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The Practitioner, Hertford

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76-78 Fore Street
SG14 1BY
Phone: 01992532200
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Baroosh

Formerly Barclays Bank and their insignia can still be seen in the substantial oak front doors.Mc Mullens have given it the full makeover and have installed vast plate glass windows along the frontage,so inviting pedestrians to gawp at the goings on inside.The interior is uber modern and open plan with conventional tables and chairs in the main body of the pub,a very high bench and high tables to the far left and three semicurcular banquettes in leather at the rear.There is an outside courtyard with smart wicker chairs.Money has been spent on the glass light fitments and the large photo montage of modern and old Hertford along one wall.The bar runs most the length of the room,has many shiny keg fonts but also three handpumps for McMullens beers,a seasonal plus Cask (fair condition) with a third pump with the pretentious notice that this ale is unavailable due to strong demand,a pathetic piece of marketing puff.Most punters drink lager in here at all times.
There is a strict over 21 rule,so children and young drinkers are noteable by their absence.Food is served and the menu is more grown up as a result,my parmesan chicken was well cooked and I have heard decent reports from other Hertfordians on the grub,it is also popular with ladies who lunch.
In the evening,especially at weekends the vibe changes and the muzak increases exponentially.Queues can develop,and doormen are present.Mutton dressed as lamb best describes a good percentage of the clientele,the atmosphere can get quite charged but never out of hand.
Mc Mullens have rolled this concept out to quite a few locations but this is where it all started.It just depends on what you are looking for,decent pub style food during the day in a smart looking bar,or potential pleasures of the flesh of an evening.Take your pick,but it's no place for the ale connoisseur.

On 16th June 2013 - rating: 5
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Strongers . left this review about Baroosh

This place seems to be Hertford's answer to All Bar One, but being in Hertford it is obligatory for them to have a couple of ale offerings from McMullens.

This is one for the younger crowd who wouldn't be seen dead playing darts and eating a packet of pork scratchings in a proper pub.

On 9th October 2009 - rating: 4
[User has posted 5370 recommendations about 5338 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Hertford East, 0.31 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Hertford North, 0.86 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Ware, 2.43 miles, 46 min walk (show)
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21st Oct 2021, 21:07
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21st Oct 2021, 18:34
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 June 2013 by Alan Hurdle
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