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The Old Barge

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Bar, British, Pub
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Folly Island, Hertford SG14 1QD, England
+44 1992 581871
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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102 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Went there for my son's birthday. Did book had to go to ask about seating , drinks are expensive had to wait quite a while for the food , but the waitress were very nice and was the food. Great pub would go back and recommend to friends

Thank loll117
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Love the friendly staff and canal side location: picturesque with pints for any season. As a bonus they do great food, including a nice veggie selection!

Thank CGLondon25
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Friendly lively atmosphere, good selection of real ales, nice location for a drink after walking along the canal.We come here once a month and enjoy it.

Thank Joss1815

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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, 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: Folly Island, 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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