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The Fox at Willian

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British, Pub, Bar
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Willian Village, Willian SG6 2AE, England
01462 480233
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only visited this pub for drinks, but received excellent and chatty service and a range of drinks on offer. The atmosphere was great for a summers afternoon and would like to return again for food. Lovely lovely pub!!

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Thank holiver4
ACInns, General Manager at The Fox at Willian, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely, lovely comments, really appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back for a meal next time. More 

chesterfield derbyshire
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of those restaurants that is not bad enough to complain about but not good enough to really enjoy. Our fish cakes were rubbery and swimming in "tomato soup" - if on display in Tescos they wouldnt sell any ! Mains of sea bass and pork were ok but would have been much better with simpler presentation. Coffee,brandy... More 

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Thank Rogerdurrant
ACInns, General Manager at The Fox at Willian, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at The Fox. So disappointed to read your comments, please accept our apologies for your disappointment. We do hope you will give us another try. More 

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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice a la carte restaurant but you have to book well in advance. The service is great. The bar food is pretty good too and the outside gardens are lovely. They often have beer festivals and live entertainment there. It is a very popular place to go. They allow dogs in the bar area and gardens.

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Thank Maxine C
ACInns, General Manager at The Fox at Willian, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review and so pleased you enjoyed the Fox experience. We do get busy, so good idea to book ahead if you can or as you say the bar menu is good too. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Letchworth, United Kingdom
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275 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to take some friends just arrived from the US for meal to welcome them to the UK. The food was very good, excellent steaks. The staff were pleasant and helpful although some gluten free bread was promised but did not materialise. The restaurant became increasingly busy and with it the noise levels ~ not helpful if you want... More 

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Thank andrewlgc
London
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The three of us met for a lunch on a monday and had a lovely couple of hours. The dining room is light and airy, with attentive staff and a seasonal menu. We didnt have starters, but the main meals were absolutely delicious and were well presented. I enjoyed chicken thighs with lemon thyme marinade, my friends enjoyed sausages and... More 

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Thank Sal2008
ACInns, General Manager at The Fox at Willian, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review, always good to see friends meeting up and enjoying a good lunch. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. More 

Baldock, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Turned up early for our meal and decided to have drink in the bar. Very nice friendly local atmosphere. Helped, perhaps by the fact we knew a couple of people drinking there. We went to our table and were treated so well. The young staff are very professional and friendly. The food was absolutlely first class. Treat yourself and pay... More 

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Thank SteveSG7
ACInns, General Manager at The Fox at Willian, responded to this review

Thank you from the team for your 'first class' review and so pleased you enjoyed The Fox experience. We hope to see you again very soon. More 

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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch en route to a funeral, so not the best of days. That said the venue provided a hassle free light and airy atmosphere to lighten the mood along with a respectable selection from the menu. I enjoyed a good aged steak, but goodness me, the risotto was worth going back for! Just perfect. All plates were left... More 

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Thank AVLAW
ACInns, General Manager at The Fox at Willian, responded to this review

Thank you for describing us an 'above average chic eatery'. We strive to appeal to all and hope we see you again in the future. More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit, Beautiful restaurant, Fantastic food, Great service! Went on Friday, will be back as soon as I can. Best cheesecake I have ever eaten....EVER!

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Thank Peggy W
ACInns, General Manager at The Fox at Willian, responded to this review

Thank you for your 'fantastic' review, it means a lot to The Fox team. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon. More 

Herts
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Visited today as a treat.The starters, main and dessert were all delicious and thoroughly enjoyed by us both. The staff were exceptional and could not have been more attentive, they are a credit to this restaurant. Everything about our visit was great and we felt very spoilt and pampered. We will visit again. Thank you to all staff.

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Thank Lou09Herts
ACInns, General Manager at The Fox at Willian, responded to this review

Thank you for your 'excellent' review and thank you from The Fox team for being such great customers. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Letchworth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Found this amazing place by accident went to view a house and Googled nearby restuarants and the Fox came up so we booked. ..completely blown away with the menu everything was fantastic have been back since and again it was fab took some friends that live in Berkhampstead they loved it so uch they enter back k again with other... More 

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Thank Jacquie S
ACInns, General Manager at The Fox at Willian, responded to this review

Thank you for your 'amazing' comments. We have a very good team at and so pleased you enjoyed The Fox experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
British, Pub, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Willian Village, Willian SG6 2AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Willian
  • Phone Number: 01462 480233
Description
Gastro Pub with the best food in the whole area.

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