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The Candlestick Pub

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Bar, British, Pub
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The Candlestick West End | Essendon, Hatfield AL9 6BA, England
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I popped in to the candlestick recently, on recommendation from a friend. I only intended on trying the Ale but stayed for food. Fantastic local ale which is worth going for. The food was very nice... I had the local Sausage with mash and gravy...Top notch. I returned with my Wife and Daughter the following week and booked a table.... More 

Thank KMRacing
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were greeted at the bar with a smile and a pint of local ale, then seated at our table. Service was great, waitress couldn't do enough for us. Our meals were delicious, selected from a varied menu. Would certainly visit again. I believe they are planning a wine tasting event, can't wait.

Thank colinsc2016
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for a sunday roast which has always had a good report . Unfortunatley the service was so horrendous it ruined the whole meal, the entire day and left us quite embarresed having taken someone there for a business lunch. When I called the pub in the late part of sunday morning to book a table ,it became... More 

2 Thank Jamie M
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table here quite last minute & very impressed! The waiter absolutely lovely -very helpful & friendly. Both he & our waitress were very helpful with my 7 year old. The food was fantastic! Can't fault it -just wished I'd had room for more! Lovely menu & I certainly will visit again! The only slightly negative is that it... More 

1 Thank Jtwes
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I believe this pub has recently changed hands and this is a new venture for the new owners...they've updated the menu and the beer is fantastic! My only gripe would be the car parking, however there is space to park on the road so no real issue there!! Will definitely be returning!

1 Thank Alexandra P
Buntingford, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

The pub had been booked to receive our walking group, but we found out shortly before that it had changed hands. A quick phone call and visit from the walk leader assured us that the booking would be ok. So we turned up as usual and were sorted out with our meal orders (the chef was press ganged into doing... More 

Thank John H
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I were gardening and decided to treat ourselves to an evening meal together.The Candlestick had been recomended and was so pleased with the good menu. We enjoyed every mouthful and my partner enjoys local and new Ales so he was happy to wait while i enjoyed my scrumy desert. Gardens nice to sit in, and new landlord... More 

Thank Carol G
London, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

The pub has literally just changed hands. Had an excellent Sunday roast beef with several slices of rate roast beef, lots of perfectly cooked vegetables, roasties and a good Yorkshire pudding. Very filling and great value but we did manage to share a home made treacle tart with ice cream. This was fantastic and not overly sweet. Friendly staff, dogs... More 

Thank 35yaya
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

We were in the area so I looked for a well rated pub on tripadvisor and came across the candlestick pub. From the moment we walked in there was a stench of deep fat fryer and we were close to walking out, but given the reviews we thought we would stick it out. I have to say my husband and... More 

2 Thank Michelle F
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

We have been here before but just for a drink and have seen the food being brought out. Well, last night we decided to give it a go. We were not disappointed. The menu is small but enough I believe to cater for most people. It is true pub food cooked and presented well. The service is friendly and polite... More 

Thank Gha50

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
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: 441707261322

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