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The Candlestick Pub

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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The Candlestick West End | Essendon, Hatfield AL9 6BA, England
+44 1707 261322
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

had a lovely family sunday lunch. quality of food was excellent. service excellent. definately will be going back.

Thank Jacqueline R
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Very good traditional cooking, great service, good produce, great value, friendly bar staff, basic surroundings, variety of people overall a really nice experience

Thank NikkiBarke
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128 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Pretty much dead at about 7 New Year's Eve. Clearly a place focused on food, but, Place had a really good selection of real ales from local breweries, well kept and well served. Tasters offered on some untried varieties Overall pleasant but very quiet

Thank Orcaorca
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is a common Sunday lunch venue but with the pub now having changed hands, we used it for a birthday celebration on a Saturday night. It is located in a lovely spot and the pub was very busy as usual. Our table of 8 had been nicely located in an alcove, I had the Welsh Rarebit starter from the... More 

Thank 15rpj
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Welcomed by a roaring open fire and smile from the barmaid. We sat behind a column which meant we were on our own which was nice. The food was excellent with very healthy portions. There was a friendly Labrador who stayed by our side whilst we ate. I can not recommend this pub highly enough. Well worth a visit.

Thank Paul C
London, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Booked for Sunday lunch (festive menu). No problem with seating and to be honest the bar or restaurant area, although a little squeezed, both looked fine to us. There seems to be a thing about asking if we’d like to order drinks the moment we sat down (not just here but lots of places now do this?) so we asked... More 

Thank neil6534
London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

A group of us - we do pub walks - had lunch there (and a couple of pints). The visit was pre-arranged and the food ordered before we set off for the walk. We had known the previous owners and are pleased that the new people are maintaining the same high standard. We all ate from the Pub Classics and... More 

Thank flookie2695
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

This was the 3rd pub we'd tried mid -afternoon, hoping for a lovely Sunday roast, in the immediate area, so it was fingers crossed! The pub is very very tucked away, at the end of a long and windy country lane, and so it was bound to be a pub inhabited by locals or 'those in the know' That can... More 

Thank Gymchick35
Dorset, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Visiting our son at Hatfield and looking for somewhere to eat; looked on Trip Advisor and this place caught our eye. And it is definitely worth a visit if you're in the area. Ten minutes drive out of Hatfield and into the country this is a lovely country pub. It had a lovely open fire in the centre of the... More 

Thank Ian R
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We've been going to the Candlestick for a number of years but this was our first visit since the change of ownership/management this year. I booked a table a few days in advance to celebrate a special birthday only to find that Peter (the owner) had forgotton to record our booking. As a result we were unable to be served... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?