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

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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

Portsmouth v Exeter City (Football League)

Portsmouth v Exeter City (Football League)

With a trip to Wembley on the line, Portsmouth welcome Exeter City to Fratton Park in the semi-finals of the Checkatrade Trophy. Pompey are the competition's reigning champions.

Atletico Madrid v Liverpool (Champions League)

Atletico Madrid v Liverpool (Champions League)

Atletico Madrid host Liverpool in the Champions League Round of 16 at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. Liverpool have always progressed against Spanish teams in a two-legged UCL tie.

Borussia Dortmund v PSG (Champions League)

Borussia Dortmund v PSG (Champions League)

Borussia Dortmund welcome former manager Thomas Tuchel and his PSG side to Signal Iduna Park for their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg.

Tottenham Hotspur v RB Leipzig (Champions League)

Tottenham Hotspur v RB Leipzig (Champions League)

Tottenham host RB Leipzig in the first leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie. The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has seen more goals than any other venue in this season's UCL.

Atalanta v Valencia (Champions League)

Atalanta v Valencia (Champions League)

Atalanta face Valencia in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie at the San Siro. This will be the first ever encounter between the two sides.

Club Brugge v Manchester United (Europa League)

Club Brugge v Manchester United (Europa League)

Manchester United face Belgian side Club Brugge in the first leg of their Europa League Round of 32 tie. United are unbeaten in their last 10 Europa League knockout stage games.

Copenhagen v Celtic (Europa League)

Copenhagen v Celtic (Europa League)

Celtic travel to Denmark to face Copenhagen in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League Round of 32 tie. Celtic's last away win against Danish opposition was in September 1983.

Olympiacos v Arsenal (Europa League)

Olympiacos v Arsenal (Europa League)

Mikel Arteta takes charge of his first European match as Arsenal manager as the Gunners face Olympiacos in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League Round of 32 tie.

Rangers v Braga (Europa League)

Rangers v Braga (Europa League)

Rangers host Braga at Ibrox Stadium in their Europa League Round of 32 first leg tie. This is Rangers' first appearance in the knockout stages of a European competition since 2011.

Wolves v Espanyol (Europa League)

Wolves v Espanyol (Europa League)

Wolves host Espanyol at Molineux in the first leg of their Europa League Round of 32 tie. Raúl Jiménez has been involved in 12 goals in 11 European games for Wolves this season.

Metz v Lyon (Ligue 1 )

Metz v Lyon (Ligue 1 )

Metz take on Lyon in the French Ligue 1 at Stade Saint-Symphorien.

Brentford v Blackburn Rovers (Football League)

Brentford v Blackburn Rovers (Football League)

Thomas Frank's promotion-chasing Brentford welcome Blackburn to Griffin Park in the Sky Bet Championship. Bradley Dack struck early on to help Rovers to a 1-0 win in the reverse game.

St Johnstone v Rangers (Scottish Premier League)

St Johnstone v Rangers (Scottish Premier League)

Steven Gerrard's Rangers travel to take on St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park in the SPFL Ladbrokes Premiership. Rangers won 4-0 on their first visit here earlier this season.

Leicester City v Man City (Premier League)

Leicester City v Man City (Premier League)

Brendan Rodgers's Leicester City welcome Premier League champions Manchester City to the King Power Stadium. Pep Guardiola's side ran out 3-1 winners when the sides met earlier this season.

Arsenal v Everton (Premier League)

Arsenal v Everton (Premier League)

Mikel Arteta's Arsenal welcome another of his former clubs - Everton - to the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League. A tightly fought reverse fixture at Goodison ended 0-0.