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The Anglers Retreat

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B 489 Lower Icknield Way | Startop's End, Tring HP23 4LN, England
+44 1442 822250
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely food, great staff! Myself and husband loved our evening here and enjoyed oursleves. We were able to park our campervan there overnight with no trouble! Definitely return another time!

Thank Ellie H
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are pubs and then there are PUBS! Today there is so many pubs that has been turned into some Disney version of a English pubs. You know what I mean. Fancy menu and fancy interior but completely lacking in charm. Then on the other side you have the drink led local that try to cling on for dear life... More 

Thank UlrikKrohn
Tring, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a small country pub the Anglers Retreat excels at excellence. The owners and managers are always friendly and helpful. This is a 'local' but the regulars are very cordial; normally indicative of an owner/management team with the best attitude towards their guests. This pub is not like other establishments of this type. Most establishments assert that their food is... More 

Thank zimmi639
Greater London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Here is Smithy enjoying a rest by the fire after a good walk around the Reservoirs. His humans are enjoying an absolutely GORGEOUS MEAL of Lamb Shanks in Red wine gravy, proper mashed potatoes and peas! I can't recommend this place enough! It is the one pub I feel quite at home coming for a lunch on my own, as... More 

Thank Joy A
Tring, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

A decent, traditional, local pub. Not flashy but a nice group of locals with good beer and a cracking pizza cooked in a wood fired pizza oven. On the occasions that I have visited this pub I have enjoyed it

Thank Tim R
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Researching the area for a possible short break for friends. Stopped here for a coffee mid Sunday afternoon. Very busy, but happy to sell me just a coffee as I needed a caffeine hit.

Thank SingleMan50ish
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Popped in here after recently moving to the area. Met with a warm welcome from the very friendly bar man. Beer was delightful and i sampled a pint of the local ale from Tring. Although i didnt eat here the food smelt and looked delicious. The barman was very knowlegable about the pub trade and it was a pleasure to... More 

Thank johnlocke1976
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I love this pub, cracking location and a superb beer choice. Today vale brewery Red Kite, top ale. Had Sunday lunch here again, good to see a pub full of locals. It is cosy that is why I like it. The food is superb the Sunday lunch is brilliant, superb selection of vegetables. This pub has everything looking forward to... More 

Thank london_blue82
South East England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Beer's good but don't eat there. Last week we were given home made chicken pie with raw pastry, instant mash a teaspoon of peas. If someone doesn't like cooking then they shouldn't work in a kitchen. The owners should try sampling the food. Had many previous bad experiences. They seem to have had only one cook who was really good... More 

3 Thank Seamonkey2016
Dunstable, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I've got to say that the team at The Anglers Retreat are brilliant. Can't have asked for nicer people who helped in any way they could. Nothing was too much for them to do to make our stay as easy as possible.

1 Thank garyfloyd81

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 19
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: B 489 Lower Icknield Way | Startop's End, Tring HP23 4LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Tring
  • Phone Number: +44 1442 822250
A genuine Free House in an area of outstanding natural beauty. 80 Paces from the Grand Union Canal and 30 paces from Startops Reservoir.
This pub has a truly unique atmosphere which has been retained during the recent refurbishment. New cellar and bar equipment are delivering an extended range of fine ales, the kitchen continues with its favourites with a focus on a wide rnge of daily homemade specials.
Accommodation is available with 3 ensuite rooms.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?