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The Duke's Head

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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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High Street | Hatfield Broad Oak, Bishops Stortford, Hatfield Heath CM22 7HH, England
+44 1279 718598
11:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:30 - 22:30
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Harlow, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On arrival this place seems lovely. Its in a pretty Essex village and many people have said they had lovely meals here. So much so that you need to book in advance. Now.... The land lady was pleasant when we arrived and showed us to the table and offered drinks. They do offer tap water free (bonus) But... We booked... More 

Thank Hannah H
Romford, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Delightful venue offering very pleasant surroundings inside and a quaint beer garden. Excellent service, and the food we had couldn't have been better. Good choice of ales too, although the ambient music could do with a little updating! No bar meals, snacks or sandwiches, or much for vegetarians as such..not a problem if you are there for a proper meal... More 

Thank SpudSpuddy
Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is ok, not really up to gastro-pub standard but reasonable enough. A bit too much reliance on the deep fryer for some of the things, such as the bubble and squeak cakes. What lets the place down is the service - oh, its so slow. Its not as if it was that busy, its just that no-one seemed... More 

Thank brucemoose
Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited twice this weekend love the fact that they menu is different to most Food is normally always good but when busy the service can be slow other than that no complaints

Thank Valhugs
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A spur of the moment decision when passing through the village. A reasonable variety on the menu but prices were at the high end for every item. Typical Sunday offer (the ubiquitous tyranny of the Sunday roast) with some other choices but no smaller options. Plumped for fish and chips. Chips were nice, fish also. Batter was a bit wet,... More 

Thank dinnerdiner2015
1 review
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Visited on Easter Sunday - disappointed that roast lamb not on the menu. Service was slow and staff inattentive; some of the crockery was chipped (wouldn't sell in a charity shop). Food was average but, at £25 per head for 2 courses, expensive. Will not return.

Thank Pat B
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I can't get enough of this place. The food is always outstanding, the menu is well thought through and there are always plenty of specials available. The atmosphere is welcoming and the pub and garden are well maintained. It is the perfect place to take friends or family when they visit and they are always impressed.

Thank holiday-honey08
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Been before and loved the food so me and my son thought we would try Sunday lunch. Omg massive portions and so tasty really enjoyed it!! Bit expensive but worth it for food like that. Will be back again!

Thank Louise L
Hertford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Bought a lunch voucher online on spur of the moment What a delight! Sat outside in the glorious sun (bonus) Wonderful choice of starters -went for onion bahji scotch egg- not disappointed Fish and chips to die for. 1st class would recommend to all

Thank Johnh14141
High Ongar, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a last minute lunch. Greeted by very friendly staff.. Great choices on the menu & nice selection of beers.. Food turned up in good time & was delicious. Would highly recommend & will definitely be back.

Thank tudor-highongar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$27
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Hatfield Broad Oak, Bishops Stortford, Hatfield Heath CM22 7HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hatfield Heath
  • Phone Number: +44 1279 718598
The Duke's Head serves modern British cuisine in the heart of the quintessential Essex village. 'Village Pub & Dining' explains our concept perfectly. A warm, friendly, atmospheric pub, which happens to do excellent, locally sourced food! Along with friendly, helpful service, perfect pints and very good wine, this is somewhere that anyone would like to spend a few hours. Relaxing on our sunny patio under pretty parasols, with the children running in the garden or hiding in the quaint tree house or warming you feet in front of a roaring fire, with your dog by your side! Whatever the weather, a warm welcome is always guaranteed at The Duke's Head.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?