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The Highlander

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Upper Tilehouse St, Hitchin, England
01462454612
Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 67
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 6
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A truly lovely evening for a group of 16.

We were looking for a venue for a joint 50th birthday meal for around 16 people from our choir. The Highlander Pub turned out to be exactly what we would have wished for. Friendly pub, with outside area for pre-dinner drinks, soul use of a comfortable room, excellent food, drinks from the bar... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Ruth C
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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English first
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a venue for a joint 50th birthday meal for around 16 people from our choir. The Highlander Pub turned out to be exactly what we would have wished for. Friendly pub, with outside area for pre-dinner drinks, soul use of a comfortable room, excellent food, drinks from the bar, really good value for money and we... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

I booked here so that my family could meet up and talk at a reunion dinner in very pleasant surrounding and experience very good food I menu was good and the dishes of the day offered a wide choice to pick from. The staff were polite and accommodating

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Harpenden
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I was very pleasantly surprised by The Highlander. Not much to look at from the outside, and I have passed it many times. But, invited by a friend, I was impressed with the atmosphere and by the excellent and interesting menu. Service was excellent, and we had a most enjoyable lunchtime meeting.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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143 reviews 143 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

First Tues of the month is Jazz night. Now I'm not a massive jazz fan, but it was the perfect combination for a very nice evening out. The food is brilliant and there's a really good choice too. Specials board increased the options. I had a very tasty pork pate with pistachio and orange with salad and warm rustic bread.... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We were invited by friends and had a great time. Excellent food. The fish was on the specials list! Good service. A bit noisy - but its a pub after all...

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Luton, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Billed as an Anglo French restaurant, but more Anglo than French in my opinion. That said, I am not and never have been a lover of the Sunday roast, so I was more than happy to indulge my French side (the surname Humphrey is of Norman origin after all). I had the goats cheese salad for starter which was delicious... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Always a pleasure to visit. Great evening specials and a really relaxed place to eat with high standards. A real pub with great food and atmosphere.

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Hitchin, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I can't recommend the Highlander highly enough. The food is great and Eric's french influence has a real impact in the kitchen. A fine range of ales, whiskey's and wines makes this one of my favourite places in Hitchin. Just a shame I don't get the opportunity to go as often as I'd like :(

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We booked here for our sons birthday as we had been before all be it two years ago and was pleased then. This time service was good and the choice looked exciting but when I received my beef bourginon with creamy mash, what a disappointment . It was just like a bland casserole, I would have been unhappy if I... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Had a really nice lunch with kids and friends. Nice choice on menu. Good service. Nice beer. Food great. Kids portions of normal menu. I had the lamb burger and it was great. Good choice of specials too for regulars

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Additional Information about The Highlander

Address: Upper Tilehouse St, Hitchin, England
Phone Number: 01462454612
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hitchin
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Upper Tilehouse St, Hitchin, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hitchin
  • Phone Number: 01462454612

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?