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Billy's Bar & Restaurant

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72 High Street, Harpenden AL5 2SP, England
+44 1582 766188
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going to Billys for many years! Always great fun, lovely people & staff & delish food & drinks! What ore can I say!

Thank Ivor_Kel
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't been to Billy's for years, due to its reputation in town! So as under new management who were apparently trying to up the class stakes and improve the food, drinks and reputation we thought we would try. Decor is a bit odd, almost as if it's not finished, maybe that is the style they are going for. Layout is... More 

1 Thank brendamiles3
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Menu greatly reduced now it's "changed" to Harry's. Apart from a couple of booths, it looks just the same. Vastly overpriced. All extras such as fries with meals are separately charged. 1 shared starter (greasy halloumi fries), 1 steak, 1 full ribs, 2 sweet potato fries and a bottle of Pinot = £65 ??!! Steak was really tasty to be... More 

1 Thank Alison S
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this place both before and after the revamp. Before, the potato skins and other food was lovely. The potato skins really stood out as being good. I recently revisited the newly named "Harry's". What a disappointment. I had a rack of ribs, sweet fries, macaroni cheeese and coleslaw, with Beef Croquettes as a starter. The ribs were okay.... More 

1 Thank Ashley D
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointing evening. Thought we would try out the new look Billy's, now called Harry's. nice new benches and tables. Same very slow, inefficient table service and new smaller menu still really unhealthy and deep fried, not what a group of girlfriends is looking for. We probably weren't the audience for this new place. No fresh bread, olives, salad. The food... More 

1 Thank Sam O
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Been visiting this joint for many years now. Almost like a tradition really. The Potato skins with cheese & bacon really hit the spot. The proprietor Harry is a local unsung hero feeding the locals with tasteful grub for many a year now. This particular visit was accompanied by live music which was top notch and my dinner was washed... More 

Thank Sean S
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely meal at Billy's one Friday night. The menu is extensive and very reasonably priced. We each had two cocktails which were delicious; I believe the bar will be launching a new cocktail menu shortly so I hope to go back soon to sample those! The quesadilla and fire engine chilli were both served perfectly hot and as... More 

Thank Hannah T
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I have been going to Billy' for years and have never been disappointed. The food is excellent and good value for money. The service is always prompt. It is occasionally cold, when the doors are open.

Thank 163anon
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Walked in for lunch and there were no staff in sight. There were two tables, one of which had food so we knew that staff had been on the premises at some point. The bar was unattended and there was no sign of life anywhere. We waited for ten minutes, gave up, and left.

2 Thank JustJo26
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Having been a waitress before I am not one to criticise easily. We where one of only 2 tables occupied on a Sunday night here, and the service was awful. The waiter walked away before we had finished ordering, had to be asked to come back to complete the order. As he walked away we said we hadn't felt he... More 

2 Thank Emily_M2824

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, American, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 High Street, Harpenden AL5 2SP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Harpenden
  • Phone Number: +44 1582 766188

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