A nationally-renowned roast, modern and inventive takes on classic pub grub, and a pub named after a Labrador: Herts has it all.
The Fox at Willian
Very much an inn for the 21st century, The Fox is in a tiny village in North Herts which makes for a quiet retreat. People, clearly, are prepared to travel for good food: in this case, meat and two veg done to modern tastes, like the pork tenderloin with charred spring cabbage and shallot puree, or roast lamb with truffled mushroom relish.
The Tilbury’s kitchen isn’t afraid to experiment when they recognise a dish could do with a hot new take. Beer battered English halloumi and chicken with clam Veronique sauce is all part of the welcome inventiveness from the Bainbridge brothers – Tom and James – who run the pub.
The White Hart
Another project undertaken by the Bainbridge Bros, The White Hart has been an institution within the village of Old Welwyn (and regular travellers through it) for centuries. Expect classic pub grub, but with a few surprises of the sort described above, along the way.Continue Reading