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Brocket Arms

Hill Farm Lane
Ayot St Lawrence

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - 9.00 pm
Tuesday12.30 pm - 11.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 11.00 pm
FridayNoon - 11.00 pm
SaturdayNoon - 11.00 pm
SundayNoon - 6.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Fri noon - 2pm, 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Sat noon - 2pm, 5pm - 8.30pm
Sun noon - 2.30pm

About the Pub

A classic timbered country estate pub popular with ramblers, horse riders, visitors to Shaw's Corner (NT), and families. The setting is superb with a large garden, including a pet's corner, surrounded by large trees and other listed buildings. There is a separate restaurant and bar snacks available in the two bars, both with fires, one with a massive inglenook, the other with a large wood burning stove. This building dates back to the fourteenth century and for over 40 years was George Bernard Shaw's local. The house beer, Brocket Ale, is brewed by Tring brewery. Guest beers have a strong Hertfordshire thread. Folk music every third Friday of the month, Jazz first Sunday, open-mic monthly and quizzes second Sunday.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Greene King Abbot
  • Greene King IPA

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

In addition to the three permanent handpump beers, there are 3 guest handpumps. On visiting, Timothy Taylor Landlord was on one of these. Beers to celebrate the Jubilee weekend were next to be put on these handpumps.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

    Beers from Tring, Farrbrew, New River or 3 Brewers of St. Albans.

  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals

    During June.

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    The pub can provide ramps.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • Events Events

    Quiz every 2nd Sunday of the month.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Darts and board games.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Jazz 1st Sunday of month; Folk band every 3rd Friday; Open-mic monthly.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

    Free access.

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Brocket Arms

Hill Farm Lane
Ayot St Lawrence

Sat Nav Reference

51.837497, -0.265983

OS Reference



From Wheathampstead, turn first left off bypass on Codicote Road, take next left on Bride Hall Lane with brown sign to Brocket Arms. It is close to Shaw's Corner.

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Brocket Arms at Ayot St Lawrence

Brocket Arms

Hill Farm Lane
Ayot St Lawrence

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Beer Festivals
  • Quiet Pub
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Accommodation
  • Events
  • Function Room
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Real Fire
  • Restaurant Area
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi

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