Bricklayers Arms

4.7
1753 reviews
£26 to £40
British
Now OPEN Wednesdays to Sundays (and bank holidays).
Limited bookable tables, now heated, under cover
More tables available in the Garden. Please call for availability to book a picnic table.
From 17th May, more tables available for indoor dining.

The Good Pub Guide, Hertfordshire's "Dining Pub of the Year"
Tourist Board 'Herts Pub of The Year"

With beautiful surrounding countryside and nearby country walks over the rolling hills of the Chess Valley it's hard to believe that the Bricklayers Arms is within such easy reach.

A warm welcome awaits you in this beautiful grade II listed, 18th century pub. Enjoy the cosy atmosphere when you step inside the rustic low oak beam interior full of character with its brick bar and real log fire. In Summer, enjoy dining in the garden.

Our team have transformed the Bricklayers Arms into an multi award winning gastro pub restaurant. Perfect for those seeking a treat in Hertfordshire's beautiful countryside.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1753 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
ambience
4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Roofie
London
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Out with family for a birthday meal. We had the Sunday evening menu which is mostly a Sunday roast ( but lots of options). Perhaps would not have chosen this in retrospect but the food was all very good, beautifully presented, and generous portions, especially the mains.
Service was excellent, helpful and cheerful staff and no mistakes. The drinks were also generous. Pricing is quite high but the quality of cooking is very good.
Looking forward to set price menu midweek, which makes this pub restaurant well worth visiting more often!

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Cosmos
London
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Linch with loveky extra options!
Delicous choices and food.

MS
MikeS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I used to bunk away from school to come & play bar billiards here & drink beer. 40 years later I return to a gastropub. It was seriously good & up to central London standard. I would recommend it highly, unless you want to play bar billiards, which is sadly no longer there...(but even before you needed a 6d piece to activate it - the bar charged for it!). Mike.

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MarkR
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was friendly and efficient. the food was very good.

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Nicole
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We came for lunch as we were recommended the Bricklayers Arms by several people. Easy booking via opentable, called ahead to let them know we were running 15mins late which was no issue. Free parking outside the pub.
We went for starters and mains which were all delicious. My only complaint would be the king prawns starter was on the small side for the price, but the duck terrine was delightful. Very happy with the turbot and duck duo.
Unfortunately had to dash out as we had a time constraint, but will be back to try the rest of the menu!

JS
JoanS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent really tasty starters and main courses. Sweets lovely

CT
ChrisT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb place to eat. Great food, great service. Very enjoyable. Have been before and will certainly go again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister suggested this place to us and we were not disappointed ! The best service I have had in a long time …. Food was spectacular and service genuine and all staff attentive and efficient … will definitely go again .. a real gem …

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ShaunL
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful weather doubtless helped but we enjoyed a fine lunch here, sitting in the garden. Rather than mains, we opted for a few starters between 2. All were excellent, the 'skinny fries' were not, as you might expect, McD's style fries - truly superb, and I speak as a chip aficionado. The only possible criticism was that the crab mousse was a little on the bland and under-seasoned side - but in combination with the smoked salmon, blinis and creme fraiche it all worked. Generally super food, perhaps not in the bargain range but I guess that's what you would expect. Charming service too. Highly recommended.

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MandyT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely pub/restaurant in peaceful rural location. Great friendly staff & superb food

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MalcolmC
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent and staff very friendly - nice plaace

SR
SusanR
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Readily gave advice/adapted dishes for gluten free dining without a fuss

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ChrisD
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most enjoyable. Food, service all excellent. We want to try the Sunday lunch soon.

MI
MIna
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and atmosphere. Always reliable.

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Maureen
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent, the staff really attentive without overdoing it.,I would definitely do most of my celebrations there.

DG
DianeG
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous food but with sadly little veg. Would be good to have more veg in view of the price.
But lovely place - a real find for us

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Debsbres
London
25 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and friendly helpful service. Was able to sit outdoors on a warm night.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding Anniversary

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MarionK
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time my husband and I have eaten in the Bricklayers Arms and was very impressed with how lovely the pub its self was and the quality of the food and friendly service. We will be back soon.

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Mosie
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Food is excellent, venue is delightful and staff are very pleasant. We will be returning very soon.

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Danielle
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely restaurant we’ve been going to for a long time. Has remained a fine place to dine. Staff are lovely and the food is always delicious.

MD
MichaelD
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4food4