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The Fox

$$$$
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: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 122
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 43
    Poor
  • 34
    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
Very average!

Easy parking, good interior and friendly staff - but positives stop there. What you have is typical pub chain food, nothing that is locally sourced, nothing that is "very good". There is a large menu and there are specials. I had squid but was it squid or just batter - there was no real taste... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
linskitours
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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English first
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Easy parking, good interior and friendly staff - but positives stop there. What you have is typical pub chain food, nothing that is locally sourced, nothing that is "very good". There is a large menu and there are specials. I had squid but was it squid or just batter - there was no real taste or flavour; slow cooked pork... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My wife was told that this might be a reasonable place to eat as we were in the area. First impressions were promising - nice location and good looking pub with friendly staff. However, the food somewhat let the whole experience down. the fish and chips were not what should be offered by a place trying to impress. The Beer-battered... More 

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I regularly visit the Fox as the food is restaurant quality as opposed to a lot of the local pub/restaurants in the area. The bar area is great to relax in and the cocktails are second to none. Always a great variety on the menu and the staff are so welcoming. I recommend the halloumi! On a couple of occasions,... More 

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Regularly use this restaurant for business meetings, as is handy location just outside Harpenden. Menu is good and varied, and food always arrives well cooked. Does get busy at lunchtimes so wait times can be a bit longer, but that is to be expected. Staff appear use to handling busy shifts and it shows.

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We ate at the fox last night with some good friends, the beer is great, the service at the table was OK but the food was not worth the price they charge. We were looking forward to the Sunday roast but it was sold out by 7.30pm so I ordered the Casterbridge 28 day aged rib-eye steak, I asked for... More 

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went for lunch yesterday sat 29th. My steak sandwich & sweet potato fries were cold, limp & over cooked. No problem, we will replace them... My fries were just reheated & burnt. But then, im about to cut my sandwich in half & I hear "NO MUM, STOP" There is what looks like a centipede crawling over my Rocket leaves..... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We visited on august 16th, the service was excellent and the food was extremely good, both in taste and presentation . Can't wait to revisit!

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A very enjoyable lunch with good service and a good selection of food on the set lunch menu. It is great value for money.

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Herts
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275 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Very pleasant interior and atmosphere - certainly the best aspect. Part of a group, we were asked not to go to the bar to order drinks...sounds good...but then, when the drinks came it was a mixed affair. Lime and soda water was Lime, ice, and possible some soda water. It was so strong it was undrinkable. Behind the bar, award... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The menu sounded great but the taste and presentation was poor, salad was not fresh and definetly not worth the price paid Service was good, lovely ambiance , shame the food wasnt good

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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
  • 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?