The pub stakes a claim to be the oldest pub in the country, dating from the late 8th-century though the current building was finished in 1485 and renamed from the Round House circa 1800. It still retains many original features such as low ceilings, various nooks and crannies and a bread oven next to one of the fireplaces. There is a large refurbished garden to the rear with a new marquee and enclosed garden area for children. There is also some seating to the front of the pub by the river. Parking nearby is limited but there are car parks a pleasant walk away through Verulamium Park and along the River Ver.

Opening times

  • Monday: 12pm - 11pm
  • Tuesday: 12pm - 11pm
  • Wednesday: 12pm - 11pm
  • Thursday: 12pm - 11pm
  • Friday: 12pm - 12am
  • Saturday: 12pm - 12am
  • Sunday: 12pm - 10.30pm