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The Fox at Willian

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Willian Village, Willian SG6 2AE , England
01462 480233
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Gastro Pub with the best food in the whole area.
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 151
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wow must come again

I have had friends and work colleagues praise this restaurant. So first visit comprised haddock, lamb and brownie, all first rate with excellent table service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Peter H
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Baldock, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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327 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Baldock, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I have had friends and work colleagues praise this restaurant. So first visit comprised haddock, lamb and brownie, all first rate with excellent table service.

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Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Having lived in the area for years, I had never been to The Fox until now, and what a pleasant surprise. Fantastic food in simple yet quality surroundings, with very friendly attentive and efficient staff. The bill at the end of the meal wasn't bad either..

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

What a great gastro pub! Modern looking pub/ restaurant, friendly service and amazing food! Great selection of food, big portions, just the best food I have had for a while. Will be going back soon!

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Letchworth, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Very easy going yet professional and cheerful staff Menu now on clauses dairy free options - very helpful Lovely free mint tea on request A lovely end to a lovely Easter weekend

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Stotfold
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The Fox is a top notch gastro pub, it won the award as best gastro pub in the area. It's excellant in every way food , alcohol, service. You must book we went on a bank holiday, it was full but that didn't effect anything the whole experience was superb

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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Have eaten here a few times some years ago, and went back again, twice during this trip. Good pub, good food, ok service, pleasant enough staff. Mostly have to serve yourself, order at the bar, drinks, and food, staff are busy, and don't really clear tables until 100% necessary, that's the only complaint, as for the food..... We had tempura... More 

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Letchworth, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is one of our local Gastropubs and the only one that deserves the name in my humble opinion. The service is great, the place is clean and tidy, the food is locally sourced. I have never had any food at the Fox that I was unhappy to pay for or felt I could do better at home.

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Hertfordshire
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Probably our most local great restaurant - visited here for our twins 21st birthday meal - the food was excellent and different. There was plenty of choice and I like that the food is seasonal and that the menu changes regularly so whenever we eat here, we always have a different choice. The service was excellent and that food for... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We visited here last night and it was a memorable experience. Great service, lovely food. The steak was amazing. Second time we have been and the standards just get better.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We had heard a lot about this restaurant, how good it was etc, however, one always considers personal opinions sceptically prior to gaining direct experience. I should not have worried. Fantastic. I had previously advised them that the dinner was to celebrate a birthday and had turned down the offer of a cake. We were shown to the table (previously... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Willian Village, Willian SG6 2AE , England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Willian
  • Phone Number: 01462 480233

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Gastro Pub with the best food in the whole area.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?