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The Rusty Gun

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London Road, Hitchin SG4 7PG, England
+44 1462 432653
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Welwyn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I visited The Rusty Gun for spot of lunch, having been recommended by friends. We hadn't pre-booked but there were tables available and we were duly offered a choice of tables and we chose the one near to the roaring open fire! We both had the stacker burgers which were amazing and very reasonably priced, plus desert... More 

Thank JulesPCox
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great find, a huge old pub with plenty of different areas to make it feel more intimate. Easy parking, good food, good service, great for all occasions.

Thank NM777
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our previous visit to this pub we left disappointed. Bad service, cold food and slow drinks. However this time we returned and had an amazing time. The staff are all friendly, professional and bubbly. Drinks orders taken quickly with drinks arriving just as quick. We slowed the order as we didn't know what to have this time but when... More 

Thank Kris A
Hertfordshire, England
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95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pub looks fantastic from the outside but unfortunately the inside lets it down. They do not do sandwiches at lunchtime on weekends, only light lunches. The table we sat at was dirty, cutlery is stored in jugs on each table, the cutlery us not wrapped in a serviette like many other pubs do, if you look in the jugs... More 

Thank Mark P
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch with dear friends at the Rusty Gun. This was our first visit. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. The staff were very helpful and polite. We will come back.

Thank ColinandDiane
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here numerous times over the years. Love the baked camembert starter! Cosy venue - great for a meal or even just a drink! Went in June for my birthday and everyone loved it! Had Sunday roasts and they were all delicious and good sized helpings. Deserts were scrumptious too. Service is always excellent. Love the little pig farm out... More 

Thank RessieMei
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself & my boyfriend went for dinner on a Monday night. When we first arrived we were the only ones in the restaurant other than a few drinkers at the bar, yet it still took the staff nearly 15mins to take our drinks order!!! We then ordered our food. The Camembert starter was good. The main courses were okay but... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday evening six o'clock The place is empty Took 30 minutes to get service for drinks Ordered food waited another 70 minutes then walked out. Service was shocking........! The big girl in charge with blond hair was very loud and extremely loud bad bad bad. I've eaten here over 20 times (mostly lunch) very upset. Never again 😡😡😡

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly they had a completely different menu than what was posted online. Menu was limited with most standard pub dishes. Service was very slow and waitresses not attentive at all. In fact one waitress openly said that everything was going wrong as they were short staffed. We were constantly given bread, olives and drinks to keep us going whilst we... More 

2 Thank Levanda
Beeston, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with friends and was slightly concerned due to the reviews..... We had an absolutely fantastic lunchtime meals with a great selection. Everything was beautiful and rustic with the presentation. Large doorstep deep filled sandwiches with a mini milk churn filled with chips. I had a chicken caesar salad which was the best I have had. The waiter we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Bar, European, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: London Road, Hitchin SG4 7PG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hitchin
  • Phone Number: +44 1462 432653
Rustic country pub serving food all day from 12pm to 10pm with some British pub classics and great local specials.

The Rusty Gun also has a small farm shop selling local produce and crafts.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?