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Venue Guide: The Horn at The Half Moon

Everything you need to know about the Bishop's Stortford venue...

The Horn at The Half Moon is the Sister venue of The Horn (St Albans) and is situated in Bishop’s Stortford. Bishop’s Stortford is an historic market town and civil parish in Hertfordshire, England. It is just west of the M11 motorway on the county boundary with Essex and is the closest sizeable town to London Stansted Airport. The Half Moon is now helping to bring regular live music events to the town and local region.

Address: 31 North Street, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts, CM23 2LD 

Telephone Number: 01279 652202 

Brief History 

Sister venue to The Horn in St Albans. The venue re-opened in January 2018 following extensive refurbishment and installation of a first-class PA and lighting system to the venue room. Dating back to around 1642, The Half Moon Inn has played a huge part in the history of Bishop’s Stortford as a coaching Inn in the town centre. Like The Horn, The Half Moon has been an important part of the local areas music scene and we look forward to being able to continue this with regular live music events, bringing some of the best new original music, touring artists, as well as the ever-popular cover and tribute bands.

How many people does it hold? 


 Who has played there?

Since re-opening in January 2018, The Half Moon has already welcomed plenty of exciting new acts including Rews, Strange Bones, John Otway, October Drift, Eliza & The Bear, Sports Team, Twisted Wheel. The venue also features regular cover band and tribute bands nights featuring some of the UK’s best tributes.

Has there been any “I was there” moments? 

Although the venue only re-opened in early 2018, The Half Moon has had a number of acts who are already playing much larger venues and performing on major UK festival stages.

How do I get there? 

Regular trains from London (Liverpool Street and Charing Cross) and Cambridge and being situated close to the M11 and Stanstead Airport means that the venue has some of the most accessible transport links in the East of England.

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Where should I eat? 

Food is served at The Half Moon and offers a large selection of freshly prepared meals. A full menu can be found HERE

Where can I stay? 

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Accessibility info

The venue is accessible from the courtyard entrance however, there are a few steps to negotiate before entering the venue.

TicketWeb Tips: 

Due to the size of the venue, everyone in the audience gets a good view and sound of the bands playing, but get in the room early to make sure that you get near the bar!

Where can you carry on the party? 

The Horn! The venue stays open until midnight Sunday-Thursday and 2am on Fridays and Saturdays so you can dance the night away.  

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