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Water Lane Bar & Restaurant - Pub in Hertfordshire

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31 Water Lane, Bishops Stortford, CM23 2JZ, Hertfordshire
England, United Kingdom

Cliff Nye & Family
+44 (0)1279 211888(landline)

Come for cocktails or tuck in to local meat, homemade breads and the freshest shellfish in town in this striking stone-vaulted cellar bar

Effortlessly urban and chic, this casual dining outpost occupies the old Hawkes Brewery site in sublime style. Downstairs, in an awesomely proportioned, stone-vaulted cellar bar, you can order cocktails, craft beers and spirits, and graze on tasty bar snacks. Then find a table in an industrial-look dining room with stripped-back walls, exposed pipe work and copper lamps suspended from high ceilings. On the all-day menu: flavoursome flatbreads and burgers, mouth-watering steaks, sandwiches and soups, or strike out for salt baked pumpkin risotto, pulled lamb and chickpea masala, baked camembert to share... Leave room for Jaeger spiced roasted plums. Splendidly lazy and indulgent Sunday roasts, 'bottomless brunches', live Friday music… all is possible here.

Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.
Food all day
Food is served all day long.

Local points of interest from Cliff Nye & Family:

Local points of interest from
Cliff Nye & Family:

  • WATER LANE THEATRE COMPANY Fantastic theatrical talent right next door. Check out their forthcoming productions and catch a pre-theatre cocktail or bite to eat with us.
  • BISHOP'S STORTFORD we are spoilt for choice here in our town, with regular markets and great independent retailers as well as some of the high street’s top brands.
  • HATFIELD FOREST Extraordinary woodland involving trees of up to 1200 years old. Great for outdoor play, hiking and picnicking
  • THE LITTLE ARTS WORKSHOP paint your own pottery and sculpt your own clay. Let your kids get their little hands dirty
  • Bishops Stortford Museum « Rhodes Arts Complex The Bishop's ...www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk/museum/The Bishop's Stortford Museum is housed in the original Victorian building which was the birthplace of Cecil Rhodes (1853 – 1902)
  • www.walksaroundstortford.org.uk/category/walks/featured-walks/page/2/This walk starts near the centre of Bishop's Stortford but takes you out of town along the River Stort with its locks and weirs and then into countryside
Points of interest

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Starters from £7. Lunch from £10. Dinner, 2-3 courses, £12.95-£15.95.


Open all day.


31 Water Lane, Bishops Stortford, CM23 2JZ, Hertfordshire


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