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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 - 11:00 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: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Gastro Pub with the best food in the whole area.

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  • 168
    Excellent
  • 103
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 29
    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
Great vibe & fantastic service

Went on a Thursday night and the car park was full, always a good sign. We were a little early so a waitress took us to the bar and gave us menus. Lots of customers eating food in the bar area and it all smelt good. Within 10 mins, our waitress came back to us and took us to our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
BlueGunnerGirl
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Fox at Willian never fails to deliver! A seasonal menu and locally sourced, served in a welcoming and tastefully decorated modern restaurant or bar area. The staff are young, enthusiastic, polite and welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. I tried the Butternut squash and wild mushroom risotto followed by Pimms jelly and cucumber sorbet- amazing and delicious! http://www.foxatwillian.co.uk/

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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Lovely food, friendly service, unusual things to try but nothing outrageous that is likely to offend. Beautifully presented, great staff. Our waitress was perfect, friendly, funny and attentive without being intrusive. Our 3 meals were all delicious. Shared a starter ham hock, small beautifully decorated portions although they do have crisps and olives on the table and bring fresh baked... More 

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ACInns, General Manager at The Fox at Willian, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind recommendation and so pleased you enjoyed a relaxed dining experience with us at The Fox. Do hope we see you again very soon. More 

Hitchin, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Went on a Thursday night and the car park was full, always a good sign. We were a little early so a waitress took us to the bar and gave us menus. Lots of customers eating food in the bar area and it all smelt good. Within 10 mins, our waitress came back to us and took us to our... More 

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ACInns, General Manager at The Fox at Willian, responded to this review

So pleased you had a joyous occasion whilst dining with us at The Fox and so good for the staff to read that they are going a good job. Thank you from the team. We hope to welcome you again very soon. More 

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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The food was great, very tasty and well presented with a wide range of choices on the menu. It wasn't too expensive and the service was good too. Would highly recommend

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ACInns, General Manager at The Fox at Willian, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review and recommendation. Our creative chef aways some up trumps with his locally sourced produce and great presentation. Really look forward to welcoming you again very soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Given the reviews I was expecting more. I had the beef and ale pie that had very little beef and a lot of fat. The desserts were "experimental". Another restaurant trying too hard. Decor was bland.

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ACInns, General Manager at The Fox at Willian, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to The Fox. All comments are welcomed and discussed. We do hope to see you again. More 

Letchworth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Wonderful family meal with great food , wonderfully cooked and presented. Really enjoyed people enjoying good food. Small gripes were three dishes being unavailable from the menu, the wrong glasses for the wine and a slowness in service at the start of the evening (they were busy so understandable)

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ACInns, General Manager at The Fox at Willian, responded to this review

As you ay, its a busy time of year, but our usually high standards should not have slipped. Please accept our sincere apologies. Your comments have been noted and discussed and this should not happen again. More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Awesome meal possibly best in UK over past three weeks Rick Stein included. Guinea fowl & Pork belly & cheek

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ACInns, General Manager at The Fox at Willian, responded to this review

WOW to be compared with Rick Stein gives us great pleasure, thank you for your very kind review. Come back and see us soon. More 

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Watch the bill. Ordered some good food and some slightly different salads. Have to order at the bar do don't get full service . On paying bill, checked receipt and all looked correct and prices tied in with menu. No service charge itemised at bottom of receipt so left a tip. Looking at receipt afterwards noticed a small note at... More 

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ACInns, General Manager at The Fox at Willian, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for pointing out the service charge dilemma. Unfortunately the receipt only allows one message at the bottom. We can confirm that you were not charged a service charge. The system has been rectified to allow the correct message. Thank you again for pointing this out and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Picture the scene. It's a Sunday, It's a warm sunny day in August and the beautiful local church next to The Fox pub is just chiming one ish. You arrive in a group of five on your bicycles as you are half way round the Greenway 13.2m route. You are thirsty and a little bit hungry so you sit in... More 

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ACInns, General Manager at The Fox at Willian, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write an in depth review of your recent visit to The Fox. Sincere apologies, as you say this should not have happened and we are so disappointed that you did not receive our usual high standard of service. Your comments have been well and truly noted. More 

Hertfordshire
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I went to this restaurant for dinner and was not disappointed. When we arrived we had pre dinner drinks in the bar and we're giving our menu to view. Once in the restaurant we were served straight away. Each course was amazing,we had all three. The staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble - we will be... More 

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ACInns, General Manager at The Fox at Willian, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review very good for the team to know they are 'hitting the spot'. Look forward to welcoming you again very soon. 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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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