Another one of our older reviews – this is a lovely little pub set in Hatfield Broad Oak, so more Hertfordshire than it is Essex or London, our usual stomping grounds! Nonetheless, this was an absolutely gorgeous place to visit, & not a problem at all to get to (takes around just under an hour in the car from Chelmsford, where I live). We visited back in July 2018. In particular, what stood out to me with the food here was that it was very generous – I had a prawn spaghetti dish & they certainly didn’t skimp on the prawns, I know sometimes prawns can be either quite small or you only get a handful – not here! Also, the halloumi was finely sliced & not slab-like – top marks from me!

Earlier on the week we visited this beautiful little pub & what a treat it was! The village that the pub sits in is beautiful – quaint, quiet & colourful. On the menu on this visit for us was the salmon & haddock fishcakes for starters which were lovely – not too heavy & just the right size for a start portion, king prawn spaghetti & battered haddock & chips for main which were both outstanding. The pasta was so filling & generous with the prawns (which you don’t normally find in restaurants!) & the haddock was light, with a beautiful, crisp batter. Both dishes were gorgeous & well presented. On the side we had onion rings & crispy halloumi – again, both delicious & generous in size! To top it all off, we both enjoyed the warm brownie dessert… delicious! The brownie was light & fluffy, not too heavy & was served with ice cream. One of us has the vanilla & the other swapped for salted caramel. All of the food was absolutely outstanding, filling & so well presented – definitely worth a visit. Oh, & the pub is dog friendly too! Thank you @thedukesheadhbo for inviting us along, we will be back soon!


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