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Water Lane Bar and Restaurant

Slickly converted brewery proud of their food sourcing

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.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Monday to Wednesday
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 4–11 (Friday 4pm–2am Saturday 12pm–2am Sunday 12–6 Cellar bar Friday to Saturday 5pm–2am)
  • Lunch: Thursday to Friday 5–10, Saturday 12–10, Sunday 12–6
  • Dinner: Thursday to Friday 5–10, Saturday 12–10, Sunday 12–6

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu

Getting here

From A1250 in town centre at mini roundabout into North Street. 2nd left into Barrett Lane (one way). At T-junction left into Water Lane.

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