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Summary

£49
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3
Good
2
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3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Prettily located home counties pub (with rooms), just off the A1, that’s “cheerful and well-run”. Some reporters feel results here are “variable” but on most accounts its cooking – in the bar, and also with a somewhat more ambitious restaurant menu (majoring in steaks) – is well rated.

Summary

£49
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Regulars disagree this year on this well-appointed gastropub-with-rooms just off the A1 in a pretty village with a duck pond: some feel “it seems more over-extended of late with cooking that’s not what it was”, but others praise “very superior” food and continue to rate it highly.

Summary

£48
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

In a pretty location off the A1, this village gastroboozer with rooms (part of Anglia Country Inns group) inspires consistently upbeat reports for its high standard of cooking, both in the bar and slightly smarter restaurant.

Summary

£49
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

After a recent refurb, this “well located” village gastroboozer is now a “very attractive” place to be; on the food front, “everything is always of a high standard” – a combination ensuring that it’s invariably “very busy” (“and deservedly so”).

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Owner's description

The Fox is an award winning country pub and fine dining restaurant with rooms located in the picturesque village of Willian in north Hertfordshire. With a wide selection of real ales, seasonal menus and a great wine list, we regularly appear in the Top 50 Gastropubs and have been awarded 2 aa rosettes. Our talented team of Chef’s lead by Sherwin serve breakfast, lunch and dinner each day.


We have a great locals bar serving a wide selection of real ales including our own Brancaster Brewery brews and regular changing guestales. You can tuck into our great bar menu with all the classics done with a characteristic ‘Fox twist’ and a host of specials. If it is a warm day you can enjoy food and drink outside in our pub garden spilling out onto the beautiful village green.


There is stylish but relaxed dining in the modern restaurant which serves an abundance of locally sourced seasonal produce and an impressive wine list. We can also accommodate private dining in the restaurant.


We have eight bespoke country-smart guest bedrooms. Each room is beautifully decorated with contemporary furnishings and all the finishing touches for a comfortable stay; big cosy beds, powerful walk-in showers, fresh tea & coffee facilities, high spec TVs, wireless and aircon.

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£8.50 £16.50 £6.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.00
Filter Coffee £2.20
Extras  
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
Yes
70

The chef

Head Chef Sherwin Jacobs


Head Sherwin Jacobs is originally from South Africa, he finessed his chef skills at the prestigious Lanzerac Hotel in the heart of the winelands. He is an enormously talented chef and we count ourselves very lucky to have him in the ACI family. 


His cooking strikes the perfect chord, it is both elegant and innovative. If you ever get the opportunity to experience one of his rare taster evenings in the restaurant, jump at it, you won’t regret it. Equally when he turns his hand to pub classics for the bar menu his talents take these regular dishes to a new level all together.

Private dining

Private Dining Area available for bookings up to 25 people. 

The Fox Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Fox Restaurant in SG6, Willian by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Fox restaurant.
Edward C
A Covid lunch. The Fox has a lot of space b...
Reviewed 2 months, 18 days ago

"A Covid lunch. The Fox has a lot of space both out and in so feels relatively unaffected. The staff handled everything well and without fuss and food was good too. Overall an enjoyable experience."

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Willian, SG6 2AE
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Opening hours

Breakfast 9am-11, lunch noon - 2 pm, 4 pm Sun, dinner 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm (Mon to Sat)
Last orders: 9 pm

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