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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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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had been here before on a Sunday and couldn't even get through the front so thought a re visit was in order to see why it was so popular. No problem getting seated on an early Wednesday evening as only three others there. Friendly and welcoming service. Nice hot chocolate served in a hot glass and menu sounded nice which... More 

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Thank jever-01
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking to go for somewhere to eat and was in the area so picked Candlestick. We called before hand to check if it was wheelchair accessible and they said that they would put the ramp out for us. We booked a table for 3pm on Sunday. When we arrived we were shown to our table but due to... More 

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Thank Rikin S
London, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met a friend her breaking the journey from Hampshire to Yorkshire. Old-Fashioned, not been Gastrofied and painted in Chalk Paint. Had a Fish finger Sandwich and Chips and it was totally delicious. My dining companion had a Chicken and Bacon Salad and he said was very good. Friendly staff, good parking and a dog leg-stretch area. Will be back as... More 

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Thank Annabelle H
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

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

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Thank Jacqueline R
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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

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Thank NikkiBarke
Switzerland
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128 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 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

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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 

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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.

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Thank Paul C
London, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
78 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 

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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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