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The Candlestick Pub

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Bar, British, Pub
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The Candlestick West End | Essendon, Hatfield AL9 6BA, England
+44 1707 261322
12:00 - 23:00
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All hours
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Level Contributor
44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank winchm0re
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I have been here on and off over the years. Most of the time been for Sunday lunch, always very good and left feeling full. Staff are friendly and helpful if you have any issues

1 Thank jever-01
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Had Sunday lunch here on 23/10/16. There is a very good choice of courses from the menu. The food is beautifully cooked, generous portions, piping hot, well presented. Staff are cheerful, friendly, extremely helpful and efficient. This is an excellent country pub serving a selection of food, real ales and a complete range of wines/spirits etc. It makes a grand... More 

Thank Essexvacationer
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were a party of 25. The car park accommodated all our vehicles. The pub was warm and welcoming. The food was beautifully presented, hot and delicious. Even the children’s meals looked scrumptious. The staff were friendly efficient and unflustered by our numbers and the late arrivals. We were not hustled or hurried. Happy memories!

Thank lizmum6
Brookmans Park, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Returned to Candlesticks after some months and wanted to check out new owners. We were not disappointed with a superb meal, best steak I have tasted in years, nice friendly service from Kate, we will return soon. Menu is a good mix of staples but added in some nice fish dishes and I assume local game

Thank NigelC1958
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Thought we would try "the Sticks" again as new management took over in August. Had a very pleasant evening meal. Ordinary menu is standard pub food but they have a specials board and we both ordered from that. I had skate which was perfect, very tasty pan fried in butter with saute potatoes and mangetout. Hubby had the port and... More 

Thank evo_evans
Brookmans Park, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We've been to The Candlestick quite a few times over the last few years and we decided to see what effect the recent change of management has had... Overall, a very nice Saturday night dinner indeed! My starter of Ham Hock and Lentil soup was excellent - hearty and tasty and a generous portion; my ever-loving had Halloumi which was... More 

Thank Mike A

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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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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