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Eight Bells

(formerly Five Bells)

2 Park Street

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Opening Times


MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

2 - 8



About the Pub

Timbered pub in the heart of old Hatfield Town - there has been a pub presence on the site since c1226. Charles Dickens stayed here in 1838 and it is said that the pub is the one visited by his fictional character, the brutal Bill Sikes in Oliver Twist. And then there are stories about the highwayman Dick Turpin, known to have visited the pub. Today, there's an eclectic mix of locals ensuring good conversation with your pint - or game of darts. Away from the bar there are several alcoves and small rooms. In the garden a well has been found dating back to 1836. Taken over by Farrbrew in late 2019 with three of their beers plus guest beers.

Historic Interest

The original pub was built 1226 and frequented by notorious eighteenth century highwayman Dick Turpin. It's is now chiefly remembered as the resort of a purely fictional character Charles Dickens Bill Sykes who in Oliver Twist thither after having murdered his mistress Nancy.Charles Dickens stayed at this inn on 27 December 1838

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Farr Brew Our Greatest Golden
  • Farr Brew Our Most Perfect Pale

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Two ever changing quest beers.

Source: National

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

    Farr Brew.


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • LiveMusic Live Music


  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Eight Bells

2 Park Street

Sat Nav Reference

51.762501, -0.213573

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  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (150m)

Arriva: 724; 310; Uno: 341

Nearby Station (150m)

Hatfield (Herts)

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Eight Bells, Hatfield

Eight Bells

2 Park Street

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Function Room
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Newspapers
  • Real Fire
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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