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The Duke's Head

$$ - $$$
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
10:30 - 22:00
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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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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A friend treated me to lunch here on a Thursday. My friends colleagues had raved about the bubble and squeak which included tasty bacon and a free range egg. We both had the larger size and were not disappointed. The menu is varied and there were so many choices that I would also have enjoyed. Excellent friendly service too and... More 

Thank Thirty_nine39
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Had a lunch here - 4 adults, 5 children and 2 dogs. Friendly staff, good food (kids enjoyed massive burgers or sausages of the day, adults had salmon, slow cooked beef short rib and pheasant). Help yourself to dog treats on the bar. All in with drinks and a few puddings and coffees just under £200. Happy days.

2 Thank FCHOShip
Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

After calling to book a table we were unable to get the time we wanted, we assumed that this was a good thing and that they were really busy which is a good sign for any establishment. Well, I couldn't have been more wrong, we were shown our table pretty quick then left sat there for half an hour before... More 

Thank aaron424
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We went yesterday for the fabulous Sunday roast with friends after eating here a few months ago and enjoying it! Absolutely no complaints the service, the food and the beer are awesome! Slabs of beef like steaks! Make sure you have a portion of the famous cauliflower cheese!! Book in advance as gets busy!!

1 Thank Neil L
Billericay, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

A friend and I were having a blat around Essex in our cars and stopped off here on Friday afternoon for a spot of lunch (Nov 16). I have cycled past many times and wondered what it was like. We got in just before food service closed but no problem. We both ordered the burger, it was 10oz, good quality... More 

1 Thank csquire4
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

My friends and I came here last night for our Xmas dinner. From the moment we walked in we were greeted with friendly smiles and helpful staff. We ordered off the Xmas menu which was incredibly reasonable at £26 for 3 courses, and that also included coffee and mince pies! I can honestly say that this has to be one... More 

2 Thank Jakki H
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Popped into this lovely pub on very short notice without booking and managed to get a lovely table beside the window. The menu looked incredible and was very extensive but my mind was already made up for Sunday dinner. In around 15 minutes (and the pub was extremely busy) our food came out and we were left opened mouthed at... More 

1 Thank Lewis O
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Food was good. We had an evening booking. Took 1hr 45mins to get our starters at the table. Good way to bump up the bill with drinks I guess. I liked the waitress v nice and hard working. Bar manager wasn't hugely helpful when I asked if our starters were ready after 1hr 30mins. Think he said. 'Won't be long'... More 

1 Thank chrisktori
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Excellent service in a friendly warm atmosphere. The food was outrageously good. Our 3 and a half year old daughter was well catered for also, as there was plenty of choice for her and a lot of the meals can come in smaller portions.

Thank rustsk
North Wales, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Good food and very well presented. The place was very clean and tidy and the staff were very pleasant

1 Thank Ralph L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?