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The Duke's Head

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English, Gastropub
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High Street | Hatfield Broad Oak, Bishops Stortford, Hatfield Heath CM22 7HH, England
+44 1279 718598
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Duke's Head serves modern British cuisine in the heart of the...
The Duke's Head serves modern British cuisine in the heart of the quintessential Essex village. 'Village Pub & Dining' explains our concept perfectly. A warm, friendly, atmospheric pub, which happens to do excellent, locally sourced food! Along with friendly, helpful service, perfect pints and very good wine, this is somewhere that anyone would like to spend a few hours. Relaxing on our sunny patio under pretty parasols, with the children running in the garden or hiding in the quaint tree house or warming you feet in front of a roaring fire, with your dog by your side! Whatever the weather, a warm welcome is always guaranteed at The Duke's Head.
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Good for:
Romance
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 106
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Devine !!!!!

We arrived to a very warm and friendly welcome, quickly served and seated. The staffs knowledge of where all the restaurants produce came from was second to none. The food was Devine cooked perfectly, you could tell the chef (not your typical pub cook) really loved food and cared a great deal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
kevicmartin
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
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184 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We arrived to a very warm and friendly welcome, quickly served and seated. The staffs knowledge of where all the restaurants produce came from was second to none. The food was Devine cooked perfectly, you could tell the chef (not your typical pub cook) really loved food and cared a great deal about the quality of food, As well as... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My wife, my Mum and I had Easter Sunday lunch at the Duke's Head. There was no special premium that many places have, but I have to say the welcome was warm and efficient, the environment very nice, and the service very good. Most importantly for us as this was a busy day we weren't rushed at all, and no... More 

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London
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Found by chance as it is out of the way but well worth seeking out. Stopped for lunch. Really good local ingredients cooked perfectly. No sign of anything whatsoever out of the freezer. Food is a tad on the expensive side compared to most pub grub but don't resent a penny of it, it is really excellent. My only minor... More 

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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We went here for my friends birthday 2 couples looking forward to the quality meal we had previously eaten here.. They surpassed theirselves!!! Due to popular demand the Kofte meat balls in pasta and sauce have been re-introduced and having not tried them previously Kenny and I both ordered them as we were hungry.. We got a huge bowl with... More 

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Sunday was my first Mother's Day, and my fiancé and little girl decided to take me to the Dukes head. I can say it was the nicest meal I have had in a long time. The service we couldn't fault, all the mums got a glass of bubbles on arrival, which was a nice surprise. Overall experience was great would... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We went here on a cold tuesday evening. As you walk in, its all you want in a country pub: warm, fire in the corner, lovely welcoming staff and carefully sourced and tasty food. I recommend the pork belly and the beetroot and goats cheese starter, absolutely YUM!

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Essex
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Had heard good reviews of this pub restaurant so finally decided to see for ourselves. For non-meat eaters there wasn't a great choice. However, two of us decided on beetroot and apple soup to start with. This was very bland and too sweet, like eating warm apple sauce. It was served with chunks of the local bakery's flavoured bread which... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I recently went to the Duke’s Head for a lunch on a Monday afternoon. We have driven by this pub many times but never stopped, and I was glad that we did. The decor inside the pub is lovely, lots of little sections, modern, homely and stylish. The staff made us feel welcome on our arrival. The menu consisted on... More 

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Frome, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Wonderfully updated premises, with a Beatles Homage Gents (piped music), various seating areas to suit couples, families and locals and all tastefully decorated. Interesting menus (food and wine) and reasonable prices. Service attentive and food on the button; presentation, taste and combinations. Couldn't fault the place. We shall certainly return, but suggest it's worth booking at weekends.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Three of us visited The Duke's Head for Sunday lunch and the food was exceptional. I cannot recommend the Mussels Arribiatta more highly, it was fantastic with two slabs of artisan bread to mop up the soup-like sauce too. The scallop dish starter was also greatly enjoyed by my Mum and fiancée. Two roast lamb and a roast beef followed,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Street | Hatfield Broad Oak, Bishops Stortford, Hatfield Heath CM22 7HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hatfield Heath
  • Phone Number: +44 1279 718598

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 32
  • Cuisine: English, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating

Description

The Duke's Head serves modern British cuisine in the heart of the quintessential Essex village. 'Village Pub & Dining' explains our concept perfectly. A warm, friendly, atmospheric pub, which happens to do excellent, locally sourced food! Along with friendly, helpful service, perfect pints and very good wine, this is somewhere that anyone would like to spend a few hours. Relaxing on our sunny patio under pretty parasols, with the children running in the garden or hiding in the quaint tree house or warming you feet in front of a roaring fire, with your dog by your side! Whatever the weather, a warm welcome is always guaranteed at The Duke's Head.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?