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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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely building, OK beer, vile food, surly staff, next to surprisingly noisy road. Interesting and friendly locals in for a few pints, many of them anglers, with friendly dogs. Go for a pint but do not eat here!

2 Thank Adam D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped off here for an impromptu meal one night. Ordered and paid then got told that this meal was no longer available. Tried an alternative. That not available either. Third choice was home made chilli which turned out to be pretty good. Beer was ok. Seemed like a popular place for the locals.

Thank Bikerboy40
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

A good choice of real ales and a nice outside area but the woman who served us was just not pleasant - so we didn't stay to eat - the food didn't look that appealing anyhow.

1 Thank saranLondon
Banbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

We ate in the garden. The bar was not very welcoming. We were only after a light lunch so ordered baguettes. The food was ok but nothing out of the ordinary. It is a very dog friendly pub and dog walkers have certainly a lovely garden to enjoy here but we don't have a dog so felt a bit out... More 

1 Thank Eeyore49
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

A welcome find so friendly a pub/restaurant that is open to all dogs kids and boaters ! Just a short walk off the canal very handy. My partner and i went on several occasions and each time was brill with different themes be it food, music or fund raising for good causes, next time we are in the area it... More 

1 Thank janetcburnett
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

We went for a meal on Bank Holiday. The beer and food was excellent. We especially liked the pizza from the oven outside.

Thank Dulcken1745
Tring, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

I love this pub, it's dog friendly right next to the canal so perfect after a walk. It has a real local feel about it and the locals that Drink there are all really friendly. Sunday roast is good. Only not so great meal I've had there was the plough mans salad, I left still hungry which is a shame... More 

1 Thank loulou271988
United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

What a lovely and very friendly pubs this is. Was made to feel very welcome. The food we had was absolutely tasty and homemade the real ales were very reasonable as is the food. it has a lovely garden and the surrounding area is good for walks.

Thank Tim G
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Visited here for the first time today Sunday 14th May with our 2 grandchildren, all plates where good portions and there was nothing left we thoroughly enjoyed a roast beef dinner, vegetable lasagna and 2 chicken nuggets for the children. We would of loved an ice cream maybe something to think about in the future. It felt very relaxed with... More 

1 Thank Maureen B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

We dropped in with our son, daughter in law and the two grandchildren for a late lunch and had a great meal. The grandchildren took delight in showing us the ducks and birds in the aviary and particularly Rosie the parrot. A very friendly well run pub. We'll be going again.

Thank EnglandRoy

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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
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?