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The Grand Junction Arms is the perfect country pub that serves wholesome food in a beautiful canalside setting.

A family friendly gastro pub located on the outskirts of the beautiful market town of Tring serving food made from locally sourced ingredients.

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Beautiful settingSituated in a picturesque spot next to the Grand Junction Canal

Best places to eat in Tring

Fine dining optionsGreat food served to excellent standards

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Food and Drink

Our menu is varied, ranging from traditional pub classics to fresh fish, incredible roast dinners and perfect puddings
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Lunch Menu

Everything you eat at The Grand Junction Arms has been freshly prepared and made on site by our fantastic kitchen team

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Dinner Menu

Using the freshest ingredients and sourced where possible from local suppliers including Chiltern Fish and Game

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Sunday Menu

Our menus are varied, ranging from traditional pub classics to fresh fish, incredible roast dinners

Best places to eat in Tring, Hertfordshire

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Our menu features traditional pub classics along with some more fine dining options, sharer plates and daily specials.

Everything you eat at The Grand Junction Arms has been freshly prepared and made on site by our fantastic kitchen team using the freshest ingredients and sourced where possible from local suppliers including Chiltern Fish and Game. Our wine list has been carefully selected by a local supplier.

Our menu is varied, ranging from traditional pub classics to fresh fish, incredible roast dinners and perfect puddings. We also have regular specials and can cater for a range of dietary needs. We welcome children and although we do not have a specific menu for them, we are happy to serve half portions of most food on the menu. Dogs are very welcome but only in the outside dining area.

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The perfect country pub near Tring

Serving wholesome food in a beautiful setting, situated in a picturesque spot next to the Grand Junction Canal

The Grand Junction Arms is a popular, family friendly gastro pub located on the outskirts of the beautiful market town of Tring and surrounded by an area of outstanding natural beauty. Popular with families, walkers, couples and groups of friends, we aim to serve quality, home cooked and locally sourced food along with a good selection of local Tring ales, local gins and fantastic wines, in a welcoming and relaxed environment.

The Grand Junction Arms is a special place to be enjoyed all year round. In the cooler months, come in and cosy up by the wood burner with a real ale and the papers. And on warmer days and evenings come and sit and enjoy a drink or meal in our garden, watching the colourful barges pass by on the canal whilst children play in the sunshine in our wooden play area.

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Best places to eat in Tring

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We are lucky enough to be situated in a beautiful, scenic area right next to the Grand Union Canal and surrounded by the Chiltern Hills.

The area is ideal for walkers and there are plenty of family friendly walks and activities to do in the local area. From the pub itself you can walk along the towpath to the Tring Reservoirs where you can enjoy many circular walks or directly across from the pub, on the other side of the canal, you can visit the beautiful nature reserve of College Lake.

The town of Tring boasts the magnificent wild expanse of Tring Park as well as its own branch of The Natural History Museum.

We are located in Bulbourne, near Tring, just by the canal on the Bulbourne Road. There is plenty of parking to the rear of the pub.

Seating and dining area overlooking the canal

Food is served in both our large garden and our stylish restaurant inside where we showcase work from local artists

The Grand Junction Arms is a special pub to be enjoyed all year round! In the cooler months, come in and cosy up by the wood burner with a real ale and the papers.

And on warmer days and evenings come and sit and enjoy a drink or meal in our garden, watching the colourful barges pass by on the canal whilst children play in the sunshine in our wooden play area.

There is something for everyone at The Grand Junction Arms and we look forward to welcoming you.

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Around the Grand Junction Arms

The Grand Junction Arms is located on Upper Icknield Way along the Herts Bucks border. The pub was built at the same time as the Grand Junction Canal in 1799.

The building has always been a pub though over the years it has seen various changes. The area inside that's now the restaurant was a hay loaf and used on Sunday by the boat people as a church. Below were stables and the home gard had a base there. In the 1970s the name of the Grand Junction Arms was changed for some time to the Lock & Quay.

