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The Fox and Duck, Stotfold - pub details

Fox and Duck
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Address: 149 Arlesey Road, Stotfold, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 4HE [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3818) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras


Nearest train stations Arlesey (1.3 miles), Letchworth (2.9 miles), Baldock (3 miles)

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Pig and Whistle, Stotfold (0.5 miles), Stag, Stotfold (0.5 miles), Crown, Hitchin (0.7 miles), Chequers Inn, Stotfold (0.8 miles), White Horse, Arlesey (1.0 miles) - see more nearby pubs

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Since Ted Saunders bought this pub, it's gone from strength to strength, and his best move by far was installing his son Mark as Manager. He's really turned the place around, and it's now exactly how a local country pub should be. Warm, friendly, inviting

largebells - 10 Sep 2011 17:57
All these comments are years old and should be removed. The staff are all very friendly they cater for all ages and you are made to feel very welcome. It has great food and a large garden full of play equipment for children to enjoy. They have regular events and live music. They also have a marquee hired for wedding and partys . Lovely village local pub serving fresh homemade food - worth a visit.
markt79 - 19 Aug 2011 18:09
I visited this pub on Saturday 12th December with my parents as it was their anniversary. We did try 3 other places first but all were fully booked and the Fox and Duck had a table (this should have given us our first warning)! We were greeted by a friendly waitress and showed to a table and we then chose our food. We chose 'Crispy potato skins with crispy bacon, melted cheese and sour cream dip'. Well, when it came they were huge 'potato wedges', NOT 'potato skins' and they were dry and hard and undercooked. There was nothing crispy about the potatoes or bacon! We ate what we could and then realised we didn't even get our dip! Not off to a good start. I asked the waitress why we had been given 'wedges' when the menu clearly states 'potato skins' and she just said 'that's how they do them'!! How about dishing up what it actually says on the menu! We then ordered duck with soy and ginger sauce. We had a choice between salad and veg - we all chose veg with hand cut chips. The duck came and all dishes had about a third of a plate of salad on it! I said we didnt' order salad, we ordered veg and she said 'that comes seperate, the salad is a garnish'!!!!! Now who wants cold salad with hot duck when you have specifically chosen hot veg?!!! NO - NO-ONE!!! She took it away and took off the salad! There was no sauce to speak of, maybe a half pence size dot on the plate! After about 5-10 mins the waitress came out with sauce boats! Well we had eaten half the duck by then!!! Also, the hand cut chips were dry and luke warm, not hot and crispy and golden like you would hope for! The veg - well this left a lot to be desired! This consisted of Cauliflower, carrots and sprouts! Not an ideal choice with Duck! I would have liked to see maybe something like green beans, baby sweetcorn or mangetout or something more fitting. The sprouts were frozen and hard as bullets. The cauliflower like mush, the carrots were ok! We did have a pud as we were still quite hungry from not eating much, the puds were ok but it was definitely tinned Ambrosia custard! The waitress was clearly embarrased and apologised to us when paying but not offering us some money off. I would not return even if they offered a free meal, it was awful. I could have done 100% better than their 'supposed chef'!! It's a shame as with a bit of common sense and customer service, it could be really good! Someone was complaining as we were waiting to be seated - we should have walked away then! We will not be returning and will definitely not recommend this pub!
soozydoodle - 14 Dec 2009 15:25
this pub seems to have very erratic opening hours closing early opening late the older lady behind the bar need to learn some customer skills and how to smile and deal with customers the rest of the staff seem friendly pubs need to make people feel welcome
beer__drinker - 27 Oct 2009 13:00
Prime example of why pubs are closing at the rate 0f 73 a week in England

This could be a great pub. Nice ambience, great staff, but so erratic with it's opening hours?

Went there a couple of weeks ago, at about 1830, and it was closed. Don't know what time it eventually opened, but it was when I went back at around 1930

Today, Monday 14th September, arrived there at 1120.Sign on door saying that the hours would now be 1130 till 1500. OK, fair enough. Went to the shops, came back at 1138. Still closed. Went for a drink elsewhere, came back at 1158. Still closed

I've often gone to pop in of an evening, to find it closed. The problem with this sort of attitude, is that people start to think " Shall we go to the Fox and Duck for a drink?" " No point; you never know if it's going to be open or not. Let's go somewhere that we know will definitely be open"
largebells - 14 Sep 2009 11:58

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