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The Fox at Willian, Letchworth, Hertfordshire

The Fox at Willian

4.5
4.5
2092 Reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub

The Fox is an award winning pub & fine dining restaurant located in picturesque Willian near Letchworth, North Hertfordshire. It has a great locals bar serving a wide selection of real ales, and lagers including some from our own Brancaster Brewery. There is a stylish, relaxed 2 rosette dining area in the modern restaurant which serves an abundance of locally sourced seasonal produce with an accessible wine list as well as an extensive bar menu.

We have created a beautifully landscaped outside dining area with heating and lighting. Each table has an umbrella for cover, but please come prepared for inclement weather. If the weather takes a turn for the worse and you have booked an outside table we may not be able to accommodate you inside.

The Fox now boasts 8 beautifully designed bedrooms adjoining the pub which are open all year round. 5 of our our bedrooms are also dog friendly.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Contemporary British, Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 9:00 am–10:30 am Sunday Lunch Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01462 480233

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Aron Griffiths

  • Neighborhood

    Letchworth

  • Cross street

    A1 Motorway - Turn off Letchworth

  • Parking details

    Off street parking for up to 30 cars

  • Entertainment

    Theme evenings

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,092 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hertfordshire

    Great for Brunch

  • Hertfordshire

    Outdoor Dining

  • Hertfordshire

    Most Booked

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  1. MG

    MelanieG

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Attentive friendly service, beautiful flavours. Not cheap, but definitely worth it for a special occasion.

  2. B

    Barb

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Comfortable restaurant, attentive courteous staff, lovely food.

  3. AJ

    AlexanderJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The decor is tasteful, and food delicious. I will definetly return regularly.

  4. MB

    MartinB

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Exceptional cooking and flavour combinations, particularly the smoked salmon and baked cod dishes, all at reasonable prices.

  5. S

    Stuart

    Inverness

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    I have dined at The Fox on several occasions and always been very satisfied. On this occasion we were badly let down by the poor quality of the food. Our group of four all chose Fish and Chips, and with all four the chips were badly overcooked, the mushy peas were dry and unpalatable and the batter was very greasy. I chose not to complain at the time because the staff were as always very polite and attentive. I intend to give it another chance in the future but the quality of the food does not improve I’m afraid you will lose my custom forever.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    Food was awful, used to go there all the time and we used to love it. Won’t be going back!

  7. k

    kyml

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service, will definitely visit again.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bright natural light indoors with a great atmosphere. The staff are all very welcoming and polite. Beautiful outside bar and garden to venture into also. Will definitely go again!

  9. O

    Oibilly

    Cambridge

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    We had a table for 3 for Father’s Day. We ordered 1 x fish and chips and 2 Pork roasts with crackling. The Pork arrived with no crackling. We asked our server to bring some apple sauce which never arrived. The roast potatoes were very hard and tough to cut and eat. Not one of our best experiences at The Fox.

  10. GF

    GemmaF

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Can’t wait to return again, food was excellent but the service was brilliant

  11. LH

    LindsayH

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Not sure what’s happened but breakfast wasn’t the usual standard

  12. SS

    SarahS

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter today was fantastic- so helpful and attentive. A great Fathers Day brunch - thank you!

  13. L

    Lindyloo

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a lovely evening. Service was good and the food was extremely tasty.

  14. C

    Ccccc

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Great food. But prepare to spend a lot. 183 pounds for 4 people with minimal alcohol

  15. MD

    MrDiamond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    We have not visited Fox for a few years and so wanted to try again as the food has always been excellent. We booked in advance a table for three and an early seating 17:45. Upon arrival we were seated right next to the reception / service counter and main walk through way... this was disappointing as at this arrival time other tables suitable for 3 were available. The service was pleasant, helpful but often had to be prompted to attend to our already awkward location. As more diners arrived the location felt more like a busy platform for a train.. With some careful thought towards guests, the reception desk, through fare, walk way could be greatly improved for guests placed on these tables.. The meals were ordered were excellent quality and the chefs took excellent care, attention to each course. The bill was also reasonable given the quality of the meal and choices. Hopefully, with some care, thought to the seating, tables our next visit will be 5 stars for all aspects of the meal. Thanks

  16. L

    Lennie

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Business Breakfast meeting - the welcome was professional - our table was prepared in a quiet location so we could carry out discussions in private. We received excellent service, the menu was varied and catered for most tastes, the food was served fresh & hot - my guests were impressed - I will certainly be back.

  17. G

    Gomi

    Kent

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Good food and very pleasant surroundings. No difficulties with parking,j and very easy to locate from the A1M.

  18. ME

    MichaelE

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    The service was great. The food was okay - expect to be wowed a little more at the prices charged. The celeriac and jackfruit taco was over salted for my taste. The main course was good. The Fox Garden Salad whilst very fresh, but not convinced it came from their garden. The cheese plate was a little disappointing. It had been left standing a little too long in the warm weather. Room temperature is how you want a cheese board to be served, but not sweaty. One of the cheeses had a faint odour of mould (not in a good way). The restaurant itself is great - welcoming, friendly and the atmosphere and acoustics are good.

