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

Drinks Menu

Sleep

Food

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

Eintracht Frankfurt v Arsenal (Europa League)

Eintracht Frankfurt v Arsenal (Europa League)

Arsenal visit Germany to face Eintracht Frankfurt in Group F of the UEFA Europa League. The Gunners play their first European match since last season's 4-1 final defeat to Chelsea.

Rennes v Celtic (Europa League)

Rennes v Celtic (Europa League)

Celtic travel to France to face Rennes on matchday one of the UEFA Europa League. Neil Lennon's side have been eliminated at the round of 32 stage in the past two campaigns.

Manchester United v Astana (Europa League)

Manchester United v Astana (Europa League)

Manchester United begin their UEFA Europa League campaign with a tie against Astana at Old Trafford. United lifted the title when they last featured in the competition in 2016/17.

Rangers v Feyenoord (Europa League)

Rangers v Feyenoord (Europa League)

Rangers take on Feyenoord in the opening Group G match of the UEFA Europa League. Rangers are unbeaten in 13 European matches at Ibrox, winning nine including all four this season.

Wolves v Braga (Europa League)

Wolves v Braga (Europa League)

Wolves qualified for the group stage with six fine wins and now host Braga at Molineux in their first Group K UEFA Europa League clash. Braga are unbeaten in seven European games.

Schalke v Mainz ( Bundesliga)

Schalke v Mainz ( Bundesliga)

Schalke and Mainz square-off in the Bundesliga at the Veltins-Arena. Schalke continued their recent revival under new boss David Wagner with a 5-1 win over Paderborn last time out.

Leeds United v Derby County (Football League)

Leeds United v Derby County (Football League)

Leeds United take on Derby County at Elland Road in the Sky Bet Championship. These sides last met here in a memorable play-off semi-final at the end of last season.

Hibernian v Hearts (Scottish Premier League)

Hibernian v Hearts (Scottish Premier League)

Edinburgh rivals meet at Easter Road as Hibernian welcome rivals Hearts in the SPFL Ladbrokes Premiership. The last league meeting between the sides here in April ended 1-1.

Chelsea v Liverpool (Premier League)

Chelsea v Liverpool (Premier League)

Chelsea take on Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League. These sides last met in the UEFA Super Cup in a clash won on penalties by Liverpool.

Wolfsburg v Hoffenheim ( Bundesliga)

Wolfsburg v Hoffenheim ( Bundesliga)

Wolfsburg take on Hoffenheim at the Volkswagen Arena. Wout Weghorst has been directly involved in at least one goal in all of Wolfsburg's Bundesliga games so far this season.