Welcoming and friendly staff have helped earn a Kings Langley pub recognition among Watford Observer readers as one of their favourite places to have a drink or a meal in the area.

As part of our campaign to support local business, we asked readers to nominate their favourite local pub and The Unicorn was proposed because of landlady Debbie Moore and her staff’s warm approach to customers, the quality of their food and drink and the way they support local sports clubs and good causes.

Debbie and Adrian Moore have run the Gallows Hill pub for six years and their staff are Paige, Char, Rachel, Becky, Olivia, Libby, Amy, Jack and Tom.

Serving a range of traditional pub food and a Sunday roast with a takeaway option available The Unicorn has, in common with all other pubs that have reopened, had to adapt due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

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Debbie said: “We found the change in the way we have to work and run the pub, not so much as a challenge, just new and very different for us all.

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Some of The Unicorn's staff

“Our staff are honestly amazing and all our locals are so helpful and abiding of the new rules we have had to put in place.

“We have followed all the guidelines we have been given in order to be able to reopen and keep everyone safe.”

The Unicorn is steeped in history. The building largely dates from the 17th Century with evidence of earlier origins and it is situated on what was the main London to Berkhamsted road in the 18th Century.

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Coaches taking the pub's locals to last year's FA Cup final

Asked what the best thing about running a pub is, Debbie said: “Most definitely our customers. We have so many amazing regulars and locals that range from the age of 18 to 80 and all of them are so friendly and welcoming to everyone, new and old that comes in.

“We arranged several coaches and tickets to take all our locals to the final at Wembley for the Watford game to make sure that everyone that wanted to go could.”