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Folly Island, Hertford SG14 1QD, England
+44 1992 581871
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Situated at the head of the river lee navigation in Hertford, The Old...
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, & regular beer festivals throughout the year. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely local pub

The setting is great, on the river (or is it canal) Lee/Lea. Good pub grub, good atmosphere. The pub is a bit small and because it is so popular tends to fill up quickly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

The setting is great, on the river (or is it canal) Lee/Lea. Good pub grub, good atmosphere. The pub is a bit small and because it is so popular tends to fill up quickly.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Lovely setting right by the river. First glance at the menu and I was rather impressed. More than the average choice for vegetarians and gluten free. I had the vegetable tagine. I love tagine. This was very disappointing. Someone needs to teach the chef to cook and to taste their own food.It was half cooked vegetables, in bought in tinned... More 

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England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Enjoyed an afternoon here in July 2015. Plenty of room indoors and out. Nice ales and very tasty burgers. Good vegetarian choices on menu. Very good customer service too. Very pleasant place to while away a few hours!

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Nice old pub situated by the river, lovely outdoors area out the front of the pub and to the side, nice seating area available. Pub does a good range of drinks although it's fairly pricey. Didn't eat here but the food looked good. Staff could be more friendly but we're ok. Inside area is nice, old fashioned but stylish, well... More 

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Spied a sign advertising Daura beer as I entered the pub so promptly ordered a bottle. Was delighted to find that gluten free bread was available to accompany my delicious crab salad, then delighted a second time when I discovered it was betina gluten free bread. I asked our waitress where they sourced it as I had only seen it... More 

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Bedford, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Having not visited Hertford for many years we were delighted to find The Old Barge, we ordered 'door step sandwiches' not being sure what would arrive. We were not disappointed when two of the largest sandwiches, brie and grape for me and tuna and mayo arrived! It reminded me of older time when my mother who could not cut bread... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We travelled to this restaurant to eat outside and look over the river. Unfortunately the river is obscured from the outside eating area by a large hedge. However there are good views if you eat inside. The food was excellent and being a free house there is a good range of beers. We did find the wine expensive but I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Hadn't been for several years and hoped would be as good as before..not disappointed. It was about 4pm on a sunday and they'd sold out of roasts but told us straight away and given the time we weren't surprised and was still plenty of choice. We were starving and the beef burger texan style and veg burger parisian style in... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

the burgers here are so good, i haven't found another place like it that compares! it's like Christmas in your mouth. Meat Christmas! the selection of ales and cider is also good. they have a cosy fire in the winter months and in the summer you can sit by the river with a cold cider and watch the ducks go... More 

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Market Rasen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Situated on Folley Island this pub is full of character. It has featured in an episode of Inspector Morse and served Princess Diana when she visited Barnados. An array of ducks and swans swim in the waterways around the pub. The pub is an attractive proposition with good food and a vast array of beverages. We were lucky to have... 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:
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 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 23
Cuisine: British, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Folly Island, Hertford SG14 1QD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hertford
  • Phone Number: +44 1992 581871

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 23
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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, & regular beer festivals throughout the year. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Open Hours
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
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm

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