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The Fox

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International, Pub
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Luton Road, Harpenden AL5 3QE, England
+44 (0)1582 713817
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 41
    Poor
  • 32
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food but service was poor

The good points Food was excellent and priced well. Wine list ticked the boxes and wine fell into the £15 to £30 range. We had a nice Gavi for £25 The pub was well laid out and had nice outdoor seating. Staff were polite The bad Although the waiting staff were friendly, the delivery of the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
Tony B
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The good points Food was excellent and priced well. Wine list ticked the boxes and wine fell into the £15 to £30 range. We had a nice Gavi for £25 The pub was well laid out and had nice outdoor seating. Staff were polite The bad Although the waiting staff were friendly, the delivery of the meals was very poor.... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The gastro pub has a lovely atmosphere but the service needs to improve greatly. We were sharing a platter when our main meals arrived, not good. The waitress did not know what to do when we said we did not want our meals yet as we had not finished our platter. We asked for water that never arrived and some... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I think, in its head, the Fox thinks it's an amazing gastro pub. In truth, it is good but not brilliant, the staff aren't that well trained, a few are great, a few are lovely but a few are super rude! The food is good without ever really impressing and the decor is inoffensive and a little bland. In fairness,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Visited on a not particularly busy Saturday evening (not our first visit - but our last) Greeted by a disinterested barperson who obviously thought serving customers drinks was beneath him. We asked to defer taking our table for half an hour as we'd like to enjoy a drink in the bar - reluctantly they agreed. Food average quality - I... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Having just moved to the area we had heard much about this place; we went away surprised and disappointed. We arrived about 6pm, and were placed on a table in the draught by the doorway, despite us continually asking and being promised that the door would be closed, it wasn't. We were freezing when we left - a bit like... More 

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Huge car park which used the resemble the surface of the moon, but has recently been extensively repaired. Staff are friendly enough. The food is excellent and of top quality however the menu is limited. The staff are quick enough to take your order but service is very slow. The wait for meals is magnified for large parties who are... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Awful food, scallops were terrible, meat was inedible. They took the scallops off the final bill. Nice place, shame the food has gone seriously down hill. Wont return.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

Went with my wife and son. Ordered two chicken and one roast beef. Meals arrived very quickly and were luke warm. Complained and were promised FRESH, hot meals. Got original food MICROWAVED but still only just hot, but missing food that was on plate first time round. Complained again and missing items brought seperately. All in all shambolic and very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Went on Saturday we did sit out side as the weather was beautiful, at first I thought we wouldn't get any service but we did and full service it was. The waitress was lovely, the food was good apart from my bread was burnt on the crab starter, I think a member of management team brought the dish out and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Took family for early dinner and although love going to The Fox for a drink it proved again why we had not eaten there for ages. Bar snacks menu disappeared for some reason. Ordered steak 28 day ribeye which was poor cut of beef full of gristle which for £22 was poor to say the least. Kids ordered pizza whilst... More 

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Additional Information about The Fox

Address: Luton Road, Harpenden AL5 3QE, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1582 713817
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Harpenden
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 57 - 57
Cuisine: International, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Luton Road, Harpenden AL5 3QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Harpenden
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1582 713817

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 57 - 57
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: International, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 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?