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The Candlestick Pub

$$ - $$$, British,
The Candlestick West End | Essendon, Hatfield AL9 6BA, England
+44 1707 261322
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
The Candlestick West End | Essendon, Hatfield AL9 6BA, England
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1 - 10 of 178 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Beautifully located, it seems to be popular with locals as well as walkers. For us it was well wroth a drive from Hatfield. It serves traditional pub fare with a twist. The highlight was a Scotch egg with black pudding. The Tia Maria creme brulee...More

Thank rh24
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere is great, the service is above and beyond Jessica served our table and was extremely helpful, polite and kept our drinks topped up 😊The Food was quick and beautiful. We recommend the chocolate bread and butter pudding. Truly a good find will be...More

Thank j06032001
Peter-Candlestick, Owner at The Candlestick Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, many thanks for the review it is very much appreciated. Look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best. Regards. Peter

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited here a week or so ago for a drink and found it to be very welcoming so we returned on Sunday and enjoyed a very fine Sunday roast lamb dinner with the trimmings.We somehow found space for dessert. My wife...More

Thank shazhag
Peter-Candlestick, Owner at The Candlestick Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi shazhag, many thanks for the very pleasant review it is much appreciated. Regards. Peter

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't have the steak I ordered so then ordered a rib eye to then be served a chunk of some sort of beef, it wasn't a rib eye steak. Staff didn't really know what to do and and had trouble understanding. Mentioned when asked that...More

1  Thank Howard M
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Lots of people sitting comfortably outside but we chose inside after being outside for hours for our walk. I had a delicious sandwich and my husband a roast. The Pimms were exceptional. Winnie the dog came for some titbit and a stroke - gorgeous.

1  Thank 28hannah2017
Peter-Candlestick, Owner at The Candlestick Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hi Hannah, many thanks for your review, I am glad you enjoyed your day and we look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best. Regards. Peter (& Winnie!)

Reviewed 9 August 2017

As a family we have been visiting the Candlesticks for some time, but the last visit was nothing that we have experienced before, I ordered some drinks at the bar to start with and then the barman disappeared for 15 minutes. Then ordered a bottle...More

2  Thank Matthew L
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Inexperienced untrained staff under the guide of incompetent managment, have worked in this industry for many years don't expect to be ignored for nine minutes with 5 people behind the bar doing nothing Why bother going there the food is mediocre

1  Thank Pat F
Peter-Candlestick, Owner at The Candlestick Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hi Pat F, I am sorry to hear that you had to wait to be served, we will make sure this doesn't happen again and thanks for pointing this out. All the best. Regards. Peter

Reviewed 5 August 2017

According to their website, they're a "Gastro Pub". This usually means that it's a pub that serves food at restaurant prices. This is fine if the whole package warrants the prices (and for lunch it's far from cheap.) The problem is that inside it just...More

Thank Delius17
Peter-Candlestick, Owner at The Candlestick Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Hi, I apologise to you for your wait but I am glad the food was good. Do come again, we will try and be quicker. Regards. Peter

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal at the Candlestick. There was a lovely, friendly atmosphere, the staff were very welcoming, and nothing was too much trouble. The food was delicious, beautifully presented, and reasonably priced. The menu had a nice variety of pub classics and a...More

Thank sjfoxwell
Peter-Candlestick, Owner at The Candlestick Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

HI, many thanks for your review, we shall look forward to seeing you again. Regards. Peter

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous little country pub with a fantastic atmosphere and very friendly staff. We ate as a large group and the food was just fantastic. The specials are seasonal and fresh with locally sourced produce and the regular menu is equally as enticing. I had the...More

Thank Laurakeren11
Peter-Candlestick, Owner at The Candlestick Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Hi, many thanks for taking the time to review The Candlestick, I am glad you had a good time, please do visit again. Regards. Peter

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Candlestick West End | Essendon, Hatfield AL9 6BA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hatfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1707 261322
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