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Water Lane Bar and Restaurant

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year

Just off the main street in the market town of Bishop’s Stortford, the old Hawkes Brewery, founded in 1780, underwent a total restoration, with contemporary fixtures and fittings now enhancing the retained original features. It’s a dog-free zone that welcomes families, who are entertained on occasion by a resident magician as they dine in the vaulted cellar bar or high-ceilinged restaurant. Pick from a rotating choice of craft ales and speciality cocktails as you tuck into the likes of wild mushroom, truffle and spinach ravioli with poached duck egg, perhaps followed by lemongrass and chilli steamed salmon.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Sat 12-10, Sun 10-4
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Sat 12-10

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Craft ales
  • Real ciders: Symonds

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu

Getting here

From A1250 in town centre at mini rdbt into North St. 2nd left into Barrett Ln (one way). At T-junct left into Water Lane

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