The Fox at Willian

Good access at one of the country's best gastro pubs - Blue Badge Style 2015

The Fox is an award winning pub and fine dining restaurant located in a picturesque village of Willian near Letchworth in north Hertfordshire. It won Gastro Pub of the Year at the Food Awards England and Wales 2014 and most recently the pub was awarded a place on the Budweiser Budvar Top 50 Gastropub Awards 2015 at a ceremony hosted by the proper lush Tom Kerridge.

Part of the group that owns The White Horse at Brancaster, which has previously been reviewed in these parts, The Fox is a picturesque country pub with friendly staff, good beer and excellent food in an airy and spacious dining area. It’s very much a country gastro with a nice mixture of high quality classic pub grub (fish and chips etc) and fancier dishes (e.g. Pan fried gilt head bream, rosemary and white bean puree, artichoke, sun blushed tomato and mange tout fricassee, seared scallop). There’s been a lot of praise for the pub’s food and general ambience, which makes it worth a trip.

The access at The Fox is good too. The building is fully wheelchair accessible and they have a fully equipped disabled toilet.They also have disabled parking at the rear of pub.

A terrific gastro pub that’s well worth a visit, we give The Fox a provisional 2.5 BBS Ticks.