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Fox & Hounds

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
British, Pub, Fusion
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2 High Street | Hunsdon, Hunsdon SG12 8NH, England
+44 1279 843999
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fox & Hounds is, in my opinion, a shining beacon in a county where the quality of the restaurants is generally pretty dismal. My elderly mother lives close by and whenever I take her out we come here and have never been disappointed. The staff are charming, the menu changes according to the seasons and available produce - always... More 

Thank BOP1C
Hertford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered the lamb cooked medium rare and it was cooked to perfection. The vegetable selection was excellent as was the service. My husband selected liver and said it is the first place he has ordered it where they cook it better than he does so that was a real compliment! Definitely recommend booking.

1 Thank patricialing59
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been here once with a group of men for dinner a while ago it is now on my family list of a small number of places we go to regularly. The menu and wine list is well thought through with a great range of choices, the staff really know their stuff and are very helpful and friendly. It's the... More 

1 Thank DazzaTri
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here a couple of times now and I must say it doesn't disappoint. The food is very good and really well presented. I had the saddle of Lamb and it was really tasty and tender, the potatoes were a little hard in the middle but we wont let that get in the way of the quality food and... More 

Thank Sfk123
Ealing, London
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've eaten here many times but this is my first review. The food here is glorious. Portions are excellent and cooking, wonderful. I love the whole place. It's in a tiny village and is glorious on a sunny day as once you've dined, you can enjoy the lovely garden which has play facilities for young children. The menu in itself... More 

Thank Guy E
Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Just under £139 for 4 persons for 2 courses. 1 person only had 1. Some drinks. Over priced. Husband's starter £7 for a tiny mackeral with rocket and a very little mustard. Main courses came with a speck of spinach for the green vegetables. My medium to well done lamb was bloody so sent back and still came back bloody... More 

Thank Una C
Malaga, Spain
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Firstly, if you use the postcode for the Fox and Hounds beware, both myself and my friends ended up in Ware not Hunsdon. Check a map first. The restaurant is well decorated if a little bit cold feeling. The food was good and imaginative and at 80 pounds a couple inc tip not outrageously expensive. The most annoying thing was... More 

1 Thank DAVID W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic chillie crab and mango starter, followed by the best steak I've had in a long while. Great wine and a few pints of Camden Hells. Not cheap but I suppose it keeps the riff raff out. Another very good evening spent in the Fox and Hounds.

Thank Gareth B
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We ate here last night with 2 friends. The staff were very smiley, friendly & efficient. I ordered the lamb main course which was one of the best I've tasted, cooked well done to my liking, succulent and not fatty. My husband ordered the pork chop which was huge & perfectly cooked. The wine was very reasonably priced too, so... More 

Thank Polykala
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Thanks to someone else's cancelled booking we got in at short notice and had lovely Sunday lunch with visiting family. Delicious Sunday roasts all round, roaring fire and friendly service. Bit more restaurant than local pub but very relaxed. Will definitely be back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$111
British, Pub, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 High Street | Hunsdon, Hunsdon SG12 8NH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hunsdon
  • Phone Number: +44 1279 843999
At the Fox & Hounds, the atmosphere & service is friendly & informal with select local beers & a choice of continental lagers & great wines. Diners have the option of eating award-winning Chef, James Rix' sophisticated, but simple menu in the bar, lounge, or the superb chandeliered dining room.

In the summer months, you can enjoy eating on our heated, covered terrace.

All our steaks are now cooked on the Josper oven, along with whole fish, squid, scallops in their shell and mussels. Our whole ribs of beef for Sunday lunch are also finished in the oven.

The oven keeps fish really juicy - it cooks fish rapidly with great flavour & keeps flesh moist as well as enhancing the flavour of our steaks from the sweetness of the charcoal.

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