The College Arms
40 London Road, Hertford Heath, SG13 7PW
Since re-opening in September 2010, this village pub and dining rooms has become a firm favourite with both locals and people from the surrounding area; not surprisingly, it is recommended in The Good Pub Guide 2013. Local produce and family-run suppliers help The College Arms produce a seasonal à la carte menu that head chef Jon Oates describes as a mix of modern British and traditional pub classics. This, together with a list of daily changing specials, forms a wide-ranging collection of dishes that offers something for everyone. So, whether you're the more adventurous diner or you're just looking for a top-quality beer-battered fish and chips (available to take away on Fridays), The College Arms ticks all the boxes. The real ales are all Cask Marque-accredited and the wines are carefully selected to complement the fresh seasonal food. The back bar is worth a look too; there are some unusual and artisan premium spirits that reflect the quality ethic running through this destination venue. The Garden Room is an attractive additional dining area that also makes for a great space for private parties and functions. With room for up to 40 people seated or 60 standing, it's ideal for events such as weddings, christenings and birthdays. Sunday lunch is worth a visit with roast beef from Foxholes Farm, Welsh lamb and free-range chicken.
Open: Mon-Sat noon-11pm; Sun noon-10.30pm Food Served: Mon-Fri noon-3pm, 6pm-10pm; Sat noon-5pm, 6pm-10pm; Sun noon-6pm