The Greyhound Bengeo

4.5
51 reviews
£26 to £40
British
Gareth, Kate and Seren are the current owners of the Greyhound which is managed by the charismatic Alastair.
This is the second pub/restaurant for the family following on from the successful Orange Tree in Sawbridgeworth which has won Open Tables Diners Choice award every month since opening back in April 2019 and is now ranked one of the top 10% in the world based on customer ratings on Trip Advisor.
Head Chef Daniel Little has designed a lunchtime tapas menu inspired by traditional dishes from around the world.
Along with our A La Carte menu, daily specials and pub classics we feel there is a choice to suit everybody.

The Greyhound was McMullen’s very first pub purchase back in 1835 and is still selling Hertfordshire’s finest award-winning ales today.

Steeped in history the Pub/Restaurant serves an extensive Grill and Fish menu alongside its Great British Menu which is put together by owner and Executive Chef Gareth Davies.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • 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 51 People Are Saying
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Lucy
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So pleased this is my nearest restaurant. We loved it, thank you!

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RachelF
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic Roast. The meat was excellent. Lovely starter and pudding too. Service very good, just marred by the masks but obviously nothing that can be done about that at present. Good COVID ensures too. We wish we didn’t have too... but looking forward to the takeaway menu.

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KAHerts
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely menu with lots of options for Sunday lunch. Everything was delicious.
Fantastic service throughout the meal from a friendly and professional team.

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BarryH
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice and produce. Great service, relaxing atmosphere, super clean, beautiful Sunday Roast and overall choice on menu.

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Anonymous
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, service and ambience were fine. We would go back at some point.

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vipsallyr
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely warm & welcoming restaurant, amazing food & super sized portions.
Wishing you all good luck through the new lockdown, we will be back on the other side x

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viplynn
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First trying The Greyhound with our friends and we had a fantastic meal. Great choices on the menu with a twist to some classics which really added to the flavour. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the food and service was excellent. We will certainly be going back and this will be a regular for the future.

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MichelleOO
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely food, great service, tables a safe distance apart.
Would defiantly recommend and will be returning.

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vipAnonymous
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another lovely meal with great food and excellent service - thank you!

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andyp
Hertfordshire
11 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Disappointed as The Orange Tree is a fantastic restaurant and was pleased they had moved to Hertford, but, service not great steak had to be sent back as overcooked and had to remind them to take drinks orders for our children twice. Sorry but we won’t be coming back

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Si2020
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice addition to Hertford, will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was good fish was very tasty

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great family meal out to say thanks to mum and dad for helping out. Just brilliant quality food and drinks with friendly service. Really not sure how it could be better. We have been twice since new management and will be back!! Our new favourite local in Hertford!!

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PattieF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son took me for lunch on Wednesday. Restaurant was quiet, but really tastefully laid out (proper napkins!) and fully COVID compliant. Had a lovely meal (my son had fillet steak and I had the lobster and prawn risotto). Service was excellent and our server had a great sense of humour. The food was fab. Will definitely return. Most impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very friendly and the food was delicious.

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StuartP
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

highly recommend to anyone who wants a good size gastro pub - great deco - great atmosphere

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janish
Essex
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Perhaps my husband and I were unlucky but our Thai seafood curry was very bland although it was packed with fish. Also no Sauvignon Blanc available day there’d been a rush on.

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MamaBear
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice pub and restaurant with covid measure in place which do not spoil the atmosphere at all. Friendly and prompt service with no sense of being rushed to order.
Sadly, 3 of our choices were either altered or had run out which was very disappointing having looked forward to them. They had not been deleted from the menu so we ordered and were then told these things were not available.
The duck was a little pinker than we are used to and one person's potato was a bit hard. The portions are not large and veggies are extra.
Despite this we all enjoyed our food and had a good evening. It's early days so I'm sure things will only improve and I would go there again.

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EmilyG
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, lovely pub will definitely be back!

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Alison
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely anniversary meal at The Greyhound. Food was delicious . Will be returning.

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lisar
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is very high quality and delicious. Friendly service and atmosphere and the refurb looks great. A fantastic pub/restaurant in Bengeo.

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BigD
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Friday lunch and had a great meal with great service. Will definitely be back.

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AnnaB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing meal out at the Greyhound. The food was delicious and service was excellent. Would highly recommend it

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alanumpire
Hertfordshire
17 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had promised to take sister and brother in law to the recently re-opened Greyhound.
he agreed that the fillet steak (that we all chose) was an excellent piece of meat, although the "rare" could have been rarer. Noted to emphasise that next time

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NickF
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jamie, Courtney and Alistair were fantastic along with the food, could not fault it.

Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed for all the right reasons! Lovely welcome with a well set out dining room, excellent service & great menu to choose from. We went for Sunday lunch and had the prawn and lobster cocktail starter with Scottish Venison for the main. Planning to return soon for a weekend at Burger and Lobster dinner. Thanks to the team at The Greyhound and look forward to joining you again soon.

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Karen37
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Sunday lunch, will definitely be back. Very family friendly. Good selection of wine. Friendly service.

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Caitlin
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyable Sunday roast. Just the right amount with space for dessert. Lovely staff and lovely ambience.

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Tracey
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Although the interior looks good, unfortunately the food was tepid and the service was hit and miss. We thought that the owner would be better off in the kitchen as he is certainly not front of house! Maybe things will improve in the future.

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BengeoDiner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely food, quite expensive for pub food. Feels like a pub dining room, not a restaurant. Good service

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SueW
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Table for 4, overall we were disappointed to be honest, we expected better things as the orange tree is great (sister restaurant). green curry bland and amateurish, as well as tepid. vegetables well past being fresh and didn’t get eaten, broccoli was brown internally, chicken ok, pork acceptable. Limited choice with a surprising amount of lobster in quite a few offerings. Shiraz was drinkable but not of note. The main contact and welcoming person was rather cold and stopped speaking to us at all after we complained about the veggies.
Hopefully just teething problems and it will improve.

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EmilyG
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Would highly recommend

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Vickie
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A really nice lunch. Good service. Will definitely return. A gem on our doorstep.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Food fabulous. Full restaurant

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SueT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Sunday roast for 5 of us was very disappointing. Apart from the beef, which was very good, meats were grilled, not roasted. The duck was unidentifiable and we were served a small inedible lump of fat as lamb. It was replaced with chops.
Potatoes were inedible, clearly and visibly undercooked yet they still served them up. Veg almost raw. Gravy was very good.
Liqueur coffees were good but the one pudding, creme brûlée, we ordered was dreadful. It was a cold liquid and the shortbread was missing. When pointed it it was microwaved, clearly not the way to produce a good brûlée.
Very disappointing experience

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Starters were lovely. Trio roast was very light on the meat portion but they did bring more out. One of the carrots was mouldy. Overall we were a bit disappointed. Alistair was very lovely though. We will come though :)

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PaulR
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food, and a welcome change to the usual generic chain restaurants. Nice touches to acknowledge our wedding anniversary. Keep it up, definitely be back

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SimonL
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very friendly service. We felt safe and happy with their COVID measures. Will defo be going back

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Helen
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is as good as it looks in the photos. So great to have a local pub doing meals of this quality. Staff friendly.
Nice touch with the birthday card, and dessert.
Doggy bag - literally for the dog - was a bonus.
Really impressed, will be back soon, and hope to be allowed to stay longer ..

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AndyS
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We all really enjoyed our meal. The steak and fish pie were fantastic.

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The Greyhound Bengeo is rated 4.5 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.