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The Old Barge, Hertford - pub details

Address: The Folly, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1QD [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 29939) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Hertford East (0.2 miles), Hertford North (0.6 miles), Ware (2.4 miles)

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Another good selection of about six ales.
Tried three of them: Lock stock and barrel from Frog Island, Ilkley's Summer ale and Ellands American Pale Ale.
Drinks do come at a price though. Two half-pints of coke, half of cider and a pint of bitter...£12.
Half a pint of ale is an eye-watering £2.20.
Poor choice of food at high prices - shame really as it is a nice pub in a nice location.
fugglehops - 14 Aug 2016 22:21
Back to Hertford and the Old Barge was my fourth pub there and this was another excellent place. Although I did feel it lacked a little atmosphere, as it is quite a large place and maybe needed a few more customers. There is a small room to the left when you enter and a larger room to the right. A few people were in to eat. The barmaid was friendly and happy to offer advice about the ale and cider range and also to allow samples. The range was Madness Brewing Co. Lovestruck, Elland Catch The Rainbow, Woodfordes Wherry & St Austell Tribute. 3 real ciders were Abrahalls Slack Alice, Somerset Cider Co. Bootleg Moonshine & Lilleys Mango Cider. The pub has a lovely location next to the canal and next to a narrow bridge. Just the other side is the Hertford Club, not listed on the site, which was my next port of call.
blue_scrumpy - 18 Sep 2015 20:07
A really nice river-side pub with four real ciders and at least four, and probably five, real ales. My Betty Stoggs was in excellent condition.
Friendly bar staff, comfortable seating areas with a bit of room, and no music to spoil the atmosphere. I will be returning to this pub.
Number11 - 16 Feb 2014 21:07
Excellent riverside pub on the Lea, a perfect place to end a long walk before catching the train back from nearby Hertford East.
There's about 7 or 8 handpumps, usually 2 or 3 are for cider, the rest do an ever changing selection of ales from all over the country with Dark Star Hophead a permanent feature.
The Sunday roasts are to die for although there's always loads of middle-class families there at the weekends with brattish kids.
There's also a smaller room with Sky and plenty of seats outside, some overlooking the river.
HarryHawthorn - 4 Feb 2014 10:52
Lunched here on Saturday. Had a pint of Tribute and a pint of Wherry. Both perfectly fine, but expensive - around 40 pence a pint over the odds. The food is also expensive -9.95 for sausage and mash - adequate eating, but nothing special. However, the fish and chips at the same price was very poor, two obviously frozen rectangles of white fish.

The Old Barge has a fine location down by the Lee Navigation, but it seemed very quiet for a Saturday lunchtime. I'm not going to quibble about their pricing policy, but if they are going to charge premium prices then the customer is entitled to premium quality which this decidely wasn't.
henrythenavigator - 6 Nov 2012 15:41

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