The Fox Inn
The Fox Inn
  • Address:
    Lower Oddington
    Nr Moreton on the Marsh
    Gloucestershire, GL56 0UR
    Neighbourhood:
    Moreton-In-Marsh
  • Cuisine:
    European
    Price: £25 and under

The Fox Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.foxinn.net/
  • Phone: 01451870555x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday 12:00PM - 2:30PM
    Dinner: Monday - Friday 6:00PM - 9:30PM, Saturday 6:00PM - 10:00PM, Sunday 7:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, British
  • Executive Chef: Peter Robinson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Rail: Kingham Station
  • Parking: Private Car Park
  • Parking Details: Private car park during busy times street parking
A word from The Fox Inn
The Fox Inn Restaurant is situated in the beautiful village of Lower Oddington 3 miles outside the historic town of Stow on the Wold offering excellent modern British food in tradition pub surroundings.
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The Fox Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since 22 October 2013
Average Rating4.5
  • Food4.8
    Service4.2
  • Ambience4.3
    Value4.1
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (7)fit for foodies (6)outdoor eating (6)sunday lunch (6)romance (4)business meals (2)good vegetarian options (2)child friendly (1)group bookings (1)brunch (1)outstanding value (1)Show More
  • Relaxed meal
    clofty
    Dined on 14/9/2014
    Staying in the area and booked a Sunday evening meal here. Lovely looking menu for foodies with a french influence even snails and steak tartare on the menu. We were stuffed from lunch so i had a salad for a starter (pear/blue cheese figs yummy) and then a traditional ham egg and chips. Hubby had an enormus smoked haddock scotch egg and venison. He was very happy. Really cute surroundings and can be summed up by my hubbie's comment "why dont we have a pub like this around the corner from us in London"
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    outstanding value, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Traditional Country Pub
    StephenDulwichVIP
    Dined on 25/8/2014
    The Fix Inn is a classic up-market country pub. Traditional timber, low roofs, rambling rooms and a friendly feel. The menu is everything that you would except along with a few continental twists. The Bath Chap, scotch quail egg, chicory & watercress was a great mix of powerful flavours and rough textures. The Venison ragu, chestnut gnocchi & Cavolo Nero was cooked to perfection. Easy to serve poorly. There are plenty of bottles of wine available for around £30 plus a few good ones by the glass. If you have room for dessert they are more along the expected path, but tasty nonetheless.
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    fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Fox Inn
    devilnVIP
    Dined on 16/5/2014
    After a bit of convincing they kindly read out the menu and let us order from the car as we were running late from London. Lovely setting and the food was great, in our opinion even better then The Wild Rabbit the following evening dare I say!
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  • a birthday on Easter Sunday
    dinersutd
    Dined on 20/4/2014
    Great service and food even though the place was packed. Only criticism would be that the tables were a bit close but this is probably as a result that they are very popular and rightly so but diners comfort could spoil a great place
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    special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Beautiful food, fantastic service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 18/4/2014
    My partner and I ate here on Friday evening. Professional service with a smile and the food prepared for us was made with care and was beautifully fresh! Lamb was LUSH!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant - fabulous roast lunch
    misssm12VIP
    Dined on 23/3/2014
    After trying the roast lunch by chance on our last visit to Stow at The old butcher, was really sad to see that they have moved away. At first i thought they were closed so was searching until i found that the chef has moved to the Fox Inn. After reading mixed reviews - i was so happy to find that their roast was just as delicious as i remember it a few years ago. So happy that they did not run out of beef. The rest of the menu was delicious too. There was a mistake on our receipt but it was corrected without hesitancy. Thank you Fox Inn for a nice touch to our last day in Cotswold.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, child friendly, group bookings, brunch, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a family Sunday lunch
    LeDap
    Dined on 16/3/2014
    Had a family Sunday lunch for 6 and all enjoyed it immensely. Excellent pork roast with all the trimmings - including great roast potatoes.
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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  • A really good experience
    Maverick
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We entertained friends to Sunday lunch and were not disappointed ~ every table was booked and full, despite the terrible weather conditions. The menu offers some unusual dishes (especially the pear & chicory salad & the fish scotch egg) as well as the excellent Sunday fare of roast beef, pork & chicken. The portions are very substantial, so much so that none of us could manage dessert or the fine cheese platter. Everything ordered was consumed with delight & despite the crowd, the wait was minimal. The ambience of the Fox makes it almost perfect for the connoisseur but perhaps a little pricey for a family meal. Our bill was £124 with only three glasses of wine and no desserts for take your partner there for a special treat.
