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Book now for our restaurant.  Please note, we do not take reservations for our public bar or garden.  Please call us if you wish to make a reservation for larger than six.

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Our Bar & Garden menu.  View our range of tempting bar snacks and delicious main courses, to be enjoyed in our cosy public bar or our spacious town-centre garden.

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View our delicious restaurant menu here, with a variety of spectacular meat dishes, vegan and vegetarian meals and our special Pie of the Month and Market Fish.

Situated at the head of the River Lea navigation in Hertford, The Old Barge makes an excellent destination for cyclists, walkers and river users.

A traditional family pub in an idyllic riverside setting with a large beer garden situated in the centre of historic Hertford

A delicious contemporary British menu, with daily chef’s specials, compliments an extensive range of real ales, lagers, ciders, wines and a craft bottled selection.

Dogs are very welcome in the garden or bar area only.

Nearest parking is at Hartham common. SG141QR. Just a 2 minute walk away through Folly Island or Gascoyne Way. SG141DB. 5 minutes walk through the town.

Pub Opening Hours

  • Mondays – Saturday from 11am – 11pm
  • Sundays 12pm – 9pm

Restaurant Opening Hours

    • Mondays to Saturdays from 12pm – 10pm
    • Sundays 12pm – 7pm