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.


We thank you for your continued support during these difficult times, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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.

Following government guidelines, 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. We now operate table service only, no bar service. Our staff will wear face coverings, and we also ask you do too when entering the pub, and moving around the premises and using the toilets.

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 available, and will be open during sunny spells. If it closed, just pop into the bar and you can still grab your take away beer.

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 covered 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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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.

Children unaccompanied by an adult are not permitted in the Main Bar and Sports Bar, please book a table in the restaurant. Please note dogs are not permitted in our restaurant.

Forthcoming Events

At The Engineer

Marseille v Manchester City (Champions League)

Marseille v Manchester City (Champions League)

Manchester City travel to Stade Vélodrome to take on Marseille in Group C of the UEFA Champions League. This is the first time the two sides have met in European competition.

 Liverpool v Midtjylland (Champions League)

Liverpool v Midtjylland (Champions League)

Liverpool welcome Midtjylland to Anfield in Group D of the UEFA Champions League. Liverpool have lost just one of their last 26 home games in all European competitions.

Krasnodar v Chelsea (Champions League)

Krasnodar v Chelsea (Champions League)

Chelsea travel to Krasnodar Stadium to face Krasnodar in Group E of the UEFA Champions League. This will be Krasnodar's first ever home Champions League tie.

Juventus v Barcelona (Champions League)

Juventus v Barcelona (Champions League)

Juventus host Barcelona in Group G at Juventus Stadium. This will be the first Champions League meeting between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo since 2011.

Antwerp v Tottenham (Europa League)

Antwerp v Tottenham (Europa League)

Antwerp take on Tottenham at Bosuilstadion in Group J of the UEFA Europa League. Spurs have managed just one win from their last eight Europa League away games.

Lille v Celtic (Europa League)

Lille v Celtic (Europa League)

Lille host Celtic in Group H of the UEFA Europa League at Stade Pierre-Mauroy. Lille's Yusuf Yazici netted a hat-trick against Sparta Prague on matchday one.

AEK Athens v Leicester City (Europa League)

AEK Athens v Leicester City (Europa League)

Leicester City travel to the Athens Olympic Stadium to take on AEK Athens in Group G of the UEFA Europa League. Leicester prevailed 3-0 winners over Zorya on matchday one.

Rangers v Lech Poznan (Europa League)

Rangers v Lech Poznan (Europa League)

Rangers host Lech Poznan at Ibrox Stadium in Group D of the UEFA Europa League. Rangers striker Kemar Roofe scored the longest-range goal in UEFA Europa history on matchday one.

Arsenal v Dundalk (Europa League)

Arsenal v Dundalk (Europa League)

Arsenal host Dundalk at the Emirates Stadium in Group B of the UEFA Europa League. This is the first time that Arsenal will face Irish opposition in UEFA competition.