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    business meals, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and Friendly Staff
    Theatregoer
    Dined on 25/10/2013
    Very enjoyable Friday evening dinner. Great food, imaginative menu and attentive staff. Also good wine list and a decent gin and tonic - plenty of ice in a big glass! We have also had a lovely outdoor lunch there in August. I would recommend the Fox to anyone.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since 22 October 2013
    • Average Rating4.7
    • Food5
    • Ambience4.7
    • Service4.3
    • Value4.7
  • The following 335 reviews are from the The Fox Inn reviews archive.
  • Superb Cooking in a Cotswold Pub
    CountryBoy
    Dined on 20/9/2013
    The food at The Fox is a cut above. 5 of us ate, & each meal was superb. There is something of that old fashioned French approach to cookery about the very British food ... it is 'melded', it revels in local fresh ingredients, it is made & cooked with great care. The service is very friendly, informed & quite formal in style ... even the salt & pepper are The Fox feels like a pub, restaurant & country wine bar all-at-once. 3 starters, 5 mains, 4 desserts, house wine & water. The bill was £170. Ouch!, but 4 stars for value since this was one of the very best meals I've had in a long time, & I would not want to not reward hard work & skill properly. This is a proper chef preparing delicious food in a country pub. Thoroughly recommended!
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  • Disappointed
    Zabe
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    We were so disappointed. We stay in the Cotswolds every year and always go to The Old Butchers. We are so keen that we book it months in advance. We were surprised to find that the restaurant had moved to The Fox Inn as we hadn't been notified of this change. However, we set off happily expecting great food, good service and a lovely restaurant. The girl at reception had no idea what she was doing and looked terrified. There were lots of staff but none of them were allowed to take orders and we waited over 30 mins to order. We didn't get any bread in that time. My husband was given the wrong starter and then his main was only lukewarm. The waitress we asked didn't understand English well enough to understand about re-heating the food.
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  • Lovely Ambience. Great selection
    domyy
    Dined on 23/5/2013
    Lovely Ambience. Great selection and casual enough without being too casual. A great neighbourhood gem.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • misinformation!
    maber
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    The Old Butcher's would have been lovely - had it been open! However, I was left an answerphone message to explain that the restaurant has closed and that toptable should not be taking bookings. This was most disappointing.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • How can this happen?
    Willie
    Dined on 2/5/2013
    I booked a table at the Old Butchers, Stow on the Wold through Top Table for the evening of the 2nd. May. I had eaten there before so was looking forward to the occasion. I arrived in Stow in good time after a 15 mile drive only to find the restaurant closed. By the looks of it the place had been closed for some time. How was I able to book a table through Toptable, get an acknowledgement and a reminder of my booking the day before I was due to eat when the place had closed down?
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  • Foxy Old Butchers
    dinah2lot
    Dined on 9/4/2013
    A quick butchers at the "Old Butchers" in Stow and you'll see its closed & re-located to "The Fox" in Lower Oddington ! The latter venue is very cosy with the informality of a Pub but very classy,top notch "Gastropub" food. Its been well known for such for many years. The wine list is wide ranging from robust good value to wallet bending fine wines. Service was a little hurried for our particular group's taste, but otherwise discreet without being intrusive and not a single "Not a problem"was uttered ! A new coffee machine,apparently about to materialize will be a welcome addition. All in all very good value for a very good meal.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, outdoor eating
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  • Great night
    phaniehill
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    Had a fabulous evening with my boyfriend on Saturday - the staff were wonderful and the food outstanding. we had gorgeous oysters, calfs brain, a first time for me but loved it and the calfs liver for main - the thought of which is still making my mouth water :-)
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    Iang
    Dined on 30/3/2013
    Have been before and our visit this time was just as good. Great service, great food and a lovely atmosphere. An excellent choice for a birthday celebration
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A restaurant that has character,goo
    Suda49
    Dined on 13/3/2013
    A restaurant that has character,good food ,good wine and a good service. I certainly would recommend this eatery to anyone in the vicinity of Stow.
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    special occasions, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Superb!
    Rockydog
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    Have never been disappointed at the Old Butcher's. Interesting and varied menu cooked to perfection. Calves liver is irresistible once you have tried it. Owners and staff create a warm and friendly ambience. Can't wait for next visit!
