The Fox and Hounds, Barley - pub details
Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 21212) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras
Royston (3.5 miles)
- Food served, Sunday roast, Real ale
- Outside seating, Children allowed, Late licence, Credit cards accepted, Car park, Wireless internet access
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|This is a popular and very friendly country pub. There's a pleasant garden with a small children's trampoline and skittles, with traditional pub tables. Inside is also pleasant with a traditional but clean feel. The food from what we sampled in June 2013 was excellent - mains are mainly in the £10-12 range - home-made lasagne, coq au vin, and more traditional choices like home-made pies - all very good. There's a children's menu which seems a bit steep at £5.25 for a main but the fish fingers were home-made and it was good to see a real fruit salad for kids at £3.00. The beer is very good indeed, with local breweries favoured. The staff were great on our visit and could not have been friendlier. So we were certainly impressed and will be back.|
nroskilly - 15 Jun 2013 20:22
|Went in here at last minute as the booking at our original pub of choice wasn't available (Pub was closed!) anyway, squeezed us in, 3 real ales, excellent dinner and no complaints whatsoever. After I placed my order of steak I saw one of the biggest fish in a serving of fish and chips I've seen for a very long while! Instantly wished I'd had that instead, although when my order did arrive it was excellent.|
This place has never served us a bad dinner.
Bernie5 - 22 Jan 2013 10:40
|Passed here while on business in the area and found this pleasant village pub for a good lunch. Weekday lunch menu was interesting but not overpriced, good selection of food, real ale very well kept on several handpumps and two barrels behind the bar, landlord smartly dressed and helpful. Small but comfortable looking children's area to one side. Only a few miles from the A10 / A505 and Royston - take a detour and try this one, it's worth it.|
manx_888 - 9 Dec 2011 13:59
|For the record the new owner is one Adrian Parkes whose track record is as owner of the Falstaff Microbrewery housed in the Falstaff pub in Derby, which is currently Derby City CAMRA pub of the year. |
So things look very rosy , and they certainly did when I popped in on Bank Holiday Monday.
Three hand pumps on the bar and as well as two brews from the Falstaff brewery (3 Faze and Smiling Assasin) there was Dark Star Hop Head and the two we tried were in excellent condition.
As mentioned below the pub has been tastefully refurbished and with its large stone fireplace an wooden beams and now a focus on real beer, is how a real country pub should be.
I wish the new team well and hope they are succesful. I will certainly be popping in again when I have the time luxuary to avoid the M11 and A10.
Gann - 23 Apr 2011 21:45
|It's open and what a welcome addition to the real ale pubs of Hertfordshire. Beers from the pubs owners Falstaff Brewery (Phoenix) and brews from Red Squirrel; Buntingford and Dark Star. The Phoenix and Red Squirrels rebanded Redwood (Late American IPA) particularly in good form. |
Pub nicely refurbished without loosing it's old charm. A bit of a drive for me, but I will be returning on a regular basis (hopefully with one of my daughters driving next time !!!!).
Well done to all concerned with saving this lovely pub and serving well conditioned beers.
Hertfordshireboy - 17 Apr 2011 20:29
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