Went there today for Sunday lunch, the range of choice was great, all the food was served up pipping hot, and most importantly cooked fresh to order. Unlike some pubs the veg was perfect, not soggy and soft! The staff were very good and attentive but not in your face all the time. Even though it was a Sunday and very busy the waiting times for the food was okay. Well done to The Engineer for a good day and great meal. We will most definitely be back.
One of my favorite local pubs as it manages to cater for a wide range of customers without anyone feeling alienated. Male or female groups, couples, families, sports fans, quizzers all mingle happily. It's perfect for a quiet drink late on a Sunday afternoon, or something more lively during a weekday evening, it has a pleasant outside area when the sun shines, offers a range of food if you're feeling peckish and has a good choice of wines and beers.
Met up with some friends for lunch and came across this place! Lovely feel to the restaurant. We were sitting in the conservatory area. Was cosy but nice feel. Service was great, very helpful waitresses. Food was brill. Not just out of packet and presentation was spot on. Thank you guys for a lovely afternoon.
During a recent weekend stay in Harpenden we ate here twice. On both occasions the food was excellent, as was the service. I thoroughly enjoyed the smoked haddock pot pie on the first occasion and the ham and eggs on the second, My sister and her daughter had the sharing platter and were only able to eat half of it as there was so much food, but the obliging staff provided a doggy bag, the contents of which were enjoyed later on by someone who had been unable to come with us. My husband - whose usual comment about burgers when eating out is 'Well, it was ok'.- rated the burger with black pudding and Stilton as excellent. On the second occasion we ate there the total bill, including puddings, drinks and coffee for 9 people was around £120 - amazingly good value. Oh, and when one of our party accidentally knocked over her coffee, it was cheerfully mopped up and instantly replaced.
I would just like to say a big thank you to you and your team for a brilliant night of fun at the Engine.
The food was delicious, the lager was cold and the atmosphere was electric for my birthday. Everyone in my party had a excellent time and I will definately be back again soon or even better, get your mobile bar to come to my front room, with your chef as well!!