The Salisbury Arms

The Salisbury Arms


0.5 miles
Fore Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1BZ
Standing proudly on Hertford's Fore Street, The Salisbury Arms is an imposing building. The town's oldest hostelry, it has been owned by the Hertfordshire family brewers McMullen since 1891, and now lures locals hoping for a quick pint of ale, as well as visitors to the town that is famous for being the Queen Mother's birthplace.

As beautiful inside as it is out, The Salisbury Arms is a good old-fashioned English inn with oak beams, wood panels and original fireplaces. Having missed breakfast, and with stomachs rumbling, my guest and I were shown to a table in the dining room. We were tempted by nearly every dish, but eventually made our choices over a good bottle of white, vowing to return soon to try everything else on the menu. I began with goat's cheese; tangy, crumbly, topped with walnuts and baked, and served with a beautiful walnut dressing. My guest, a vegetarian, was delighted with her field mushroom, topped with plenty of chunky ratatouille, melted Stilton and a creamy tomato sauce. Next I plumped for the roasted fillet of pork, wrapped in Parma ham and served with rocket and roasted vine tomato salad. My guest enjoyed a Stilton and spinach filo parcel, flavoured with garlic and thyme and served on a mixed dressed salad with a sprinkling of pine kernels. By this time we were more than satisfied and, though we were tempted by the array of desserts on offer, we instead finished with a couple of coffees. The table d'hote menu is £11.95 for two courses and £14.95 for three.

The Salisbury Arms has two bars where you can relax with a pint of traditional ale, in surroundings that retain all the charm of a bygone age. Freshly prepared bar meals are also available throughout the day, as well as morning coffees and afternoon teas. Oliver's Function Room seats up to 50 people and is p e rfect for special events. There is secure parking at the rear, and, if you've indulged a little too much, you can rest your head on some of the softest pillows in Hertfordshire in one of 31 cosy bedrooms
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Opening Hours:
Mon:12pm-2.30pm, 7pm-10pm
Tues:12pm-2.30pm, 7pm-10pm
Weds:12pm-2.30pm, 7pm-10pm
Thurs:12pm-2.30pm, 7pm-10pm
Fri:12pm-2.30pm, 7pm-10pm
Sat:12pm-2.30pm, 7pm-10pm
Sun:12pm-3pm, 7pm-9.30pm

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