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Zippee

10,055 posts

117 months

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Sunday 1st March 2009 quote quote all
gtr-gaz said:
Zippee said:
David 997t said:
Foolish Dave said:
Hare & Hounds in Old Warden has a good menu and good food.
More of a resturant that sells beer than a pub that sells food sort of thing, but a very nice setting and worth a blat there to sit outside on a sunny day smile
Agree 100% its just outside shefford and has got a bar area, food is great and the landlord is a car and bike nut! Get some nice cars in there and some half decent roads near it too really nice in the summer with a big carpark and massive beer garden. Food is also top draw.
I agree it is a lovely pub though for a meal I still prefer the Black Horse in Ireland.
Have you been to the Black Horse since it's refurb?

We were there last night and I thought the food was not up to it's usual high standard.

Edited by gtr-gaz on Sunday 1st March 09:40
Strange you should say that. I went 3 weeks ago with several friends and family and the service was very poor and the food, whilst pallatble, was pretty ordinary.
Prior to that the last time we went was November ish and it was fantastic then! Seems to be a total change of staff since then and it's letting itself go downhill which is a real shame!

gtr-gaz

3,886 posts

129 months

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Tuesday 3rd March 2009 quote quote all
Zippee said:
gtr-gaz said:
Zippee said:
David 997t said:
Foolish Dave said:
Hare & Hounds in Old Warden has a good menu and good food.
More of a resturant that sells beer than a pub that sells food sort of thing, but a very nice setting and worth a blat there to sit outside on a sunny day smile
Agree 100% its just outside shefford and has got a bar area, food is great and the landlord is a car and bike nut! Get some nice cars in there and some half decent roads near it too really nice in the summer with a big carpark and massive beer garden. Food is also top draw.
I agree it is a lovely pub though for a meal I still prefer the Black Horse in Ireland.
Have you been to the Black Horse since it's refurb?

We were there last night and I thought the food was not up to it's usual high standard.

Edited by gtr-gaz on Sunday 1st March 09:40
Strange you should say that. I went 3 weeks ago with several friends and family and the service was very poor and the food, whilst pallatble, was pretty ordinary.
Prior to that the last time we went was November ish and it was fantastic then! Seems to be a total change of staff since then and it's letting itself go downhill which is a real shame!
Yes, although it was very busy when we went, it won't be long before word gets around.

That was the last time I shall be going there!

I have been told The Cock in Broom does good food. I shall try that next time...Failing that, it will be the well tried and tested White Horse in Southill, which incidently, is a lot cheaper than the Black Horse smile

Emsman

6,086 posts

73 months

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Tuesday 3rd March 2009 quote quote all
The white horse is cheaper than the black horse.

By how much?

A pony?





Baron_marc

42 posts

64 months

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Sunday 22nd March 2009 quote quote all
The old palace in Kingslangley is spot on good food and always a warm welcome

Clippy

196 posts

66 months

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Wednesday 20th May 2009 quote quote all
Meanwhile, Back over the border in Cambs...

Indian - Shilpa at the North end of Papworth is a proper Indian restaurant, not a curry house. Good food, reasonable prices, friendly staff... Best Indian I've ever been to on a regular basis.

Pub - The Willow Tree in Bourn. Big portions of lovely classic food.

..and then back in Herts...

Pub - The Kings Arms in Tring. My local for 20-odd years before I ventured out in the wilds of Cambidgshire. Free House with excellent ales, Wadworths direct from the brewery in Devizes, and the unofficial brewery tap of Tring Brewery. Food with an ethnic flavour or just dive into a hot beef or hot sausage sandwich - bliss!!! Beer festival on August Bank Holiday weekend normally. Parking can be interesting as it's a back street pub, but well worth the trouble to go and try it out!


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Forthright MC

8,003 posts

166 months

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Wednesday 20th May 2009 quote quote all
A Cambs pub for the Beer Drinkers here!,

http://www.pignfalcon.co.uk/

upwards of a minimum of 8 Real Ales are available at all times with Local/East Anglian beers a speciality of all strengths and styles (stronger beers usually available over the weekends) an excellent place to try beers from Oakham, Potbelly, Newby Wyke, Milton and others, all in excellent condition and served the proper way!
4 or 5 Real Ciders are usually available to keep that party happy too

UPDATE - Winner of Hunts CAMRA Most Improved Pub award '10, very well deserved!

Edited by Forthright MC on Monday 1st March 19:37

Andacami

141 posts

62 months

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Sunday 21st June 2009 quote quote all
Ye Olde Mitre Inn, High Street Barnet. Public car back round the back. Then across the road to the Shapla for a 1st class curry.

Beer
Curry

Mrs BlueCerbera

2,193 posts

123 months

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Wednesday 24th June 2009 quote quote all
Andacami said:
Ye Olde Mitre Inn, High Street Barnet. Public car back round the back. Then across the road to the Shapla for a 1st class curry.

Beer
Curry
smile I used to go in there when I lived in Barnet, blimey 20 years ago now. It was a lovely pub back then.

Mrs BlueCerbera

2,193 posts

123 months

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Wednesday 24th June 2009 quote quote all
Glassman said:
The Cavalier, Russell Lane, Whetstone / East Barnet border.

