer garden. Serves contemporary British food. Quiz nights. Music quiz nights. Great atmosphere. Beautiful setting on the river. Welcoming staff. Extensive drinks list.

The Old Bell

Chef and Brewer pub

Fantastic selection of fine cask ales. Spacious tree bordered beer garden. Serves excellent traditional English pub food. Country location. Warm atmosphere. Great value for money. Friendly staff.

The Old Cross Tavern

Traditional old style pub in town centre

Traditional old style pub. Great ales. Conversation not distractions. Own microbrewery. Made the way pubs used to be. Small local and friendly. Winner of CAMRA awards and a regular entrant in the Good Beer Guide since 2000.

The Old Manor

Traditional country pub serving seasonal food

Traditional country pub in Potters Bar. Beautiful country building. Serves delicious seasonal food. Different daily fish specials. Food served from breakfast to dinner. Beautiful warm interior. Very welcoming atmosphere.

The Platform

Lively pub in the heart of town

Busy and vibrant local pub in the centre of Letchworth. Open until 2am every Friday and Saturday night. DJ's & Dance floor. Retro gaming. Beer Pong & Quiz nights. Good hearty pub food very reasonably priced. Sports shown on TV.

The Red Cow

Family friendly pub

Family friendly pub. Serves delicious food. In the heart of Cheshunt and near Cheshunt lake. Popular poker nights on Tuesdays. Well renowned Sunday roasts. Fantastic outside area for kids. Traditional pub that is very well run.

The Red Lion

Community owned pub

The first community owned country pub in the UK. Thriving pub with a great atmosphere. Very friendly. Outdoor barbeques. Beautiful homemade food with extensive food menu. Sells award winning real ales. National Pub of The Year finalists in 2019. Branch pub of the year in North Hertfordshire 2012, 2017, 2018 & 2019.

The Saracens Head

Pub on the River Lea

Riverside pub. Exceptional surroundings on the River Lea. Great pub food and delicious pizzas. Classic pub menu. Great outside area. Fun atmosphere. Friendly staff.

The Victoria

Traditional pub serving good food

Traditional pub serving great food. Traditional menu in a relaxed setting. Different sample food menu every day. Superb chefs. Friendly atmosphere. Fantastic Barn available for hire. Extensive outside area for drinks or food.

The White Swan Hoddesdon

Lovely pub in centre of town

Excellent pub in the centre of town. Clean, vibrant and fresh. Great classic pub menu. Superb selection of ales. Many premium lagers. Outstanding outside garden area. Comfortable, relaxing & friendly atmosphere. Sport shown on TV. Live music.

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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.