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The Candlestick Pub

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The Candlestick West End | Essendon, Hatfield AL9 6BA, England
+44 1707 261322
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Ticehurst, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled a long way to visit this pub as we had read the reviews. Visited on a Saturday at about 1pm - very few customers. Menu very limited - in fact all main meals were crossed off the menu???? The food we had - sandwiches were ok , but nothing special. Shame it wasn't a nicer day because the garden... More 

Thank charlie e
Peter-Candlestick, Owner at The Candlestick Pub, responded to this review

Hi Charlie I am sorry our menu was limited the day you visited we were in the middle of changing menu having acquired a new chef, not that this is any excuse for having a restricted menu for our loyal patrons. Please try us sometime soon now that this has been sorted, I am confident you will not be disappointed... More 

Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for Sunday lunch. The location was lovely and the service was good. Beer was local and reasonably priced. Sunday dinner was very good just could of had a few more potatoes. Would recommend a visit thought the setting is lovely and would definitely visit again.

Thank CarolinerMitchell
Peter-Candlestick, Owner at The Candlestick Pub, responded to this review

Hi Caroliner Mitchell, Many thanks for your comments, much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards. Peter More 

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, I booked with OpenTable so my actual visit can be verified, but probably our first trip to the Candlestick didn't occur on the most favourable day. The veggie starter for my wife and a friend of ours was good, albeit not outstanding, and mine was OK although the menu didn't mention that the risotto balls with smoked haddock... More 

Thank G_The_Traveller
Peter-Candlestick, Owner at The Candlestick Pub, responded to this review

Hi G_The_Traveller, Thanks for your review. Yes, I have to admit that Monday was a bit of a "Faultyt Towers" day. It was our new chef's first day and if it could go wrong it did go wrong, including the fire alarm going off due to a fault, but all in all we did overcome these problems with minimal inconvenience... More 

London, United Kingdom
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369 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our son introduced us to this Gastro Pub close to Hatfield House, and we were not disappointed. Great friendly Service and the meal was superb, in fact if you are coming here make sure you are hungry as the portions are Large! That said the Chicken and Leak and Ham Pie was fantastic , and my family all tried different... More 

Thank Trenham Ian Weatherhead
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff have been fantastic, really attentive. And most importantly, the food was outstanding. Had the roast dinner, and it was amazing. all of it.

Thank Kaelin rose N
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

not our first visit to this wonderful pub. the most amazing location beautiful food fantastic service. the sort of place that deserves the best reviews yet you want to keep it a secret.

Thank Jacqueline R
Peter-Candlestick, Owner at The Candlestick Pub, responded to this review

Many thanks Jacqueline, your comment is much appreciated. Let me know when you are next in. All the best. Regards. Peter More 

London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Seated at the crown of Wildhill, boasting fabulous views of the Herts Countryside, this gem of a free house cycles well kept ales from Tring and other Herts Craft breweries. Expect to find a good selection of fine wines to complement their inventive gastro dishes like pheasant pie and three bird roast. Always hot and beautifully presented, the food demonstrates... More 

Thank Arne W
Watford, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Found this place by accident on a bike ride and stopped for lunch. Staff were really friendly and helpful and food was great. Really nice outside seating area. Will be visiting again

Thank Alan H
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

Had been here before on a Sunday and couldn't even get through the front so thought a re visit was in order to see why it was so popular. No problem getting seated on an early Wednesday evening as only three others there. Friendly and welcoming service. Nice hot chocolate served in a hot glass and menu sounded nice which... More 

Thank jever-01
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 13, 2017

We were looking to go for somewhere to eat and was in the area so picked Candlestick. We called before hand to check if it was wheelchair accessible and they said that they would put the ramp out for us. We booked a table for 3pm on Sunday. When we arrived we were shown to our table but due to... More 

Thank Rikin S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Candlestick West End | Essendon, Hatfield AL9 6BA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hatfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1707 261322

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?