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The Highlander

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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Upper Tilehouse St, Hitchin, England
+44 1462 454612
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 19:00 - 22:30
Sun - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good food for a pub , had some vegetarian options, goats cheese for starters and vegetable tagine . Guinness was nice too ;)

Thank MihaiBut
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd go so far as to say this is the best pub in Hitchin. It's got a great country-feel, papers, roaring fire, very very good food. The wine is also better than average, particularly the French wine. A lovely way to spend a chilly Sunday afternoon.

Thank Carole E
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service, the personal touch, not too big for a pub, a traditional feel still lives on, divine food and easy parking all make me come back here regularly to have lunch with my Dad. The team should be proud of what they deliver. Sunday roasts are heavenly, although I sometimes have to go for the kids portion as I've... More 

1 Thank NM777
United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Go there, great food , excellent beers and just as important great atmosphere.Staff very attentive but not overly.Whiskey selection rather good as well (;

Thank jonny v
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83 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were booked into the private room and fourteen persons enjoyed a lovely meal with a wide range of main courses and sweets beautifully served with a smile from the friendly staff the prosecco started off the happy occasion I wish this was my local within walking distance but I live in the midlands but if you are in the... More 

Thank michael h
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155 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We came to the Highlander as we are always searching for a good quality Sunday Lunch in our area. the Highlander exceeded our expectations with their version of a classic Sunday Lunch. Prawn and avocado starter, followed by a traditional home cooked plate of fresh vegetables and served with either beef or pork. We asked for extra gravy and the... More 

Thank sharonStevenage
East Midlands
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339 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Visited for Sunday lunch. Three had the roast beef which they enjoyed, especially the roast parsnips and carrots. The carrots had a touch of cumin. I had the tartiflette which came with a salad. It was very tasty. The soup of the day, summer vegetable was delicious. No room for desserts. The staff were very efficient and friendly. As gave... More 

Thank OldieEastMidlands
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Treated my sons to lunch at The Highlander last week and it was truly divine dining. The French chef knows his stuff and creates some sumptuous dishes. We shared 3 starters with a side order of chips, the Tai fishcakes with crunchy bean salad, vegetable fritter and fresh dressed crab was a tastey and tantalising . Love their food, always... More 

Thank sharwood52
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Popped in on the way to Luton. We enjoyed ice cold Aspells cider, a crayfish sandwich with a very large side order of chips and handcarved ham, chips and fried egg, interior nice, and no music which was lovely. Didn't have a wait long for our food, we'll definitely visit again.

Thank GillHenlow
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Had 2 hot meals whilst sitting outside. The food was good quality, well presented and very tasty. Service excellent, scored one pint down for worn decor and furnishings

Thank Sandi K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upper Tilehouse St, Hitchin, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hitchin
  • Phone Number: +44 1462 454612

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