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Motte and Bailey Pirton

££ - £££, British,
1 Great Green, Hitchin SG5 3QD, England
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
17 Feb 2018
“Really good!”
3 Oct 2018
“Lovely local pub”
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Bar, British, Pub
££ - £££
1 Great Green, Hitchin SG5 3QD, England
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Great overall experience and the staff were absolutely lovely! Definitely would recommend if you’re passing by the area

Thank Cat L
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

This pub used to have fantastic options for veggie’s at reasonable prices, but after visiting in August it has changed hands and the menu has also changed back to traditional pub grub, but with extremely limited veggie options. Such a shame.

Thank reviewerHB2014
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This looks like a really nice pub from the outside but the inside and food are quite disappointing. My husband had steak & ale pie with mash, peas, gravy which he enjoyed but my veggie paella was very disappointing. It tasted like packet Uncle Ben's...More

Thank camval
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We have been to this pub before where there was an impressive menu including several veggie and even some vegan options. They were really tasty and unusual. Returned expecting more of the same only to find that after a change in management, the menu has...More

Thank Samantha S
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely evening. Great atmosphere, friendly smiling staff. Great value for money on the food. Food great

Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Website says they serve food on Saturday lunchtime and sign outside says food served. However they don't! Excuse was change of management.

Thank Pauline S
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Friendly, characterful pub right on the village green. Eaten there a number of times and will return there too. The food offers a reasonable choice,good quality and fair value.Good real ales too. Love it.

Thank derekjbreeze
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a great lunch and friendly service at the Motte and Bailey. Fabulous new menu, food cooked beautifully and just the right spot for an afternoon in one of the regions' finest village, public houses.

Thank Steve E
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Quick visit to the beer and cider weekend resulted in staying for dinner. Very impressed with all aspects of the meals. Good quality food at a reasonable price. The special of the day - beef stroganoff was a particular favourite of my husband. (Apologies for...More

1  Thank Paula K
Reviewed 16 April 2017

After a long walk we were really looking forward to some cool drinks and an Easter sunday lunch. Two of us had drinks from the fridge which were warm, not cold, so did not quench our thirst at all. Then we had shandy, but the...More

1  Thank L3118TObarbarab
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Great Green, Hitchin SG5 3QD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hitchin
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