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The Anglers Retreat

€€ - €€€, British,
B 489 Lower Icknield Way | Startop's End, Tring HP23 4LN, England
+44 1442 822250
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
B 489 Lower Icknield Way | Startop's End, Tring HP23 4LN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I spent the night here recently while walking a section of the Grand Union canal from Berkhamsted to Aylesbury, and it's a perfect stopover point almost exactly halfway through the walk, with the Aylesbury "Arm" of the canal very close by. We...More

Thank Sophie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fantastic meal with our Grandsons. Chicken nuggets peas, baked beans and chips for the boys, gammon 2 eggs pineapple chips and peas for my husband and then mine, well i was well pleased with my vegetarian option of the enchilado huge portion with...More

Thank Maureen B
TheAnglersRetreat, Owner at The Anglers Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for ypur review. Glad you enjoyed it and liked the new decoration. Hope to see you again soon. Xx

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly dog friendly pub situated by the canal and reservoir. A nice pub to stop for a drink after a walk and there is a good choice of fresh pub food to satisfy those hungry walkers.

Thank Fuzzy4food
TheAnglersRetreat, Owner at The Anglers Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank ypu for yoir review and hope to see ypu again soon xx

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped of here for a drink while out walking around the area, it’s really friendly and welcoming and we spent a nice hour or so here. Dogs are allowed too so that’s an added bonus. We will definitely be back when we are out...More

Thank Jayne M
TheAnglersRetreat, Owner at The Anglers Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and look forward to seeing you here again soon xx

Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

We have been going to the Anglers Retreat for years now. Recently we have been going with our two year old girl and her grandparents. The food is really tasty; I’d highly recommend the ploughman’s or the scampi! What really makes the place special are...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 12 February 2018

I had an early (4.45 pm) dinner here yesterday, along with five friends. We were glad to have reserved a table, as the unseasonal fine weather had drawn what looked like half of Buckinghamshire out for a country walk, and a large proportion had ended...More

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

We picked this pub because I wanted to treat my partner to good beer (a real ale fan) and to have a night on our own in an area of England I am fond of. We were made very welcome both in the pub and...More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 30 January 2018

We tried this out one Saturday night as a place we've always driven past and never managed to get to. So pleased we did. The fire was lit, the bar was very friendly and the food was really great quality. (I had the veggie chilli...More

Thank trave1ler
Reviewed 23 January 2018

We had occasion to dine at the Anglers Retreat on my husband,Victor's, birthday. the service was warm and very friendly and the food excellent and reasonably prices. Thank you.

Thank Victor W
Reviewed 22 January 2018

As good as it gets. Quality food at reasonable prices. Open fire. Menagerie . Lovely views by the canal. Good beer. Ticks all the boxes.

Thank GrahamFeakins
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Questions & Answers
17 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Pauline P | Property representative |
Hi. we do have soya milk baked beans and will make sure I have wholemeal bread for toast x
26 April 2017|
Response from Pauline P |
Hi Nigel. our double. Twin and single are all ensuite
28 April 2016|
Response from TheAnglersRetreat | Property representative |
We serve food 12-9pm Monday to Saturday and 12-7pm on Sundays
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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