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The Old Barge

) #17 of 81 Restaurants in Hertford ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , British,
The Folly, Hertford SG14 1QD, England
+44 1992 581871
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“burger” (22 reviews)
“sandwiches” (6 reviews)
“brie” (3 reviews)
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The Folly, Hertford SG14 1QD, England
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1 - 10 of 165 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wow, what a lovely pub, great staff and the food is great, I highly recommend the beef brisket Sunday roast, the portions are huge and the beef brisket was amazing! The best I have had so far.

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Delightful place for a quick lunch stop. This pub has a nice welcoming feel. Staff helpful and attentive. We just had a sandwich which was tasty and well presented.

Thank sar0605
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the roast brisket for Sunday lunch here. What an excellent dish - beef so tender it melts in the mouth, good veges (not overcooked) all very tasty. The pub has a large outside area so if it's sunny you are in luck.

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Organised a meal for 30+ people. Super buffet food, great variety and quality. The food was really enjoyable. Great range of beers, plenty of outside space, a really enjoyable spot. Stopped by for a few drinks as well, again, super service.

Thank David900
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lovely meal here with several friends and I have to say there were zero complaints and many clean plates- the burgers were excellent! Staff were friendly and accommodating, and we all had a lovely evening.

Thank travelqueenNi
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Sitting outside we were served within 20 minutes with a freshly cooked fish pie and salad. It arrived piping hot with a thick melted topping of cheese. The fish filling was generous with lots of fresh salmon among other varieties. The salad had a sprinkling...More

1  Thank paulF5692MX
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Slightly put off by a couple of disparaging reviews but decided to give it a try - and not disappointed. O.k. it was lunchtime and not over busy but we were both very pleased with our lunches - butternut squash curry and stuffed chicken breast;...More

Thank MandMStAlbans
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a evening of good pub Food I had steak and wife had chicken burger all served with a smile. Would visit again. Lovely atmosphere warm and friendly.

1  Thank david b
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Booked the place for a special birthday meal,,nice menu and some of our food was fine but the steaks for my wife and son were terrible ,one was sent back and the replacement was just as poor. In fairness one steak was removed from our...More

Thank mtw42
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed with this pub. Served by a nice lad at the bar on going in but he had no knowledge of the beers/cider. The Restaurant was abismle. Terrible service. No one to check we were happy with our meal. We were waiting ages for...More

Thank Lesley W
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18 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from howmanytimes | Property representative |
Hi, apologies for the delay in response we have been away. We currently only have three lads that work on the bar and none of them can remember any such exchanges. I am sorry that you feel you have had a bad experience, I... More
10 January 2017|
Response from howmanytimes | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for the enquiry. Unfortunately our license doesn't allow children after 7pm. We do serve food all day Monday to Saturday (12 - 10pm) and until 6pm on a Sunday. We would be happy to accommodate your family if... More
30 January 2016|
Response from Matt S | Reviewed this property |
Standard pub grub but made with care (not boil in bag/ microwave). The Service is good as well although in the summer it can get very busy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 19
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
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, Street Parking, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Folly, Hertford SG14 1QD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hertford
  • Phone Number: +44 1992 581871
  • E-mail
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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