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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
12:00 pm - 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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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

loved it there, such a nice place to be, friendly staff, free wifi, deliciouis cakes and very fancy servings.

Thank Barbara S
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice atmosphere , friendly staff, food ok, but portions were so small. I thought I had ordered a children's meal.

Thank louiscavana
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had Sunday lunch at the Old Barge a short walk from a friends new home, great location by the canal. We found the staff to be friendly and enjoyed the food, roast pork/beef looked good, though I was disappointed with the fact at 1pm they'd run out of my main choice from the board! I'd have no hesitation to return... More 

Thank clubcon
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly pub by the riverside in the centre of Hertford good selection of well kept ales& menu with something to please most always worth a visit

Thank Trevor R
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

the staff were friendly and helpful, food was very average pub style, but quite affordable so we couldn't really expect more.

Thank Neale S
Cheshire, UK
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Busy pub, beside the canal. Really busy, but quick service and excellent toast pork. Good setting with beer garden and indoor space. Lovely setting overlooking the Canal.

Thank travel-rogue
Loule, Portugal
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279 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We popped in today and even though it was busy we were served very quickly by rather pleasant staff .

1 Thank Gerard m
Stanstead Abbotts, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Have visited this place many times, usually in Summer. Normally a meeting place before going elsewhere... Lovely surroundings, plenty of outside seating. Very nice!

Thank John M
Brighton, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 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 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $30
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, Bar scene, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?