The Cowper Arms

4.5
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17 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Gastro Pub
With beautiful surroundings, and a stylish interior, The Cowper Arms in Hertford is a classic meets modern pub, a perfect setting for any occasion. Our chefs take pride in preparing fresh, delicious tasting food using the finest ingredients. Signature dishes include spit-roasted chicken with lemon & garlic confit, slow cooked pork belly with seared scallops, salmon supreme served with thyme-roasted butternut squash, and our home-made British beef burger. For a lighter bite, our spiralised carrot salad and Mediterranean mezze are both delectable, or for some sweet indulgence our melting golden chocolate bomb with caramel ice cream is sure to please!
You’ll also find a range of daily-changing specials and a carefully selected drinks list, including beautiful wines, ales and lagers, cocktails, and bubbles. So, whether it’s for a drink at the bar with family and friends, a special dining experience or a relaxed afternoon with great food – you can sit back and unwind, and we’ll take
What 17 People Are Saying
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OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in, we were served instantly. Great service, very friendly and fantastic food.

Love coming here and will continue too.

10/10 ***

JA
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful evening. Staff and food fantastic as always!

JA
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff are welcoming and food delicious!

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sharon gave exceptional service! Lovely food.

G
Hertfordshire
13 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch with the family. Very good meals. Tasty

r
Essex
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Especially nice service lat Friday 14 dec. Staff extremely helpful.

GH
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good quality food on a lovely setting. I sat near a wonderful log burning fire on a very cold evening.
The restaurant was very busy with numerous Christmas parties going on, but the food and service was still excellent.

DA
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A great pub that has Very good food at a good price. Nice garden area when the sun's out

L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Firstly when we turned up we were told the booking hadn’t been registered and they were actually fully booked. Luckily they were able to squeeze us in. Otherwise the atmosphere was very good the food was very nice however the service was a bit slow.

TF
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very happy with the friendly service and really enjoyed the food.

PF
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was great, but although there was a roaring fire it wasn't in our part and felt draughty at times on an already snowy day.

DB
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very happy with The Cowper arms, but not happy with Open Table as the restaurant did not have my booking when I arrived despite me receiving a confirmation email from Open Table.
I shall book direct in future as it was just lucky they could accommodate us. This meant that they also had no knowledge of the special occasion we were celebrating.

OT
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a lovely cosy place and the food was wonderful!

OT
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good food and good service in a very nice country pub setting. Has good parking facilities and would also be a good venue for an evening or lunch time drink.

c
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our evening . Delicious food great company and good service. Excellent

JD
Hertfordshire
8 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always pleasant eating here. Food and service are superb and that’s why I go back time after time.

Only point to make was the led lighting was shining from the ceiling right into my eyes.

Could adjust so that the tables are in more of a natural light.

H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Met friends for late Sunday afternoon meal. As well as a good selection of roasts there were plenty of other choices if you did not fancy one of those.
Even though it was very busy did not feel rushed and did linger in bar for a couple of drinks before being seated .
Would go again.