The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Hertfordshire Edition

The Little Black Book: Food & Drink

The Juice Pharm is a healthy hidden gem tucked in the heart of St Albans near the Arena. We focus on providing fresh and cold pressed juices, superfood smoothies, vegan and raw vegan treats that are all dairy, gluten and refined sugar free. We also do lovely brunch options.

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Sherry Hostler is a skilled wedding cake designer who can lay claim to numerous highly recognised design awards. Her company, Sherry Hostler Cake Artistry, is based in Tring, Hertfordshire, and is becoming recognised as an up and coming leader in cake culture.

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Since 1784 villagers and visitors to Butlers Cross have enjoyed the inviting ambience of the Russell Arms. Situated a stonesthrow away from Ellesborough golf course, this pub blends the timeless appeal of a traditional 18th Century coach house with stylish contemporary features that ensure guests...

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The Bell offers a spacious yet cosy environment with more than a nod to the traditions of the Great British pub. Serving fresh, uncomplicated and seasonal food complemented by a simple ‘something for everyone’ wine list, proper bar snacks, light bites and a selection of quality real a...

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Frithsden Vineyard, near Berkhamsted, grows unusual varieties of vines that are specially developed to grow in our cooler climate.  All the grapes  are  grown in the vineyard — then pressed and bottled in the onsite winery.   Simon and Natalie Tooley have owned the vineyard since 2006,...

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Since 1992 Tring Brewery has built a solid reputation for consistently producing cask ales of great quality. The brewery prides itself on variety, often offering up to 25 different styles throughout any given year. Their core range offers the customer great diversity, so if you fancy a rich, smoo...

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Made You Smile Chocolate Factory was born from my love of all things sweet and a desire to indulge my creative side.  I love creating bespoke pieces of work that are perfect for my customers, and I feel genuinely blessed to be a small part of someone’s special occasion.

I had worked...

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The Bhaker House is an independent cafe that focuses on health & wellbeing.  Don’t be mistaken into thinking this means boring tasteless food & drink!  The Bhaker House ethos is ‘clean healthy living without compromising on taste.’  The menu offers an eclectic mix of ...

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Next time you are in Hertford we would love to see you at the Mudlarks Café in Railway Street, where we support people with learning disabilities and mental health issues to learn and work in our community.

Call in to sample the best coffee in Hertford, and our delicious selection of home...

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The Fox is an award-winning pub with locals bar and fine dining 2-rosette restaurant located in the picturesque village of Willian near Letchworth in north Hertfordshire. It has a fresh modern feel and showcases the best of British produce with fish and shellfish sourced from their fishermen frie...

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