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The Duke's Head

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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High Street | Hatfield Broad Oak, Bishops Stortford, Hatfield Heath CM22 7HH, England
+44 1279 718598
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked for Sunday lunch. We arrived early, and even though tables were free we were kept waiting till past our allotted time, with a drink at the bar. The Sunday lunch menu offered a good selection of meats. I had lamb and my husband had beef. We were asked if we would like a Yorkshire to which we replied... More 

Thank Karen A
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Came here last Sunday. Service was extremely slow. Had to wait ages. One roast came out stone cold and had to be sent back. It was disgusting that they did not take this off the bill at the end seen as on the table next to us they complained about a roast and there's was taken off. Not very fair.... More 

Thank Daisy N
Horsham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Arrived at 1pm, didn't get our main course until 2.40pm. Ordered large glasses of wine, medium ones came. Had to ask for water, had to ask for mustard, ordered more wine,wrong one was brought. Every time a different waiter or waitress came to our table. Potatoes underdone and I would say being kept warm, beef was not tender,would have been... More 

1 Thank thompson-cs
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Went to the Dukes head for a family celebration, and found the staff we're rude and very unhelpful, the menu had things on it that people in our party could not eat for one reason or another, when we asked if we could have something else, it was straight no! Not even an offer of anything else, we where not... More 

1 Thank Raymond P
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

We called in advance to see if we could have dinner and bring a small dog. We were told we could. When we arrived we were told 'oh we didn't realise you had a dog' and that we had to sit down by the sofas. The area was not suitable for dining. We ordered drinks and instead of a meal... More 

1 Thank JCoreG
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We visited for brunch at the weekend and the food, service and cleanliness was excellent. Recommend highly. The best part is that they are dog friendly and there is a lovely park just over the road to walk off the lovely breakfast afterwards.

Thank JamesPorter
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Having been here several times in the past and enjoyed our meals we were disappointed on this occasion. Between us our party of four ordered all the roasts - chicken, beef, pork and lamb. On ordering the three non- beef orders were asked if they wanted a Yorkshire pudding. No mention was made of any additional charge nor did we... More 

1 Thank billobe1
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We popped in here for lunch on the way back from a day out. When we arrived we were told it would be about an hour before we were served which we agreed to. When we looked around there was empty tables everywhere so we didn't understand why the long wait! Anyway after 15 mins we were able to order... More 

1 Thank Nick B
Rochester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

We had an impromptu visit here one evening whilst driving by and I'm really pleased we did! The atmosphere is lovely, service is good but above all the food is delicious. There was lots of choice on the menu including some nice vegetarian options and a decent wine list. I only wish it was closer to home and I would... More 

Thank Fabchick
Lewes, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

The food here was beautiful however there was a long wait for the food. The pub also does take out fish and chips and demand is high, now we know why! The battery was crisp, the fish was light, everything you could ask for. Also had a wonderful bacon and bubble and squeak starter which was lovely but would have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $26
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?