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English pub and French bistro in entente cordiale

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Close to Hitchin’s historic town centre, with rustic charm intact, open fire, and secluded garden with terrace, The Highlander continues to thrive in the capable hands of the Prutton family, who have run this Grade II listed pub for nearly 40 years.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Sunday evening
  • Opening times: 12–3 6–11 (Friday to Saturday all day Sunday 12-4.30)
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12-2, Sunday 12–2.30
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6–9

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Greene King IPA, Tring Side Pocket for a Toad, XT 1,2,3,4, The 3 Brewers Special

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, Late May


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From Hitchen centre take A505 towards Luton. Pub on right.

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