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Click the map for tourism ideas Hertfordshire covers a largely lowland area, except in the north-west where it is crossed by the Chiltern Hills. The county produces grains and dairy items as well as vegetables and flowers for the London market. Industries include brewing, printing, and light engineering. Remnants of Roman occupation can be found in the region, most notably at St. Albans, where the museum gives a fascinating insight into life in Roman times. During the 15th century Hertfordshire was the scene of many battles of the Wars of the Roses. The county has some fine historic houses, including Hatfield House that dates from Jacobean times.
Alford Arms


Frithsden, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP1 3DD. Tel: 01442 864480
Cosy country local well worth visiting for its relaxed welcoming atmosphere. Excellent range of cask ales and a good reputation for food.
Brocket Arms
, Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire AL6 9BT. Tel: 01438 820250
Lovely peaceful 14th-century inn near the home of George Bernard Shaw with a delightful garden in the Summer and a roaring log fire in the Winter.
Fox & Hounds
Bank Side, High Street, Barley, Hertfordshire SG8 8HU. Tel: 01763 848459
Welcoming old village inn, with 'gallows' pub sign stretching across the street and depicting a fox being pursued by a band of dogs and two huntsmen on horseback. A wide range of traditional ales.
George & Dragon
82 High Street, Watton At Stone, Hertfordshire SG14 3TA. Tel: 01234 830285
16th Century inn close to Knebworth which serves excellent food and good ale.
Land Of Liberty Peace & Plenty


Long Lane, Heronsgate, Hertfordshire WD3 5BS. Tel: 01923 282226
Lytton Arms

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Park Lane, Old Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG3 6QB. Tel: 01438 812312
Dating back to 1877 and designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, a brother-in-law of Lord Lytton, the Lytton Arms brews traditional cask ales and holds very popular beer festivals. Traditional pub games such as bar skittles and home cooked food.
The Boat


Gravel Path, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 2EF. Tel: 01442 877152
The Crown
8 High Street, Hunsdon, Hertfordshire SG12 8NZ. Tel: 01279 842561
Pleasant little village pub with a pool table, darts board, 2 fruit machines, plenty of parking and a bouncy castle most dry sundays.
The Plough
Tyttenhanger Green, St. Albans, Hertfordshire AL4 0RW. Tel: 01727 857777
Good quality English inn with a very welcoming atmosphere.
White Horse
33 Castle Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire SG14 1HH. Tel: 01992 501950
Small, friendly inn with a good atmosphere and a regularly changing selection of guest beers. The White Horse is also the 'tap' for Dark Horse Brewery. Traditional wholesome bar food is also served and there are 3 rooms upstairs with some 'no smoking' areas.
Ye Olde Fighting Cocks
16 Abbey Mill Lane, St. Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 4HE. Tel: 01727 865830
Claims to be one of the oldest pubs in England in which Oliver Cromwell is reputed to have stayed. Situated in the shadow of the wonderful St. Albans Cathedral and popular with locals and tourists. Filled with nooks and crannies with parts of the building dating back to the 11th Century although it was not until 1599 was it re-erected as an alehouse.