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The Fox & Hounds - Harlestone

££ - £££, British,
Harlestone Road | Lower Harlestone, Northampton NN7 4EW, England
+44 1604 821251
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish cakes” (6 reviews)
“sea bass” (6 reviews)
“pudding” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Harlestone Road | Lower Harlestone, Northampton NN7 4EW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Never, ever disappointed with this pub! I have tried several of the chain within Mitchells and Butler Country Pubs but this is hands down the best. The serving size, the quality, the freshness, the service, the décor and the welcome, all first class. I only...More

Thank Holidayaddict051
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good food and nice staff . Burger was a bit on the small size but was really nice, nice coffee to.

Thank philrichards64
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in for a bit to eat and ended up having a starter and main. The service was excellent, staff were very friendly. The food was amazing, the best we've had in s long time. It is quite pricey but you get what you...More

Thank Charlotte P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we popped in on our way to Althorp a bit fraught and tired but we left quite revived by a delightful meal in a good location with a nice atmosphere. I can recommend especially the ploughman's with the scotch egg.

Thank JHollie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've always had good meals here until my recent visit.. service was ok.. it was very quiet yet no drinks were offered when we had finished. The starters were great but my rare steak was actually cooked medium/ well which you don't expect when you...More

Thank Carol G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible service with no visible management. Staff too busy making cocktails therefore had to wait for a considerable time on each occasion to get a drink, after staff had studiously managed to avoid eye contact with waiting customers. Tasteless, bland & tepid food, clearly bought...More

Thank radmer1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location, albeit that due to the time of year the pub smelled of manure from the surrounding farmland! Food was reasonably priced & tasted great. The plan was to visit for a quick lunch snack. I had a starter only of calamari but there...More

Thank Debbie L
Hilary F, Guest Relations Manager at The Fox & Hounds - Harlestone, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your fabulous review. We take great pride in what we do here at the Fox, and we're glad you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Went here on a Saturday night for dinner with my partner. Great service, good food, all in all very nice . The food is very standard pub food and even though it was very tasty it was way too expensive . So if price isn't...More

1  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This is a very nice place for a Sunday lunch for both meat and veggie people. The portions are a good size and there is a great choice on the menu. Its not cheap however so be prepare to pay a bit more than usual....More

Thank teresalegg
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Have driven passed on many occasion going to the Rugby but never ventured in. Joined the parents last night and had a lovely evening. The food was delicious and the staff attentive but not intrusive. Will most definitely be back.

Thank Sharon N
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Response from Nick C | Property representative |
Well answered by Chris W!
Thomas F
11 December 2015|
Response from Nick C | Property representative |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harlestone Road | Lower Harlestone, Northampton NN7 4EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton
  • Phone Number: +44 1604 821251
An idyllic retreat set in beautiful country house-style surroundings, The Fox & Hounds serves a menu of gourmet European recipes. Trained in high-class cookery schools in Spain and Italy, the chefs bring a wealth of experience, and demonstrate knowledge of a breadth of classic and complex cooking techniques. Partnering with Rothschild wine merchants, guests can choose a bottle from the well-stocked cellar.
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