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Planning your Christmas do

East Herts is a fantastic choice for a festive celebration...

Whether you're looking for a mouth-watering home-cooked roast in a village pub, or a festive night to remember where you can really let your hair down in town.

If you haven't already booked, you'll need to get cracking, but here's some ideas from around the district based on some personal recommendations from members of our East Herts team:

Restaurants

The Lemon Tree in Bishop's Stortford specialises in modern British cuisine

Casa Lua is a stylish and relaxed Spanish restaurant and Tapas bar based in Ware High Street.

Old Siam in Hertford offers authentic Thai food in a traditional atmosphere with fresh flowers on the tables.

New Mexico in Sawbridgeworth offers a spicy Mexican & Tex-Mex menu including fajitas, steaks, seafood and vegetarian specialities. A nice idea for a work "do."

Rigsby's restaurant in Hertford offers fresh quality food in a stylish way, to create a unique dining experience.

Pub/Bar/Restaurants

Dog and Whistle in Hertford is a pub/food/events/music venue with a cool but casual atmosphere. It also offers five boutique rooms for an overnight stay.

Fox and Hounds restaurant and bar in Hunsdon is a welcoming, warm, family run bar & restaurant nestled in the countryside of Hertfordshire - perfect for a superb Sunday lunch.

The Bull in Cottered is a charming and traditional pub welcoming family and friends for good food and drink.

The College Arms in Hertford Heath is a quality local gastro backing onto woodland, making it an ideal 'halfway house' on a Sunday walk and a quiet location for lunch or dinner.

The Fox at Aspendon is a traditional English pub in this lovely, tranquil village close to Buntingford. Family friendly, with a large beer garden, an open fire in winter, quality cask ales and delicious home-cooked food.

The Orange tree in Sawbridgeworth is an award winning food pub and a McMullen pub since 1901, formerly known as the Three Horseshoes.

The Sword in Hand at Westmill is a beautiful 14th century inn, with a modern approach to old-fashioned hospitality.

The Wine Bar in Buntingford offers a friendly welcome with homemade food and fantastic desserts.

Water Lane, Bishop's Stortford is a refurbished 17th Century Hawkes Brewery offering a premium but casual value for money dining and drinking experience.