It Just Has To Be Delicious

I went to the Fox and Hounds in Hunsdon which is a little village in Hertfordshire just north of Harlow. I didn’t expect much but was pleasantly surprised to find that it is a gastropub serving excellent steaks and seafood.
The atmosphere was warm and welcoming, a quaint village pub with a good sized car park at the rear.
Starters all seemed appetising and included:

    • burrata (creamy mozzarella), tomato and rocket
    • smoked mackerel, beetroot, watercress and horseradish
    • lobster linguine with chilli, garlic and parsley
    • black pudding, mushroom and fried duck egg
    • melon and ham
    • veal, rabbit and bacon terrine, chutney, pickles, toast

I chose the delicious crab tacos with mango salsa, guacamole and sriracha chilli sauce

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Mains included:

    • Skate with spinach and brown shrimps
    • Wild sea bass with pepperonata, borlotti beans and rocket
    • Rabbit leg confit
    • Chateaubriand
    • Scotch black Angus cote de boeuf

I chose half a lobster with garlic and herb butter and chips

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Some of my fellow diners had the steak

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Everybody enjoyed their meals. The only difficulty was that one of our group is vegetarian and the vegetarian options were quite limited, but the chef very obligingly provided a vegetarian pasta dish.
The lobster was fresh, good quality and seasoned beautifully, the steak was delicious, well rested, and succulent.
For dessert I chose the chocolate and hazelnut torte which was like a chocolate brownie with whole nuts in it. The texture was a little dry on the outside but gooey in the middle and there were probably too many nuts in it. I would have preferred a chocolate orange version.

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Some of my friends chose the strawberry sundae which by all reports was delicious strawberry sundae

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I loved the meal – the atmosphere was great and the food was top notch. The pub also has a comprehensive wine and beer menu. A great place which will see me returning very soon.

Visit Date – July 2015

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