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The Colney Fox

1 Barnet Road , London Colney, St. Albans, AL2 1BL +44 1727294849

((((* British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

great service, great food and a lovely evening

Paola Hows 22 November 2016
from london

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With its fantastic location in the country, but close to St Albans, The Colney Fox boasts a unique ivy-enclosed appearance, while offering traditional British pub cuisine. Formerly a popular hotel, The Colney Fox still has a comfortable Innkeeper’s Lodge, as well as a cosy hearth-fire and a pretty beer garden.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Colney Fox menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Colney Fox ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

The Colney Fox is merely 10 minutes’ drive from St Albans.

The Colney Fox

1 Barnet Road , London Colney, St. Albans, AL2 1BL

Contact +44 1727823698
Reservations +44 1727294849

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Customer reviews for The Colney Fox

3.8 ((((* (based on 35 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (21)
  • lunch (18)
  • value (13)
  • child friendly (8)
  • romantic (7)
  • al fresco (6)
  • private dining (6)
  • large parties (5)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • business (2)
  • entertainment (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • (**** 30 November 2016 by Kevin Reeves from St Albans

    A bit of a disappointment really. When we arrived our table wasn't ready as the previous diners were still lingering although they weren't actually eating anything, we were then shown to another table which was in the entrance to another part of the bar. This became a problem as each time someone went past with the sprung floor I felt as though I was on a trampoline, and diners and staff were passing very frequently. When it came to ordering drinks they couldn't find one particular wine on the menu and when they eventually got round to taking our food order they had run out of the lamb. In fairness the waiter offered us a discount on our food but as I wasn't actually paying I don't know if this happened.When the food arrived it was tasty but we felt the portions were on the small size. When it came to clearing our table a waiter started and then went off to do something else before finishing leaving us with a half cleared table to talk over and trying to get someone's attention to pay the bill was an Olympic event!!!

  • ((((( 22 November 2016 by Paola Hows from london

    great service, great food and a lovely evening

  • ((((* 13 November 2016 by K B from London Colney

    Lovely cosy atmosphere. Waitress who served us was very polite and helpful. Food was tasty and served promptly even though the restaurant was busy. I booked the table through Bookatable, qualifying for 20% discount off my meal, which made it very good value. Note, apparently you need to let your server know if you have qualified for online booking discount before you get your bill, as their computerised booking system does not denote whether the booking was made online or not (surely anyone could therefore claim to have booked online to get a discount??). My server, however, was happy to change my bill to include the discount.

  • ((((( 1 November 2016 by Christine Law from London Colney

    Lovely waitress. Food nice.

  • ((((* 31 October 2016 by Gary Jarmin from Watford

    We had a bit of a problem with the food was sorted out very easy a part from that we all had a good night

  • ((((* 24 October 2016 by Joan Skinner from London

    Slow service food good waiter was very present a bit dark were we sat bit hard to see menu

  • ((((* 22 October 2016 by Jane Collins from Saint Albans

    Very nice, made very welcome when we arrived. Service
    Excellent gentleman who served us friendly and helpful. Food good portion and tasty (chicken BLT )
    Thank you we had a nice lunch.

  • (**** 18 October 2016 by Linda Muir from Saint Albans

    Absolutely awful. Restaurant nowhere near full but still waited at least 25mins for food. Risotto looked like rice pudding and I have never seen puff pastry as dry as this. The waiter must have known it was bad as he never asked how it was and when he offered dessert menu I said hope it's better than the main course and without hesitation he offered free puddings and they were not much better. Only ate them as we were so hungry. We eat out a lot and can't remember such a bad meal.

  • ((((* 19 September 2016 by Victoria from London


  • ((((( 14 August 2016 by Edwin Attwood from London Borough of Havering

    Much improved food as to what was presented some while ago.Waiting staff were attentive. Food was delivered in good time. Drinks were reasonably priced. 2 of us had Short Beef Ribs which were excellent the other person had Hunters Chicken and he left the plate empty - so I guess no complaint there!

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