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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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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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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

Thank billobe1
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Nick B
Rochester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank jennag1
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Spent Thursday evening here with my parents and sat outside in the sun in patio area of pretty garden. Waited a while after choosing from menu so went in to place order. Then waited another 30 minutes for two starters, one of which was bread ! Waitress/owner (?) Came out to talk to party on table behind us so we... More 

Thank Ljd726
Hatfield, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Great country location. Great food. Great wash rooms. Great wine. Great layout. Sadly the service is stretched, leaving customers unimpressed.

Thank Damonwalker666
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We have visited several times over the past few years. The food has been good quality , varied, and a little pretentious on a couple of occasions; chef has ideas above his staion, perhaps. I wouldn't say it represents best value but the surroundings are good if you are in a group and the service generally is polite and attentive.... More 

Thank addaykin
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Four of us arrived and I proceeded to book in, there was another group in front of us. I had booked a table for 2.30pm. The group in front were told to go to the bar area. When I booked in I was told in no uncertain terms that I had already been told to wait in the bar area.... More 

Thank Rosemary W
Sawbridgeworth, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The in-laws booked a Sunday lunch to celebrate their anniversary. We arrived early and we were seated straightaway, but between then and when we actually had food arrive to the table was over an hour. Yes OK the food was well cooked and presented, but the service was terribly slow. If there's a large party in, tell diners that there... More 

Thank Bob M
Braughing, Ware United Kingdom
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692 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

The Dukes Head is well situated to meet friends and family. My family took me there for Father's Day lunch after a great time in Hatfield Forrest. It was very good and we enjoyed the food however I would like to see GF, V and VG listed against the menu items please. All in all, good beer, good value and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $27
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
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
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?