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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
Closed now
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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
  • 143
    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
Handy. place to stop for a meal

This is a very convenient place to stop for a meal if you are travelling between London and Norfolk. It is in a very pretty location. We recently stopped for lunch. Our impressions were that the staff were friendly. The service was not particularly quick but reasonable. Our meal was really tasty if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
Adam181
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Dereham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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319 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I came here for Sunday lunch, following recommendations and the pubs reputation. There was no room in the restaurant (reserved tables), so we sat comfortably in the bar area. Husband had the lamb roast dinner, I had a salmon fillet on a seafood risotto (prawns and mussels). My saffron risotto was really delicious, my salmon just a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

For that special local steak, or fresh sea food prepared and presented with flair The Fox stands heads above the competition. Fabulous service . Friends who have dined with us repeatedly comment on the sea food particularly. Set in a quaint village its the perfect place for a formal dinner or a casual bar meal . Word of warning ….do... More 

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Hitchin, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Once again a beautiful meal at the fox. Staff very polite and attentive, food excellent. Will be returning very soon. We have never had a bad meal here. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a good meal. Menu is varied with plenty of choice including specials. Atmosphere was good although we had booked an early table at 6.30pm... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I went with my family for a Sunday lunch and we were very dissapointed with the roast, the lamb was very fattey and we had to request Yorkshire puddings as they didn't come with it. You got very little vegetables and we felt it was expensive for what it was.

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Dereham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This is a very convenient place to stop for a meal if you are travelling between London and Norfolk. It is in a very pretty location. We recently stopped for lunch. Our impressions were that the staff were friendly. The service was not particularly quick but reasonable. Our meal was really tasty if a little pretentious. This was perhaps reflected... More 

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We took Grandma for a special birthday treat and could not be more pleased. The restaurant was well laid out. I am always impressed when the tables are not piled on top of each other. The staff were attentive, but not too obvious - allowing us to spend a lovely evening as a family. Now the food - truly delightful.... More 

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East Anglia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Excellent boozer in the real sense. Saturday afternoon, six nations, pints of very good Wherry, a genuine crack through out the bar. Bliss.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We went to the Fox for the first time after having said for well over two years that we should go there. Delighted not to be disappointed! It probably wasn't the best of times to go there right in the middle of a very lively Six Nations game, which meant that the volume in the pub was probably a bit... 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?