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Upper Tilehouse St, Hitchin, England
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Highlander

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Alan017
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The staff are so friendly, welcoming and professional, whilst making you feel like you're number one priority. The food is great and never disappoints, and the specials are a real treat. The Highlander is a great place to have a drink and hold events/celebrations also. I highly recommend it.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Reading the other reviews we had high hopes for this place, yet here's my take: Service - although one of the waiters was great (charming, polite etc), the old lady serving there was very rough around the edges, clearly sees customers as a hindrance. I don't care if she's busy she shouldn't make us feel like second class citizens. She... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The Highlander is a cute little pub just outside of Hitchin town. The staff are lovely and very attentive to it's customers, the food was delicious and the dinning room in which we were seated for our meal was really rustic and small which was a nice touch, very cosy. I'd reccomnend this place to anyone. They have a lovely... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My husband and I went here for dinner recently after reading about it in a guide book. The pub was lively and seemed to have a good atmosphere. The staff were pleasant and the service good, even though the pub was busy. The only let down was the food my husband picked. He started with the crab which he was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Have eaten here on numerous occasions. Like the rustic setting and mismatched chairs and tables. As well as the menu there is a selection of chefs specials which have always been spot on.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

Popped in for lunch with family including two very young grandsons. Clearly, children are welcome and well looked after. A very friendly staff took our order and the food arrived after a short time. Excellent food representing good value. Much better than many pubs visited in the past. Would not hesitate to visit again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Upper Tilehouse St, Hitchin, England
  • 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?