  19. AS

    AngelaS

    Hertfordshire

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    After my last dreadful meal at the Fox I had decided never to visit again, but everyone deserves a second chance and our friends wanted to come so we did and I was pleased that we had. The meal was back to the previous standard but only give 4 stars as I had only 8 chips. They were adequate for me and I enjoyed them but a bit sparse on the plate not enough for some customers I’m sure.

  20. BB

    BurgerBoy

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Pleasant table in the pub garden, good service and delicious food. Thank you.

  21. KV

    KateV

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great food, lovely garden! Perfect for a Sunday afternoon in the sunshine.

  22. AB

    AnnmarieB

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    Roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding were over cooked.

  23. MB

    MauriceB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    The white wine was served in a cooler but when pored turned out to be red. I ordered two glasses of Grand Marnier but when it was tasted it turned out to be whiskey, not good!

  24. K

    Kate

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent evening! The food was top class, everyone enjoyed their meal. The service was extremely good and were very polite and professional. Overall excellent 😊

  25. c

    craigm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very enjoyable. Good venue for meeting up with old friends

  26. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and a lovely evening. Loved the specials.

  27. M

    Mike

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dinner and lovely staff. It was a bit pricey four worth it overall. Steak was tasty!

  28. PS

    PaulS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Smart restaurant and good presentation of the food, but not actually especially tasty

  29. T

    Tricia

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were all extremely happy with the evening. We were very pleased to be seated at a round table. The food was delicious and we were well looked after.

  30. K

    Kermi

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Overall lunch was enjoyable but the service was slow , this could have been caused by the private function taking place in the garden .

  31. SP

    SteveP

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great service, great food. We were in a hurray, off to a Jubilee event. The food was excellent and the service quick and engaging

  32. SL

    SteveLV

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall2food5service3ambience4

    The bavette steak was excellent when we received it but it took an hour from ordering. There was clearly a problem (I don't know what) but nothing was forthcoming until we started asking. The staff were very pleasant and it was service with a smile but a bit more communication would have been welcomed. They kindly removed the bottle of wine from the bill. It became very warm but then someone opened a window. I will return.

  33. D

    Doris1parker

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    When we arrived we asked if we could have a bar meal instead of sitting in the restaurant and the staff did that was not a problem. Lovely tasty bar food which came out hot. Didn’t have to wait too long for the food either. Staff attentive without overpowering you.

  34. P

    Petra

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1

    Table arrangement terrible, booked a table at a restaurant, was placed in the bar area squashed next to a table blocking exit door Long wait for drinks, didn’t get everything we ordered and yet was presented with a bill that included everything. It was corrected, staff apologetic but expected more for the price. Overall rather disappointing experience

  35. AP

    AliceP

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    A lovely meal! Thank you! The mango pudding was delicious!

  36. CO

    CaroleO

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had a wonderful meal and the staff looked after us very well. Would definitely recommend the Fox to anyone it is a lovely venue.

  37. FT

    FrancesT

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Have eaten here regularly over the past few years & unfortunately feel that it has gone downhill in terms of food & value for money. Menu is limited with no specials. Cajun chicken burger had no Cajun flavour. Portions of chips with burgers was small. Staff are lovely & service was ok but will no longer feel that this is a gastropub to visit on special occasions. Prices are now quite high for the quality of food delivered. Disappointed! Unfortunately it was a very average lunch.

  38. LC

    LaurieC

    Cambridge

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    The outdoor dining space was really lovely. The staff were very friendly. However, they have changed their system to ordering your food at the bar. I wonder what that would have been like had it been a crowded Saturday or Sunday in terms of waiting. The food was tasty and arrived in reasonable time. But why would the waitress bring your food and then walk away leaving you to find your own cutlery and serviettes? That seemed unnecessary and took a little shine off the experience.

  39. A

    Anon

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Very well presented and tasting dishes but portions fairly small. The staff were attentive, if not a little repetitive (same questions/reactions at every course/table probably lacking sincerity . £150 for a meal (with wine) for two surprised me given I felt not entirely sated. Summary - great food but comes at a price.

  40. M

    Mygan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We wanted to try a place that was up market compared to the standard in the area and was blown away with the service and food every part of the dinner was better than the last we was slightly shocked by the bill at the end but I guess you pay for what you get.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

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The Fox at Willian is rated 4.5 stars by 2092 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Fox at Willian

Willian Letchworth, Hertfordshire SG6 2AE

Additional information

  • Cross street

    A1 Motorway - Turn off Letchworth

  • Neighborhood

    Letchworth

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 9:00 am–10:30 am Sunday Lunch Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Contemporary British, Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Off street parking for up to 30 cars

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Aron Griffiths

  • Entertainment

    Theme evenings

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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