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The Highlander

Upper Tilehouse St, Hitchin, England
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Ranked #20 of 120 restaurants in Hitchin
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Salisbury
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Good quality food in pleasant surroundings with attentive staff. Not a large menu but interesting dishes - not bog standard pub grub.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I have been here a couple of times and have thoroughly enjoyed the food, the personal service and the general ambiance & vibe especially during their festivals or music evenings. My partner recommends the duck!

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

Good food, from a decent menu and daily specials. The fish curry was good, and the steak and ale pie was nice too. Reasonably priced with good portions and service. Local ales, well kept.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Been here loads of times. Love the food love the service love the price. We visit about once a month. Never had a bad meal. Such a great price for the quality of food. Highly recommend. If your planning on going friday/saturday book as it gets very busy

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Lovely little English-Scottish-French pub restaurant. Very relaxing atmosphere and a quite location outside the town centre. Excellent food, ranging from pub food to french cuisine. Real local ales and good selection of beers and wines. Prices very good. Like to go there for no special occasions.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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206 reviews 206 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Great family lunch again in this pleasant, friendly pub. Very relaxing atmosphere and delicious food. Steak and ale pie was lovely as was the sausage and chips. 3 sausages of excellent quality. Very accommodating (we telephoned to say we were going to be for our reserved table and they kindly kept the kitchen open for us). Friendly staff and reasonable... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Had Mother's Day lunch with the family. Great starter of dressed crab then Tartiflette for us grow ups and scampi and chips for kids. Real ales were great and good wine selection. Puddings were fab. Nice atmosphere and service. Will definitely go back.

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Braughing, Ware United Kingdom
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235 reviews 235 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

This is the second time visiting the Highlander and no disappointment here. Their website is not always up to date so I recommend a call. Excellent real ales and a traditional Hertfordshire pub with roaring fire on a cold spring evening. The barman is delightful and welcoming and knowledgable of both food and the beer and wine. The four of... More

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I have been a customer of the Highlander for over 15 years - when it was a 300 year old pub (and a Free House ) offering a small range of good quality pub meals (example - sausage and chips) to the present time when it retains the bar and furnishings of that era but is now very upmarket in... More

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Hitchin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Had lunch here - friendly service, local beer and food not bad at all. But why oh why do people not use decent bread for their sandwiches? Such a small thing but a nice steak sandwich and chips isn't the same with pre cut sliced bread (Hovis style), such a simple thing but makes such a difference! On a positive... More

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