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Quintessential Country Pub


With beautiful surrounding countryside and nearby country walks over the rolling hills of the Chess Valley it’s hard to believe that the 18th Century pub, Bricklayers Arms is within such easy reach of many major routes to London and the home counties.

We are proud to announce our most recent award, Dining pub of the Year from Britain’s much coveted Good Pub Guide. We are also delighted to have won this Award in 5 previous years. Other notable recent accolades include Hertfordshire’s Tourism “Raising the Bar’ Award and an AA Rosette for “Culinary Excellence”.

The Bricklayers Arms is a freehouse that has been owned by the Michaels family for over 18 years. Head chef Miroslav Shelling holds the reins in the Kitchen and has won multiple awards.

The pub is located very close to Warner Bros Studios, Harry Potter World and the Grove Hotel, ideal for those seeking a country pub dining experience when visiting one of these great attractions.

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Monday – Friday: 12-2.30pm, 6.00-8.30pm
Saturday: 12-9pm
Sunday: 12-7pm

If your group consists of 8 or more people please see our party menu.

Having stumbled across this pub by convenience, it’s fair to say I was not expecting much.

For main I went for the pork loin. You would normally assume the meat to be the highlight of the dish, you would be wrong! It was all great. The roasties were crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Even the carrot was extremely enjoyable, sprinkled with parsley and doused in the delicious gravy.

I was not planning on having a desert, I’m not even a desert person! But after the main course performance, I thought it would be rude not to. After much deliberation, I opted for the hazelnut mouse which was encased in milk chocolate with raspberries on top and served with a salted caramel ice cream. I mean…. wow!

If you’re reading this and you haven’t been to this pub, you have something to look forward to! Enjoy!

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William Duffy

What an amazing experience. Been there for the second time and everything was perfect : delicious food and a great service. Good wine list too. Can definitely recommend and will be back soon.

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Inna Kyrylenko


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