At the top of Langley Hill is the Old Palace – rumour has it that this was the hill that the Grand Old Duke of York marched his 10,000 men up, but there is no evidence to substantiate this! It is on a sharp right-hand bend, on the corner of a terrace of 16th Century cottages with a Victorian frontage and named after the magnificent Royal Palace that stood here in medieval times. It also served as a type of general store in the late 19th Century, with cured meats and dry goods like tea and sugar for sale alongside the beer.
The name Old Palace is quite unique to Kings Langley and this pub – a true one-off!
There is a large and beautiful beer garden here, walled off from the road.
[Serves classic pub food and Sunday roasts?]
The Old Palace is cosy, with wooden floors and a ‘high table’ made from the original bar.