Batford and Harpenden offer numerous pubs, cafes and restaurants, each offering lunchtime and evening menus, ideal for business meetings and socialising. Most cuisines are offered - French, Itallian, Indian or Chinese, in addition to traditional English.

On the outskirts of the town is the popular country house pub The Fox and, a little further afield, Auberge du Lac and Luton Hoo offer exceptional surroundings and fine dining.