Say goodbye to those winter blues and come and join us for lunch at one of these cosy gastro-pubs or restaurants just about a half hour’s drive away. We offer a return journey from Potters Bar (leaving 11.45am) to our destination and a 2-course set lunch (not including drinks) for £40.


The Horns, Datchworth

Wednesday 4th March - Depart: 11.45am


If you are looking for a traditional British pub with all the trimmings then this is the place for you! Set in the heart of rural Hertfordshire, the owners pride themselves in offering everything a great British pub should: a warm welcome, delicious food, real ales, a beer garden or an open fire (depending on the weather), a ‘classy’ wine selection, and even their own ghost! A must visit to experience the Horns’ unique atmosphere and history oneself!

Read more about The Horns, Datchworth here

The Gables Restaurant, Hertford

Wednesday 11th March - Depart: 11.45am


The Gables restaurant offers a wide range of modern Mediterranean cuisine, using only the finest and freshest ingredients all sourced by its ambitious head chef who strives to deliver the highest culinary standards. The restaurant is the social hub within the community where the atmosphere is always warm and friendly, yet the quality of food and service are never compromised, and where the staff aim to provide efficient, sincere, caring and exceptional service for all.

Read more about The Gables Restaurant, Hertford here

The Rusty Gun, St. Ippolyts - Hitchin

Wednesday 18th March - Depart: 11.45am


The Rusty Gun is a great country pub in St Ippolyts, Hitchin that combines three great elements : local beers from The Old Cannon Brewery, great wines from The Burch family and a cosy atmosphere with their great passion for food. Their lunchtime menu includes pub classics like local sausages and mash or a home-made pie, with ingredients being sourced as locally as possible.

Read more about The Rusty Gun, St. Ippolyts - Hitchin here

Gilbey’s, Old Amersham

Wednesday 25th March - Depart: 11.45am


Situated in the beautiful 17th Century former grammar school building in the heart of the historic Chiltern’s market town, Gilbey’s boasts a stylish yet intimate restaurant, a stunning first-floor private dining room and an attractive garden. Their team is dedicated to delivering the very best quality and value to their customers, together with a very warm welcome. The restaurant has Two AA rosettes for culinary excellence (2017).

Read more about Gilbey’s, Old Amersham here


The Three Oaks, Gerrards Cross

Wednesday 1st April - Depart: 11.45am


The Three Oaks is a contemporary Award Winning pub restaurant in the heart of Gerrards Cross, near Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire. Their kitchen changes the menus daily with the seasons and what’s best from the market, and also offer real ales, draught beers and 30 wines by the glass. The restaurant features in both the Michelin Guide, having been awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand for the last 5 years, and is also in the Good Food Guide.

Read more about The Three Oaks, Gerrards Cross here

The Fox, Harpenden

Wednesday 8th April - Depart: 11.45am


Situated on the edge of Kinsbourne Green and Harpenden, The Fox is a stylish pub, bar and restaurant that prides itself on being a pub for people with great taste. With its traditional stone building filled with stylish modern interiors, this friendly establishment offers the perfect destination to indulge in its glorious food and ambience. If it’s a warm day, we can enjoy the pub’s stylish outdoor patio space with some al fresco dining!

Read more about The Fox, Harpenden here

The Rose & Crown, Chorleywood

Wednesday 15th April - Depart: 11.45am


This is a quaint country pub where the focus is on quality dining, but where, nevertheless, a comfortable bar has been retained to complement the spacious modern restaurant area. The food is locally sourced and freshly cooked by the pub’s team of chefs. The building dates from the 17th century and there are extensive gardens with beautiful views.

Read more about The Rose & Crown, Chorleywood here

The White Horse, Hatching Green

Wednesday 22nd April - Depart: 11.45am


The White Horse is a delightful pub in Hatching Green, five minutes from the bustling centre of Harpenden. This gastro-pub has a lovely country setting, surrounded by a large leafy garden & terrace. The bar is warm & cosy, with old parquet & low beams, while the dining room is light & fresh, its French windows opening onto a sunny terrace. The White Horse belongs to the Peach collection of pubs, serving “good quality, fresh, honest food in a relaxed, welcoming environment”.

Read more about The White Horse, Hatching Green here