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Hermit of Redcoats

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Redcoats Green | Stevenage, Little Wymondley, Hitchin SG4 7JR, England
+44 1438 747333
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don't be fooled by the pictures of the food on the pub's website. The mains portions are ridiculously small, grossly overpriced and could be mistaken for starters. We chose the Hermit of Redcoats for a celebratory meal but won't return. We left still hungry and had to fill up on cheese and biscuits when we got home. There are plenty... More 

Thank mollymojo4
London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly the plus points - nice location, good sized car park, very nice interior - warm and welcoming staff who were very very pleasant throughout the whole evening. Food was seriously overpriced for what was served. Portions were miniscule, bordering on ridiculous - I ordered medley of pork, what appeared was a 1" x 1" cube of belly pork and... More 

Thank franki253
Hitchin, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Taken by parents for our Birthdays. Lovely pub and setting and friendly attentive staff. Unfortunately the food portions wouldn't feed a flee! Over priced for portion sizes. Gob smacked when the food was served. Huge bill and went home hungry.

1 Thank LizMBrooks
Sheringham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went today with a group of friends for Sunday Lunch and was very disappointed. We waited ages for the menu and for the order to be taken . No pork run out. Three of us on one side of the table had roast beef and it was tough and chewy and came with a few under cooked mange tout... More 

1 Thank keywood22
Letchworth Garden City
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a good friend here on Saturday, after coming previously. We both had the haddock and chips, on my recommendation. Once again, was not disappointed. The quality of the fish was stunning and shows great consistency by the chef. Lovely crunch batter and beautiful soft, moist and flaky fish. I do. Red to come here and try other things on... More 

Thank MelWold
Hitchin, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined here yesterday evening and found the experience very disappointing. The food was OK but very small portions at a very inflated price. Beware Coeliacs!, the establishment does not appear to understand or care what gluten free means. My wife made it quite clear she was gluten free to the server and was then served lamb (which was a tiny... More 

Thank Sylvia L
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After living and dining in Hitchin for over 30 years today we visited the Hermit and Redcoats near Hitchin where we live for my fathers 85th Birthday Lunch. What has always appeared a great place to eat we were extremely disappointed and felt compelled to give feedback with a view to helping others. The prices had gone through the roof... More 

Thank Mark S
Hitchin, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just had beer and fish and chips. Nothing for wheat/gluten free. Think i drew the short straw as fish skinny and batter greasy. Overall effect with less and the tartare sauce was way too sweet. Timothy Taylor's landlord must have been bottom of barrel. Ladies toilets, two cubicles, one nasty and unclean the other with no means of closing properly... More 

1 Thank Suzyfood
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pub is nice and has a lovely outdoor area, but I had such a disappointing meal there at the weekend. I am vegetarian and gluten-intolerant and emailed before I visited to check what I could eat. I was told the veggie nut-roast would be fine, with the yorkshire pudding removed. However, when I got there I was told that... More 

1 Thank Sarah F
Henlow, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my mum for lunch today and the whole experience was 10/10 atmosphere was great!! food was amazing!! and service was brilliant!! Highly recommended!! Certainly not going down hill!!

Thank bennyns81

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Redcoats Green | Stevenage, Little Wymondley, Hitchin SG4 7JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hitchin  >  Little Wymondley
  • Phone Number: +44 1438 747333
The Hermit of Redcoats has undergone a complete refurbishment to return it to its original rustic country style. We aim to provide a traditional pub atmosphere with great ales, wines and a hearty menu. We pride ourselves on serving quintessentially British food; locally sourced recipes from our country's culinary history made exceptionally well. Our team of chefs are passionate and talented so come and visit our gorgeous pub and gardens to sample a true taste of English country life. We hope to see you soon.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?