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Welcome to the Official Horns Website

We are THE best live music venue in Watford and have been bringing live music to you since 2001, while remaining a traditional pub. We welcome all ages until 8pm daily, after which time it is over-18’s only. We have a large air-conditioned open bar with capacity for over 250 people and enclosed beer garden with lighting and heating. Whether you are coming for lunch, looking for a great evening of live music, just popping in for a drink or looking for a good pint of real ale (all our pumps carry the Cask Marque) we are the place for you, and our very friendly & accommodating staff will do all they can to help.


We also have free Wi-Fi available for customers – ask for details at the bar.

We were voted “BEST BAR NONE” bar/venue in Watford in 2008 and 2009. Best live music venue 2015 and Best door team 2015 and have also been voted “BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE IN THE SOUTH EAST” by the industry.

You should find everything you need to know about us within these pages - if not please feel free to contact us. You can also find us on Lemonrock, Twitter, Facebook and Ents 24:

Music is our passion

We pride ourselves on bringing a wide variety of live music to suit everyone’s taste, everything from young local talent to big name acts, top tribute and covers bands, and even traditional jazz.  We have live music most nights, but Friday nights we have one of our resident DJ’s “on the decks” for you to dance the night away.  We also provide music on special occasions including some themed nights, e.g. for New Year’s Eve, and on Sundays and Bank Holidays, if the weather is nice, we will try to put the band in the garden so you can still enjoy the sunshine.

For more info please (click here/go to the “MUSIC” page) or to join our mailing list email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We owe a big THANK YOU to Barry from Fretz Music Store in Hemel Hempstead for helping us out with our in-house PA system, making sure we are always up to date in the ever expanding world of music systems ensuring we will always be able to meet the ever more demanding needs of the modern band, and we have our own resident sound engineer.

Other Activities & Entertainment

In addition to our music events, we also put on occasional cabaret evenings, and we have our occasional “RRRANTS!!” open forum for independent poets & performers of all genres. Please see our gig guides for information.

Although primarily a music pub, we are also avid supporters of Watford Football Club, and before Saturday home matches we hold a pre-match football quiz, and have a pre-match “fast food” menu.

Having a party or get together & looking for a venue?

We have helped numerous people solve their "where to have" that special party or get-together! In the present economic climate, a party at The Horns could be the answer - AND save you a lot of expense as we don’t charge any hire fees! 

We can provide buffets, decorations e.g. banners, balloons, etc, so whether it's for 10 or 100 we may be able to help – call Jane on 01923 225020 for a chat, or go to our Having a Party?

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