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The Slug and Lettuce

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Bar, British
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9 High Street, Harpenden AL5 2RT, England
441582764624
Today
09:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Wed 09:00 - 23:00
Thu 09:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 01:00
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It can widely vary at the slug and lettuce. Sometimes you can be waiting ages just to get your drinks order taken. Other times ( I'd not overly busy) you can be seen too in 10mins- Food is good but double check any offers you have before you place your order- I found out the hard way.

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Thank Jules C
London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really mixed group of folk from 18 to 70 ...... so any age should feel comfortable coming here for a late drink and a dance. Good atmosphere with music that gave a party feel - pleasantly surprised.

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Thank Bobmojito
Slug and Lettuc... H, Guest Relations Manager at The Slug and Lettuce, responded to this review

Hello BobMojito, I'll let the team (and the DJ) know you enjoyed the atmosphere last night! Everyone is always welcome at Slug and Lettuce Harpenden! See you again soon, Ashley Weekes, Events and Sales Coordinator More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came to the slug and lettuce on New Year's Day with my family and had a very good experience. Food and staff was lovely. Would definitely come again.

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Thank Dannica-jade W
Slug and Lettuc... H, Guest Relations Manager at The Slug and Lettuce, responded to this review

Hello Dannica-Jade W, We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Slug & Lettuce Harpenden, and we hope to see you again soon! Thank you for your kind words about our staff, I will let them all know you enjoyed your stay! All the best wishes for the new year, Ashley Weekes, Events and Sales Coordinator More 

Cheshire
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used to like this place. They did standard food at standard price. Suddenly the menu was changed and made a bit fancy for some reason. I don't go any more. Pretentious food has no place in an ordinary venue such as this.

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Thank tango15
Slug and Lettuc... H, Guest Relations Manager at The Slug and Lettuce, responded to this review

Hello Tango15, We are sorry hear that you do not like our new menu. Unfortunately, the choice of menu is decided by our food team, based at our head office, and has been instated across all of our venues within the brand, and is unlikely to change in the near future until we update our menu. We are sorry you... More 

Merenberg, Germany
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have most usually taken the family there for Breakfast after church on Sundays. It does serve a good English Breakfast and the children like their Pancakes. It can, however, be noisy with people celebrating whatever,

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Thank Bahamiajohn
Slug and Lettuc... H, Guest Relations Manager at The Slug and Lettuce, responded to this review

Hello Bahamiajohn, Thank you for complimenting our Full English Breakfast and Pancakes. We hope you continue to join us on Sunday's (despite our louder guests). Thanks again, Ashley Weekes, Events Manager More 

Harpenden, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

The new decor is good and they do good offers. I have had a breakfast here which was fine and the coffee is generally good. Service can leave a lot to be desired in terms of speed. Often it takes a long time to get someone to take an order and then have the order delivered and finally get your... More 

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Thank Mark F
Slug and Lettuc... H, Guest Relations Manager at The Slug and Lettuce, responded to this review

Hello Mark F, Thank you for your kind words about our new decor, and we are glad you enjoy the offers! We are also glad you enjoyed your breakfast visit, but we are disappointed to here about about your slow service. We have recently changed from table service to taking orders at the bar, however we will communicate your feedback... More 

Luton, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Went to the slug and lettuce on a Saturday night. The bar is a nice environment and seems popular, got busy later in the night and abit of a wait for drinks. Price for drinks are average for the area. DJ played a good set of RnB and made to vibe in the pub.

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Thank jay b
Slug and Lettuc... H, Guest Relations Manager at The Slug and Lettuce, responded to this review

Hello Jay B, Nice to hear you enjoyed your Saturday evening with us here at Slug & Lettuce Harpenden! James and Donte, our fantastic DJ's will be happy to hear this news as well, and I will let them know! We hope to see you again in the future, All the best, Ashley Weekes, Events & Sales Coordinator, Slug &... More 

Harpenden, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Went there with my wife at about 14:30 hrs during the week. If we go out for something to eat we used to go here as it had a warm atmosphere with waiters/waitresses who were glad to see you and tasty food at a good price. This visit couldn't have more different. When entering, the pounding music with heavy base... More 

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Thank JanetChris
Slug and Lettuc... H, Guest Relations Manager at The Slug and Lettuce, responded to this review

Hello JanetChris, I would like to apologise for your mid-week lunchtime visit on behalf of the team at Slug & Lettuce Harpenden, especially as you've visited us before and enjoyed yourself. Unfortunately we no longer offer table service, however this should have been communicated to you upon your arrival. The food being cold is very disappointing to hear, and should... More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

The place has recently been refubished and the atmosphere is nice. We dropped in for lunch and the food was good but although the staff were pleasant, unfortunately the service elt them down. We ordered 2 Lasagne one with side salad and one with fries, we got both with side salads and not fries. So it meant waiting for the... More 

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Thank mjohno11
Slug and Lettuc... H, Guest Relations Manager at The Slug and Lettuce, responded to this review

Hello mJohno11, We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your food, but we are disappointed to hear the news regarding your lunchtime service, from both the mistake with the food, and the peculiar incident regarding the coffee. We are deeply sorry this happened to you, and if you could send me an email, via bookings.s&lharpenden@stonegatepubs.com, we can discuss what happened... More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Had avocado and egg on toast. Hardly any avocado and the egg was hard and cold. Usually like it here but very disappointed this time. But the staff were lovely.

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Thank cherylsJ3196CZ
Slug and Lettuc... H, Guest Relations Manager at The Slug and Lettuce, responded to this review

Hello Cheryl, We are sorry to hear about your disappointing breakfast, and hope it does not deter you returning to us in the future. If you could contact me, via our telephone (01582 764624), and ask for Ashley or Riccardo, we can discuss what happened further, Events Manager, Slug & Lettuce Harpenden, More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 18
Cuisine
Bar, British
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 01:00
Saturday
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 High Street, Harpenden AL5 2RT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Harpenden
  • Phone Number: 441582764624

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