Hunter Herald 8 stove

Overall Rating:

4 flames

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Hunter Herald 8 stove

The Hunter Herald 8 stove is available with a high canopy, low canopy or with a flat top.
The Herald 8 comes as a wood burning model or as a multi fuel and can be fitted with a backboiler.

There is a double sided version of the Herald 8 available as well.

Technical Data
  • Height: 624mm
  • Width: 635mm
  • Depth: 434mm
  • Flue Diameter: 150mm
  • Fuel: Multi fuel
  • Efficiency: 78.9%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 3.5 flames
Quality of finish 4 flames
Value for money 4 flames
Ease of use 4 flames
Ease of lighting 4.5 flames
Firebox size 4 flames
How well does the airwash work 3.5 flames
Controllability 3.5 flames
Handle operation 3.5 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 3.5 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames

Most Recent Review

Most Popular Review

  • Alright

    Charles 5 years ago

    We have been living with one of these since Nov 2003. It only stays in with coal, and then only sometimes. It runs two double rads only. We have had some very cold nights with this stove. The... []

    Stove expert replied: This sounds like a MK1 Pre CE Hunter and they have since updated their baffle plate design.

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

More reviews for Hunter Herald 8 stove (page 1 of 3)

  • If your stove with back boiler not heating as expected then read this!

    Polly H 7 months ago

    We bought the Herald 8 with wrap around boiler for our old cottage to replace expensive LPG. The stove was installed to spec and connected up to our existing (modern) radiators. Like many of... []

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Fabulous Fire

    Linda Hughes 8 months ago

    I bought my Hunter Herald 8 3 years ago and it was the best money I ever spent as it heats my through lounge 13' x 28' plus my conservatory 9' x11' we use smokeless coal and logs, yes, it does... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Double sided Hunter Herald 8 Stove

    Catherine Teahan 9 months ago

    We bought the double sided stove for an old cottage we are renovating, thinking it would work great between the sitting and dining rooms. This is a very small area, but this stove just does... []

    Stove expert replied: This stove should be able to produce a good heat output. Is the flue lined? What size flue is being used and what is the height? Is there a reasonable gap round the stove sides (150mm either side)and top (300mm)? If the stove is in a tight place then the heat will be absorbed by the surrounding material and not radiate freely into the room space. What fuel are you burning? Try smokeless fuel if the stove is a multifuel or if a woodburner only then timber with a moisture content of less than 20%. Is there an air brick in the room? I would recommend getting the installation checked as there may be something that has been missed preventing this stove from producing the heat it should,.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Hunter stove Herald 8

    Catherine Greenough one year ago

    After a lot of discussion with Hunters and the supplier and trading standard's I had another fitted in February of 2014. Low and behold the same thing happened again waiting now to hear the... []

    Stove expert replied: Rope seals can be easily re-attached to the stove and the glue for this should be supplied normally by the supplier / Hunter under warranty if a failure occurs so soon after installation.

    Overall rating:

    2.5 flames

  • Good Value, good controls

    Ben Bazli one year ago

    I bought a Hunter 8 Slimline in 2013 with recommendation from an installer friend, it is great value for money, gives a lot heat to all rooms in a bungalow, and a clear view of the fire as... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Unhappy with stove

    Kevin Bien one year ago

    bought this stove by mistake had a yeoman years ago and the graphics and lettering are very similar wish I hadn't. 1.blowback of smoke when opening doors. 2. rear flu position is next to useless had to change to top. 3. poor quality glass heat cracking after a month. 4. impossible to remove baffle plate like the crypton factor to get it back in. 5. customer service terrible. 6. rude staff on phone. 7. top air was misaligned when shut down leaked on left side... []

    Stove expert replied: 1. Perhaps you need an anti down draught cowl on the flue or more air in the room to solve this problem as it is not the stove at fault but the flue system / installation. This should be investigated further. 2. A rear flue option should not cause any problem if the flue draw is adequate and you have not exceeded the max length of 150mm, it may not suit your situation but having the option gives more flexibility. 3. Glass can crack at any time and as it had been in tact for a month would not imply a faulty product. 4. Internal components do usually require a knack to remove and re-install, if it is undertaken on a monthly basis (as suggested) you should become more familiar with finding the easiest wasy to undertake this proceedure. 5 and 6. Unsure if you had poor customer service from the company you purchased the stove from or from the Manufacturer. 6. If the air wash is misaligned then this should be covered under warranty and should be taken up with the supplier.

    Overall rating:

    2 flames

  • Hunter Herald 8 Double Sided Multi-fuel Stove

    Kris Mercer one year ago

    It was fitted in the fireplace between an old kitchen dinner (12' x 23') and a new extension (11.5' x 17'with a 16' vaulted ceiling) It kept both rooms toastie and once you get the hang of... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Great stove for French house

    Simon Igo 2 years ago

    We had an inbuilt French stove but it did not effectively warm our small farm house; based on cost and recommendation we opted for a HH8. It was easy to start and very quickly produced a good... []

    Stove expert replied: Rope seals should be checked at least annually when the routine maintenance is undertaken. It is important that these remain in a good state so that the stove can worked effectively and efficiently. Also check the glass gaskets, locking mechanisms, lines and baffle / throat plate and replace as necessary to insure longevity of the stove.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Hunter 8

    V. Webb 3 years ago

    We bought our Hunter multifuel stove 5 months ago and we wouldn't buy another. We were told it would heat our entire downstairs, 2 large reception rooms, a large hall and kitchen. Whilst our... []

    Stove expert replied: A room heater is what it says and if there is only a door way between spaces then the radiant heat to this space may not be that great. It will obviously raise the temperature but may not be man enough for full heating. Open plan spaces are much easier to heat from one appliance.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

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