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The Old Barge

Folly Island, Hertford, England
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Ranked #56 of 81 Restaurants in Hertford
Price range: $6 - $24
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
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

I came in for lunch on a quite Monday and had the Elvis burger and my partner had the classic burger. The burgers where tasteless and unseasoned and the chips looked and tasted like McCain frozon thick cuts chips. And the onion rings where also frozon and had very little crunch like the chips which whet both unseasoned. The bacon... More

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south east england
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11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Very expensive and not worth the money.much better places to eat and drink in Hertford. Wouldn't return for food but nice place to have a drink outside in the summer

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howmanytimes, Manager at The Old Barge, responded to this review

All our food and drink is priced at market value. More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I had food there today. My wifes burger was acceptable, my sons fish fingers were edible however my fish and chips were appalling. A few chips, a tiny piece of haddock that wasn't great with not very nice batter and a few slices of lettuce and a badly cut red onion. The mushy peas were nuked to death, less than... More

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howmanytimes, Manager at The Old Barge, responded to this review

I am really surprised to read your review, our fish and chips is one of our best sellers and I think this is the only complaint we have had about it. Apologies if you were not fully attended to. I have posted a picture of our fish and chips to album. More

Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Stumbled across this little Gem of a pub today by chance whilst walking along the river, The inviting welcome we got by the lovely landlady was much appreciated as was the ice cold lager! We wasnt planning on staying for lunch but was so relaxed sitting outside in the sun watching the world go by soon enough 2 hours had... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Lovely weather but sitting outside with building works both to the side and the back of the seating area was noisy. Paella at £10.95 contained 1 ring of squid, 3 tiny limp pale prawns and 2 squares of chicken with a scattering of peas - starter size with a mains price tag! A pint of lager and a lemonade &... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Over the years we have taken many guests to The Old Barge but the overall quality of the food keeps going down whilst the prices are extortionate. I paid £5.75 today for an awful tasting fruit beer as they have just about run out of everything else. Extremely poor planning knowing that it is going to be weekend and sunny.... More

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Woking, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Been there a couple of times recently including a Sunday when there was a quiz in progress. It was quite lively which is unusual these days for a pub on Sunday evening. Have also eaten there on a Wednesday evening and thought the food was good. Nothing exceptional on the menu but well cooked and well presented. Bad point -... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Good points: Great location and selection of beers. Bad points: Unimpressive, bland, overpriced food. No real atmosphere on a Friday and Saturday night anymore - where have all the customers gone? Car park recently removed in drive to make money at all costs, and residents parking all round the area so if you're not from the town you might as... More

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howmanytimes, Manager at The Old Barge, responded to this review

Hi Chris, Sorry to read your review, it would be helpful to know what food you found bland, tho obviously I am surprised to read this. I do feel our food is reasonably priced within the market place. Thanks for mentioning our great selection of beers, we do work hard to ensure a well kept and interesting range. As to... More

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Additional Information about The Old Barge

Address: Folly Island, Hertford, England
Phone Number: 01992581871
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hertford
Average Prices: USD 6 - 24
Cuisine: British

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