The safest most efficient way to order and pay if eating or drinking at our outside tables is via the QR code on the table.

Please see signage on site if you are unsure or ask a member of staff for help.

We would also ask that you remain mindful and respectful of other customers and of our staff and urge you to still wear a mask in confined spaces.

As an industry we are still struggling with staff shortages and stock issues, rest assured we are doing our very best to deliver as always,

but please be patient and understanding where necessary!

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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 outside in the garden.

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 – Fridays from 11am – 11pm (Inside or Outside)
  • Saturdays 11am – 11pm (Inside)
  • Saturdays 10am – 11pm (Outside)
  • Sundays 12am – 7pm (Inside)
  • Sundays 10am – 7pm (Outside)

Restaurant Opening Hours

  • Mondays to Fridays from 12am – 9pm (Inside & Outside)
  • Saturdays 12am – 9pm (Inside)
  • Saturdays 10am – 9pm (Outside)
  • Sundays 12am – 6pm (Inside)
  • Sundays 10am – 6pm (Outside)