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The Highlander

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Bar, British, Pub
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Upper Tilehouse St, Hitchin, England
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Treated my sons to lunch at The Highlander last week and it was truly divine dining. The French chef knows his stuff and creates some sumptuous dishes. We shared 3 starters with a side order of chips, the Tai fishcakes with crunchy bean salad, vegetable fritter and fresh dressed crab was a tastey and tantalising . Love their food, always... More 

Thank sharwood52
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Popped in on the way to Luton. We enjoyed ice cold Aspells cider, a crayfish sandwich with a very large side order of chips and handcarved ham, chips and fried egg, interior nice, and no music which was lovely. Didn't have a wait long for our food, we'll definitely visit again.

Thank GillHenlow
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had 2 hot meals whilst sitting outside. The food was good quality, well presented and very tasty. Service excellent, scored one pint down for worn decor and furnishings

Thank Sandi K
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We frequently go to this pub for lunch it's our go to spot. The food is consistent they also support local produce, my Dad loves real ale so he loves this place for the variety, the staff are always welcoming. Our firm favourite in Hitchin don't change.

Thank Sama2601
London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a very pleasant meal, sitting outside the highlander with friends. Unfortunately, I had to return a liqueur coffee as the cream had turned: it was a warm evening, it happens. The waitress was lovely and said she would make another with fresh cream, but the (chef!?) marched out and told me aggressively that there was nothing wrong with the... More 

Thank O7401YCjaney
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very busy Friday night. Food is fresh, good menu choices and pleasant staff. Only reason this did no get 5 stars was the wait for the food. Arrived 7.20 and not served until past 8.30. Starters and deserts are expensive but mains reasonably priced and some good wine options. Would recommend.

Thank avidtraveller57
Aonang, Krabi
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86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely pub serving some interesting dishes, not the usual 'pub grub'. We had a perfectly cooked and presented meal at a very good price. Very warm atmosphere, strongly recommended !

Thank lyndyaonang
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the pub for food and had one of the best pub meals ever. The three of us had different items and we all stated without prompting that the food was fabulous. I was very pleased with the friendly nature of the place and staff who genuinely seemed to care. You can tell when a pub is well looked after... More 

Thank OThorneycroft
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158 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a late lunch whilst driving through Hitchin on our way back home. The name of the pub drew us in initially (me being Scotish and a fan of the film of the same name) and we were not dissapointed. As we arrived at nearly 2pm, we asked if they were still serving food and we were... More 

Thank Holi-Ray
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Highlander is very underrated. For Sunday lunch I would choose it over any other location in Hitchin - the servings are generous and of a high quality and best of all, it's pretty cheap. There's parking too which is handy as it's on the road to Luton.

Thank Luke B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upper Tilehouse St, Hitchin, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hitchin
  • Phone Number: 01462454612

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