Water Lane

Modern European·

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The Nye family first hit the headlines with the highly regarded White Horse, Brancaster Staithe and now have a cluster of venues under the umbrella of Anglian Country Inns. Taking its cue from their recent hit Hermitage Rd, Water Lane is another mega conversion – this time a three-storey site that was once part of the old Hawkes Brewery. The interior has been stripped back, leaving much of the original brickwork, arches and eye-catching features intact, while the menu majors on fashionable small plates and sharing boards, backed by supplies of Brancaster mussels, oysters and fish – perhaps grilled mackerel with radish, smoked beetroot and warm poatato salad. Burgers and filled flatbreads also feature, along with puds such as caramelised lemon tart. Below stairs is a cellar bar complete with old copper piping, pillars and a brick-vaulted ceiling: come here for beers from the owners’ microbrewery, plus cocktails and global wines.

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££££ - £30 - £49
Modern European
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Location for Water Lane

31 Water Lane, Bishop's Stortford, Bishops Stortford, Essex, CM23 2JZ

01279 211888


Opening Times

Mon-Fri 11am-11pm (Fri -1am) Sat 10am-1am Sun 10am-6pm

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