A vibrant restaurant and bar for lunch, dinner and nightlife in Hitchin town centre.


A vibrant restaurant and bar for lunch, dinner

and nightlife in Hitchin town centre.

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Opening hours
Wed - Thurs 12-10
Fri - Sat 12 - 12
Sun 12 - 7

Contact Details
01462 441551


 We spent a year carefully refurbishing the Red Hart, a coaching inn dating back to 1550, to give the property the love and care such an old building deserves. As well as constructing a new modern kitchen (the centrepiece of which is our Fogarty charcoal oven), we also overhauled every aspect of the interiors and completely renovated the huge courtyard area, transforming it into the perfect beer garden for warmer weather. Whilst there isn’t parking on site, you’ll find us just off the town square and within a 5 minute walking distance from all the main car parks.

 When it comes to food we’re passionate about making contemporary British dining accessible to all. You’ll find a simple range of lovingly crafted menus here; lunch, dinner, an early bird set menu between 6pm & 7pm and a cracking Sunday Roast. Our ace head chef Matt Long has over 16 years experience in the kitchen, working at a number of award-winning venues including Luton Hoo, Boringdon Hall, St Michael’s Manor and The Horn of Plenty.

 Our ingredients are sourced locally where possible or carefully selected from around the British Isles. In the summer months we grow a range of vegetables, herbs and fruit on site in our allotment at the back of the beer garden. These feature on the menus as soon as they come into season, either as permanent dishes or regular specials.

 We’re also all about having a great night out! In our buzzing bar you’ll find original cocktails, regularly changing craft beers and cask ales on the taps and a brilliant wine list curated by Berry Bros & Rudd. We regularly host DJs, live bands in the bar and outside in the beer garden as part of our busy events calendar.

 Our popular monthly events, Bottomless Brunch and The Hangman Quiz typically sell out: book early to avoid disappointment!  

On the second floor of Kite at The Red Hart you’ll find our dedicated private function space: The Marshall Room. This large and opulent space, complete with a private bar, bathroom and cloakroom, caters for birthday parties, corporate meetings, intimate dinners and more. We can offer bespoke food and drink packages to suit your needs including buffets, three-course dining and canapés. The top section of our beer garden is also available for hire if you’re after an al fresco experience!

More information about Kite at The Red Hart can be found on our website. If you’d like to know anything else about our menus or private hire just drop us an email or pop in to say hello!