The Fox - Harpenden

(68 Reviews)
469 Luton Road Bourne Green, Harpenden, Herts., AL5 3QE

Top offer

Sundays: The Great British Roast from £13.95 per person

What better way to enjoy a Sunday than in a cosy country pub with a great selection of British roasts starting from £13.95 – served all day and evening on Sundays using the freshest seasonal ingredients.


Main course: £12
Food spend: £28

Opening hours

Monday: 12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday: 11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday & Thursday: 12:00 - 23:00
Friday: 11:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 21:00.

Restaurant description

With a large al fresco dining area and a spacious car park, The Fox – Harpenden is a refurbished country-style pub serving modern British dishes. Inside, leather armchairs, ethnic ornaments and walls painted in rich purples & oranges make this a cosy space to enjoy a traditional Sunday roast or a pint of refreshing beer.

With chefs given the opportunity to train at cookery schools in Spain and Italy, The Fox menu features modern signature recipes made using the finest ingredients. As well as creative daily-changing specials, favourites include king prawn, crab and chorizo linguine, or spit-roasted chicken with lemon & garlic confit. A kids’ menu and Sunday roasts also feature, and desserts include rich vanilla and chocolate gelato with home-baked cookies.

The result of a treasured partnership with Rothschild wine merchants, the cellar showcases many fine wines, while token real ales and premium spirits are found at The Fox bar. Nostalgic British nibbles and sharing platters bursting with international flavours offer more laidback dining.

The Fox – Harpenden is a 7-minute drive from Harpenden Rail Station.

Customer reviews for The Fox - Harpenden
(based on 68 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • al fresco (10)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (11)
  • child friendly (11)
  • dinner (45)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (9)
  • lunch (42)
  • luxury (3)
  • private dining (6)
  • romantic (8)
  • trendy (14)
  • value (7)
  • views (1)
  • By Marion R from Harpenden
    31 August 2017

    The ambience was good. The food was very nice although I thought the scallops were a little too oily. Overall good value. Get there early as parking is an issue.

  • By Carol H from Bedford
    3 August 2017

    Didn't disappoint. Up to usual expected high standard. Love being able to choose a mini dessert along with a coffee.

  • By Sonia S from Harpenden
    27 July 2017

    This is our second meal here in a month. Lovely atmosphere, very busy so do book in advance. Good service and food. Not really a romantic setting as it can be noisy, but for general dining a good choice can highly recommend

  • By Robert S from Daventry
    26 June 2017

    We always eat there on our way to from Luton airport, as we always get a good meal from friendly staff. There is always a varied menu and we tend to try something new each time

  • By Tony G from Bedfordshire
    10 June 2017

    Pleasant atmosphere. Meals were not that good which was disappointing, the fish was either greasy or overcooked and many of the potatoes fries were either black or soggy, not a pleasant eat! Disappointing that bread is not offered as an integral part of the dinning experience at the Fox, had to oder bread but this only seemed to come with olive oil etc. and all we wanted was some nice fresh bread to accompany our starters and main meals! Had to ask for tap water as none offered as an integral part of the dinning experience at the Fox, again disappointing. This is the 2nd time we have dined at the Fox over the last few week and these issues were present each time.

  • By Annette P from Harpenden
    30 May 2017

    Spit roast chicken sweet potato fries

  • By Robert M from Luton
    18 May 2017

    Meal we chose was excellent, but surprised no steak knife provided with the gammon meal (did mention this to the staff). Dissappointed my partners choice of drink (j2o) not carried, so on this will not use Fox again. This will reflect my recommendation. Booking was very easy and straightforward, but as my previous comment will not use again.

  • By Maggie O from Stevenage
    10 May 2017

    Booked only a few hours before so pleased we were able to get a table. Food was really tasty. Steaks, burgers and pasta were all eaten and all were really yummy!

  • By Kathryn W from Hemel Hempstead
    30 April 2017

    All good was well cooked and nicely presented. Staff very helpful.

  • By Jan H from Harpenden
    30 March 2017

    Internal features were bright, cosy, great colours and very clean, food very good. Most of the staff were welcoming and helpful , all except for one of the women who's attitude was not engaging and everything seemed an effort for her. This is the reason for the low overall score , as it affected our dining experience.

Restaurant Location Map
The Fox - Harpenden
469 Luton Road Bourne Green, Harpenden, Herts., AL5 3QE

Available offers

  • Sundays: The Great British Roast from £13.95 per person
  • Sundays: The Great British Mini Roast from £6.95 per person

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