The National Geographic has named a Hertfordshire pub among its top 15 places for a roast dinner in the UK.

Harpenden's The Silver Cup sits eighth on the list, with the likes of Aylesbury duck crown, lamb shoulder and 42-day aged beef sirloin on the menu.

These meat options are complimented by duck-fat roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, salt-baked carrot, carrot puree and buttered cabbage.

Watford Observer: The Silver Cup's head chef Matthew Reeder. The Silver Cup's head chef Matthew Reeder. (Image: The Silver Cup)

The pub was reopened in 2020 by friends and Harpenden locals Michael Singleton and chef Mathew Reeder.

The interior underwent a refurbishment during lockdown, shortly after Matthew and Michael took over the lease.


In December last year, the eatery was also recognised by popular food guide Michelin.

Churton's The White Horse came first on The National Geographic's list, beating The Culpeper, London, to the title.

Watford Observer: The Silver Cup's owners Matthew Reeder and Michael Singleton.The Silver Cup's owners Matthew Reeder and Michael Singleton. (Image: Silver Cup)

Here's the full list of eateries on National Geographic's list:

  1. The White Horse, Churton
  2. The Culpeper, London
  3. Balloo House, Killinchy, Northern Ireland
  4. The Ancient Mariner, Hove, Sussex
  5. The Black Bull, Sedbergh, Cumbria
  6. The Heathcock, Llandaff
  7. The Rutland Arms, Sheffield
  8. The Silver Cup, Harpenden
  9. The Camberwell Arms, London
  10. The Rat Inn, Anick, Northumberland
  11. Old Bridge Inn, Ripponden, West Yorkshire
  12. The Felin Fach Griffin, Brecon, Powys
  13. The Pack Horse, Hayfield, Derbyshire
  14. The Allanton Inn, Allanton, Berwickshire
  15. St Kew Inn, Bodmin, Cornwall