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The Fox

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469 Luton Road, Harpenden AL5 3QE, England
+44 1582 713817
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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England, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have always been a fan of the Fox but when we visited for dinner on 7 January the usual quality was absent. We were a party of four adults. Our starters were not too bad, but very disappointed with the quality of main courses particularly the specials. I had the halibut and expected a lot more in terms of... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited for my father in laws birthday 8 of us in total we normally go to a pub close to us but for a change we made the decision to go to the fox, the atmosphere was great IF you class atmosphere as a staff members car alarm going off constantly through your meal! The positives The venue it's... More 

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Thank EERGOESTRAVELLING
Luton
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Menu change...variety boring, over priced and over-rated. ..sorry..used to love you...staff and service remain lovely.

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1 Thank sue32Luton
Michael R, General Manager at The Fox, responded to this review

Hi sue32Luton, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm delighted to hear your comments in regards to the Staff and service, and will be sharing with the team, as it most definitely gives them a boost when they read comments such as this. However I'm disappointed to read that you felt the menu lacked variety... More 

London
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely restaurant, good food and great service. Kieran, our waiter was particularly helpful and great fun

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Thank casafiori
Michael R, General Manager at The Fox, responded to this review

Hi casafiori, Many thanks for your review. Myself and the team are delighted to hear of your recent visit, and will make sure Kieran see's your comments. Thank you once again, and we look forward to seeing you back at the Fox soon More 

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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here with my family for a birthday meal for my father. Place wasn't busy, at all. Staff lacked character or enthusiasm. Several of the starters where cold. The pate was overcooked and split. The two rib eye steaks, were not cooked how they were asked to be cooked. Also fairly small and grisly, definitely not good for over... More 

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Thank Yvonne A
Michael R, General Manager at The Fox, responded to this review

Dear Yvonne A, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm extremely sorry to hear that we did not deliver on this occasion. Myself, the Head Chef and the whole management team work hard on a daily basis to improve our offering, and we will continue to do so. Thank you once again for your comments,... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awful service no offer of drinks when a waiter finally came, I told him the lamb rump was tough & gristley he told me that's how lamb is. No offer of dessert or coffee or further drinks. Shambolic.

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Thank Julia C
Michael R, General Manager at The Fox, responded to this review

Dear Julia C, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review of your recent visit. I'm extremely sorry that on this occasion we have failed so badly in both service and food quality, and I offer my sincere apologies that your evening was spoiled. In regards to the quality of the Lamb Rump, I have spoken to... More 

Buckinghamshire
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm a regular diner here with my dad for Sunday lunch. Has to be the best pub lunch in the area by far. Great selection of dishes to choose from. When its cold outside, recommend sitting in the bar by the fire, same menu there as in the restaurant. In the summer, nice tables out the front of the pub,... More 

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Thank tennisace8
Michael R, General Manager at The Fox, responded to this review

Hi tennisace8, Many thanks for your very kind review. It is most rewarding to read comments such as these, and I will definitely be passing these on to the rest of the team. Myself and the rest of the team are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Harpenden, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great venue. The atmosphere is lovely, the menu varied and interesting but not ridiculous. Went here in December 2016 celebrating a family event and we were a party of 12. Both the service and food were excellent. I thoroughly recommend The Fox for family, friends, couples and business.

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Thank PCH_10
Michael R, General Manager at The Fox, responded to this review

Hi PCH_10, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. December was a very busy month, and its great to hear from you enjoyed your visit over the festive period. Myself and the team hope we will be welcoming you back in 2017. More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Fox with a family group of 8 on the 23rd December so they were busy. We had pre ordered and with two young children in tow this was massively helpful. The food was good pub food with ham hock terrine for starter and beef short rib for main served with a delicious gravy. The children's portions were quite... More 

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Thank Jennimonty
Michael R, General Manager at The Fox, responded to this review

Hi Jennimomnty, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Christmas was a very busy time for us here at the Fox, and its great to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit to us. I will be sure to pass your kind words on to the team, and we look forward to welcoming you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered our meals from the Sunday menu, the roast sounding good so opted for the Roast pork loin and the squid for starters. I'm afraid to say the main course was very disappointing, potatoes looked and tasted as if they had been cooked and heated up more then once. I know pork loins are thin but the slices on my... More 

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Thank dha0910
Michael R, General Manager at The Fox, responded to this review

Hi dha0910, Thank you for leaving us review. I'm very pleased to hear that you and your husband were well looked after by the staff on your recent visit. I will be passing your comments about the food, good and bad on to my kitchen team, and will certainly look to improve in the areas you have mentioned. Thank you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$57 - $57
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, International
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 469 Luton Road, Harpenden AL5 3QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Harpenden
  • Phone Number: +44 1582 713817

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?