The Greyhound Bengeo

4.5
65 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 65 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience1

Ordered food at 8.45, food was served at 22:15 “because we were the last to order”

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LucyRosefitz
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the service was great. can’t wait to visit again!

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AndyM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. The moment we walked in , to the moment we left the hospitality was outstanding.
Once this madness is over we will be back again and again

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BrianC
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We ate at the Greyhound on Saturday as my birthday treat. Was pleasantly surprised with a card on the table signed by the staff. All our food was delicious and portions were huge. Staff were welcoming and friendly and made every effort to make it a special evening for us.

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Nancy
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The greyhound is a warm and inviting family pub with what I would describe as exceptional quality of food. Fantastic to have a local pub of this quality on our doorstep. The staff are warm, friendly, knowledgeable and very accommodating. We have eaten here a number of times and each time the food and service was superb! I would love to keep it a secret about how good it is but that would just be selfish of me!!! 😉 Recommend 100%

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DanielleJ
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to finally be back in the restaurant. Fire was lit as we walked in, food was spot on. Highly recommend the steaks, my ribeye was like butter 👌🏻

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vipLesandy
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, nice ambience in the restaurant despite it being quiet. Quirky and attentive service from Alastair. We will definitely be back!

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PhilipC
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very attentive service & very good food, albeit pricy, especially compared to other McMullens pubs, however in fairness the menu is not like other other McMullen pubs. Overall very nice for a quiet weeknight out, and I have recommended The Greyhound to friends, just bring a full wallet!!

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Ian2261
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food,Excellent service and very friendly.
Highly recommend!!

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TomR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice meal The Fruit de mer was lovely. The mussels and clams in white sauce was brilliant. Just remember to ask for the nutcrackers to do the claws of the lobster.

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Lollipop
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A warm and friendly service, exceptional food with lovely dinner jazz playing in the back ground.
Highly recommended for a nice quiet meal with a lovely ambience.

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GillieP
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Great service. Would highly recommend.

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MrsS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Delicious food, friendly staff and good atmosphere. Looking forward to next visit.

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Gearsy
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife wouldn’t share the scallops & flat iron steak was amazing

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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
13 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.

FAQs

The Greyhound Bengeo is rated 4.5 stars by 65 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.