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All 63 Hatfield Restaurants

The Candlestick Pub

West End Lane | Essendon, Hatfield AL9 6BA, England
01707 261322
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Ranked #3 of 63 Restaurants in Hatfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This pub does a fantastic trade especially as it is well off the beaten track. It must be because: The landlady is warm and friendly and she has trained the staff to be the same. All young, conscientious, knowledgeable and friendly. The pub has a small range of beers which are in main interesting and are changed regularly. This pub... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I have been coming to the Candlesticks for as long as i can remember, my first memory is being collected from nursery and riding past infront of an uncomfortable saddle. the current owners are doing a great job of bringing it into the 21stC. In those early days a pub was somewhere you bought a drink...no Food. now they have... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Visited this pub for lunch with friends. The weather was good so we were able to eat outside. Set down a quiet country lane it was very quiet and peaceful. The food was very enjoyable and tasty and home made. Although not too busy, the service was very good and nothing seemed to be too much trouble.Very happy to recommend

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Decent pub food, appeared home made and cooked to a high standard. First visit here and we'll certainly go back. Not yet found a better country pub in the area. Nice for sitting outside.

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Very friendly service & decent quality food make this a good place to eat. After we went on a local walk for a couple of hours (much recommended) we sat outside so had to choose from the 'Outdoors' menu, which was a little limited, but we both found the food to be good. There were plenty of dogs around, so... More

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North London
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I've taken to this place like a duck to water. The food is always good, the service warm and friendly, the beers / ales get the thumbs up from my other half and there are always plenty of smiley faces and waggley tails. In fact, you'll often find a pony outside too. Sunday lunch is the best with generous portions... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Very average, needs a revamp decor wise, average food, doesn't deserve to be so high up on places to eat in and around Hertford. We were recommended the house burger because of it's apparent popularity but it was quite bland and overcooked, nothing special at all. Makes me doubt the authenticity of the previous reviews. We only visited based on... More

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