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The Duke's Head

Bar, British, Pub, Soups, European, Gastropub, Gluten Free
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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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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 5 days ago NEW 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
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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212 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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690 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 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 

Thank ChefCliveM
Harlow, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited the Dukes head last Friday and had a fantastic evening. There's a great choice of starters and mains but I recommend the beer battered haddock and chips, just fantastic. Also I would recommend the 3 x squirrels fizz, from stortford , a real gem. Add to that wonderful, friendly service and it's somewhere that's well... More 

Thank bryan m
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Managed to get an afternoon booking for Sunday lunch. Very pleasant sitting outside in the sun. Three of us had roast lamb which was very good and a good size portion although we realised afterwards we had missed out in yorkshire puds. I know these are normally just served with roast beef but increasingly i find them served with all... More 

Thank billobe1
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We had a table booked for 2pm on a Sunday. We had to get our own menus and our order wasn't taken until 2:30pm. The main courses arrived 4pm, yes 2 hours after we sat down!! We weren't the only ones complaining about the timeliness of the service, other groups were walking out without paying! Food was good, but left... 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 - $28
Bar, British, Pub, Soups, European, Gastropub, Gluten Free
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
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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