Originally a grocer's and butcher's shop during the 19th-century, it became a pub in the 1920s. I as is now a classic back-street local. Tied to McMullens of Hertford for many years, became a free house in 2013. It is the only pub in the city never to have forsaken real ale. A plaque on the wall outside marks the first meeting of the Hertfordshire branch of CAMRA. The split-level interior has a small area fronting the bar for stand-up drinking, darts and cards. The back room has more comfortable seating. Both bars are free of gaming machines but there is a TV for sports.