Places to Eat and Drink During Your Stay Near Beaumont Hall

Hertfordshire is a haven for food enthusiasts and offers an array of options to satisfy your cravings, whether you’re looking for a hearty meal or refreshing drink. Our nearest city, St Albans, is renowned for having more pubs per capita outside of London, so we understand that choosing the perfect spot to dine or grab a drink can be overwhelming. Let us help you discover some fantastic options. 


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Look no further than the Waffle House for a delightful breakfast or brunch experience. Offering both sweet and savoury options, a personal favourite of mine is the buttermilk fried chicken waffle, the Waffle house caters to all tastes. Its working watermill cafe provides indoor and outdoor seating, making it a year-round favourite. 

Photo Credit: The Waffle House


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Craft beer and barbecue fans will love the Craft and Clever. With mouthwatering meats from their on-site smokehouse, this place is a must visit. Whether you fancy a bottomless brunch, a light lunch, or dinner with cocktails, this spot has something for everyone.

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Situated a stone’s throw away from us, The Prae Wood Arms boasts a beautiful garden and stone terrace, ideal for alfresco dining. Or alternatively, in the winter months, its cosy interior is perfect for enjoying a roast dinner or a warming bowl of leek and potato soup on a chilly day. The Prae Wood arms celebrates local produce and offers menus that align with the seasons best.

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Nestled in a wooden valley in Frithsden sits The Alford Arms, a beloved “pubby gem” among locals. Owned and run byt the dynamic duo David and Becky for over 25 years, this pub is known for its incredible seasonal local produce.


Local Pubs

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Considered the oldest pub in England by the Guinness Book of World Records, Ye Old Fighting Cocks combines its medieval interior with fantastic food and drinks. Situated right next to Verulamium Park, you can enjoy a walk around the lakes after a fabulous meal or after enjoying traditional ales at the historic pub. This pub is a must visit whilst you are staying with us.


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Overlooking Redbourn common, The Cricketers is an idyllic English pub perfect for enjoying a drink or a perfect pub lunch. With outdoor seating, a traditional interior, and cost dining pods where you can relish the outdoors all year round.


Photo Credit: The Brocket Arms

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Set in the picturesque Ayot St Lawrence, The Brocket Arms epitomises the charm of a traditional English pub. Friendly faces welcome you, and the expansive pub garden, complete with a pets corner featuring everything from exotic bids to meerkats, offers a unique atmosphere and a perfect way to spend the afternoon in the Hertfordshire countryside. 


Dinner Spots

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A local favourite, Tabure, blends mediterranean , Middle Eastern, and Asian cuisine using the finest ingredients. Expect progressive dishes handed down through generations in luxurious surroundings.


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Situated near Harpenden Common, The Silver Cup reinvents classic British cuisine with a modern twist. Enjoy cocktails and a well-curated bar menu in the bar area, or savour seasonal delights in the restaurant.


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Nestled within the historic Brocket Estate, Auberge Du Lac occupies a former hunting lodge overlooking a lake. With breathtaking scenery, impeccable service, and delicious modern European cuisine, this restaurant is perfect for any occasion.


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Sarakh is described as “Simply the best” and offers authentic roadside Indian cuisine with exquisite service. Choose from tapas-style Indian starters or savour your favourite classics.

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As a winner of “Best Restaurant” in the Hertfordshire Life Food and Drink Awards, Dylans is another local favourite. The extensive drinks menu, modern British cuisine, and cozy contemporary pub ambiance make it a top choice.

Sunday Lunch

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Experience a friendly and stunning Sunday roast at The Wernher Restaurant within Luton Hoo. The service is friendly and the decor in The Werner Restaurant is breathtaking. The Sunday roast is perfectly presented and is the perfect mix of fine dining and all of the comforts you hope to get in a classic Sunday roast.

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The White Horse is the go-to spot for a classic Sunday lunch. Enjoy your meal with a smile in the vast and beautiful garden, featuring outdoor heaters for year-round al fresco dining. Inside, discover a traditional pub with cozy nooks that create a warm atmosphere.

Photo Credit: Ash Edmunds

Late Night Drinks

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The Peahen specialises in serving traditional cocktails with a contemporary twist. This lively establishment is the perfect spot to enjoy a post-dinner Whiskey Sour or perhaps an Espresso Martini to keep the night going!

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The Saint and Sinner is hailed as the ultimate destination venue. Offering a wide range of beverages, from beer to cocktails, along with delicious pizza, it’s an ideal place to conclude your evening. Please note, after 8 pm, under 18s are not allowed. “When the light goes down, the tempo goes up!”

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Punchin Palooka offers a delightful journey back to the 1920s with its Great Gatsby-inspired interiors. This bar excels in crafting both classic cocktails and contemporary favourites. Don’t miss their inviting garden area, complete with cozy blankets and outdoor heating to extend the warm ambiance even beyond the bar’s stylish interior. Whether you’re looking for a perfect date night spot or a place to savour a nightcap after dinner, Punchin Palooka has you covered.

Hertfordshire offers a diverse culinary landscape that caters to every palate. Whether you’re starting your day with a delicious breakfast or brunch at the Waffle House, indulging in craft beer and barbecue at Craft and Cleaver for lunch, or savouring modern European cuisine at Auberge Du Lac for dinner, there’s no shortage of culinary delights to explore.

With a wealth of dining options around Beaumont Hall, you’re sure to find something to satisfy your cravings. So, whether you’re a local or visiting the area, take the time to explore these culinary gems and savour the flavours of Hertfordshire.



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