Built in 1838, The Silver Cup is well and truly woven into the heritage of Harpenden. Over 150 years on, The Silver Cup retains its charm & character whilst adopting an environment that embodies the life and soul of the community and the people within it. 

In 2020, The Silver Cup came under new management with an aim of maintaining the traditions of a classic British public house whilst bringing a contemporary twist to the food and drink offering. 

Situated on the corner of Harpenden common, in bowling distance of the cricket club and a five minute walk from Harpenden high-street; The Silver Cup is truly positioned in the heart of the community and provides the perfect spot for an afternoon drink, fabulous lunch or dinner and if you fancy staying longer, we have 5 letting rooms upstairs. 

Owned by two local lads, Matthew and Michael, with a mutual love and experience of all things food, drink and  hospitality. 

We look forward to welcoming you.


Our People


Matthew, Owner & Chef

Being a local lad, I attended Roundwood Park School. I had
a passion for eating at an early age which developed into
a passion for cooking. After graduating from Westminster Catering College, I travelled Australia to broaden my skill set and palate. When returning home I ventured into the smoke
of London, where I worked in several high-end restaurants from the East to West. This helped to evolve my  dedication towards seasonal British ingredients. By working closely with suppliers
I believe that we can put fantastic produce on the plate
for our guests to enjoy! 

Michael, Owner

Growing up in a family who ran hospitality businesses gave me a taste for the service industry from a young age. Where I developed my passion for the industry over time. I attended Bournemouth University, studying International Hospitality Management. This allowed me to live and work in the USA, returning to the UK, I managed to work for some of the largest pub and restaurant companies in the country. However I always knew that at some point I wanted to give it a go for myself. That's where being old family friends with an awesome Chef (Matt) came in handy! After months of planning & deliberation we settled on giving it a shot at The Silver Cup. I hope you enjoy what we are offering.



Olivia has been with our business since conception, she is our Bar & Restaurant manager and an unbelievable asset to our team. She has worked throughout a variety of businesses in the UK & Australia. After travelling throughout Asia and Europe, she broadened her experience of the hospitality industry. On returning to Harpenden, we have managed to slow down the travelling bug & she is aiding us in creating what we believe to be a brilliant Pub Restaurant. She has a fantastic eye for detail and a wealth of food and drink knowledge.