Our History

Redcoats Farmhouse Hotel & Restaurant is a magnificent building, parts of which date back to 1480, with delightful gardens set in rolling Hertfordshire countryside. It has been in the Butterfield family since the early 1900’s.

Since 1964, when the farmhouse was first turned into a hotel and restaurant, Jackie and Peter have worked hard and (we are pleased to report) successfully to achieve a reputation as one of the foremost hotels and restaurants in the area and gain a loyal customer base.

Ben (Jackie’s son) joined in 2010 in order to help run and expand the business to the present 13 bedrooms and a thriving presence on social media.

1- House Marquee Garden Summer


The next chapter of the Redcoats story is about to start, as Peter and Jackie will retire soon and the business will be taken over by Aglian Country Inns. Whilst remaining family-owned and unique, they hope to expand Redcoats with the refurbishment of the barn – turning it into a beautiful wedding and events venue fit for up to 150 people – as well as increasing the number of bedrooms.

What makes us different? Aside from the setting, we feel we provide hospitality that is rarely found nowadays. Not clinical, but honest, genuine and friendly. We are a small establishment and so can be flexible in our approach – if there is ever anything you need, let us know we will do our utmost to accommodate. That will not change!