Welcome to The Engineer

Harpenden Hertfordshire

Built in 1862/1865, The Engineer was originally called “The Bird in Hand” but has since been known as The Engineer when the railway from London to Bedford was built in 1868. 

With a lively and sociable atmosphere, The Engineer boasts a main bar area, function/dining room, family room suitable for children and dogs, sports bar and large garden and smoking area. 

We have a wide range of lagers, cask ales, ciders and craft beers on draught. With an extensive wine, gin and spirit list too, we’re sure you’ll find something just for you here at The Engineer.

We have an incredible menu full of lovely dishes including starter sharing boards, a selection of different burgers and homemade pies.  Don’t forget to swing by for our Sunday roasts, served with all the trimmings. Contact us to make a booking to avoid disappointment!

Eat and Drink


Drinks Menu



Food Menu

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If you wish to book for a table of more than 8 people, or would like a buffet or party booking, please contact us directly

Forthcoming Events

At The Engineer

Man City v Fulham (FA Cup)

Man City v Fulham (FA Cup)

Gabby Logan introduces live coverage from the fourth round of the FA Cup from the Etihad stadium as Manchester City face Fulham.

Aston Villa v Leicester City (EFL Cup)

Aston Villa v Leicester City (EFL Cup)

Aston Villa welcome Leicester City to Villa Park for the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final. The tie is firmly in the balance with the sides level at 1-1 after the first leg.

Manchester City v Manchester United (EFL Cup)

Manchester City v Manchester United (EFL Cup)

Reigning champions Manchester City welcome rivals Manchester United to the Etihad Stadium for their Carabao Cup semi-final second leg. City lead 3-1 after victory at Old Trafford.