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The Highlander

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Pub
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Upper Tilehouse St, Hitchin, England
+44 1462 454612
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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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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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a regular stop for lunch on a Saturday. There is always something on the menu to tempt however demanding the preceding week has been. The atmosphere is relaxed and the Patron and staff friendly and efficient. The food is always of a high standard and on this visit I had the duck rillette followed by the vegetarian risotto:... More 

Thank stargazy2015
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is more an ongoing review than an individual one, as I have eaten here a few times over the last year or so. Food is always spot on (best steak and ale pie) and a nicely varied menu, service is attentive even when busy, and all very reasonably priced. One touch that always shows class, is cloth Napkins (paper... More 

Thank Pete_C_Breachwood
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's easy to forget to review your local favourites but it should be mandatory! Tonight was a fabulous meal, salmon and beetroot gravlax followed by a duck confit - both executed perfectly. This evening was also a jazz night, amazing musicians with accompanying DJ set from proprietor Eric- sublime. As always, fabulous service. A Hitchin must.

Thank mrmissus
Bedford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 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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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 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 1 November 2016 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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163 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 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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343 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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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

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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?