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The Tally Ho

££ - £££, British,
London Road, Barkway, Royston SG8 8EX, England
+44 1763 848071
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“trout” (2 reviews)
“beef” (4 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 21:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub
££ - £££
London Road, Barkway, Royston SG8 8EX, England
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1 - 10 of 143 reviews

Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Can’t give more than 3 stars as only was there as closing after lunch session and very kind landlady served me as I was on my last legs after a long hilly bike ride in the blazing sun. She was charming and friendly and allowed...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank lindsayt934
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Had a lovely meal on a Sunday, roast really was delicius - beef from Doel's in Buntingford is always a winner! The only negative was that there was a trainee on the bar, and the lady training him was speaking to him in such a...More

Date of visit: November 2017
4  Thank tbridges85
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Had an excellent experience. Food quality is excellent and so was the friendly service. Highly recommend this small pub/restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Dwooz
saleeshah, Owner at The Tally Ho, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hello "Romantic dinner with wife" Well nothing to say but thank you very much. Regards Saleesha

Reviewed 10 November 2017

When a good local pub gets an new chef it can be hit or miss. Fortunately for the Tally Ho, James is a big hit. The quality and presentation of the food is way above what you would expect. Service is also excellent with Charli...More

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank Alan T
saleeshah, Owner at The Tally Ho, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hi there "Blown Away" Thank you for review, much appreciated. Thanks also for mentioning your service experience with Charli. We agree, they are a great team. Regards Saleesha

Reviewed 3 November 2017

Visiting son and daughter-in-law in Barkway, so took them there for a meal. Excellent value. Portions, not huge, but excellent quality. I had sea trout and my wife had fish and chips with mushy peas which were very unusually flavoured - would like the recipe!...More

Date of visit: October 2017
3  Thank geofflancs
saleeshah, Owner at The Tally Ho, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hi there "Excellent value" Thank you for your review, glad you thought both value and quality was excellent. Please be assured, our chips are freshly cooked daily. Thanks again and regards, Saleesha

Reviewed 31 October 2017

Excellent staff - very attentive and friendly. Portions are about right although those with enormous appetites might feel that they could manage to eat more. However, for the price it is good value. I had sea trout which was good but with a tiny portion...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank geofflancs
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We have written a review before for food in the Tally, but they now have a new chef and front of house hostess, and they have together reinvented the whole Tally experience. You don't expect this level of fine dining in a friendly country pub,...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Amete_Penns
saleeshah, Manager at The Tally Ho, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Hello "stunning food and great service" Thank you for your nice, comprehensive review, of all the exciting things happening at the Tally Ho. So glad you enjoyed the food as James puts a lot of time into his dishes. Happy that Charli looked after you...More

Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Great new menu! Fish & Chips (chunky tartare sauce and mushy peas) and Lemon meringue- lovely. Thanks

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank PRB765
saleeshah, Manager at The Tally Ho, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to make a review and so pleased you enjoyed our new menu and hope to see you soon

Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Can't wait until my next visit. Melt in your mouth pork finished with chocolate pudding to die for

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Dreamer372539
saleeshah, Manager at The Tally Ho, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

So glad you enjoyed your experience with us and thank you for your review and look forward to you doing with us again.

Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our Monday lunchtime visit to Tally Ho. The food was excellent. There's the old pub favourites like burgers but also some more interesting dishes to choose from. My wife loves the polenta dish. The new chef is obviously very good and I...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Michael J
saleeshah, Owner at The Tally Ho, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for reviewing your dining experience. Our new chef James is indeed enjoying producing tasty specials along with classics! The polenta dish is currently my fav too. Intense flavours and colourful! Thanks again for your comments and we look forward to seeing you again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$65
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: London Road, Barkway, Royston SG8 8EX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Royston  >  Barkway
  • Phone Number: +44 1763 848071
  • E-mail
The Tally Ho is an English pub at the centre of the community in Barkway village. We offer the best of British pub classics alongside original, inspiring dishes with the emphasis on locally sourced seasonal produce. We serve a variety of beers, spirits and wines and pride ourselves on our selection of Ales - you are always welcome to sample! Join us in our spacious bar and dining room where we can accommodate all types of functions and gatherings with family and friends.
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