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    romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My partner and I had a wonderful
    songhua
    Dined on 9/3/2013
    My partner and I had a wonderful time at The Old Butcher's and both agreed that it was the best meal we had enjoyed for a long time. The staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming. I have no hesitation in recommending the restaurant to friend and family and we certainly plan to visit again in the near future.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the low down
    innit2winnit
    Dined on 9/3/2013
    charming atmosphere and superb quality of food served by friendly and efficient staff also an unusal and tasty cheese capped the lunch off well
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lived up to the hype
    CoupleEscaping
    Dined on 2/3/2013
    Whilst planning for our break to the Cotswolds, my wife and I scoured the internet for the best restaurant we could find, within reasonable distance from where we were staying. Everything we read about The Old Butchers suggested it was a great restaurant. Well, we were not disappointed! The first thing we appreciated was the friendly welcome, and overall ambience of the place, which was both welcoming and intimate. The food? Fantastic. No other word for it. Everything that we ordered was absolutely top-notch, and a real treat. Drinks? Also excellent. My wife really rated their Chablis, and the wine list had a "hand picked" feel to it. I had beer... In a frosted glass! A superb experience, which we cannot recommend enough.
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cotswold gem
    gloucesteroldspot
    Dined on 20/2/2013
    outstanding,slightly quirky food offering all parts of the animal,friendly service and ambience;highly recommended
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Lunch during Snow
    Magoo
    Dined on 13/2/2013
    We dined at the Old butchers during one of the snowy days, and were immediately delighted with the additional gas heaters and curtain over the door, which provided a snug warm respite to the minus temperatures outside. We informed the server we were on the Dukan diet, so no fat etc - no problem! We were served with steamed mussels which were delicious, pan fried (with no oil/butter) calves liver and fillet steak, both with vegetables. Our meals were extremely fresh and tasty and we were delighted we had been able to enjoy an almost gourmet lunch while sticking to the diet. Our friends had the beetroot salad and fish soup which they said were delicious. The rib of beef bourguignon was pronounced as "wonderful" .
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, outdoor eating
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  • A most enjoyable evening!
    ClooneyVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    On a cold damp evening in Stow we received a warm welcome and a very enjoyable evening. We would thoroughly recommend the Old Butchers and hope to return
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent and excellent
    gastronomica
    Dined on 25/1/2013
    We went to the Old Butcher again this month (depite the icy roads!) and enjoyed the Chef's culinary skills just as much we did before. Also the wine by the glass is very good. Quality, presentation and service were excellent again and this lovely restaurant will remain on top of our list.
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    business meals, special occasions, brunch, outstanding value, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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  • One of the best in the Cotswolds
    gastronomica
    Dined on 19/12/2012
    The feel of The Old Butcher's is elegant, simple and sophisticated, however, the tables are perhaps a bit too close together. The aubergine starter was delicious and the calves liver was out of this world. Cooked to perfection! I love to finish my dinner with a small selection of cheese and the three cheeses on the menu proved to be a perfect combination of flavours. The service was very friendly and efficient. In my opinion, The Old Butcher's is one of the best restaurants in the Cotswolds and from now on, we will be regular customers.
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    business meals, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overated
    Underwhelmed
    Dined on 20/11/2012
    Overpriced and Overated Better Pub food available in the Cotswolds
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  • Butchers
    cornalex
    Dined on 17/11/2012
    Had not been here for years. It was just as I recalled, good food good house wine and nice atmosphere. Will book again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice resturant, very busy,
    oscar
    Dined on 16/11/2012
    nice resturant, very busy, great old fashioned english menu, one very noisy loud table next to us with constant serious swearing, rather surprised one of the staff didn't have a quiet word. although we were late arriving due to thick fog the resturant was most understanding. the colchester oysters were outstanding. considering the high quality food the prices were not outlandish. m j haywood
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  • Mainly great, took ages to leave
    smallcheese
    Dined on 10/11/2012
    We had a lovely meal at this restaurant, where I took my now wife 5 years ago when we got engaged on a weekend in a cottage in Stow. It was great to be back and the food and overall service was great. The atmosphere is lovely and although possibly a little more crammed in than I remember previously it was really enjoyable. The thing which disappointed us when when we came to leave. Having been very attentive the whole evening our waiter disappeared once the coffees had been brought out, meaning that it took a very long time for us to actually leave once we decided to. It took around 20 minutes to get the attention of someone to request the bill, and another 10 to pay and leave. A disappointing end to a lovely meal.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    foodies
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    The Old Butchers is consistently good. The menu is always interesting and changes daily, the food is exciting and always excellent, the wine list is great and staff friendly and accommodating. We have been going here for years and have never been disappointed. This place has the best chef in the area.
