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

but please be patient and understanding where necessary!

For this reason we are currently only taking bookings for up to 8 guests

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.

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View our Festive Brunch Menu here

Available Boxing Day & New Years Day.

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View our delicious menu here.


View or download our Christmas menu and booking form here

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 – Saturday from 11am – 11pm
  • Sundays 12pm – 7pm

Restaurant Opening Hours

  • Mondays to Saturdays from 12pm – 9pm
  • Sundays 12pm – 6pm