New to Watford meet up

We’re organising another New to Watford meet-up! This time it will be a Sunday day-time get together (so people can bring kids if they want to). We’re thinking of meeting late morning at Cafe Cha, Cassiobury Park. If you want to come along please vote for a date on our Facebook group. Not on Facebook? Add your…

Find us on Instagram! (04/09/17)

We post some of our best photos on Instagram @newtowatford – here’s a few examples: #Watford or #Miami Beach? #quiz A post shared by @newtowatford on Aug 25, 2017 at 1:36am PDT Love these two #trees behind the #tennis courts in #Cassiobury Park #Watford #parks A post shared by @newtowatford on Aug 12, 2017 at 4:05am…

Finalist in Hertfordshire Digital Awards! (01/08/17)

We’re very excited about making the final in two Hertfordshire Digital Awards categories! We’ve made it through to the final for best: Lifestyle and culture website Responsive website. Congratulations to all the other finalists! Great to see so much digital talent in Herts. We’re looking forward to the awards ceremony at Knebworth House on the…

The Big Lunch (11/06/17)

Just a quick post on The Big Lunch event we attended at St Michael & All Angels church. The annual, country-wide event was launched a few years ago for people to ‘lunch with their neighbours in a simple act of community, friendship and fun’. The Sunday lunch at the church in west Watford certainly ticked…

Grand Union Canal to Grove Mill walk (09/01/17)

We’d walked down the Grand Union canal towards Croxley and Rickmansworth a couple of times and fancied checking out the route north towards Kings Langley instead. On a cold and bright winter morning we set off from Cassiobury Park, passing onto the left bank at the first lock. The scenery here is more open (less tree…

Bar Mezé, St Albans (03/01/17)

Just a quick post about a great lunch find in St Albans: Bar Mezé is a Cypriot restaurant serving Greek, Ottoman and Arabic-influenced food. We ordered a couple of the usual bread-and-dips (houmous, tzatziki) as well as one of the house specials: an Egyptian filo pastry with chicken, feta, béchamel sauce and herbs. The food…

Winter in Cassiobury (31/12/16)

A frosty morning in Cassiobury Park brought out dozens of walkers plodding off the Christmas grub. Here are some photos from a cold and crisp day!

Cassiobury bandstand re-opens (06/09/16)

The Cassiobury bandstand was finally opened on Sunday afternoon after its renovation and relocation from beside the library. It was originally installed in the park in 1912, but fell into disrepair after the demolition of Cassiobury House in 1927 and was moved to the library setting in the 1970s. The £150,000 restoration was funded by the Heritage Lottery…

The Rhubarb Café (04/09/16)

We’d passed The Rhubarb Café driving around the Cassiobury estate. It’s a short walk from the bottom of Cassiobury Park but not easy to stumble across in a largely residential area (it’s on the roundabout near the Post Office on Cassiobury Drive). We popped in for a quick coffee with our little one. The coffee was good…

Cassiobury Farm Open Day (01/08/16)

We’d seen the deer from the tube window: look left as you’re sliding into Watford Met and you’ll just be able to make them out (as well as goats and ponies) through the trees. We’d always wondered what the site was, until we chanced upon the sign below earlier in the summer. Cassiobury Farm and…

Miniature railway, Cassiobury Park (24/07/16)

Just by the side of the larger playground in Cassiobury Park, there’s a miniature railway that’s an affordable treat for the little people in your life. The ride lasts about seven minutes and you get to go on a meandering route through the woods. Our train obsessed son took it all very seriously.  We’re hoping his…

Pope’s Yard Pop-up Bar (28/05/16)

Watford’s only microbrewery Pope’s Yard opened its doors for a few days for locals to sample its range of cask and bottled beers. The brewery’s located in a unit at 477-479 Whippendell Road (the ‘Whippendell Group’ building) and would have been pretty easy to miss if signs hadn’t been helpfully placed outside. Four beers were…

Cassiobury Park in bloom (05/05/16)

Cassiobury Park doesn’t have a lot of flowers so we were very pleasantly surprised to come across a clump of colourful azaleas and rhododendrons in the north east of the park.