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bournville Beekeepers Lunch
    bournvillebees
    Dined on 7/11/2012
    The restaurant has a modern bistro feel, is in a quiet location. The staff where attentive, although that bit about filling my wine glass I find an annoying occurence at all restaurants. We both went for mussels as a starter, agreeing they where the best we had had for some time. A good sized portion for a starter, very tasty and cooked well. I had Partridge, which was cooked well, served with Dauphinios, savoy cabbage/chestnuts, and a nice bread sauce. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Colin ordered the Cassoulet, which was very nice, Duck Leg, Ham Hock and Harricot beans, right size for the dish, but a bit expensive for its size. We chose a nice Sicilian Nero D'arvalo for under £20, which was nice. £72 total (no auto service charge +++)
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Lunch at Stowe
    goes4quality
    Dined on 4/11/2012
    Service was a bit slow but this seemed due to a couple of large groups arriving at the same time. The experience however was balanced by some good quality food, value for money and pleasant staff.
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    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous for Foodies et al!
    ComeFineDinewithMe
    Dined on 3/11/2012
    This hidden gem down a pretty Cotswold stone lane is one of the best restaurants we have ever visited and we sampled food that was of obvious high quality, cooked with great skill and was absolutely delicious! Try the Duck rillette, cornicons & toast starter or the Pate - both are exquisite and we equally enjoyed the Calves Liver and the Fillet Steak with Ox Cheek. Dessert list has lots of mouth-watering options. Chocolate Fondant was cooked to oozing perfection as was the warm Blackberry Frangipane. Go for Woo Woo and Hedgerow cocktails - both sublime! A warm welcome, fantastic service ~our waiter was informative + suggested great choices! Definitely up there with celebrity chef restaurants in London. Deserves a Michelin Star!
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  • Enjoyed a Friday evening meal.
    SteveM
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    Enjoyed a Friday evening meal. Restaurant was very busy but we had a nice corner table and could sit back and watch the restaurant ambience which was fantastic throughout the evening. Food was very good indeed - certainly up with some Michelin starred restaurants we have visited and plenty of variety on the menu. Service was very friendly but a little slow at times - a product perhaps of a busy Friday night but just slow enough that we did notice it. Nevertheless a thoroughly enjoyable evening and we will certainly return on our next visit to the Cotswolds. Very highly recommended for both the food and the atmosphere and at £50 a head for food and all drinks really outstanding value.
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    special occasions, fit for foodies, child friendly, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mouth-watering Menu
    Foodtourists
    Dined on 30/10/2012
    Four of us dined at The Old Butchers on a Tuesday evening. There were enough diners to create a good atmosphere. The service was friendly and attentive. Everything on the menu sounded so good, that we struggled to choose, but as we all chose something different for each course we were able to sample a large percentage of it. We were not disappointed in anything. Scallops with chorizo were perfectly cooked and the flavours well balanced. My friend loved her fish soup and slow-braised ox cheeks and my dessert of pannacotta with strawberries came with little cubes of champagne jelly and honeycomb pieces. It was outstanding. I would definitely go back next time we are in the Cotswolds. Highly recommended.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious feast - buzzy atmosphere
    Caro
    Dined on 13/10/2012
    The restaurant was packed so glad we booked, the food was inspired and delicious and we will try to re-enact the girolles and snails on ciabatta at home!! Great choice of wine for all budgets though the Tiganello was a bit on the lumpy side, we settled for a lovely St Emilion! Main was delicious as were the starters and puddings and nothing could be faulted except it was a bit "wings in" on the table though this was probably because the restaurant was so popular. Friendly staff and a really buzzy atmosphere. When we are in the area, we will definitely eat here again!! YUMMY!! A must visit for foodies like us! :-)
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  • Fantastic Lunch
    Coulter
    Dined on 12/10/2012
    Lovely restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere. Food and service outstanding. Asked the waiter to recommend a wine to go with our meals and he did a great job pairing a malbec for my partridge and a viogner for my Husband's lemon sole. Would definitely go back next time we're in the Cotswolds.
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, brunch, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hedgerow find
    Bump
    Dined on 6/10/2012
    A late decision to dine out in Stow and my fellow reviewers had got it right. From the moment we walked thought the door everything felt right. The welcome typified the evening warm and relaxed. The hedgerow aperitif was a delight. The food was great on the eye and palate which by the end of the evening left us totally satisfied. If you want a great eating experience visit the Old Butchers, you won't be disappointed.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.