RestaurantsHertfordshireFlaundenHP3

survey result

Summary

£64
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “fantastic gastropub in the middle of nowhere” – if that’s possible in the thickly populated Chilterns, just a few miles from the M25 – was built 300 years ago, became a pub 190 years ago, and is approaching 20 years under the ownership of Sally & Alvin Michaels. The food – courtesy of chef Claude Paillet – is “always reliably good” and “full of flavour”. There are beams, log fires, ivy-clad walls and “plenty of outside seating” – not to mention the “lovely countryside”.

Summary

£54
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This ivy-clad gastropub, originally a trio of early-18th-century cottages, is popular among both locals and visitors to the nearby Warner Brothers studio for its “good-value pub grub”. Chef Claude Paillet trained under the legendary Pierre Gagnaire before switching his focus to heartier fare.

Summary

£54
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This ivy-clad gastropub, originally a trio of early-18th-century cottages, is popular among both locals and visitors to the nearby Warner Brothers studio for its “good-value pub grub”. Chef Claude Paillet trained under the legendary Pierre Gagnaire before switching his focus to heartier fare.

Summary

£53
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Voted best dining pub in Hertfordshire (by the Good Pub Guide) and for very good reason”; from those who’ve “tried and tested now for over ten years”, to “A-list celebs filming up the road” (at Warner Bros), this “proper” ivy-clad gastroboozer, with a trad interior and Anglo-French fusion fare, just “never disappoints”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
Yes
40
No dress code
95

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.00 £23.00 £4.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.50
Filter Coffee £3.20
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Hogpits Bottom, Flaunden, HP3 0PH
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑7 pm

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