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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
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always enjoy heading to The Old Barge in Hertford. Lovely atmosphere and friendly service both in evenings and during the daytime. Stopped in for late lunch meal yesterday. Great meals for all three of us, freshly prepared and served with friendly smiles. Thank you!

Thank culinaryadventurer1
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely pub with a friendly welcome from the bar staff. The food is good and reasonably priced.

Thank hadassa2015
Hertford, United Kingdom
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416 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely location on the rivers edge and outside seating . Added bonus of limited parking . Typical decent pub food at affordable prices . Nice meeting place to catch up with friends .

Thank Lesley S
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off for lunch, we found a roaring open log fire, friendly staff and a relaxing comfortable spot. Neither of us were overly hungry, so we ordered a sharing platter... it was all delicious, great flavours, plenty of it too, in fact we couldn't finish all of it.. well almost.. but not quite! We were so comfortable that we could... More 

Thank T J
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely location on a little island in the middle of town. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The food is nice and enough to keep you happy unless you are a big eater. We had Sunday lunch which was nice but I like my vegetables and my meat not so well done. I will come again in the summer.... More 

Thank Stephane R
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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447 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We had a good lunch here having booked a table for 5 and space to accommodate a pram for our grandson. The waiter was very friendly and most accommodating. The pub is in a lovely position right next to the canal. I can well imagine that it's a super venue in the summer months. The food is normal run of... More 

Thank TravelBedfordshire
London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Passing through Hertford today remembered The Olde Barge from my college days! so popped in for lunch! Still a lovely lovely pub! 3 of us decided to all go for the burger! it was delicious! The thing that stood out the most was the level of service we recieved! outstanding & so friendly! highly recommended! thanks we will return asap!

Thank Kam P
Romsey, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Passing through the town we made a good choice when we decided to have our Sunday lunch here. Friendly helpful staff, nice environment, a number of well kept beers on and an excellent brisket with well cooked veg. Be very happy to make a return visit and to write a very positive review.

Thank Julian G
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We enjoyed the real ale and the staff were excellent but sorry - the food was terrible for price! Dry thick burger in dry bap with mean/no salad, tasteless coleslaw and a few boring chips... for £11.00!! Sorry but we expect better quality these days!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We had some friends around and decided at the last minute to have lunch somewhere in Hertford. We looked up some places and found this bar/pub/restaurant along the canal in Hertford. It looked really charming from the outside and was gluten-free so we though this would be a good choice. The waitresses were very welcoming, attentitive and although we had... More 

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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
US$5 - US$31
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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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?