17 of the best pubs in Hertfordshire

We have some lovely pubs in our county
15th February 2016

We have selected 17 of the best pubs in Hertfordshire. Whether you want fine dining or classic pub food, real ales or good wine, we have the pub for you in our Hertfordshire pubs guide

The Tilbury, Datchworth

The Tilbury, the multi-award winning pub in Datchworth, offers a wide variety of inventive and delicious food alongside the extensive wine list.

The Boot, Sarratt

This traditionally English dog-friendly country pub is almost 280-years-old. It’s complete with cosy fireplace and real ales galore.

Hermit of Redcoats, Titmore Green

Making the most of seasonal produce, the menu at the award-winning Hermit of Redcoats is ever-changing to reflect the best in locally-sourced ingredients.

The Greyhound, Tring

The Greyhound serves delicious traditional pub food and has a changing daily specials menu. A lovely pub next to the village pond, you will want to come back again and again.

The Fox and Duck, Therfield

The Fox and Duck is a charming, award-winning village pub that retains much of its old style charm.

The Horse & Chains, Bushey

The family-run Horse & Chains is a beautiful 17th century inn that prides itself on good food and an extensive drinks menu.

The Waggoners, Ayot Green

The multiple award-winning Waggoners is a 400-year-old pub that retains much of its original features and serves excellent French-inspired food.

The George and Dragon, Graveley

The newly refurbished George and Dragon in Graveley near Stevenage is passionate about inspiring its patrons with locally-sourced and seasonal food.

The Foragers at the Verulam Arms, St Albans

The Foragers have been scouring the Hertfordshire countryside for delicious food since 2010, and their delicious food is served at The Verulam Arms in St Albans.

Rising Sun Pub, Berkhamsted

Proudly serving a large selection of ‘brews’ both local and from further afield, The Rising Sun in Berkhamsted is a lovely and sociable pub.

The Orange Tree, Sawbridgeworth

Catering to both meat eaters and vegetarians alike with delicious, locally sourced food that is inexpensive in an unassuming, friendly environment, The Orange Tree in Sawbridgeworth is definitely worth a visit or two or three…

The Unicorn, Kings Langley

With local bands playing often, and a strong focus on an upbeat and friendly atmosphere, The Unicorn is a social hub of the village.

The Oaks, Rickmansworth

Always striving for high quality food, The Oaks in Rickmansworth even smokes its on fish on site.

The Three Tuns, Ashwell

With elevated comfort food with a modern twist, The Three Tuns supports local suppliers and welcomes customers with a warm atmosphere.

The Chequers, Barley

Serving Italian and British fusion cuisine, The Chequers overlooks a valley in the village of Barley.

The Woodman Inn, Nuthampstead

The recently refurbished Woodman has a homely atmosphere. Dating in part to the 17th century, this pub has a log fire blazing in winter time and serves food made from the freshest ingredients all year round.

The Bushel and Strike, Ashwell

The Bushel and Strike in Ashwell is steeped in history and beloved by the locals. Visit for the inventive menu created by the head chef/owner who brings the experience of 20 years in Michelin-starred restaurants to the village.

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