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The Rusty Gun

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London Road, Hitchin SG4 7PG, England
+44 1462 432653
12:00 - 22:00
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We organised a family get together as we had been here many times, it was central to everyone and we thought it would be a good choice. However, although the service was still ok it wasn't to the level we had received on previous visits. Simple things such as taking empties off the table and asking if we wanted any... More 

Thank Zim2014
London, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a bit of a problem booking but arrived and was shown to our table immediately and shown the menus, decided on the shared valentine menu, baked Camembert, chateaubriand Wellington and dipping fruit all very tasty, would definitely return for the food. The bad points' service was a slow, waiting for drinks etc, also a big thumbs down was a... More 

Thank Robert S
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here recently - tried to book over the phone for 7.30pm, but was told they could only do 7.15pm or 7.45pm, so was expecting it to be busy. On arrival, I would guess only at most a third of the tables were occupied! Despite this, the service was painfully slow, the chips under cooked and soggy, and the... More 

Thank wheelerhomefarm
Wakatobi, Indonesia
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108 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here in the past but never tried the carvery. We arrived without a booking and were fitted in by staff who were friendly and helpful. Service was good and the carvery was great with a really good selection of meats! They also have a lovely farm shop and pigs to feed!

Thank Jen778
Alconbury, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First visit to the Rusty Gun and it certainly won't be our last! Very very busy on a Sunday lunchtime but the staff were lovely and very welcoming. Absolutely delicious carvery, choice of 4 meats and excellent roasties and veg. Three of us had the roast and one had the beef and cheddar pie which too was excellent, especially as... More 

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

Was really excited to come here after driving past and admiring many times. My husband spent 15 minutes booking on the phone - they were having problems with the new system apparently. when we got there there was clearly no table for us as we were led to the bar area and placed on a large table for 6 -... More 

Thank Leanne M
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A really delicious carvery - very busy with a warm and friendly atmosphere - really lovely surroundings and great staff. I'm a pain in the jacksy vegetarian and the catered for me wonderfully. Totally recommend.

Thank Molly D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

The first time we came was as a couple, just the 2 of us and we was blown away. The service was amazing the food exceptional and the surroundings were comfortable. I'd of given a 5 star rating for our first visit. We had the tomahawk to share. Didn't need to ask for more drinks the bar tender was very... More 

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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We've wanted to try this place for ages - it's always had a great reputation - but what a shambles! It was almost empty yet took ages to get our drinks, the fish was greasy, the steak was small, gristly and overcooked, the blue cheese sauce tasted of nothing, and finally an orange trifle turned out to be cherry! For... More 

Thank carinaanddavid
Bedfordshire, England
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Oh my goodness, where do I start? What a complete and utter shambles - our Christmas Lunch was totally ruined, clearly something went catastrophically wrong on the day....we took my 83 year old mother and my son (who is a chef). Whilst making selections on their online menu selection system, I rang up to check how the 'Banquet' for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$27
Bar, European, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: London Road, Hitchin SG4 7PG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hitchin
  • Phone Number: +44 1462 432653
Rustic country pub serving food all day from 12pm to 10pm with some British pub classics and great local specials.

The Rusty Gun also has a small farm shop selling local produce and crafts.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?