The Duke's Head

Hatfield Broad Oak

Tel. 01279 718598

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If you can't find the booking you are looking for online, please pick the telephone up and speak to one of the team in person on 01279 718598 and see if we can help you, as we do limit our on line availability! Speak to you soon, Cheers!


** MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND** We still have tables available for brunch & dinner (5/3/15) No fancy menus - no hiked up prices - just good honest food served and cooked with love. Ring us to book your table, remember food available all day Saturday!

Our doors are open as follows:

11.30am - 11pm Monday - Friday

10.30am - 11pm Saturday 10.30am - 11pm Sunday

Our beautiful food is served from:

Monday - Friday 12noon - 2.30pm, 6pm - 9.30pm (Friday 10pm) Saturday 10.30am - 10pm Sunday 10.30am - 9pm

Our WEEKEND Brunch menu is now available Saturdays & Sundays.
See what Essex Life magazine has to say about our brunch at the weekends! Exciting stuff!!

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


Are you hard working, lively and looking to work with some like-minded folk? Here at The Duke's Head, we have a few of our students heading back off to Uni and are looking for both full-time and flexible part-time bar staff/waiters.We have hours to suit everyone from a gap year student through to a Mum looking for some grown-up time during school hours.

Preferably you will have some experience, but we are just as happy to train you from scratch. So, if you can demonstrate a great work ethic, a passion for fabulous food and a natural talent for looking after our customers, then please send us a brief email at, pop in with your CV or call Liz or Craig (out of service hours) on 01279 718598 to arrange for a cuppa and a chat.

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!
  • Sunny garden dining
  • Snowy picture from Hatfield Broad Oak village Green
  • May Bank Holiday Bunting decorating our pub

About The Duke’s Head

Please may we introduce ourselves--Liz and Justin Flodman, the proprietors of The Duke's Head - and our superb, hardworking, friendly team!

'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 an interesting & varied wine list, this is somewhere that anyone would like to spend a few hours.

'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.