Welcome to The Engineer

Harpenden Hertfordshire

Following on from the latest government announcement we are now under Tier 5 restrictions which means we are unable to open at present. We’re so disappointed that we won’t be able to welcome you all back to the pub, but we hope we will be able to do so soon.  

Thank you all for your understanding and support, as always, stay safe and we’ll see you soon.

Welcome to The Engineer!

If you wish to book a table in the bar or garden, or a garden pod please call 01582 460478.
You can book online for a table in our RESTUARANT ONLY.

Tier 2 Guidelines:
- Inside tables must be single households only.
- Households can mix up to 6 people for outside bookings.
- All guests must order a substantial meal in order to consume alcohol.

We thank you for your continued support during these difficult times.
Changes are in place in line with the government Tier 2 rules, and we ask you are patient with our staff.

Our tables are 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.

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, garden pods 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, and also served homemade roasts every Sunday.

Eat and Drink


Drinks Menu



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.