Hertford House is the culmination of nearly two decades of our family-owned and run hospitality business in Hertford. Like many residents in Hertford we have pride in our county town and this typifies our approach to every aspect of running Hertford House Hotel, Elberts and The Chop House – pride.
Located in the heart of this charming market town, we aim to provide a touch of eclectic yet dependable luxury for those looking for somewhere to dance, eat or sleep (or all three).
Originally home to the local newspaper, our 19th Century Grade 2 Listed building was tastefully and sympathetically converted to retain the grandeur of the original architecture and the work was commended with a Civic Society Award in 2007.
We boast 22 light, modern and airy bespoke bedrooms, House Bar complete with Back Yard, The Chop House restaurant and, of course, the famous Elberts bar in the lower ground floor.
Run with passion, heart and soul; we at Hertford House want your visit to be the best possible – whether it’s your first, or fiftieth.
AccommodationConsisting of 22 Townhouse and Loftrooms, Hertford House provides contemporary, light and airy accommodation with bespoke interiors and luxury features.
Dreamy double-sprung beds, Egyptian cotton linen and over-sized duck and goose down duvets coupled with relaxing, simple and stylish décor ensure a sumptuous stay.
Our larger Loftrooms are set in the eaves of the building enjoying magnificent natural light and views across our historical county town.
Both our Townhouse and Loftrooms feature deep-slung stone topped baths, extra fluffy towels and luxurious toiletries.
Enjoy free wireless access from all rooms and a hearty breakfast included in our rates – plus you can order meals and drinks from the House Bar and The Chop House restaurant in-room service*
We are on-hand to make sure your visit is the best it can be, please let us know if there is anything you need.
Perfectly complementing the eclectic accommodation above, the ground floor contains our renowned House Bar and The Chop House restaurant.
In the House bar you will find our friendly and professional staff at your service – on hand to serve our carefully selected array of cocktails, beers, spirits, champagne and wines.
The House Bar, licensed till 2am, plays host to relaxing lunchtimes and exciting evenings enhanced by a stirring line-up of DJs and live music – a truly individual space for those who appreciate something special.
During the warmer months, The Back Yard provides an ideal outdoor relaxation space to enjoy our food and drink. This secret space, with its expansive wooden decking provides a charming refuge in the summer and plays host to a range of parties and BBQs.
Since 1996, Elberts had been engrained into the social framework of Hertford. Initially located just outside the town, Elberts re-located to No1 Fore Street along with Hertford House Hotel back in 2006 and resides in the lower ground floor.
The spirit of Elberts continues to provide Hertfordshire with a lively and individual night out – from the music and cocktails right through to the service and décor. Free of the usual constraints of corporate ownership, this kind of nocturnal sanctuary can only exist in the hands of a privately owned, local and passionate establishment.
We understand how a bespoke space and service can really help your event to shine, so we offer private hire and event planning – available for all areas of HHH.
Hertford House Hotel, House Bar, The Chop House and Elberts are all available for private hire individually or combined to facilitate a range of truly individual and exciting events – both for corporate or private usage.
We play host to private parties (both for kids and grown-ups), office parties, receptions, BBQs, Hog Roasts and so much more!