Shutting Down Completely

These are unprecedented times. We are bracing ourselves for the impact of recent announcements and as an independent family run business, we are having to take extraordinary measures in extraordinary times to protect our customers, our team and our business.

We are therefore closing all operations with immediate effect as we believe this is the most responsible thing we can do to protect the welfare of our staff, the communities we serve and the National effort.

We have decided to halt all take away offerings and rooms. In the rare instance that you have a room booked, we will contact you directly.

Follow us on social media channels to find out more of what we are doing to continue to support our communities at this hour of need. Click to read more.

Cocktail Bar Bishop's Stortford


Welcome to Water Lane, based in the heart of Bishop Stortford the 17thcentury Hawkes Brewery now plays stage to award-winning cocktails, drinks master classes and live music across two floors. Bar snacks and charcuterie boards are available.


Whether you are looking for slick table service or the best cocktails on the top floor, to snuggle up in our Whiskey snug in the cellar bar, or get the gang together in a booth you can reserve a spot here online.

It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to close down public spaces in our business for the time being.

Watch this space for further updates.



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