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The French Horn Pub

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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The French Horn Church End, Steppingley MK45 5AU, England
+44 1525 721225
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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St Albans
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely location in the Bedfordshire countryside. We visited on a cold winter's evening and the pub was warm and inviting with a great atmosphere. Both the food and the service were excellent - highly recommend the beef prime rib. Just beware of the low beams! Unfortunately my husband bumped his head (he is 6ft 2) but they were most attentive.

Thank Wendy B
West Midlands UK
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this pub for lunch on the recommendation of a friend. It is a lovely old English public house with a warm relaxed atmosphere. The staff were friendly and the food was delicious,the only slight drawback was that the food took quite a while to arrive. Nevertheless, I would definitely return again.

Thank jcody58
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely cosy atmosphere and good food. Generous portion sizes. Reasonable prices for drinks. Good choice on menu with different offers available throughout the week. Friendly staff.

Thank Gemma3378
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went as a family of four for my wife's birthday meal in mid-Dec, which is never a great time for a quiet meal as it's party season, but oh boy, did the French Horn team deliver! This is our 4th visit in the last four months and we just can't keep away, it's that good, We sat in the... More 

Thank TheConcreteCow
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We hadn't been to The French Horn for sometime. We ttok my cousin and his wife and went for Sunday lunch. Firsty when we got to the restaurant we noticed it was quite chilly (not what you want in December!). We had 3 courses - mine looked a little messy on the plate but tasted OK. The main course were... More 

Thank barnesysi
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

A group of 8 of us visited on a Friday evening when the place was busy in both the bar and restaurant areas, with a lovely country pub atmosphere. This was my first visit but some of the group had been before, and recommended it for this occasion. Because of the group size, we'd had to pre-order – and because... More 

1 Thank IndigoStar79
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Superb service - arrived with no table booked but they managed to fit the four of us in. Atmosphere was lovely and the food was fabulous. Last time we visited, with previous owners, it had turned into a typical modern restaurant - no atmosphere and minimalist decor but now we loved the return to the country pub! Would definitely be... More 

Thank Ecosse72
Ampthill, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Was dreading a little because of father in laws hearing problems because on all previous visits to the restaurant it's been quite noisy .. but not this time . Was great And lovely night was had by all .. food was lovely as usual and no complaints Really must go there more often .... Lovely beef

Thank smethamsfest
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

A country pub, cosy and traditional. Had dinner here and the starters were large (!) and could quite easily have been halved without any problem. My main course, fish and chips, was very good. No room left for dessert. Good attentive service. Was quite busy on a Thursday evening - good to see. In 1977, my first date with my... More 

Thank JellyBean22
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful pub, friendly staff and incredible food at reasonable prices. If you haven't eaten here before, I'd strongly recommend giving it a try - you won't regret it!

Thank Nathan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 92
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The French Horn Church End, Steppingley MK45 5AU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Steppingley
  • Phone Number: +44 1525 721225
" Traditional Old English Restaurant / Pub Serving English Food In A Modern "

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