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Old Cross Tavern, Hertford Town, Hertford

8 St. Andrews Street
Hertford
SG14 1JA
Phone: 01992583133
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Rex Rattus left this review about Old Cross Tavern

This is currently the local CAMRA branch's pub of the year, so expect the ale selection to be good - which it is, even though on this occasion I failed to note them all. I had something called Mocha Stout, from Bosun's Brewing Co I think, at £4 a pint. It's almost a rarity to find a stout on handpump.

It looks like a shop conversion, so isn't very big inside. But it's big enough, with the bar counter on the right as you enter, with some traditional seating on the left. There's a smallish outside seating area at the back.

This is a straightforward drinkers' pub, which is a gem for real ale enthusiasts to find, even if it doesn't boast any pub heritage features. Definitely worth including on any crawl of Hertford.

On 16th September 2018 - rating: 8
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Ian Mapp left this review about Old Cross Tavern

The GBG comes up trumps for a stranger in town.

Exactly my sort of place - from the decor, to the five real ales and a perfect Timothy Taylor Landlord, to the pork pies tempting you from the bar.

Not a sound from the handful of punters. Just the hiss of the coal fire and tick tock of an ancient timepiece.

Perfect visit blogged at http://bit.ly/2kfV3VM

On 29th January 2017 - rating: 10
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Aqualung . left this review about The Old Cross Tavern

I was surprised to find this pub was a shop conversion after trying to find it in an old Herts beer guide. I wouldn't be at all surprised if it was a pub prior to becoming an antique shop as I assume it must have a proper cellar. The windows outside display a collection of old bottles of beer.
Inside it's small with a carpeted seating area on the left and the wooden floored bar area on the right. The bottled beer theme continues inside with display cabinets packed with old bottles.
On the bar were eight hand pumps with only six in use. The beers were Taylor's Landlord, Old Cross Gertcha, St Austell Tribute, Tring Kotoku, Church End Vanilla Stout and finally a 6.5% Mighty Oak beer which I was dismayed to see was posted as just being sold in halves at £2.20 a half. I went for the Stout (£3.80) which was in good nick and enjoyable but expensive. I assume this must be a totally free house so to me the prices were too high and I was also put off by the two mainstream beers. I don't like the idea that stronger beers are only sold in halves or thirds especially at a moderate ABV of 6.5%.
I would return here if only to try the home brewed stuff, but even that seems to be fairly limited.

On 28th December 2014 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Hertford East, 0.47 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Hertford North, 0.56 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Ware, 2.59 miles, 50 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Old Cross Tavern, Hertford
16th Sep 2018, 21:49
Review submitted by Rex Rattus
 
5th Mar 2018, 18:49
Web Link submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 28 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - May - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 28 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 28 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 30 August 2014 by Bucking Fastard
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 30 August 2014 by Bucking Fastard
  • Hot Food : No last updated 28 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 28 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 28 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 28 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 28 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 28 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 October 2009 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 28 December 2014 by Aqualung .
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