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The Fox at Willian

Willian Village, Willian SG6 2AE , England
01462 480233
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Willian
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Gastro Pub with the best food in the whole area.
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74% Recommend
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Lovely country pub and good beer. Bar meals are great the restaurant is la carte and very very nice. Good value for money. Lovely setting with large beer garden, parking a bit tight at peak times. Easy for locals to walk to and great as a base if you want to walk the Letchworth Garden City Greenway.

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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I have been to the Fox dozens of times but this is my first review. In all these visits I never had a bad experience. Food is great, staff is friendly and location is perfect. The quality of the products is fantastic, this is the best place for oysters. Seafood in general is amazing. I think I have tried pretty... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We went for a special occasion after lunch at Frankie and Benny's in Bedford. Why didn't we go back to Frankie & Benny's? While the experience at F&B's is what it is i.e. a franchise, at least the staff were polite and not patronising. The menu at The Fox is false, with pretentious dishes on offer at exaggerated prices. Service... More

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Baldock, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We've had a love/hate relationship with The Fox historically and I'm pleased to say we're back to LOVING it! Today we visited for lunch in the bar (we can take our dog), both had the roast (beef and chicken for my partner), followed by the baked chocolate cheesecake. Couldn't fault it and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to anyone.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

...despite the demands of being a rather good restaurant - which I very much like to see. Too many 'gastro-pubs' merely pay lip-service to the pub aspect. Five real ales on, and not excessively priced: Dukeries Brewery's A Ray Of Sunshine was particularly excellent. In fact all the drinks were pretty reasonably priced for an establishment of this ambience. However... More

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Herts, UK
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

There are not many places you can recommend to others with confidence. Well this is one of those places. Usually I eat in the bar where the menu is virtually the same as the restaurant. Sometimes I venture into the restaurant which combines professional efficiency with a sense of intimacy. I do like the fact they don't crowd as many... More

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Visited the Fox today for lunch at 1pm and we were rather surprised to see that the main restaurant empty apart from one very loud family party. We were greeted by a very young waitress who told us to sit anywhere we liked so we choose a table by the window. “You can’t sit there she said. We then choose... More

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ACInns, Guest Relations Manager at The Fox at Willian, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit, your feedback is incredibly valuable to us as a business. Sincere apologies for the misunderstanding and lack of communication on the part of our staff, the issues have been addressed at all levels. Please accept our apologies that our usual high standards of welcome and service fell short on... More

Letchworth, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Visited this pub after many good reviews and more than impressed great service, fantastic food. Will definitely be going back.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Having visited The Fox many years ago, I was aware of its reputation and also had heard very good things from friends and so when I had the opportunity to visit again I was looking forward to my meal. We went during a lunch service and although the menu was all very tempting, I went with the burger which had... More

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Top Contributor
337 reviews 337 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner at The Fox and we really enjoyed this gastro pub. The food was excellent (don't miss the desserts). The service was great i.e. very efficient and extremely friendly. The prices were OK for the quality.

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