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The Candlestick Pub

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West End Lane | Essendon, Hatfield AL9 6BA, England
01707 261322
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Classic country pub

Great food - good wine and selection - good value for money. I will be going back. Short drive from Herts Uni, so a nice option if you want to take your student family member out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
Bowlegge
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The Candlesticks is in the middle of no-where, but is well worth the trip, The food is traditional pub fare, but everything is freshly prepared. The service is very good. The score would have been four stars, but the risotto had been cooked with cream which made it heavy and too rich, while my burger was served without the bacon... More 

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Herts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We've been going to the Candlestick for over a year and always had the most amazing food until recently. A month ago we went for lunch and found the usually well seasoned food, tasteless, and the main course portion shrunk by at least one third. Thinking maybe it's just an off day we gave it another go and it was... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Great food - good wine and selection - good value for money. I will be going back. Short drive from Herts Uni, so a nice option if you want to take your student family member out.

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misskt1
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

my husband took myself and my son for Sunday lunch and it was delicious! The Sunday roast was very nice and all looked home cooked (no microwaved or aunt Bessie's) Staff were all very tentative and overall the lunch was lovely! Will be returning in summer as the garden looks great for kids and dogs

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This restaurant is very doggie friendly, we phoned up last minute and got a lovely table, the food was excellent as was the staff and service. Asked for a recommendation and it didn't disappoint, the burger was best I've had. We pass by Hatfield once every couple of months and this will be a definite place to eat on our... More 

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Reigate
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76 reviews 76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Met friends here for lunch on New Years Day. The pub was busy but they squeezed us in. The food was great (including the sausages they cooked for our spaniel!) and the service welcoming and friendly. Will definitely be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

High quality family run pub. Varied menu always good. Comfortable restaurant and bar with real fires and friendly atmosphere.

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Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We took our son out from university for his birthday. Two gammon and one burger meal, all really lovely and the home made chunky chips were really lovely. The staff and service was great, thanks for a lovely experience

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Lovely meal.. Great pub ..Great atmosphere and very helpful friendly staff... Definately a place to revisit.. Highly recomend ....

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Ingatestone
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Because of the reviews we decided to try The Candlestick. My brother and I, with wives, tried the restaurant today 24th September. 2 soups were cold. It looked like they were prepared again, and very good the second time around. The delay could have affected the other courses. The fish was overdone, my rib eye steak well overdone and tough.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: West End Lane | Essendon, Hatfield AL9 6BA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hatfield
  • Phone Number: 01707 261322

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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