The Duke's Head

Hatfield Broad Oak

Tel. 01279 718598

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Open for food all weekend from Friday to Monday starting each day with brunch at 10.30am - come and see what we have to offer. See what Essex Life writer has to say about our brunch at the weekends! take a look!


Our WEEKEND Brunch menu is now available Saturday & Sunday.
OTHER CHANGES @ THE DUKE'S: Open all day every day from 11.30am, Food now available from 6pm Monday - Friday!

We now stock a delightful ice cream range from local boy Dom at SAFFRON ICE CREAM COMPANY


Please may we introduce ourselves--Liz and Justin Flodman, the proprietors of The Duke's Head.

'Village Pub and Dining' explains our concept perfectly. A warm, friendly, atmospheric 'GASTRO' pub which happens to do great food. Along with friendly, helpful and attentive service, perfect pints and very good wine, this is somewhere that anyone would like to spend a few hours.

We look forward to serving you and your friends for a drink or a meal, and of course, offering you a very warm welcome to The Duke's Head.

We're in the News!

Excellent reading in 'So Essex' - take a look!

See what the Caterer & Hotelkeeper had to say about us - read their article.

And straight from the horse's mouth - lovely to hear from our locals in the Dunmow Bystander's article.

'Five lads who lunch' had something to say too..........article.

  • Front Window etching at the Dukes Head
  • Sunny Patio Dining
  • Wine and Fire at the Dukes Head
  • Sunny Front Garden
  • Lemon Syllabub
  • The winning Dish! Braised Lamb Parcel
  • Crab Brulee as featured in Essex Life
  • The Bubble!
  • Dunmow Road side of pub
  • Snowy picture from Hatfield Broad Oak village Green
  • May Bank Holiday Bunting decorating our pub

About The Duke’s Head

The Duke’s Head is a true Essex gem combining all of the essential ingredients for a superb pub and dining experience.Our beautiful, comfortable and spacious interior, with two wood fires, makes it welcoming for all guests throughout the year. So if you’ve been walking the dog and kids in nearby Hatfield Forest or just fancy some great lunch or dinner we have the perfect place for you to relax. On your own, as a romantic destination or for larger groups of friends and family, we have the space and the menu.

We have created a pub restaurant which we ourselves would enjoy; and we know it’s all about detail. Our decades of experience in the industry, together with a dedication to sourcing the best local produce for the kitchen means we have achieved it. From the best Sunday roast (£13) in Essex to local game cooked to perfection, oysters, terrines, hot pots, shellfish and fresh seafood come at great value and all with a subtle but ingenious twist from Chef Proprietor Justin Flodman, who honed his career in the kitchens of culinary heavyweight Marco Pierre White.

Let’s not forget the drinks – a varied and generous wine list accompanies real ales from surrounding counties served by friendly and experienced staff ready to help with your choices; working lunches are made easier with our free wi-fi connection. A beautiful pub, in a beautiful village serving the very best we can get our hands on, no wonder our reputation is growing - so pop in and have a chat with us if you have any special requests. We look forward to welcoming you.

Food Served:

  • 12 to 2.30pm & 6.00 to 9.30pm Monday to Friday (10pm Fri)
  • 10.30am - 10pm SATURDAY
  • 10.30am to 9pm Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays

New opening hours every day from 11.30am and open all afternoon, so no need to rush that lovely long lunch, just order another bottle of wine and enjoy!