Beales Hotel is conveniently located within easy reach of all parts of North London and Hertfordshire, just off the A1(M) in Hatfield.

The hotel is a stunning contemporary design, opened in 2004 on the site of the former Hatfield Lodge Hotel, with unlimited free parking, and comprises 53 beautiful bedrooms, Outside In restaurant and Talk Bar, and eight main banqueting rooms suitable for smaller and larger parties from 10 to 300 people.

The Beale family have owned and actively run the hotel through three generations since 1964, and Beales Hotel has the highest AA quality rating of any four star hotel in Hertfordshire.

Over the past 46 years, we have hosted many smaller and larger barmitzvahs, batmitzvahs, weddings, wedding anniversary celebrations, and birthday parties. Numerous testimonials are available on our testimonials page.

The hotel offers the fantastic facility of exclusive ground floor use on Sundays, with the hotel kitchen facilities being released to your choice of Kosher outside caterer from 11am on Sunday morning. The Buckland Suite is one of the largest single spaces in Hertfordshire, with room for a great party, space for dancing on the sprung dance floor, and a dedicated bar and terrace. Reception drinks can be held in the nearby Salisbury suite, and access for all your guests to the banqueting rooms and to the beautifully designed Ladies and Gents WCs is simple and straightforward with no steps to be negotiated.

If you would like further information, please speak to our dedicated Simcha co-ordinator, Amy Tregidgo, who will be delighted to assist you with dates, show rounds, menu tasting, and event planning.

Chris Hall
General Manager


  • October 2015

    Aron's Bar Mitzvah

    Dear Lyndsey,

    Hope you're well. We've now had the official photographs delivered, so we would like to make the following testimony:

    We've just held our second Bar Mitzvah of the family at Beales Hotel, Hatfield and are thrilled to say that Beales have once again done an amazing job for us, making our Simcha a very happy occasion.

    Lyndsey, of the event organisation team, dealt with all the arrangements in the lead up to the big night, and Theo, the Event Manager, was there on the evening to make sure everything run smoothly. Both of them were extremely, pleasant, professional and organised to deal with. They communicated the information well between the two of them, and were always there at the end of the phone or email to efficiently handle any queries or requests we had.

    Sadly, we don't have any more children to arrange a Bar Mitzvah, but if we did, we would not look further than Beales, and we can happily recommend the same to anyone else! Roll on future special Birthdays, engagement parties and weddings, because we'll be back in touch Beales!

    Hope that's okay Lyndsey but when you cut and paste it out of my email to put it on the website or whatever else you may put it on, feel free to tweak anything not quite right for you.

    I have (hopefully) attached some photos of the room, but let me know if you want any of the actual evening with the party going on.

    Thanks again Lyndsey to both you and Theo for being so brilliant, and please do pass on my comments to Theo as well.

    Best wishes

    Julie & Mike x

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  • June 2015

    Dear Patsy

    You beat me to it!

    I wanted to write and thank you and all the staff for making a truly memorable amazing night for all of us. Josh had the time of his life. The room looked great, food delicious and staff so lovely from reception, to waiters and waitresses, and Marc and all the hotel staff did a fantastic job. We had to re dress the kids table as a couple of children dropped out and Marc made it all very easy. I’ve had lots of compliments from the guests. Please do pass on our thanks and appreciation for all their hard work.

    Sorry I drove you so nuts in the last week with many hundreds of emails!

    Kind regards

    Nikki Laikin

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  • February 2015

    Dear Lyndsey

    Reynold and I would like to officially thank you and your colleagues at Beales for the part you played in making our event a wonderful occasion. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their evening and there was much praise for the food, the service, and the ambience of the hotel. Please thank Carla in particularly for her attentive manner and her organising ability in ensuring our evening went smoothly.

    Our guests were as delighted as we were with the Beales hotel and its staff, and I certainly would have no hesitation in recommending the venue to anyone wishing to put on an event.

    Best wishes

    Hilary and Reynold Rosenberg

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  • March 2014


    We enjoyed our stay very much and thought the hotel was very nice - would definitely stay again if an occasion arose.

    Very nice staff and facilities

    Best Wishes

    Angela Samuels

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  • March 2013

    Hi Katie,

    Wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your team to help make Alex's Barmitzvah party a real party to remember. Nothing was too much trouble, and everything was fantastic, everyone had a great time and commented on how lovely and helpful the staff were. We really did take over the hotel including the car park with the kids entertainment outside! Felt like it was our hotel for the day! I will miss not coming in and seeing everyone - trying to think of a reason to have another party there!

    I would recommend your venue to anyone wanting to make a function. The food, the staff, the décor, the setting, the parking - all perfect.

