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The Fox & Hounds - Harlestone

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Harlestone Road | Lower Harlestone, Northampton NN7 4EW, England
+44 1604 821251
11:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I truly want to love this restaurant, the decor etc is perfect food ranges from good to amazing but after more than just several visits the outcome is always the same.........outstandingly poor service and completely ruins each visit. This can span "lost" booking, poor table planning, no-one to take orders, waiting time for orders, forgotten drinks order, repeated reminders, to... More 

Thank wexfordeater
Corby, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had booked for a party of 28 guest, the service and staff were 2nd to non. Nothing was to much trouble, the day was ours, with no pressure on timings, the staff were so helpful and professional. We go every year and the service never fails.

Thank blondi66007
Northampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I booked a table at the Fox and Hounds as a thank you to some people who had cared for my parents at home. We had a delicious meal from the Festive Menu which was well presented. The staff were attentive, cheerful and helpful. The bar and restaurant area is always clean and there were tasteful Christmas decorations.

Thank Amanda O
Northampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went for my birthday in November, the food was really good but service was lacking. One of my friends had three drinks dropped on her and when the bill arrived c£600 my friends meal hadn't been taken off. I had to ask for her £12.95 pizza to be taken off and was told it was my friends fault for moving!... More 

Thank Ella C
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two of us had dinner on a Sunday evening. The food is quite pricey but not OTT and was very tasty so I felt it was fair. The building/setting is very nice and the staff were very polite and friendly. Only thing stopping 5 stars was that it was quiet when we were there yet service was slow. That said... More 

Thank Ben P
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chose for my granddaughters birthday because of the reviews . The service was good as was the starters but the main meal was well below the standard expected the pork was tough my short rib was over cooked out of 7 only one persons meal was up to scratch . I know it was a very busy night. Spoilt what... More 

Thank 493lol
Towcester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Out with family for a celebration disappointing that company rules mean my nearly 17 can't have one glass of fizz with her meal odd decision by the company and delivered in a rude manner. No celebration meals there again.

1 Thank katyk00
Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had never been before and liked the look of the menu. We arrived slightly early for our 8.1pm booking and were told our table wasn't ready but were seated shortly after 8.20pm. The waitress left menus and told us which specials had sold out and left us to choose from the menu. Our order was taken and all was... More 

1 Thank Scareycider
Northampton, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked for a family of 6, most of us had the Sunday roast, which was really lovely. Can recommend the roast pork. They brought more vegetables and gravy with no fuss. The desserts were also really good. I'll be booking to go again soon.

Thank claudine h
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Heard lots of good things about this place so thought we'd give it a try. Service was spot on but food wasn't worth the money. Two of us had the linguine which was lovely. One of us had the homemade burger which they said was really dry and over cooked. And my other friend had the pork belly that he... More 

Thank lawrenceniall
Nick C, General Manager at The Fox & Hounds - Harlestone, responded to this review

Hi Lawrence, thanks for taking the time to write a review of your recent visit. Glad to hear that the service was good but disappointed to hear the food wasn't up to our usual standard. We sell a lot of burgers and I agree there is nothing worse than a dry pattie, I would encourage anyone to raise this to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harlestone Road | Lower Harlestone, Northampton NN7 4EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton
  • Phone Number: +44 1604 821251
An idyllic retreat set in beautiful country house-style surroundings, The Fox & Hounds serves a menu of gourmet European recipes. Trained in high-class cookery schools in Spain and Italy, the chefs bring a wealth of experience, and demonstrate knowledge of a breadth of classic and complex cooking techniques. Partnering with Rothschild wine merchants, guests can choose a bottle from the well-stocked cellar.

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