Fox & Hounds Barley

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41 reviews
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British
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
The Fox & Hounds Barley is a 350-year-old pub offering an atmosphere that pays homage to the traditional pub while featuring a delicious ever-changing and seasonal menu that celebrates British produce.
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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding Sunday roast, well worth travelling for. Possibly the best Sunday roast in Cambridgeshire. We WILL be back!!
Jackie and Barry

CC
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a wonderful evening, with amazing food. Thank you.

VD
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Not enough vegetarian options especially on set lunch menu.

r
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we will return! ...................................,

S
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time we'd visited and we'll be back. Food was delicious, venue was comfy and relaxed, clean and not craped. Service was friendly and courteous. Great people make a great place.

PS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

An enjoyable evening with great food, service and atmosphere.
We will be back. Get booking people👍🏻

MS
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit and we will certainly go back. Big menu, wide ranging wine list and excellent service. Impressive decor, but, more important, a welcoming atmosphere and a lovely experience. Thank you.

JW
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Brought my team from work and we had a really lovely evening, the food was great, the wine was fab, my only complaint was, although I've eaten at the Fox & Hounds a few times now and the service has been amazing - this time it wasn't, it was a bit grumpy and not very smiley :-(

DA
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food
Great service
Will return ASAP
Thank you

m
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing tasting food, which was cooked to how we asked for it. Good service even though it was busy as they had an event outside. Friendly staff and lovely looking restaurant.

MJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu selection. Menus changes on every visit this is my fourth visit never disappoints. First class food quality beautifully presented. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Look forward to next visit.

SH
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We arrived early but were instantly shown to our table. The food and wine were of an excellent quality and we both enjoyed our meals very much. Have already recommended The Fox and Hounds to a couple of different people and will not hesitate in going again.

AK
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a lovely evening; the food and service were impeccable. Thanks ever so much. We hope to be back soon.

JW
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab food
Fab people
Can’t recommend highly enough

KN
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall the experience was good. The staff were very friendly and efficient however the food was very salty and there was no was the cups were triple cooked. They were more like over sized french fries which spoilt the taste experience. I would have thought more of them if they’d told us they’d run out as all bar 1 in our party had fish and chips. How can you go wrong cooking chips!!!! It was about average for a “pub” meal but the staff made up for what was lacking in the food.

M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday roast with melt in the mouth beef. The service was attentive but not overly fussy. Really enjoyable Sunday afternoon.

NP
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food in relaxing surroundings
A great place to celebrate our anniversary

DC
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem of a place Great food great service they could not do enough for us Thanks for a lovely afternoon

G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyable evening, thank you. Lovely environment, interesting and imaginative and very tasty food, and excellent service

G
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food out performs the pub. Truly fantastic food, really very very good.

l
Cambridge
5 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service, friendly staff, food was good but a bit on the expensive side for the portion size.

C
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great wine, great staff. Newly refurbished and nicely done. Food is good. We had burgers which were huge!! Not the best burger - more thought required into presentation, ingredients and cooking rather that size perhaps? We’ll be back to sample the rest of the menu and wine list though!

JG
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eat at the Fox last week, very impressed with the interior, the food was excellent. The service was very good lots of waiting staff only too happy to help.

I will definately come again,

S
Cambridge
5 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the third time we have been now and we have not been disappointed.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my wife’s birthday last week, very warm welcome and tasteful decor,

BH
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

very good service, we were made most welcome. food was fine and enjoyable, perhaps could have done with a little more roast beef. we thought that it was expensive for what it was.

OT
London
76 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First time visit and very impressed. Traditional pub but with quite a large patio/garden area. Friendly, attentive staff with food well above the average pub fare.

A
London
15 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A great place to have lunch or dinner. Food is creative and good. Staff are getting there.... nice location and setting

AF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All good would recommend that was my first visit I will rebook again nice atmosphere friendly service.

JV
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

4 of us went for lunch, staff very attentive, food selection very good, wine excellent . Would definitely go again, maybe for evening.

LF
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal here , food was delicious, the steak tasted amazing , and the dinky doughnuts were fab , the service was above and beyond our young waitress was lovely .. will be recommending to my friends and family ... our new favourite place to go

LG
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous pub - so deserving of its recent awards nominations. Been here several times now and had fantastic food, lovely service and love the chilled out vibe. Totally recommend!

K
Cambridge
12 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I want the F&H to do well. Having closed a while ago, it is important that it has reopened.

It has been tastefully refurbished, and I particularly like the French windows opening onto the patio.

There are plenty of staff and they are all trying hard to please, but their inexperience was evident. It took half an hour to bring us two beers and a carafe of wine, and despite noting it was our son’s birthday, that wasn’t mentioned again

The kitchen is open plan, giving a focus to the room. But the alarms constantly going off were annoying.

Starters were good. I enjoyed the crab on toast although the toast was hard work.

I had the lamb rump, shoulder & kidney. I like kidney, but this tasted like a stable. The dish was served in a bowl of broth, oddly. The meals should have come with some vegetables- I had to steal chips and mash from the others to complete my dish. The burgers can only be well done- why?

The ales were good, although the waitress had to call for back up to tell me what they had.

Comforting treacle tart for pud, served with plenty of clotted cream.

I had a partial refund for the disappointing lamb, so fair play.

The meal was expensive really and not very substantial, although inventive.

Please get it together- I want to be able to come back.

m
Hertfordshire
39 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

A good range of innovative and imaginative dishes priced to give a 70% net profit. I did not need to be constantly reminded by a very attentive male member of staff what dessert to have (obviously his favourite) and it was a shame the American beer was not available as advertised. I don't know how they're going to manage parking wise in the Summer as although they have 40 + covers outside there's nowhere near enough space for cars when eating in the building itself. I liked the fact that the kitchen was fully exposed and that the chefs were able to see the customers. Remarks by the same male waiter about the "Tronque" were completely out of order in public. They should have a set service charge.

AM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely to have this recently reopened pub nearby, small tasty menu and pleasant surroundings. Friendly, helpful staff.

VO
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

A nice pub restaurant, modern and family friendly. Food was good could have been hotter, but a minor point. Had the feeling that we were being rushed but perhaps they wanted more covers being Fathers Day. A good experience overall but nothing exceptional.

A
London
15 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I think that this place has only recently opened / re-opned- we really enjoyed it. Staff and training still need to catch up - food wwas good. Garden needs a bit of care and attention.

KG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent and innovative food served in a lovely atmosphere. No loud music, what a relief! Delicious wine too. A great meal out and worth it.

SH
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

This is our second visit and I thought the food was not as good as before then starters every one liked but no one was pleased with the mains. Last there was specials this time none
I don't know what's happened because i was really enthused the first time and gave great recommendations to friends

MJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High quality food top end. Excellent menu selection. Excellent wine list.
Comfortable country decor friendly staff.
Thank you all visited twice this week!

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