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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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View our range of tempting bar snacks and delicious main courses, to be enjoyed in our cosy public bar or restaurant, check our blackboards for chefs specials.


We are no longer taking Christmas set meal bookings, but will have a fabulous range of festive specials throughout December. Our Christmas events & hours are below.

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
  • Please check for changes to opening hours over Christmas.

Restaurant Opening Hours

    • Mondays to Saturdays from 12pm – 9pm
    • Sundays 12pm – 6pm
    • Please check for changes to opening hours over Christmas.