Our Awards etc…


It’s very easy to shout about yourself from the rooftops, but it’s not our kind of thing. Fortunately, there are plenty of people who are happy to do it for us…. so a big thanks to all our supporters. To see what they say, just click on the book covers to read the full review.

Thanks to all the Muddy Stilettos (@muddyherts) fans who have just voted us best Destination Pub in Hertfordshire for 2017.

One award we are very proud of is the pub restaurant gong at the inaugural FREEFROM EATING OUT Awards 2014. The mystery judge enthused that: “As someone with multiple serious allergies, I have NEVER been so well fed and cared for!” Of course, then going on to win it again jointly with sister pub The Royal Oak in 2016 was a very special moment.

We are most proud as well, to have been awarded the Hertfordshire Dining Pub of the Year 10 times from the GOOD PUB GUIDE.

We have also been mentioned in many lists including the Top 20 Gastropubs list in The Times.


“Thriving dining pub with a chic interior, good  food from imaginative menu, and a thoughtful wine list.”


“In a hamlet enfolded by acres of National Trust common land, David and Becky Salisbury’s gastropub is worth any number of missed turns.”


“Cross the threshold and you’ll immediately pick up on the warm and lively atmosphere, derived from the buzz of conversation and from the rich colours and eclectic mix of old furniture.”


“A lovely gastropub in a peaceful, rural setting”, with a deserved reputation for excellent British cooking, and a genuinely friendly style.”


“A pleasant garden overlooks the village garden and the traditional menu has a strong British stamp which follows the seasons closely.”