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Folly Island, Hertford SG14 1QD, England
+44 1992 581871
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Ranked #40 of 84 Restaurants in Hertford
Price range: $6 - $23
Sun 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Situated at the head of the river lee navigation in Hertford, The Old Barge pub makes an excellent destination for cyclists, walkers and river users. A proper family (Children welcome until 7pm)local pub in a riverside setting with a beer garden, small car park and sheltered, heated smoking area to the rear.A delicious contemporary British menu, with daily chef's specials, complements an extensive range of real ales, World beers, lagers, ciders, perrys, wines and a premium bottled selection.There is a pub quiz night every sunday, and a music quiz every last Thursday of the month, free jazz club with live jazz on the second Thursday of the month & regular beer festivals throughout the year. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I enjoy the Old Barge and often visit for lunch when in Hartford. It is so nice to get away from the busy shopping area and the noisier pubs / restaurants. Even when busy the pub has a relaxed atmosphere. The staff are great, friendly and helpful. There is a good selection of beers to choice from and a pretty... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The Barge is one of my favorite places in Hertford. Its perfect for when we have a quick pub stop after shopping in town. In winter it had lovely open fires and in summer the new patio area is the perfect place to sit and chat with friends. You can sit by the bar and watch all the ducks too!... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Had a great meal at The Old Barge in Hertford. Plenty of choices for beers with friendly staff. Lovely to sit so close to the river. Thumbs up!

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Southend on Sea
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I have been visiting this great pub for a couple of years now. It has a lovely old feel to it, with roaring fires and guest ales. There is always something going on, whether it's the famous crayfish catching competition for the kids, or Whisky night for the grown ups. The staff are lovely, always there for a little chat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful setting by the river . Really friendly and helpful waiters and waitresses. Fantastic menu, every choice of beef burger comes with a vegetarian alternative which I've never seen anywhere else . Will definitely go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

We had a fabulous homemade lunch at a very reasonable price & served with a smile! Brilliant atmosphere. Will definitely go back especially as there are lots of tasty choices on menu Thank you to the friendly staff!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

My husband and myself had a very nice meal at The Old Barge. He had egg, ham and chips I had a jacket potato. It came up after not too long, was hot and tasty and good value for money. We will definitely be going back!

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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Known for its range and quality of real ales, cider and perry in picturesque riverside position with monthly pop quiz last Thursday with cash prizes. Never tried the cuisine.

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Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I had lunch with my dad. He had lasagna and I had fish and chips with mushy peas. My fish and chips arrived with a bowl of mushy peas that had clearly already been half-eaten by someone else: you could see where they had taken-out scoops and the pot was half empty. The waitress replaced it when I complained, but... More 

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I, thought it would be nice to meet some friends in The Old Barge, for lunch, before going on to the Theatre. How wrong were we My wife and I, plus our friends ordered what was described as "Doorstep" sandwiches. My wife ordered Fish Fingers on White, I ordered Tuna & Mayo on Brown. Our friends ordered... More 

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Additional Information about The Old Barge

Address: Folly Island, Hertford SG14 1QD, England
Phone Number: +44 1992 581871
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hertford
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 23
Cuisine: British

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