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

Darlington v Walsall (FA Cup)

Darlington v Walsall (FA Cup)

Action from the Emirates FA Cup as Darlington host Walsall in a first round replay at Blackwell Meadows.

Fulham v QPR (Football League)

Fulham v QPR (Football League)

West London rivals Fulham and QPR go head-to-head under the lights at Craven Cottage in derby action from the Sky Bet Championship.

Manchester City v Chelsea (Premier League)

Manchester City v Chelsea (Premier League)

Frank Lampard's Chelsea travel north to face Pep Guardiola's Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. Can Chelsea's at-times-fragile defence contain free-scoring Man City?