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The Lamb, Berkhamsted

This historic pub has had a makeover and now blends tradition with a seriously sophisticated menu and a killer cocktail list. Plus, it's an adults-only zone, so get the babysitter on speed dial and book a table, stat!

With its prime High Street location, The Lamb will have been a familiar spot to Berkhamsted locals for years – it’s one of the town’s oldest pubs, afterall, with a 300 year history! But, it’s sure to have piqued more interest of late thanks to a major renovation in 2019, which transformed it from a somewhat tired old boozer to a sophisticated and grown-up (more on that later) establishment.

Alex Legret and Dan Twine – owners of mobile bar service, Three Piece Events and posh pouched cocktail co, Drinkie – are the entrepreneurial gents at the helm and they’ve given the place a good old shake up. But cocktail puns aside, they certainly know their drinks, and their food for that matter, currently ranking as Berkhamsted’s #1 restuarant on Trip Advisor. Kudos!

So I’ll bet you want to know what’s on the menu, eh? Forget cod and chips, there’s a far more contemporary and gastro offering available in the fine dining area, with the likes of hake cassoulet, duck leg confit and a selection of steaks from the grill through the week. Come Sunday, you can get a mean roast, from lamb (natch), to guinea fowl, and veggie options, too.

Or if you’re looking for a lighter bite, take a seat in the bar or the courtyard (when the weather allows) and choose from the Graze menu, which includes gourmet burgers, fancy fries, charcuterie and cheese plates. Plus there are regular specialist nights – Tuesday cheese night and Wednesday steak night for starters.

And, did we mention that it’s over 18’s only? While it’s *lovely* (grits teeth) to go out for a family trip to the pub, it’s even lovelier to go out sans kids and really relax over some fabulous food and cocktails, without food/crayons being fired at you (*texts babysitter and pre-orders a Pornstar Martini*). Plus you can become a member for just £65 per year and enjoy 10% off all food and drink for yourself and up to 5 guests. Only 200 memberships are offered though, so get in touch if you want in!

277 High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1AJ

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