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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, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Great dog (and people)-friendly pub

Tucked away in the countryside, but only half-an-hour or so from north London, this is a nice little pub, and particularly good if you've got a dog. Food is traditional pub grub, with some good roasts. There's a huge garden, but even better the pub is right beside a public footpath, which means... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Jackie K
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London, United Kingdom
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Having exhausted most local pubs and restaurants for work lunches after some hunting I came across the Candlestick Pub and decided to give it a go based on the reviews on TA. It felt great driving out into what seemed like the middle of nowhere but what is actually only a ten min drive from the office. The pub is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Tucked away in the countryside, but only half-an-hour or so from north London, this is a nice little pub, and particularly good if you've got a dog. Food is traditional pub grub, with some good roasts. There's a huge garden, but even better the pub is right beside a public footpath, which means there's lots of countryside you can actually... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I felt that everything was simple and we'll chosen. The rooms are nicely furnished without trying too hard for the country pub feel. A few good wines and a few good beers, a menu that is not extensive but so good that I wanted to try everything. I would have given 5 but I had the hamburger and it was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We searched the web for a dog friendly place to eat near Hatfield and chose The Candlestick as one of few available in the area... I went there with my wife, two friends and our Welsh Terrier and we were very pleased with the experience. The pub is literally in the middle of nowhere but that's actually a good thing... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

2nd visit while visiting family nearby, once again a great meal in a beautiful peaceful location, only downside you can't have a Sunday lunch outside ???

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London, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Amazing place in the summer but tricky to get to. Going down a long narrow country lane where it's only fit for one car at a time was a nightmare but me and my friend made it in a classic mini car. He had the burger where as I went for the specials on the chalkboard. I had a shark... More 

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

food was so so. nothing to shout about,but the lack of atmosphere as the pub was so quiet,was a bit of a downer. wont be rushing back any time soon,

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Despite not having booked and it being a busy Saturday evening we were found a table, food is excellent, not the first time we have eaten here and not the last.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Good country pub far from the madding crowd. Friendly feel, comfortable dining but a limited menu though the food was reasonable.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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446 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We were in the area and searched on the phone for somewhere to eat and this came up as the nearest. What a great pub. The service was friendly and my husband was given tasters of the beers before deciding on the one he wanted. We had homemade chicken, ham and leak soup, delicious and it came with either white... 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: British, Pub
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?