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“Good Food in a Really Good Pub” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Engineer

The Engineer
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Ranked #20 of 78 Restaurants in Harpenden
Price range: $6 - $63
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Engineer Pub and Restaurant is ideally located on the edge of Harpenden Common. The Engineer is a friendly local pub offering great food, craft beers, hearty ales and delicious wines in a relaxed atmosphere. With friendly staff and great service, there is something for everyone. There is the Sports Bar with 4 large TV screens, showing all major matches and sport fixtures on Sky, BT Sports and ESPN. In the main bar we have plenty of comfortable seating, with the full menu available. Monday Night is Wine Club, with selected bottles at just £15. Tuesday night hosts our famous Quiz Night at 9pm. The Conservatory Restaurant is a fantastic area to enjoy lunch or dinner with family and friends, which serves food 7 days a week, including homemade Sunday roasts. The Conservatory can be hired out for parties and functions including birthdays, engagements, weddings, funerals and more.
Herts, Uk
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Good Food in a Really Good Pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

I like the Engineer. Great range of beers, including (I think) 4 real ales which are well kept and always taste 'clean'.
Food is one notch above typical pub grub, but below gastro-pub.
It has a little garden, a nice big patio and friendly staff.

Visited June 2012
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Barnet
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice pub food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

Went here last week with my wife. I had the burger "with everything" and my wife had a fish finger sandwich. The burger was verygood, and the bun itcame in tasted freshly baked. Had a glass of maltesers for desert. Nice atmosphere and the food was good, so will be back.

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Thank Mike4991
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“good pub food with good wine list”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2012

we have eaten here quite a few times,good pub menu,daily specials added,try the burger,s they are great very meaty,nice to have the option of smarties or maltesers if you don,t fancy a dessert,nice wine list from which to choose but house options are also usually good,food is reasonable price and consistent.staff are always friendly.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank denise g
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A little gem of a pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2012

My wife and I stumbled upon this place a month or so ago on a lazy Saturday. There's a nice selection of ales and wine and a good menu. You can order a glass of smarties or maltesers (a bit different) as a bar snack. We've eaten here twice now, the food has been good on both visits. It's reasonably priced, service is fine.

A picture speaks a thousand words, see my pics of the dishes we've tried.

The atmosphere is relaxed, we've been on a Friday night, it doesn't get too crowded or noisy. Good for families earlier on, in the evening it filled up with late twenties to middle aged folk. There's a couple of bars you can choose from, a couch area and conservatory. Worth a visit.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank G4EGK
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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“Great real Ales !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2012

On average go to the Engineer twice a month l am much closer to central harpenden pubs and restaurants so usually walk into town but use car for Engineer. and usually get a taxi home !.
Real Ales kept very well and good selection of wines for the wife !

On those occasions we have eaten their food above average and reasonable priced they could have more fresh food on the menu instead of out the freezer and into the fryer or microwave .
All in all not bad at all nice atmospere on busy evenings and staff very friendly.

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Thank Peter S
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