    Thanks again

    Karen Goldberg

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  • February 2013

    Dear Katie,

    Thank you so much for the care, attention and excellent service we received in arranging our daughter’s Bat Mitzvah party. From the initial planning meeting, through to the menu tasting and final meeting your friendly faultless communications and attention to detail resulted in the evening being a great success and a memory to cherish forever. Our friends and family are still saying what a wonderful evening they had and what a perfect venue we all enjoyed for our Simcha. We would highly recommend Beales of Hatfield to anyone for their special occasion.

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  • January 2013

    Sam Fidler - BM

    Hi Katie

    Both of the bar mitzvah parties went really well and our guests really enjoyed the food and service at the hotel.

    Please pass on our thanks to all involved, your staff were all very helpful.

    Kind Regards

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  • February 2012

    Dear Katie

    I am sorry it has taken so long to get back to you regarding our function. I hope you are well.

    Thank you so much for all your help in ensuring our B’nei Mitzvah for Benjaminand Ella went so smoothly. We received many comments from our guests on the high quality of the food and the efficient and unobtrusive service provided by your staff. The food was delicious and very well presented and all your staff were helpful . We really had a perfect evening and could not fault it in any way.

    Some guests even said it was the best party they had ever been to ( and that is from people who have probably been to too many of these occasions!)

    Your patience and flexibility were greatly appreciated, especially because of our large numbers and numbers of children. There was more than enough space for everyone and it was the perfect venue.

    Many thanks to you and your team


    Natasha Deitsch

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  • 24th October 2010


    I am sure that Charlotte and Jonathan will express their appreciation about their wedding when they return from their honeymoon.

    From our perspective, my wife and I want to say how much we appreciated the way in which the wedding arrangements were handled by the Hotel. I know that there have been a couple of changes in personnel since Charlotte first contacted the Hotel but have to say that the people involved have always been friendly, helpful and professional.

    On the day itself, you conducted the wedding event itself, from the reception through the meal and for the rest of the evening, in the same manner i.e. friendly, helpful and professional.

    All of the staff provided an excellent service; we were particularly impressed with the speed and efficiency shown when providing an alternative starter and main vegetarian meal for two of our guests; also the way in which the waitress waited to take away the packaging from the kosher meals.

    We are continuing to get feedback from our guests, all of it very positive and very impressed with the Hotel.

    Thanks and very best wishes.

    Laurie Lichman

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  • Sunday 6th June

    Dear All,

    I’m pleased to report that my client Stacy Green (mother of Elissa for Sunday’s Bat Mitzvah function) has advised she’d been very happy with the hotel & how the function had ran.

    Thank you to all of those who’d been on hand yesterday to oversee the arrangements with the outside caterer. Stacy is sure we had left a lasting impression with other guests which is fantastic.


    Amy Tregidgo
    Meetings & Events Sales Coordinator

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  • Hi Amy/Kieran

    I just thought I would drop you a line, to say how delighted we were with how Sunday went.

    You, Kieran and the whole team were very obliging and it was an absolute pleasure working with you all . Thank you for being so willing and pleasant to deal at every moment of the schedule and for ensuring the evening's complete success.

    Please also pass on our thanks to the chef, who produced a mouthwaterinly delicious feast!

    Warm Regards
    Carol Shama

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  • Dear Stacy,
    I know that we spoke on the phone yesterday but I also wanted to send you an email just to thank you for all of your hard work in making Charlie’s Bar-mitzvah such an amazing success.

    We had a fabulous evening. Everything ran like clockwork, the room looked fabulous and the food was delicious and many, many of our guests commented on how terrific it was.

    It was a pleasure dealing with you. You were really efficient and particularly patient, putting up with my many phone calls, particularly in the last few days before the event, putting my mind at rest each time.

    We will certainly be recommending the hotel as an ideal venue to friends looking for a perfect place for their functions.

    We wish you all the best of birth of your baby and thank you again for helping make our whole weekend so memorable.

    Bett Demby

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  • Hi Stacy

    Just wanted to say a big thank you to John and his team and everyone in the kitchen for all their hard work on Sunday. The Batmitzvah went really well and we have received dozens of compliments on the party atmosphere, food and the venue. I wouldn’t be surprised if some of our friends decided to hold their functions at Beales.

    Kind regards
    Hilary and Geoff Chaplin

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  • Hi All

    Re: Prince function on Saturday 10th January 2009

    I have just received a phone call from Sharon Prince who had her son's Bar mitzvah here on Saturday 10th January. She said everything was perfect, all her guests have been calling her saying how wonderful the evening was.
    Sharon has asked me pass on her thanks to John for looking after them so well, also Mike, the food was perfect. She will be sending a letter in to thank everyone.

    Thank you

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  • Thanks, never got to thank you personally for the Batmitzvah of Jessica, we really had a great day, thanks to your hard work Warmest Wishes


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