Under new management; lovely place - great food (French chef) - reasonably priced.
hehe I used to work in that pub.

topjay

514 posts

101 months

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Sunday 9th August 2009 quote quote all
Rickmansworth, a friend went here recently and said the food was pretty good, keep meaning to try it.

www.thescotsbridgemill.co.uk

gavinv88

1,477 posts

58 months

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Friday 27th November 2009 quote quote all
scotsbridge mill quite good, the feathers in ricky is under new ownership (about time) and is great now on the weekends whether eating or just socialising !(Good for food weekdays....but like anywhere livelier at w/end). The gate in chorleywood is also along these lines.

tomtom

3,640 posts

113 months

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Wednesday 2nd December 2009 quote quote all
I ate at the Bricklayers Arms in Flaunden on Sunday; fantastic. lick

pixelpimp

618 posts

80 months

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Monday 15th March 2010 quote quote all
Eaten at the Black Horse, White Horse and Hare and Hounds as I'm local to all.
I've had amazing food there, but on occasion especially at the White Horse some real tosh.
However after a really good lunch at the Crown in Northill I thought I'd take my mother there for a treat.
What a huge waste of time and money.
Not a hard order, two rib eyes, one hake and rack of lamb.
After an hour and a hole bottle of Rioja later the food arrived.
One sirloin, over done and tasteless, my rib eye (actually not bad), hake totally dried out and tasteless and the rack of lamb also overdone and dry.
After some words with the lack lustre staff they begrudgingly offered the wine for free, still ended up paying for two rib eyes though!
I was so disappointed, the place looked lovely but it was pants.
The evening was not totally ruined however, we popped into Biggleswade and finished off with drinks and Banoffee pie in the Old Maltings (actually worth a visit).
Any others with experience of the Crown?

Bumbadinka

6 posts

43 months

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Thursday 9th December 2010 quote quote all
Zippee said:
gtr-gaz said:
Zippee said:
I agree it is a lovely pub though for a meal I still prefer the Black Horse in Ireland.
Have you been to the Black Horse since it's refurb?

We were there last night and I thought the food was not up to it's usual high standard.

Edited by gtr-gaz on Sunday 1st March 09:40
Strange you should say that. I went 3 weeks ago with several friends and family and the service was very poor and the food, whilst pallatble, was pretty ordinary.
Prior to that the last time we went was November ish and it was fantastic then! Seems to be a total change of staff since then and it's letting itself go downhill which is a real shame!
Anyone been to The Horse & Jockey in Ravensden, nr. Bedford? If you haven't, you must!!! It knocks the spots off The Black Horse at Ireland. It has all cosmetic character of The Black Horse since the refurb and a food and wine menu that simply delivers. I highly recommend it.
Another good one is The Anchor Inn at Great Barford. Yummy simple food and great atmosphere.

Diamond blue

2,220 posts

83 months

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Thursday 9th December 2010 quote quote all
gtr-gaz said:
Zippee said:
David 997t said:
Foolish Dave said:
Hare & Hounds in Old Warden has a good menu and good food.
More of a resturant that sells beer than a pub that sells food sort of thing, but a very nice setting and worth a blat there to sit outside on a sunny day smile
Agree 100% its just outside shefford and has got a bar area, food is great and the landlord is a car and bike nut! Get some nice cars in there and some half decent roads near it too really nice in the summer with a big carpark and massive beer garden. Food is also top draw.
I agree it is a lovely pub though for a meal I still prefer the Black Horse in Ireland.
Have you been to the Black Horse since it's refurb?

We were there last night and I thought the food was not up to it's usual high standard.



Edited by gtr-gaz on Sunday 1st March 09:40
The Hare and Hounds is better than the Black Horse I think although both are good.
Agree about The Fox in Willian, lovely food.
Honourable mention for the Sword Inn Hand in Westmill near Buntingford.

GrilledBeans

61 posts

51 months

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Thursday 13th January 2011 quote quote all
The Globe Inn just outside of Leighton Buzzard or the Three Locks which is also down the road outside of Stoke Hammon are both great summer pubs to have a drink at by the canal and a meal.

boolay

1,456 posts

121 months

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Wednesday 9th February 2011 quote quote all
Diamond blue said:
gtr-gaz said:
Zippee said:
David 997t said:
Foolish Dave said:
Hare & Hounds in Old Warden has a good menu and good food.
More of a resturant that sells beer than a pub that sells food sort of thing, but a very nice setting and worth a blat there to sit outside on a sunny day smile
Agree 100% its just outside shefford and has got a bar area, food is great and the landlord is a car and bike nut! Get some nice cars in there and some half decent roads near it too really nice in the summer with a big carpark and massive beer garden. Food is also top draw.
I agree it is a lovely pub though for a meal I still prefer the Black Horse in Ireland.
Have you been to the Black Horse since it's refurb?

We were there last night and I thought the food was not up to it's usual high standard.



Edited by gtr-gaz on Sunday 1st March 09:40
The Hare and Hounds is better than the Black Horse I think although both are good.
Agree about The Fox in Willian, lovely food.
Honourable mention for the Sword Inn Hand in Westmill near Buntingford.
Was a bar man at the Hare and Hounds back in '05. Was very good food (even better when you get a free roast after your shift on Sunday!). Haven't eaten in there for a while though.

boolay

1,456 posts

121 months

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Monday 14th February 2011 quote quote all
Flying Horse at Clophill has been recently refurbished. Mrs b went for lunch at the weekend and said it was very nice.

offspring86

398 posts

55 months

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Wednesday 16th March 2011 quote quote all
The Radcliffe Arms in Hitchin is nice.

Eaten there a few times over the last few months. Excellent drinks selection along with very good chefs. Pricing was very reasonable too.

The menu is brilliant as the owner has personally commented on each drink and given his (often comedic) view on them.

tomtom

3,640 posts

113 months

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Monday 21st March 2011 quote quote all
I've had a couple of Sunday lunches at the Rusty Gun on the B656 recently. Nice place to stop for a bite on my favourite road driving
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