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Full Postal AddressValiant Trooper, Trooper Road, Aldbury, TRING, HP23 5RW [Map]
Telephone Number01442 851203Pub's Own Websitehttp://www.valianttrooper.co.uk/ 
Opening Times11:30-23 MO-SA; 12-22:30 SU
FacilitiesCar Park, Evening Meals, Real Fire, Beer Garden, Lunchtime Meals, Quiet Bar


The Valiant Trooper, June 1999

A great pub set in a beautiful village in the Hertfordshire countryside attracting both locals and diners from further afield. It's also not far from the Ridgeway Path and walkers often stop here for refreshments. A cosy beamed pub with low ceilings which even one of the barmen banged his head on whilst I was there. Very popular fairly simple food is available every lunchtime and evening in the bar except Sunday and Monday evenings. They had some interesting specials on offer too. There's a restaurant off to the side serving what has been described to me as 'most excellent food' and the prices were very reasonable for Hertfordshire. Noticed that there were some tables in the beer garden at the rear.

You're greeted at the bar by a couple of those tall things that serve lots of those nasty lagery and cidery type drinks. They've 4 or 5 handpumps which are conveniently located off round the side almost out of sight. Fortunately though there's a handy chalk board on the wall clearly listing the beers and prices. Had a fantastic pint of Mauldons Best (abv 3.8%), a great session beer well worth trying. And, they topped it up without me asking them too! I was very impressed at actually receiving a whole pint in this day and age, and decided to have another to celebrate this unusual occurrence.




 
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Pub Walks in Hertfordshire,
A Charles, 2007
Features circular walks around Hertfordshire, starting and finishing at a good local pub.

Pocket Pub Walks the Chilterns,
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Hertfordshire Restaurant & Pub Guide - 2004,
H Rogers & K Saunders, 2003
The essential Glove Box Guide to the best places to eat in Hertfordshire.<br />Includes special offers and discount vouchers at many of the restaurant and pubs.

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A Charles, 1996
A collection of 20 short circular walks based on good local pubs. Includes walks near Watford, St Albans, Stevenage and Ashwell. With sketch maps and photographs.

 
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