Hatfield pub renamed for The Game Fair

PUBLISHED: 10:37 24 July 2017 | UPDATED: 10:29 26 July 2017

The Great Northern pub renamed The Game Fair Arms

The Great Northern pub renamed The Game Fair Arms

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An Old Hatfield pub's name has changed ahead of The Game Fair taking place in the town for the first time.

Visitors to this weekend’s Game Fair at Hatfield House will be able to relax and refuel at the event’s first ever pop-up pub, The Game Fair Arms.

Located opposite Hatfield train station on Great North Road, and just a short stroll from the pedestrian entrance to Hatfield House, organisers of The Game Fair have appointed the award-winning Dylans Kings Arms to take over The Great Northern pub for all three days of the hugely popular countryside event.

As well as breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, the pop-up pub will be serving an all-day barbecue in conjunction with Farr Brew beers.

Temporary signage went up on Friday, and the pop-up pub will be open from 7am for breakfast on Friday, Saturday and Sunday – with tractors running guests between The Game Fair site and the pub in Great North Road.

Sean Hughes from the Dylans Kings Arms in George Street, St Albans, said: “We are doing a food takeover in association with The Game Fair, serving our snacking menu and a three-course a la carte menu with a BBQ outside in the garden.

“Farr Brew will be outside serving a selection of their ales and the pub staff will be serving from their bar.

“We will also be serving breakfast from 07:00 to 11:00, with tractors bringing guests from The Game Fair to the pub in the mornings.”

The Game Fair Arms is for those with tickets to The Game Fair only, not the general public.

The Great Northern pub renamed The Game Fair ArmsThe Great Northern pub renamed The Game Fair Arms

To book a table, email info@dylanskingsarms.com

The Game Fair takes place at Hatfield House this week for the first time from Friday, July 28 to Sunday, July 30.

As the world’s largest outdoor fieldsports-themed show, The Game Fair will attract around 120,000 visitors to the Hertfordshire stately home.

The event boasts a comprehensive itinerary of gundogs, clay shooting, archery, fly fishing, coarse fishing, falconry and ferreting.

The Great Northern pub renamed The Game Fair ArmsThe Great Northern pub renamed The Game Fair Arms

Billed as a celebration of the British countryside, there will also be 1,000 trade stands, a pop-up village green with cricket matches, a celebrity clay shooting contest and TV host Gregg Wallace will be serving lunch.

• For more information, and to buy tickets, visit The Game Fair’s website at www.thegamefair.org

Advance adult tickets cost £22.50. Child tickets cost £8. Accompanied children aged eight and under are free.

The Great Northern pub renamed The Game Fair ArmsThe Great Northern pub renamed The Game Fair Arms

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