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The Brocket Arms, Ayot St. Lawrence - pub details

Address: Ayot St. Lawrence, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL6 9BT [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 30407) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Welwyn North (3.6 miles), Welwyn Garden City (4 miles), Knebworth (4.2 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.3/10 (rated by 32 users)
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user reviews of the Brocket Arms, Ayot St. Lawrence

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Reached by narrow country lanes that were almost impassable due to floodwater, this is a fairly remote (for Hertfordshire) rural pub that has lots of character and lots of history. We managed to grab a space on the small and tight car park. Our hopes of having a meal here were dashed by the fact that the dining room was about to be used for some kind of talk. Most of the patrons were clearly there for the talk. The bar area comprises two separate small rooms. It was packed and a real struggle to get served. The ale range was Tring Brocket, Wychwood Hobgoblin, Greene King IPA & Abbot, Cotleigh Night Owl & Ascot Ghost Horse. I opted for the Ghost Horse, which was quite pleasant. It was standing room only. So we were forced to spend our time in the corridor at the rear where local jams and chutneys were for sale. Despite it being packed, I quite liked this pub.
blue_scrumpy - 12 Nov 2018 21:42
This place used to be a bit run down, which was a shame, given it's picturesque location and illustrious history. Thankfully it has improved massively of late which I can only put down to the change of landlord - who cares what he wears to work.

Great selection of beer, 6 handpumps inc. the house beer from Nethergate, usually one from Tring and another from the nearby 3 Brewers in St. Albans. Had a Beer festival in the large garden last summer - lots to choose from.

Haven't eaten there but food looks good. Nice open fire too, which was just the ticket on my last visit.
HarryHawthorn - 21 Nov 2013 09:38
Always has been a wonderful pub. Had Sunday lunch there some time ago and the only starters on offer we're light bar meals! Bizarre, and not impressive. The beer is good. The new landlord seems friendly although he dresses as though he is working in a South London bar - hoodie, jeans and trainers. Not appropriate and nothing like his customers. You would think he would realise that.
Still, the pub hasn't been ruined after its makeover and that's something nowadays
Tewin - 4 Jan 2013 23:24
I classify this as a summer pub and the other evening we visited with some friends. Fortunately the rain had stopped and we were able to enjoy the garden before it got too chilly. The beers were in excellent condition. Having seen an excellent first-rate of the restaurant in a local rag we decided to check the menu. The food offered was definitely not gastro just very expensive! No wonder the restaurant was quiet.
StephenM123 - 9 Jul 2012 18:57
New landlord/owner now in place who are friendly and beer is reasonable.
IMG1975 - 11 Nov 2011 08:56

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