The Hoops Inn is a beautiful traditional English pub in the beautiful traditional English hamlet of Perry Green, Hertfordshire.
It is an old fashioned cottage of a pub, with classic beams and fireplaces inside (and a few mod-cons of course) and sunny al-fresco lawns flanked by blossoming trees and peaceful countryside. Some of the wooden beams in the pub have the number 1834 on them which dates the pubs origins to the time of William IV (or at the very least dates the beams to this time!)
The building has always been an ale house. It formerly sold ales brewed on the premises – as was the done thing in the Victorian age. These days, as home brewing tends to lead to loss of lunch, dignity and sight, our ales are brewed by the reputable Adnam’s Brewery in Southwold.
We have travelled the world (well, virtually on the internet and tastings) to find diverse wine lists to excite your palates. We bring you the finest European lagers and beers from world-renowned brewers to up-and-coming independents.
We sell a huge range of luxury spirits from fine single malt Scotch whisky to trendy gins and old-fashioned Cognacs.
During the war, the pub proved extremely popular when many troops were billeted in the locality.
These days, with no war to attract customers, an excellent reason to visit Perry Green is the superb Henry Moore foundation.
Henry Moore was an artist and sculptor famous for abstract statues that can be seen around the world as public works of art. The Henry Moore Foundation was established in 1977, by Moore, for the education and promotion of fine arts. Our neighbours showcase Moore’s work and his restored home, as well as hosting guest works from other talented artists.
Among those who visited Henry Moore at his home, and may have popped in for a glass of wine and a gourmet burger, are Lauren Bacall, Julie Andrews, W. Sommerset Maughan, W.H. Auden, Helmut Kohl and her majesty The Queen Mother.
The pub is owned by Hertfordshire’s long-standing family of Brewer’s McMullens, but given to the charity to provide a valuable space for visitors to the region and the local village community to get high-quality food and refreshing drinks.
The pub is operated by Franko, John and Tim who bring a homely touch to the newly renovated inn. They have worked with their favourite internationally trained chef’s to produce menus offering a unique balance between best if British and tasty world foods.
We pride ourselves on quality, wholesome, home-cooked food and a friendly personalised service, in a relaxed environment where people can come together, make friends, swap ideas and unwind.
We hope you’ll be able to join us soon.