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The Candlestick Pub

££ - £££, British,
The Candlestick West End | Essendon, Hatfield AL9 6BA, England
+44 1707 261322
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“mixed roast” (4 reviews)
“sunday roast” (9 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
The Candlestick West End | Essendon, Hatfield AL9 6BA, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this hidden gem. The standard is as good as ever. It was reasonabily quite today. I love the fact that muddy boots and high heels are both welcome as are our four legged friends. I love this place. Hopefully be back soon.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jacqueliner506
Reviewed 4 December 2018

Its more than a year since we last visited due to family illness. We thought we would treat ourselves to Sunday lunch with the family for my husbands birthday. Every time we have been here previously the pub has been heaving, so we were very...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Linda S
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Went to pub for Sunday lunch to find the place virtually empty. Starter of tomato soup arrive with a slice of cheap white bread! Sunday lunch at £17.50( London prices but certainly not quality) was swimming in gravy with beef totally soaked. Plenty of vegetables...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PaulandLynda_11
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Both service and food was average. I had the chicken Caesar salad..chicken was dry and the bacon slice on top was very overcooked. The rest of my party seemed to have alright food. The restaurant was recommended to us by someone at Hatfield house so...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank cambelos
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

Nice pub it's very near where I live so easy to get to, good food and nice staff and they do look after you

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank janet202
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

Decide to revisit on Thursday as we had previously enjoyed the food, we both had the steak and ale pie and enjoyed the home cooked style and flavour, the desserts were equally tasty and homely, topped off by a very pleasant and friendly young lady...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank WillsRA1979
Peter-Candlestick, Owner at The Candlestick Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Hi WillsRA1979 Many thanks for your kind review, we very much appreciate you taking the time to write it. All the best, I hope we will see you again soon. Regards. Peter

Reviewed 14 October 2018

Phoned up mid afternoon on a Sunday to book table. Guy on phone asked me my name, I gave him my first name and said I would be up in 15 mins, he said 'whats your surname, I haven't got a crystal ball'. What a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank markeric
Peter-Candlestick, Owner at The Candlestick Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Hi Mark Yes we remember you calling on Sunday afternoon and booking a table for two at 3.45pm. When the waiter answered the phone he tells me you said "Hi, it's Mark here". Now with an opening like that he thought it was one of...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018

Been quite a few time very disappointed . Hot pot was more veg and hardly any meat. Only two women appeared to be serving. Took half hour for starter and over twenty minutes for dessert. No one asked how food was. Not impressed this time...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank moncherie76
Peter-Candlestick, Owner at The Candlestick Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Hi moncherie76 I'm sorry you were disappointed with your Sunday lunch. You were quite right, there were two women serving but you forgot the man who was also serving. Your Game Pie was served with Roast Potatoes instead of Chunky Chips which were specified on...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Out with a friend while visiting Whitehaven. Great bar and the staff are very friendly. Will certainly be back.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank BarronRosendahl69
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The barman was nice but he looked like he'd just got out of bed (in a hurry). Food was ok but there wasn't much on the menu. The lighting was just awful. It was an orange glow from the lights that wouldn't be out of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank am s
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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
  • E-mail
The Candlestick Freehouse and Restaurant - A traditional Pub renowned for excellent food and a superb wine list, is located in the picturesque hamlet of West End near Essendon in Hertfordshire. Being located in such a peaceful setting allows for a relaxing visit throughout the year, in the summer why not take advantage of our two beer gardens with extensive seating or in the winter keep warm and cosy by our real log fires. The Candlestick is known for it's relaxed atmosphere and good food. We serve a selection of locally brewed real ales from Hertfordshire breweries such as Tring or 3 Brewers.
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