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The Anglers Retreat

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B 489 Lower Icknield Way | Startop's End, Tring HP23 4LN, England
+44 1442 822250
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun 11:30 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Tring, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

There was nine of us for a family meal my daughter had the roast chicken it was very nice big bit of chicken my partner and I had the warm duck hosin sauce on noddles it was very nice lots of duck the services was fantastic

Thank cazsmith2016
Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We stayed here for three nights B and B while doing a show at the Court Theatre in Tring, We'd left our booking a bit late and went on a recommendation from another pub in the area, so we knew nothing about the place before we went - and how lucky we were! This place is so friendly! From the... More 

Thank samanthafields
Ashendon, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

A lovely little pub with an excellent heated outdoor area! Great food and the chips are unbelievably good! They taste like the seaside but the chef won't tell me how she does it! Thursday nights are well worth coming along to as they get Nick Price in to put on an open mic night. It always a great laugh and... More 

Thank Adam R
London, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The pub is located just inside the Buckinghamshire border in stunning countryside by The Grand Union Canal. Accomodation is located upstairs in the pub and in the house behind it. My room was located in the house which was spacious, clean and had a separate large shower and bathroom. My bed was comfortable and the flat screened TV was fully... More 

Thank Thewanderer5
Tring, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

There was four of us today , this Public House is set in beautiful countryside quite near to the Reservoirs and the Canal, lots of wildlife and walking for anyone who likes that sort of thing.. First time we have been here for our lunch and we were not disappointed, there was a warm welcome for us which is always... More 

Thank Sue G
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Reasonably priced, nice garden, great location next to reservoir. Parked here then did a 4.5 mile walk. Returned for a tuna baguette, chips, wine and beer. Not fancy but perfect for what we wanted. Lady lady perfectly pleasant. Recommended.

Thank Gill M
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95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This pub is honest and down to earth - no frills. It's a great base for walking along the Grand Union canal or taking a stroll around one of the 3 reservoirs. The food is pub grub - no pretentious dishes with fancy names, served piping hot by friendly staff and great value for money. We chose one of the... More 

1 Thank rosebayfind
Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Stayed overnight. On the subject of breakfast I said I hadn't been expecting any - my friend had booked and I thought it was just a room. I said I was vegan and when landlady heard this, she became opinionated and outspoken - questioning why on earth I would want to do that. Her husband stepped in and reminded her... More 

2 Thank PhilFiddler
Rushden, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, superb service with friendly staff. Will visit again. Can not fault the service at all

Thank Jenny S
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Perhaps not the poshest pub I've been to - and seems to be very much a "locals pub" . However I first went there about 10 years ago and still remember being amazed by a salmon dish that one of my party ordered. I am not a local but have occasionally re visited this pub - to chase the food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: B 489 Lower Icknield Way | Startop's End, Tring HP23 4LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Tring
  • Phone Number: +44 1442 822250
A genuine Free House in an area of outstanding natural beauty. 80 Paces from the Grand Union Canal and 30 paces from Startops Reservoir.
This pub has a truly unique atmosphere which has been retained during the recent refurbishment. New cellar and bar equipment are delivering an extended range of fine ales, the kitchen continues with its favourites with a focus on a wide rnge of daily homemade specials.
Accommodation is available with 3 ensuite rooms.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?