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The Crafty Duck, Hertford Town, Hertford

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28 Parliament Square
Hertford
SG14 1EZ
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Crafty Duck

This recently opened (April 19) micropub occupies a former florists and is only open noon til 10pm on Thursdays to Saturdays.It's currently a work in progress,but a welcome addition to the Hertford drinking scene.
You enter into a stripped out front room with an unused small fireplace to the right,slate flooring and just two high tables in either window recess,with plastic high stools .Clearly there is potential for more seating.There is a chalk board indicating some of the brewers that might be featured and a collection of pump clips testifying to the constantly rotating nature of the beer choice.
Down a step is a small tap room with a bar to the right on which 9 taps are arranged,room here only for vertical drinking.The chalk board here has more info. on the beer choice,but I was informed it was not up to date which seemed a schoolboy error for a wet let micropub.I was told that three of the taps were key keg,while two methods of top pressure were used to dispense the keg beers,this would have been very useful additional information on the chalkboard for any real ale fans.
The upstairs room will be for gamers and I didn't venture up there.
Beyond the bar,there is a wide corridor with drinking shelves fitted but strangely no seating, leading to the lavatory and a door to a courtyard with empty barrels but sadly lots of other detritus.If cleared up,this could be a very attractive external drinking (and smoking ) area.
A big effort has been made to get some interesting beer and sparkling cider in,it's very much craft at craft prices.The choice will rotate and the best option is to consult the website.My Cloudwater #www.oooooo.ddd was a good key keg smoked 7.2% er,and came in at £6.75.Other prices were generally >£4 so it will be interesting to see if this price point works for the drinkers of Hertford,but I applaud the effort made here to bring something different to town and wish the operation well.I will return over the months ahead to see developments,maybe some sharp edges will have weathered in by then.

On 5th May 2019 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Hertford East, 0.41 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Hertford North, 0.79 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Ware, 2.53 miles, 48 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Crafty Duck, Hertford
15th Sep 2019, 23:27
Request to mark pub as open by Bucking Fastard approved
 
15th Sep 2019, 23:22
Request to mark pub as open submitted by Bucking Fastard, with included notes: Has reopened and now has a full licence.

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 05 May 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 May 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Courtyard - last updated 05 May 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Car Park : No last updated 05 May 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Darts : No last updated 05 May 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Function Room : No last updated 05 May 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Jukebox : No last updated 05 May 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Karaoke : No last updated 05 May 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Live Music : No last updated 05 May 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 05 May 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Micropub : Yes last updated 05 May 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 May 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Pool Table : No last updated 05 May 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Real Ale : Yes - Key keg on some taps - last updated 05 May 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 05 May 2019 by Bucking Fastard
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