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Hermitage Rd

20-21 Hermitage Road
Hitchin
SG5 1BT
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Malden man left this review about Hermitage Rd

A seriously unpleasant and unsettling experience here. We entered the lobby where stairs lead up to the pub section of this mixed use venture to be challenged by a gentleman with no door code ID who asked if we had "booked". What for, we wanted a drink? As he had no recognised ID we ignored him only to be chased up the steps and physically grabbed by the arm. I asked for his name which is apparently "Micky Mouse". I questioned his authority and he stated he doesn't want us in there. No reason given. Two 50+ sober and casually but not scruffily dressed blokes out to enjoy a few pubs. We left, we had no option but I wouldn't recommend anyone going to this up itself establishment. Such a contrast to the other welcoming and warm pubs we found in Hitchin on the day.

On 12th March 2017 - rating: 1
[User has posted 1502 recommendations about 1481 pubs]


Bucking Fastard left this review about Hermitage Rd

The ground floor is a coffee and giftware shop but ascend the stairs and you enter a vast first floor that used to be a ballroom.There is an impressively high barrel ceiling and the space splits into two,the restaurant with it's open kitchen to the right,while the trendy bar is to the left.Opposite the bar there is very high bench seating running the full length of that wall with exposed brickwork and the original parquet floor is retained.There is a magnificent full length window at the end overlooking the street below,with a few circular high tables here ,while in the centre of the bar area there are a series of lower bench tables and stools.The lighting is modern,and gentle muzak enhanced the atmosphere.At the bar there are two handpumps offering London Pride with an Adnams clip reversed,while the 10 keg taps had the usual suspects but also Meantime Yakima Red,Lagunitas IPA and a decent Adnams Mosaic Pale.
There are bar bites and lunchtime sandwiches besides a short menu of main courses,with a lot of locally sourced ingedients.A lot of money has been spent on this conversion,and for me it works despite a mundane real ale selection.Live music venue,the photos along the staircase show some of the acts that once featured here including very young looking members of Jethro Tull.
Worth a squint to see the interior,a real surprise.

On 16th February 2017 - rating: 6
[User has posted 1467 recommendations about 1467 pubs]

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12th Mar 2017, 16:42
Review submitted by Malden man amended by Malden man
 
12th Mar 2017, 16:41
Review submitted by Malden man amended by Malden man

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  • Live Music : Yes - Last Sunday of month - acoustic - last updated 17 July 2014 by ROB Camra
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