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The Highlander

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Upper Tilehouse St, Hitchin, England
01462454612
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Will be back

Really enjoyed the meal. Simple fare but very well done. Steak and ale pie and burger in our party. Decided to have a sweet. Very good, brownie and sticky date pudding excellent. Service good Will definitely visit again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Luton
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Really enjoyed the meal. Simple fare but very well done. Steak and ale pie and burger in our party. Decided to have a sweet. Very good, brownie and sticky date pudding excellent. Service good Will definitely visit again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

Stopped randomly on our way back from Edinburgh and it was very welcoming. The staff was very friendly, food was good and it was quite busy even if it's kind of 'no where'.

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England
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Lunch on a Thursday in July was reasonably busy, with about 15 to 20 people eating while I was there. I ordered the duck confit with sarlandaise potatoes with red wine sauce. It was excellent. It included a selection of mushrooms as part of the sauce. With it I had some of their beer. It was a heavy day so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great website. That's about all. Not sure where the French influence was?. Not offered specials only noticed them when we left. We had risotto it was ok. Our friends had sunday lunch. Meat so chewy they left most of it. Pointed this out to waitress but no comment.plate was piled high, swimming in gravy. Hmmmmmm. We declined dessert. On leaving... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We have been going to the monthly jazz nights here for the past 6 months. We always book a table as it is very popular. Food is consistently excellent with a good selection of dishes and a varied specials board. The atmosphere is always cordial and the service is good. There is an outside seating area and in winter a... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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