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The Old Guinea

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Old Guinea Crossoaks Lane, Ridge, Potters Bar, Potters Bar EN6 3LH, England
+44 1707 660894
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent as a pub/restaurant all year but on summer days eating good Italian food with pub price drinks in the garden which has stunning views takes a lot of beating.

Thank ChrysJan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Not very tasty either. Staff OK. Atmosphere OK. Pizza bland. Pasta was served up with Parmasan cheese already on top rather than at the table .

Thank Paul S
Berrara, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic little pub with authentic fresh Italian pizzas and pastas. Great district views....a little hidden gem that is a must.

Thank Tim R
Penicuik, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Coming here again and again for the amazing food. Our antipasti sharing plate was amazing, the pizza is proper stone-oven baked, thin as a crisp, fantastic choice, LOVE IT! Staff is superfriendly, too, and there is a new extension at the back that provides more seats. Outside area is dreamy, especiallly on a sunny day, FANTASTIC views!! Wish this was... More 

Thank Peabrain2013
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great menu with super pizza. We visited for a quiet lunch and were well looked after even though there was another very large group being served. Waiter was attentive and everything was as it should be. Good beer and great views. Parking is limited.

Thank Nick S
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6 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've eaten here a couple of times now, both have been great. Highly recommend the pizzas - sandwiches aren't bad too. Staff are always pleasant and the setting is great - sitting outside on a sunny day is really nice.

Thank ell_g300
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter is mad about Italian...but only the food!! So last Sunday we decided to give this one a try. What a pleasant surprise! Very friendly staff. Satisfying house red. Very tasty vegetarian antipasti and excellent pizzas. I would recommend the upgrade to magnum size, thinner dough and more crispy. I can't wait to try the outdoor seating, offering beautiful... More 

Thank marfest
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130 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

A great family friendly and dog friendly casual dining . Italian food.. pizzAs and pasta and service with smiling staff.Lovely views and garden.

Thank Ollytol
Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

We arrived at The Old Guinea not knowing what to expect. A nice pizzeria in the middle of nowhere, a little small but the new extension may alleviate the small feel. The food was very tasty and reasonable, not just pizzas pasta was also on the menu. There's a nice bar and garden for when summer finally arrives. A friendly... More 

Thank Kevin M
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Very accommodating for large family's, food was lovely and staff were friendly, what more could you ask for?

Thank gemmaadams85

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Guinea Crossoaks Lane, Ridge, Potters Bar, Potters Bar EN6 3LH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Potters Bar
  • Phone Number: +44 1707 660894

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?