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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
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 120
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 41
    Poor
  • 33
    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
sufficient; let down by poor service

Service in the bar was friendly but they got the drinks order wrong. Service in the restaurant was functional and varied – I was pleased they didn’t add a service charge to the bill. The food was generally good though my fat chips were only warm and soggy. Wine by the glass was good. It wasn’t... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
SeriousTraveller01
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London
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  • Special occasions
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Service and food was terrible however the manager did understand and waived the bill, including all wine and drinks.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Service in the bar was friendly but they got the drinks order wrong. Service in the restaurant was functional and varied – I was pleased they didn’t add a service charge to the bill. The food was generally good though my fat chips were only warm and soggy. Wine by the glass was good. It wasn’t obvious if there was... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We went for a family birthday lunch back in Feb with 2 small children. Our waitress was an absolute star and really looked after us, the service is still great which I was pleased to see. However the food was a little disappointing, the roast just wasn't up to scratch and the portion sizes were poor for the price. I've... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Visited the fox with a friend for a meal. Food was very good, service was also very good. Girl that was serving us very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Only downside is that the manager was very visibly shouting at her staff to do their jobs properly. Maybe do that in the back rather than in front of paying... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I visited here with a group of work colleagues. Service was a bit stilted, but food was lovely. Good portion sizes and the warm chocolate brownie was amazing

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Harpenden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Have been to the Fox on a number of occasions because of being local. It always has a good ambiance and is always popular. Good place to take business clients for lunch and also for a first date with a partner. These are the pluses. Downside is that food and drinks are overpriced and not particularly good value for money.... More 

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We visited here as a group of 10 for a Sunday lunch! All of us had three courses and it was delicious! The service was great and food superb! Can not fault it! Very reasonably priced and a great atmosphere! Will definitely be visiting again!

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Often visit here as a 'treat', love the food especially the Crab, Chorizo and Prawn Linguine in the Chilli tomatoe sauce, beautiful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Visited here for a family meal on a busy Saturday evening. Service was ok: served my different people at different times but didn't find service poor as other reviews indicate. Food was great quality and a great selection on the menu - a really enjoyable meal all round. Staff friendly and polite. Would return.

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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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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?