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The Magic of Harry Potter

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A November 2013 trip to Hertfordshire by dkm1981

Harry Potter Studio Tour Photo, Hertfordshire, England More Photos
Quote: We headed down to the exotic area of Watford solely to visit the Warner Brothers Studios where the Harry Potter films were made, but we actually really liked our stay at the nearby village of Abbots Langley too.

Hunter's Bar & Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Old English Pub"

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This is one of a surprising number of pubs in a very small village, but it was our favourite of the three we visited in our recent stay in the area. It is such a traditional little building with low ceilings and big wooden beams and it is a lovely place to get something to eat or just have a drink.The menu is typical English fayre, which I think is absolutely perfect for the place. They do a traditional roast dinner on a Sunday as well as things like shepherd's pie, ham egg and chips and other such simple but homey dishes. The food is good and not over priced (you can find a menu on their website). The lunch menu is similar but cheaper so you can get a bargain light snack.The b...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 14, 2013

Hunter's Bar & Restaurant
The Kings Lodge, 28 Bridge Road, Hunton Bridge, Kings Langley, Watford
Hertfordshire WD4 8RF
+44 1923 441141

Harry's

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Attraction | "Harry, Harry, Everywhere!"

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Harry's (formerly known as The Dog and Partridge), is a fabulous little pub in Hunton Bridge, Herfordshire. It is exactly what you imagine when you think of a traditional English country pub in that it is old and cosy. I must admit that I was a bit intimidated when I first walked in because there wasn't another woman in sight when we entered and everyone looked up at us! But it would seem that the locals were all in watching the football and they weren't that interested in us anyway so we soon settled into the comfy chairs to enjoy the cheap beer.The walls are adorned with photos of famous Harry's (almost certainly inspired by the nearby Harry Potter film studios) and it was a lot of fun t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 14, 2013

Harry's
Old Mill Road, Hunton Bridge
Hertfordshire WD4 8RB

Unicorn Pub

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Restaurant | "Hospitality All the Way"

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We went to this pub because we really fancied a roast dinner last Sunday and the power of Google turned this up. We were disappointed when we arrived at 4.30pm to find that they had finished serving despite the fact that the website said that they serve until 5pm. However after asking the manager (or owner I think actually) for a recommendation of somewhere nearby, she actually offered us the meal she'd set aside for her herself and her husband for a discount price.To be honest we felt awful taking their food, but she had it on the table before we had time to object and we weren't that sorry afterwards because it was pretty good. The vegetables were perhaps a little al dente for me but you...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 14, 2013

Unicorn Pub
38 Gallows Hill Kings Langley
Hertfordshire WD4 8LU

Devere Venues Hunton park

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Hotel | "Comfortable and Convenient"

Devere Venues Hunton park Photo, Hertfordshire, England
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We picked this hotel because it was near to the Harry Potter studios that we were visiting and we got a good deal on it. We really enjoyed our stay here because it is a lovely hotel in a great location and that has plenty of facilities.Checking in was really easy and all the staff were lovely and friendly. We were given our room earlier than check in with no extra cost which was nice. The rooms are nice enough although quite small. We had a very comfortable double bed in ours and the space around it was limited. I have read previous reviews where people have commented that it can be noisy when weddings are on, but we asked for a quiet room and we did get that. There are all the things you ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 13, 2013

Devere Venues Hunton park
Essex Lane
Hertfordshire WD4 8PN

Harry Potter Studio Tour

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Attraction | "Where the Magic Came to the Big Screen"

Harry Potter Studio Tour Photo, Hertfordshire, England
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We loved our trip to the Warner Bros Studio Tour, which is where the films were made. It is based in Hertfordshire in a place called Leavesden, which is really easy to get to by car or train and has plenty of free parking. The studios are well laid out and do a really good job of explaining the magic behind the movies in a way that will delight fans (like me) at the same time as entertaining no fans (like my husband!).You must book your tickets before you get to the venue, because they do not sell tickets there and you will be given a time slot for your entry into the tour. We were a bit worried that it was going to be a guided to tour but I was pleased to find that you are in fact free to...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 13, 2013

Harry Potter Studio Tour
Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, Studio Tour Drive
Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire

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