The Highlander | Pub in Hertfordshire | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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The Highlander - Pub in Hertfordshire

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45 Upper Tilehouse Street, Hitchin, SG5 2EF, Hertfordshire
England, United Kingdom

Charlotte Prutton & Eric Ransinangue
+44 (0)1462 454612(landline)

A French twist on British classics, wine by the fire and a frothy pint in the garden – a traditional free house with a modern bistro feel

The Prutton family have been running this wonderful pub for over 30 years. Now the new generation – the Anglo-French partnership of Charlotte and Eric, back from several years in the Alps – add youthful energy and culinary skill to the family provenance. Their passion shines through. This is an unpretentious local that moves with the times and there's an informal Gallic bistro feel to the place. Stand over your pint at the bar, or settle back into one of the settles; read the papers, scan the menu. Behind the immaculate bar, all aubergine and white, wines are enticingly displayed, local art hangs on the walls. Eric's delicious food fuses the best traditions of France and England, from tasty ploughman's to duck leg confit with Sarladaise potatoes & red wine jus – and Sunday lunches worth missing breakfast for.

Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Cash only
Credit or debit card payment not accepted.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

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Lunch from £4.10. Dinner from £5.65.


2.30pm-6pm (7pm Sun). Open all day Fri & Sat.


45 Upper Tilehouse Street, Hitchin, SG5 2EF, Hertfordshire