Welcome to the Horse & Chains on Bushey High Street!

Recently acquired by the team that successfully brought the Royal Oak on Watford Heath back to life in late 2018, a breathe of fresh air has been injected into this beautiful old pub thanks to a major refurb based on the quirky ideas of Lee, Sue and Scott! By adding their own unique style to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for friends and families alike (and of course, our beloved four-legged fur buddies), the new Horse & Chains looks forward to welcoming you back!

Open everyday (except Mondays) and serving an impressive collection of lagers, ales, spirits and wines, our kitchen serves a beautifully creative, yet simple menu, inspired by the highly qualified talents of combined Head Chefs Tim Harman and Rob Belcik.





"Fantastic beers, amazing cocktails, friendly welcoming staff and a family run ethos that will keep us coming back for years to come! 

Over the moon that the Royal Oak boys have taken over our old favourite local - couldn't have asked for a better result!"

Steve & Bernadette. Bushey residents.



tue - THU | 4PM - 11PM

FRI | 12PM - 11PM

SAT | 12PM - 11PM

SUN | 12PM - 9pm



tue - THU | 4PM - 9PM

FRI | 12PM - 9PM

SAT | 12PM - 9PM

SUN | 12PM - 6PM





Please check back here soon.

Alternatively check our Instagram for upcoming gigs and events.


Please check back here soon.

Alternatively check our Instagram for upcoming gigs and events.


Please check back here soon.

Alternatively check our Instagram for upcoming gigs and events.





Can I book out the entire pub for a private function?

At present, no, we do not hire the entire venue out for private functions. However, we are always happy to discuss hiring out sections of our pub (for example, Duff's bar at the back or, for bigger functions, our entire restaurant area).

For function and private event inquiries, please call us on 020 8386 0230 or email us on info@thehorseandchains.com.

Do you allow children in the evenings?

The Horse & Chains prides itself on being a family friendly pub and welcomes all families during the daylight hours. We do kindly ask that parents monitor their children's behaviour so as not to disturb our other guests during their visit and we thank you in advance for your cooperation regarding this. Please note however, that on Friday and Saturday evenings, we maintain a commonly practiced (and strictly enforced) 'No children after 21h00' policy in order to allow guests to enjoy a child-free environment after this time.

Got any theme nights or events coming up?

Of course! Please keep an eye on our Happenings section of this website for all upcoming events. For even more update information regarding this, follow us on Instagram (@horseandchains).


Do you allow dogs inside your pub?

Yes! Dogs are welcome at The Horse & Chains all day! We have our own pub dog, Duff (a Golden Lab), who is always excited to meet new friends to share his toys with! Free doggy snacks are provided at the bar and water bowls are available upon request.

Does the pub have parking?

Yes! We have a dedicated private car park with capacity for up to 12 cars. However, if you don't have a dedicated non-drinking driver, and as a responsible server of alcohol, we encourage you not to drink and drive. There is a local bus service only a short walk away and Ubers as well as local taxi services are easily accessible from our location.

Do you show live televised sport?

Absolutely! We are a dedicated live international rugby pub and will, unless under exceptional circumstances, show each and every live tournament that England is involved in. With our giant HD projector screen and surround sound, the Horse & Chains is quickly becoming the go-to venue for live matches! Occasionally we may show other international, non-UK matches (such as southern hemisphere tournaments like the The Rugby Championship) but this is at management's discretion. At present we do not broadcast any football matches.

​Can I buy a gift certificate for your pub?

Definately! We have a gift certificates available for purchase in nominations of £25 (multiple can be purchased at once). Each certificate is numbered, recorded and validated by an owner for authenticity and is valid for the purchase of both food and drink. Terms and conditions do apply. Please call us in advance to pre-arrange your gift certificate(s) before coming in to collect.

Do you allow corkage?

Unless it's under exceptional circumstances, no, we do not. We have a superb wine list which caters to almost everyone's requirements and includes champagne and Prosecco choices too.


Would you be interested in sponsoring my event or contributing towards our charity?

We're always happy to get involved with and support our local community. If you have an event that you feel The Horse & Chains would benefit from in terms of sponsorship or by contributing resources, please get in touch via email. Please note however that we tend to receive a lot of these requests and, whilst we'd love to be involved with all of them, we are forced to be selective and choose the events/sponsorships that are a) most relevant to us and b) will benefit us and our community as whole the most.

With regards to charities, we are currently supporting two charities (of our choice, and shall remain undisclosed) and, at present, are not looking to contribute towards any more just yet.



tel: 020 8386 0230


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