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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 - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were a party of 25. The car park accommodated all our vehicles. The pub was warm and welcoming. The food was beautifully presented, hot and delicious. Even the children’s meals looked scrumptious. The staff were friendly efficient and unflustered by our numbers and the late arrivals. We were not hustled or hurried. Happy memories!

Thank lizmum6
Brookmans Park, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Returned to Candlesticks after some months and wanted to check out new owners. We were not disappointed with a superb meal, best steak I have tasted in years, nice friendly service from Kate, we will return soon. Menu is a good mix of staples but added in some nice fish dishes and I assume local game

Thank NigelC1958
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought we would try "the Sticks" again as new management took over in August. Had a very pleasant evening meal. Ordinary menu is standard pub food but they have a specials board and we both ordered from that. I had skate which was perfect, very tasty pan fried in butter with saute potatoes and mangetout. Hubby had the port and... More 

Thank evo_evans
Brookmans Park, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been to The Candlestick quite a few times over the last few years and we decided to see what effect the recent change of management has had... Overall, a very nice Saturday night dinner indeed! My starter of Ham Hock and Lentil soup was excellent - hearty and tasty and a generous portion; my ever-loving had Halloumi which was... More 

Thank Mike A
St. Albans, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 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 

5 Thank Jamie M
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 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 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
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?