Tring, Hertfordshire

Tring is located in West Hertfordshire adjacent to the Buckinghamshire border and has been used as a junction since Roman times. Tring has been a farming and trading settlement for thousands of years and it is suggested that Icknield Way is the oldest road in Europe. The Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty nearly surrounds the town. The construction of the Grand Union Canal heralded vast changes to the area and opened up trade with distant markets and introduced new industries such as flour milling, brewing, lace-making and straw plaiting.

A silk mill was constructed in 1823 by William Kay in Brook Street which employed more than 600 people. A bank and butcher served the needs of the growing local population. In 1835 the London to Birmingham railway was constructed with a station at Tring. In 1872 the Rothschild family reinvigorated Tring and the surrounding area with improvements to housing, new farms and a welfare system.

Filming & TV Locations near Tring

The Bulbourne Works and Grand Junction Arms have been used as a location for films and BBC TV documentaries over the years. In the 1960s Bulbourne Works was used as a location for the film "The Bargee" which starred Eric Sykes and Harry H Corbett. The film tells the story of a Casanova of the canals who gets tricked into getting married. Both actors used the pub whilst on filming location and according to local knowledge, one evening Eric stood on the bridge directing traffic.

Other notable programs that used Bulbourne Works as a location include Call the Midwife in 2016 which recreated scenes from the 1960s using Bulbourne Works as the backdrop and various barges. An episode of Midsummer Murders (King's Crystal) also used the location for filming in 2007.

Best places to eat near the Grand Union Canal

The Grand Union Canal was commissioned under an Act of Parliament in 1793 and was completed in 1797 and officially opened in 1799. In 1848 the first buildings at Bulbourne Yard were completed.

Natural History Museum at Tring

Tring is famed for it's Natural History Museum which contains the UK's largest collection of stuffed mammals, birds, reptiles and insects. It was built in 1889 by Baron Rothschild for his son, Walter Rothschild, as a 21st birthday present. In 1937 the museum was gifted to the Natural History Museum.

Best places to eat near Tring Reservoirs

There are four reservoirs in close proximity to each other near Tring, designed to supply water to the Grand Union Canal and its two arms to Wendover and Aylesbury. The reservoirs have been a nature reserve since 1955 and in 1987 were designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). There are many rare and important bird species to be found at the reservoirs and are managed by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust and owned by the Canal and Rivers Trust.

Out of the four reservoirs, Wilstone is the largest which supplies the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal. The other three are Marsworth, Startops End and Tringford. The clear water in the reservoirs attract lots of plants, fish and insects, and large numbers of breeding, wintering and migrating birds.

Best places to eat near College Lake

Originally a chalk quarry, College Lake is situated in Buckinghamshire about 1/4 mile from the Grand Junction Arms pub. Over the years the old quarry has been transformed into what has become one of the major nature reserve and bird watching sites in the UK.

College Lake boasts a number of hides dotted around the perimeter of the lake allowing bird watchers unrestricted viewing of the many bird species that breed, winter and migrate to and from the lake.

Best places to eat near Bulbourne Works

Also known as Bulbourne Yard and situated directly opposite the Grand Junction Arms pub, the works is a historic collection of former lock gate construction workshops consisting of four Grade II Listed buildings and two buildings of historical importance including a wharf and crane. There are several bat roosts, including a maternity roost on the site.

The buildings were constructed in 1882 and were still being used to construct lock gates as recently as 2003. The workshops consist of lock gate manufacturing areas with relatively low ceilings. Modern machinery meant that the workshops became unsuitable for lock gate construction and manufacturing moved to Stanley Ferry and Bradley.

The buildings are owned by the Canal & Rivers Trust and are in varying states of dis-repair. Plans are being considered for the long-term sustainable uses for the yard. These include renovating the historic buildings, removing unsightly later additions to the site, including a 1960s office block, preserving the wharf area, creation of residential housing and parking areas.