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The Candlestick Pub

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The Candlestick West End | Essendon, Hatfield AL9 6BA, England
+44 1707 261322
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Closed
12:00 - 20:00 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 190 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Tucked away in the most idyllic Hertfordshire countryside it could be the middle of nowhere but is easily accessible. Triple cooked chips were a bit disappointing but on the whole great pub grub and great location

Thank SJBaked
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Roast lamb was dreadful tough and tasteless, vegetables good except for leather roast potato. Lovely staff.

Thank lollyallen
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

I ran into a little trouble.....it slipped my mind that it was mothers day! I managed to get a late afternoon table booking here. They were very accommodating considering my predicament. I had Portobello mushroom with baked goats cheese and salad. Simple but just amazing....More

Thank KMRacing
Peter-Candlestick, Owner at The Candlestick Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hi KMRacing, many thanks for taking the time and trouble to give us such a nice review. When things don't go according to plan people are quick to say so but when everything is as it should be we don't tend to bother so many...More

Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Meal was rather basic, no bird option for a Sunday roast dinner on menu so mum and I had to settle for Cajun chicken, burnt Yorkshires but was recitified and sister's vegetarian dish was stone cold and that too was rectified. Overall, the staff just...More

1  Thank Ricky M
Reviewed 28 January 2018

After a stressful week visiting our dog at the Royal Veterinary college nearby we thought we'd try and find somewhere dog friendly for lunch when we picked him up on the Saturday. Finding this pub was a real bonus. The atmosphere was cosy and the...More

Thank Dogowner2018
Peter-Candlestick, Owner at The Candlestick Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Hi Dogowner2018, many thanks for your review we do appreciate your time. I hope we will be seeing you again when the weather gets better. All the best. Regards. Peter

Reviewed 21 January 2018

We found The Candlestick after a country walk. We decided to make a visit for a birthday Sunday lunch. Lovely atmosphere, open fire and excellent food. We will be back, I imagine in the summer it would be even better.

Thank Daniel R
Peter-Candlestick, Owner at The Candlestick Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Hi Daniel, many thanks for the review it is much appreciated. We look forward to you return visit. All the best. Regards. Peter

Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

My family and I went to the candlestick shortly after Christmas. I am vegan and was worried about finding something I could eat but we called in advance and the chef made a delicious stuffed pepper dish specially. I know my family all thoroughly enjoyed...More

Thank jemimahanderson
Peter-Candlestick, Owner at The Candlestick Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Hi Jemimahanderson, many thanks for taking the time to write us a review it is much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again. All the best. Regards. Peter

Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Revisited today for a family lunch. A true hidden gem beautiful food excellent service. Recommend a visit will not disappoint.

Thank Jacqueline R
Peter-Candlestick, Owner at The Candlestick Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Hi Jacqueline, we really appreciate you taking the time to make your review. Many thanks. Have a good 2018. Regards. Peter

Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Do go here during the week as often as we can so thought let's give them a try for Christmas day dinner. OMG from walking into the pub it was the best Christmas dinner we've ever had. The owner and his son made sure everything...More

Thank Phil S
Peter-Candlestick, Owner at The Candlestick Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Hi Phil, many thanks for taking the time to write your review, it is much appreciated. All the best for the New Year. Regards. Peter & Oliver

Reviewed 13 November 2017

Visited mid week with my mother and a friend. Very nice staff and the food is great. Have booked for Christmas for a family get together.

Thank StuCelte
Peter-Candlestick, Owner at The Candlestick Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Hi Stu, many thanks for taking the time to review The Candlestick, it is much appreciated. All the best. 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, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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