Welcome to The Engineer

Harpenden Hertfordshire

Welcome to The Engineer!
If you wish to book a table in the bar or garden, please call 01582 460478.
You can book online for a table in our restaurant.


Welcome back to the Engineer.

We thank you for your continued support whilst the pub has been closed, and we look forward to seeing you again.

We have some changes in place, and we ask you to bear with us while our staff get used to a new way of service.

We have also introduced a limited menu. Following government advice, our tables are now spaced apart to allow for social distancing, there are many hand sanitisation points in the pub and outside, we have a clear one way system, and a new app for ordering food and drink to your tables.

Tables can be booked by calling to make a reservation. We have a selection of tables inside and outside available for walk ins daily, so don’t worry if you haven’t booked a table in advance and fancy popping in for a pint!

Our outside bar, ‘The Engine Shed’ is still open Thursday – Sunday for your take away drinks.

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, 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.

Eat and Drink

Drinks

Drinks Menu

Sleep

Food

Food Menu


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Booking online is for the Restaurant tables ONLY, for Bar and Garden bookings please call the pub directly on 01582460478



Forthcoming Events

At The Engineer

Brentford v Fulham (Football League)

Brentford v Fulham (Football League)

West London sides collide in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final at Wembley as Brentford and Fulham go head-to-head for the final place in next season's Premier League.

Copenhagen v Basaksehir (Europa League)

Copenhagen v Basaksehir (Europa League)

Basaksehir will be aiming to reach a European quarter-final for the first time ever, as they take on Copenhagen in the second leg of the UEFA Europa League Round of 16.

Manchester United v LASK (Europa League)

Manchester United v LASK (Europa League)

Manchester United host Lask in the second leg of their UEFA Europa League Round of 16 tie. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side won the first leg 5-0 in Austria back in March.

Inter Milan v Getafe (Europa League)

Inter Milan v Getafe (Europa League)

Inter Milan face Getafe in a single-leg Europa League Round of 16 tie at the Veltins-Arena in Germany. Inter have won just one of their last 12 games against Spanish opposition.

Wolves v Olympiacos (Europa League)

Wolves v Olympiacos (Europa League)

Wolves host Olympiacos at Molineux in the second leg of their UEFA Europa League Round of 16 tie. The hosts are in the driving seat following a 1-1 draw in Greece.

Juventus v Lyon (Champions League)

Juventus v Lyon (Champions League)

Juventus host Lyon at the Allianz Stadium in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie. Juventus will be hoping to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg.

Bayern Munich v Chelsea (Champions League)

Bayern Munich v Chelsea (Champions League)

Chelsea face the tough test of trying to overturn a 3-0 deficit, as they travel to the Allianz Arena to face Bayern Munich in their Champions League Round of 16 second leg tie.

Barcelona v Napoli (Champions League)

Barcelona v Napoli (Champions League)

Barcelona host Napoli at Camp Nou in their Champions League Round of 16 second leg tie. Goals from Napoli's Dries Mertens and Barca's Antoine Griezmann saw the first leg end 1-1.