The good pub guide review
Friendly buoyant village local with cosy seating areas around central woodburner and side servery, chunky stripped tables, armchairs and a sofa at one end, slightly more formal area at the back, cheerful prints amid creamy décor, background music and board games; Greene King IPA, Sharps Doom Bar and Timothy Taylors Landlord on handpump, good wine list, well regarded food served by cheerful staff; children welcome, dogs in bar, picnic-sets at front corner and teak tables under parasols on sheltered back terrace, open all day, food 6-8pm (noon-4pm Sun), closed Mon, Tues.
In the heart of a the quintessential Essex village, a traditional pub with a warm welcome and stunning ale is offering the highest quality food prepared by top chefs. Alongside modern re-workings of British classics, including locally sourced game and an increasingly famous Sunday roast (served till 6pm), is a thoughtfully-selected wine list.As much thought goes into ensuring children have a welcoming experience with their own menu and a tree house in the garden. A roaring fire adds to the comfort factor - kick off your boots and contemplate the fabulous seasonal menu with a pint and your dog curled up at your warming feet.
Dukes Head, High Street, Hatfield Broad Oak, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM22 7HH
Pub Group: Enterprise