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Fox & Hounds Barley, Royston, Hertfordshire

Fox & Hounds Barley

4.6
4.6
547 Reviews
£25 and under
British
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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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Sunday Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Lunch Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01763 802505
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Brett Barnes
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact us if you would like to organise a private or business event.
  • Neighbourhood
    Royston
  • Cross Street
    High Street, Barley (near Royston)
  • Parking Details
    We have a car park behind the pub. If that is full there is on street parking in the village.
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 547 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

547 Reviews
  1. Johnboy

    Hertfordshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. The primativo was the best I have ever tasted.

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  2. Jasmine

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, great service, great wine, 10/10 for everything.

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  3. clivew

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent welcome, service, food (Sunday lunch traditional). Many young children being lunchtime - so not surprising a little noisy.

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  4. brianj

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favourite venue for good food and atmosphere highly recommended

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  5. KarenW

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Sunday roast we have had a restaurant- delicious!

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  6. Bailey

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great choice of drinks on arrival very helpful staff Menu good , best Sunday roast we have had out for a long time Thoroughly enjoyed by all of our party . Great advice given too as to which wine to have with our meal by Mackenzie . We can’t wait to return

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  7. SKG2016

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome family Sunday lunch!

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  8. ArianeD

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love your Fish and Chips. Always a friendly welcome. We are so glad to have such a good pub right on our doorstep

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  9. John

    Cambridge

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A friend recommended the Fox & Hounds Barley and it certainly lived up to expectations. The food was fantastic and service very good. We certainly hope to return soon.

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  10. SaraP

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinner, great service & beautiful building.

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  11. Sambob

    Cambridge

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food with great people in a gorgeous warm restaurant, very lucky to have in our village

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  12. TomN

    Cambridge

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal as always- a firm family favourite- excellent service, friendly and delicious

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  13. KateG

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food as per usual. Always a gorgeous meal but great atmosphere one of our fav restaurants.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely sensational birthday meal for my partner. We had steak tartare and scallops to start, the tomahawk sharer and drinks. From the cocktail to the coffee there are no complaints! Service is always good! 11/10

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent lunch … only small criticism… too many general lights … needs to have lighting level slightly down !

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  16. GeraldM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Sunday lunch. The roast which I ate was good however the women ordered fish which was overcooked and inedible. Had to be sent back and credited.

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  17. Shaun

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always. Staff very friendly would recommend highly.

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  18. JanetF

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Usually very good, but maybe the late NYE celebration the night before affected today's visit

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  19. StephanieD

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    NYE dinner was amazing

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  20. MatthewS

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent New Year's Eve Lunch. Great food and friendly staff

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  21. JoyJ

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely cosy pub warm & inviting Excellent service great food

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  22. Maggie

    London

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Sunday lunch. Had heard good things and were not disappointed Nice place in pretty rural area. Simple menu great food (including rare roast beef) lovely people, clean and not expensive Wish all local pubs were as good

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  23. JOHNR

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Tasty food(the lamb roast is really really good), good service and a place to enjoy celebrations. Not a lover of the canned music next to our table and it felt a bit chilly. Overall we will be back and the Fox ticks 90% of our boxes.

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  24. Hendrics

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Main course took around an hour to arrive and food wasn't what we had remembered. A shame, it was one of the better pubs around here.
    Fox & Hounds BarleyResponded on December 19, 2021
    Dear Hendrics, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, we're disappointed to hear that your meal with us was not an enjoyable one. With a small kitchen and team, unfortunately delays can sometimes happen - however, this should have been addressed on the evening by management and handled in a more professional manner. We are proud of the both the food and service we provide and are sorry that we have let you down this time. We do hope you will return in the future! Fox & Hounds

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  25. Hels

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, good service and a lovely setting. Great to be able to bring our dog too. Will definitely go again !

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  26. SueB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We met friends for a relaxed Sunday lunch and enjoyed great food, friendly service and a happy, cosy atmosphere

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  27. MargaretS

    Cambridge

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Sunday roast served by friendly helpful staff. We all agreed it was the best roast we had had for a long time.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything was really really good, except it was chilly in the restaurant, even tho we were sitting next to the service window.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every course was a treat.

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  30. TravelElaine

    Nottingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing. We booked our return taxi too early but they wrapped our food up as a take away and we had it at home. Really, really excellent. Highly recommend and will definitely go back!

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  31. Guy95

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Mackenzie's knowledge on Wine was outstanding. The meal was fantastic. Couldn't recommend more highly.

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  32. Pete

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service with food much, much better than the usual pub offerings. Couldn’t recommend somewhere to eat (pub, or restaurant) in the surrounding area, but we can now

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  33. MichaelM

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always

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  34. brianj

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    super food and wine and great ambience and service even by the man in charge

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  35. KeithH

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, really lovely tasting. Welcome staff, interesting menu!

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  36. GRP1

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent overall Great evening. My friends majority had never been loved it and said they would go again. Thanks so much

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  37. Forsh

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Brilliant in every way. Will definitely visit again but would prefer our next experience to be on a different table (we were beside the exit to the loo's. This isn't a negative just a preference. Will make sure I ask to be seated elsewhere next time. The staff were absolutely fantastic. Atmosphere was brilliant. Food amazing. Well done.

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  38. DuncanJ

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    A great venue well worth a visit, it was recommended to me by friend 6 weeks ago and have been there three times since.

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  39. emmaw

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply Stunning.. … such a great idea to have a two course meal for £18,Wednesdays and Thursdays…from 5pm…it means I can go straight from work! Please continue this.!Well done all of you.

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  40. TracyD

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing I will definitely be returning.

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FAQs

Fox & Hounds Barley offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01763 802505.

Fox & Hounds Barley is rated 4.6 stars by 547 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Fox & Hounds Barley

High Street, Barley, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 8HY

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    High Street, Barley (near Royston)
  • Neighbourhood
    Royston
  • Hours of Operation
    Sunday Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Lunch Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    We have a car park behind the pub. If that is full there is on street parking in the village.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Brett Barnes
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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