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The Duncombe Arms

££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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24 Railway Street, Hertford SG14 1BA, England
+44 1992 581445
11:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Wednesday afternoon. We had 4 sandwich deals at £6.99 each. 3 of us opted for the Tuna melt bagettes which was a mistake. Also 3 were stone cold ( out of the refrigerator cold) There was no sign that it had ever been heated (no sign of cheese ever been melted) An unpleasant experience, which we don't... More 

Thank NigelBowen
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

The quality of the food is most definitely not worth the wait! Ordered 3 sandwiches and some nacho's, 45 minute wait, food bellow par. Nacho's looked like someone had literally vomited on them! Don't waste your time or money

Thank Linda H
Epping, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
85 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I have stopped at this venue before when out on our bikes so I was aware what was likely to be offered. This time I had soup of the day, that was tasty and hot, but disappointing that the bowl wasn't filled and the bread very supermarket. My main of Hunter's chicken was a different class. The salad was crisp,... More 

1 Thank paulF5692MX
Hertford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Me and my boyfriend have visited this pub numerous times as we have found the food to be one of the most reasonably priced in Hertford. However, after a visit last week, we both noticed some changes (not good ones). Firstly, the menu had changed and the prices had increased, my boyfriend noticed on the menu it said "any steak... More 

Thank cloggs1990
Hertford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

The Duncombe Arms is a pub I have frequented many, many times. Sadly, my last few visits have not been happy ones. On each of my latest visits the quality of their real ales have been nothing above substandard. Hazy, flat and generally not how a "pub" should be serving drinks on a Friday night. Fed up of returning my... More 

1 Thank simon k
Hertford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Just moved to the area, and so I've looked around for a bar to spend my evenings off, as I don't really know anyone in the area yet. Upon entering the Duncombe I was greeted exceedingly warmly by the Manager Ash, and made to feel at home. They have a great choice in Ale, plus larger, and on the one... More 

Thank welshmagicman
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We ordered 2 steak meals, a Hog burger meal and a pasta meal at lunchtime on Sunday 9th Oct 16. The pub looked nice and was fairly quiet so we stayed as we were limited for time. When the steaks arrived they were not cooked as ordered which was rare/med rare but well done, burnt & very tough - difficult... More 

Thank Sue20147
Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Just went in for drinks and a quick snack before dinner. Was a nice atmosphere, TV is slightly distracting and easily avoidable. Bar staff very friendly and helpful. Decent white wine which is a bonus for me.

Thank BluePurrl
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I work in Hertford and have tried everywhere, this place has the best burgers I've ever had and will keep going back. You get a burger meal and an alcoholic drink for about £8 and is worth every penny!

Thank Simon S
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Very nice lunch. Service a bit slow but it was very busy. The food was well presented and extremely tasty. Although it was a hot day, there was plenty of shady areas and umbrellas.

Thank rozzi55Orba

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Railway Street, Hertford SG14 1BA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hertford
  • Phone Number: +44 1992 581445

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?