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The Fox & Hounds - Harlestone

Harlestone Road | Lower Harlestone, Northampton NN7 4EW , England
+44 1604 821251
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Ranked #95 of 394 Restaurants in Northampton
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: An idyllic retreat set in beautiful country house-style surroundings, The Fox & Hounds serves a menu of gourmet European recipes. Trained in high-class cookery schools in Spain and Italy, the chefs bring a wealth of experience, and demonstrate knowledge of a breadth of classic and complex cooking techniques. Partnering with Rothschild wine merchants, guests can choose a bottle from the well-stocked cellar.
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English first
United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Dropped everything and went for surprise lunch with friends. Ordered a steak sandwich with chips. Enjoyed a nice drink and fun conversation. Pub (a Mitchell & Butler managed house) was not busy. Food arrived in good time. Asked for ketchup & mayo. After a while had to go to kitchen and ask again. Steak was dreadful. Full of fat and... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have visited many times in the past for dinner and lunch times. We had booked on this occasion yet when we had arrived there was an issue over waiting for 2 tables to be put together. On booking they had said that we would be under time pressure as they had a party coming in. Having said that they... More

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leicestershire
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We are regular visitors here and once again had a delicious meal from the winter menu! The pigs cheeks with black pudding mash was scrumptious and the beef and ale pie excellent . Thanks once again!

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

I came here looking for great food, great atmosphere and great service and that is exactly what I got. I came with my dear lady to celebrate her birthday, my first minor disappointment was on arrival they had no record of my booking, good job I had the text confirmation on my phone. Not a problem though as we were... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Although the food was good (but expensive we spent over £135.00) we were very disappointed to be asked to vacate our table at 9.30 and go to the bar (which was cold and noisy) so that another party could sit down to order. We were celebrating a birthday and so the evening came to an early end! It would be... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We went to The fox and hounds for a friends birthday. We booked on the day so had to wait a bit longer for a table and although we had grumbly tummies by the time we got to the table a complimentary bread basket soon sorted that. We had a phenomenal evening. The food was amazing, we each had a... More

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Tenchi_Jay, Manager at The Fox & Hounds - Harlestone, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a lovely review of us. We're so glad you enjoyed your friend's birthday meal here and that everything was appreciated so well. Good news, the Pork Belly is back on the menu so we'll look forward to seeing to again soon! Kind regards, - Jamie Assistant Manager More

Northampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is not "pub grub" but proper restaurant meals. The dishes are extremely tasty and well presented. The staff are helpful and efficient. There is a pleasant mix of contemporary décor in a period building. They have excellent meal deals. Being really picky the negative I should say about this restaurant is that it is quite a hike to get... More

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Tenchi_Jay, Manager at The Fox & Hounds - Harlestone, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of us. Yes I'm afraid our toilets won't be moving any closer but it's wonderful you appreciate the quality restaurant side of the Fox & Hounds. It's great to hear you enjoyed all aspects. Thank you again! - Jamie Assistant Manager More

Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My boyfriend and I visited one Sunday evening for my birthday. We have been a couple of times prier to this and both times the food has been exceptional. We love the camembert so had this as a starter on all 3 occasions and couldn't fault it. We both had the beef roast dinners, what initially didn't turn out to... More

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Tenchi_Jay, Manager at The Fox & Hounds - Harlestone, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. As you mentioned we do aim to reflect the value with the quality and presentation but also the service and atmosphere. It's nice to know you're returning guests and we'll see you again soon! - Jamie Assistant Manager More

Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Visited for Sunday lunch. We have eaten here before and have always been impressed with the courtesy and attentiveness of the staff. The restaurant has a good ambiance, is well laid out offering cosy corners and even the tables in the centre of the room offer some privacy. Very rustic, wooden pictures of game birds on the walls, wooden tables... More

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Tenchi_Jay, Manager at The Fox & Hounds - Harlestone, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Fox & Hounds. It's great to hear you enjoyed your visit and we'll look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards, - Jamie Assistant Manager More

fareham
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We discovered this pub by accident, did not have a reservation but the very helpful staff fitted us in. We were very pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food which although a mite expensive was well cooked. We want to make a special mention of our waitress, Kate, who was very attentive and good fun.

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Tenchi_Jay, Manager at The Fox & Hounds - Harlestone, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed not only the quality of our food but the quality of our service. Kate also appreciates your comments. Thank you again and we hope to see you back again soon! - Jamie at The Fox & Hounds More

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Address: Harlestone Road | Lower Harlestone, Northampton NN7 4EW , England
Phone Number: +44 1604 821251
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton

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