Welcome to The Lytton Arms, the next chapter

The Lytton Arms, situated in the picturesque village of Old Knebworth, north Hertfordshire, and adjoining the historical Knebworth Estate, has entered its next chapter and after sympathetic refurbishment in keeping with the pub’s significant Lytton family history keeping to the original character of the building, is open again for business with a new lease of life.

The Lytton Arms an iconic real ale pub full of nostalgia is now in the tenure of Anglian Country Inns www.acinns.co.uk a local family-run hospitality business.

This much loved 'watering hole' of years gone past and at the hub of the community is now restored to its former glory keeping all the facets of its wonderful history in tact.  Focusing on quality, wholesome rustic menu created from local produce, a 10 hand pull range of beers and a fabulously quirky beer garden to the rear of the pub, over-looking the open countryside complimenting the views across Knebworth Estate.

 We are now open with a warm welcome to all.

Opening Times

We are open
Monday to Thursday 11am to 11pm
Friday & Saturday 11am to 12midnight
Sunday 12noon to 11pm
Food Served
Monday to Friday 12noon to 2.30pm & 5.30pm to 9.30pm
Saturday 12noon to 9.30pm
Sunday 12noon to 6pm


Christmas Eve

Normal Monday hours except 11:45pm bar close

Christmas Day

Bar open 12-3pm

Boxing Day

Food served 12-6pm

Bar open 12-8pm

New Year’s Eve

Food service as normal 12-2.30pm & 5:30-9:30pm

Bar open 12midday to 1am

Join us to ring in the New Year where we’ll be converting the conservatory to a dance floor & fireworks at midnight

New Year’s Day

Food served 12-6pm

Bar open 12-8pm


We are now taking bookings for our conservatory which you can book online.  We do have other tables for dining elsewhere in the pub and these are available on a first come first served basis. 


If you are looking to book for a large party (10+) or on a Sunday it is probably best to call us on 01438 812312 so that our reservations team can arrange that for you. 


Walk-ins are very welcome and please rest assured that we will always welcome you and find you a table.

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