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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 - 12:00 am
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: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Gastro Pub with the best food in the whole area.

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Visitor rating
  • 158
    Excellent
  • 93
    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
Beautifully cooked food

Having visited the Fox previously for Sunday lunch this time we went for dinnerand we were not disappointed. Excellently cooked food with very good service at a fair price. One of our party was particularly pleased with the vegetarian option which she described as superb. The only reasons it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
billobe1
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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335 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hitchin, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We live fairly local (Stotfold) but not local enough to class as a regular. I'm jealous of the people in Willian. To celebrate our wedding anniversary, 20+yrs, we decided to have lunch. With the restaurants open and airy feel about it we couldn't have picked a better day. I had a quite amazing starter of chestnut gnocchi, squash, stilton puree... More 

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Having visited the Fox previously for Sunday lunch this time we went for dinnerand we were not disappointed. Excellently cooked food with very good service at a fair price. One of our party was particularly pleased with the vegetarian option which she described as superb. The only reasons it doesn't get five stars is the menu although excellent could offer... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We came to the Fox on recommendation from a friend as we don't live in the area. It was a slight risk and we wanted a special meal for my mum's birthday. We had a great evening everything was as you would wish for, from the first welcome at the restaurant and being shown to our table, the complementary crisps/olives... More 

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

Thank you from the team for your lovely review. So pleased we did you proud and catered for all your needs on your Mum's birthday. Hope you do come back again soon, we can't be that far away. Thank you again. More 

Letchworth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Whether it's the restaurant or a bar meal you won't be disappointed. we go about once a month for a bar meal and a few times a year for a family Sunday lunch. The food is excellent, the service prompt, especially in the restaurant. Great seafood, oysters and mussels fresh from Norfolk coast in season only - as it should... More 

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

As a regular visitor to the bar and restaurant we are especially pleased at your very positive comments. We are very proud of our North Norfolk fishermen connections, quite unusual in land locked Hertfordshire, but they always do us proud and great to get fish and shellfish so fresh. More 

Stevenage, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

6 of us ate at The Fox on Monday night and we all really enjoyed it. Have eaten here around a year ago (which was also very nice) and decided to come again for a birthday celebration. Pub / restaurant is nicely decorated. Menu had lots of variety and the food was very nice (lamb main course was great!) There's... More 

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

So please you and your friends enjoyed The Fox experience. We update our menus regularly to tempt you back. Hope to see you again very soon. More 

Stevenage, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We visited last weekend and the service and food was fantastic. We were the first to be seated early on a Saturday evening, but the restaurant was filled when we left so do book ahead. Our waitress was very friendly and gave good advice on the food, which was delicious and well presented. The menu changes regularly but there were... More 

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

Thank you from The Fox team, reviews like your are greatly received. Great to know that you enjoyed every aspect of your visit Look forward to welcoming you back very soon. More 

Watford, Herts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Found this place through the Michelin app and it didn't disappoint. Fantastic country pub at the front with a lovely restaurant at the back. The food is great, a little expensive but worth it overall.

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Letchworth Garden City
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Went for a birthday treat evening meal with my wife, From start to finish the meal and staff were excellent and could not be faulted in any way, Probably the best steak I have had. Not the cheapest but well worth it as a treat.

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Baldock, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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

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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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: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, 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?