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The Fish And Eels, Hoddesdon - pub details

Address: Dobbs Weir Road, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 0AY [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 31425) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Broxbourne (1 mile), Rye House (1.1 miles), Roydon (2 miles)

Chain: Vintage Inns

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> Current user rating: 4.3/10 (rated by 13 users)
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Not too busy for late afternoon Saturday.
Only one serving behind the bar, an extra hand now and again would have been useful.
London Pride, Doom Bar and another ubiquitous poor beer for choice.

We ordered just two starter meals for a light bite to eat.
Should arrive quickly as it was well before the early evening rush.
Forty minutes later it came.
The breaded mushrooms were okay, but the crackling part of the pulled pork was just fried fat - most inedible.

A pub that does well without any real effort put into it.
fugglehops - 28 Jul 2015 22:21
Food here can be a bit pricey. Pork Belly £12 and over £13 for a Lamb Shank. Portions are good - served hotter would be better.
Alcohol is not cheap either. 250cl Rose £5.35, beer £3.35.

Three real ales are normally on. Quality is okay but not tip top.
Two beers over the Christmas period had different pump clips but were actually from the same barrel (the barman confirmed this).

It is a dining pub rather than just drinking. Four of us this Sunday having four main meals and five drinks between us totalled £66. Not something I can do every week.

It is a comfortable place with nice surroundings, organisation could be better at these prices.
fugglehops - 10 Feb 2013 21:01
Still called yesterday lunch time, Sunday 17th June 2012, despite having read the reviews as we were passing on the river and the sun was out. The patio was very pleasant with a guitarist playing. Service was reasonably quick. We had snacks which were reasonable both in quality and price. My wife chose an Italian Chardonny at 3.30 for a 175cl and I chose Doombar at 3.15. It was that good I had another four pints (no breathaliser on a boat). Last visited six years ago and enjoyed if just as much this time, but both times we sat on the patio. I think that the management has changed since the last reviews.
ENaylor - 18 Jun 2012 17:52
Yesterday lunchtime - 1:30 pm. A small house Chardonnay please. Yessir - 4.85. How much - I asked for a small one ??? 4.85 sir. Say no more.
philanders - 4 Oct 2011 15:25
We visited this pub fresh of a bike ride in the August bank holiday. It was a beautiful day with sub shining.

When we got to the pub there was a massive queue at the bar. There were only two people serving on what must be one of the key business days of the year.

People were queuing to complain that the food was taking over an hour to arrive.

There was no beer, no soft drinks and no juices. The only items that were alcohol free were J2O's. Great for a family pub.

The pub is a massive business, with prime surroundings, yet the management cant order enough drinks, enough food and cant manage staff.

The garden was disgusting, fag butts everywhere, litter and glasses left. The toilets were dirty and full of litter - it was a sham. When we asked one of the bar staff collecting glasses what was going on with such a poor standard, he didnt say anything - just shrugged his shoulders.

My advice to Vintage Inns would be to remove your current tennant from this pub and put in someone who has half a clue what they are doing. Get some proper staff and train them to at least be able to change a barrel.

My advice to anyone going to this pub - dont do it. Your custom isnt appreciated and you'll regret the journey, let alone paying for anything.
Judasp - 27 Sep 2011 13:43

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