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The Old Barge

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Bar, British, Pub
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The Folly, Hertford SG14 1QD, England
+44 1992 581871
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice little pub tucked away next to the river. Unfortunately the garden is round the other side so no nice views. They do a good pub quiz on Sunday's that me and multiple friends always enjoy! I have only ever had chips from the menu, which were delicious but a small portion for the amount I paid. Would rather... More 

Thank Ayla R
Stanstead Abbotts, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice pub set by the river in Hertford , a very good selection of beer and cider although not the cheapest. Well worth a visit.

Thank georgecassidy
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

pleasant location, that`s about the only good thing about this place, I ordered a jacket potato with tuna & mayonaise, it was barely warm, you could see that it was cooked the day before, my wife had a similar meal with chilli con carni & that was similar, I should have taken it back but we were in a hurry... More 

1 Thank carryonwilson
howmanytimes, Manager at The Old Barge, responded to this review

Dear Wilson, I am so sorry that you have become ill, our Kitchen and hygiene standards are spotless and we have never had any reports of food poisoning. I believe you did mention at the time that you were not happy with the temperature of your food and were offered replacements. We served over 200 meals that day with no... More 

Hertford, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Have been here many times to meet friends. Great service and not at all bad beers. More than ok for a pub evening with a Barge burger and a pint.

Thank Bikerboys186305
Hertford - England
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119 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

So this is not really a restaurant review, but a write up the 'significant birthday' event the Old Barge organised for me at the end of May. I went for a Saturday afternoon session, and Simon and his crew at the pub were more than accommodating and efficient at assisting me with the planning and organising of the event for... More 

Thank 2Sweeties
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This is by the water, although the outside seating is mostly near a quiet road. Service is good, the food is fairly basic pub food. Unfortunately the beer is expensive compared with some other pubs in Hertford.

Thank Helen W
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

I cant even begin to describe how much we love the old barge. Always friendly service, always amazing food. Beautiful location on the canal.

Thank Clare W
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Got nagged by the wife to go take her out for lunch. Opted for the Old Barge, and what a good choice! Beef brisket cooked to perfection and a nicely cooked fish and chips. Great location by the canal, ducks were getting a bit frisky though. Good choice of beers and ciders etc. Even the staff are nice, which is... More 

Thank Inspector-Rix
Great Amwell, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere to catch up with friends, great food (although food sizes could be slightly bigger for the price) will defiantly be returning!

Thank jane08686
Hertford, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

This is an excellent local pub in a brilliant riverside location. It also has a good pub food menu with almost everything available in vegetarian versions. Burgers are especially good, sandwiches are massive. Great drink selection and characterful interior.

Thank Lindsey C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $33
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Folly, Hertford SG14 1QD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hertford
  • Phone Number: +44 1992 581871
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?