The Fox

4.1
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
106 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£25 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
English

Top tags:

Casual
The Fox is a traditional 16th century coaching in located in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds town of Chipping Norton. We use the finest produce of the Cotswolds to create a traditional pub menu with a modern twist. Classics from Fish & chips to 08oz burger can be found on our menu along with fresh fish dishes and homemade pie of the day. All carefully executed my our talented kitchen team.
What 106 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Quiet
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
IP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food with friendly, efficient service in a well situated town centre pub.

LH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Pre-booked for dinner. Quite a delay to have our order taken, for which they apologised. Opted to go straight for a main as dessert choices looked good.
We then waited, and waited, and waited....queried with staff when our food would arrive...waited some more.... Eventually got our food over an hour after we were seated, only to find that the overcooked fish was sitting on (hiding!) burnt chips. We did complain and that meal was taken off the bill but that doesn't resolve the fact that service was appallingly slow and the food poorly cooked.
No time for dessert (had theatre tickets) so asked for the bill, then waited, and waited.... eventually took it to the bar to pay
Main meal portions are on the small side so then sat through the theatre show we'd booked still feeling rather peckish
Absolutely would not recommend or return to The Fox

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyable overall, service a bit slow but they were busy.

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Fantastic service the food was blooming delicious thank you x

MR
London
87 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service at The Fox was very friendly. They had run out of some dishes from the menu on the Saturday we visited and so choices were limited, particularly for desserts. Food was enjoyed by all although my vegetable moussaka could have done with more flavour. Prices were good.

SH
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the 20oz ribeye steak for 2 people and it was absolutely lovely, cooked as we like it, no issues. Staff helpful, cheerful and polite

MC
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great stuff our third visit in a week and we’ll come back to stay over next time! Great staff, amazing food, lovely atmosphere and clean loos 👍🏼

RJ
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Steak was poor and for £20 for a rump steak it should be a good bit of meat and well cooked.

£10 was knocked off bill, the whole amount should have been taken off.

Wouldn’t go back and definitely could not recommend to anyone based on that experience.

MC
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was right, the service, the food (outstanding) the ambience, the loos.. I’ve now started drinking Gin thanks to the knowledge of our waitress who recommended with confidence! We’re about to book back in for two consecutive nights meals before New Year and cannot wait!

CM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A really good evening at The Fox, even though they had pre-cooked Christmas parties to serve. Every effort was made to serve us with efficiency and courtesy. The food was very good and the atmosphere busy and celebratory. We will definitely return. Thanks.

KD
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Met friends “half way” for lunch, The Fox was ideal. Friendly staff, good food, did not feel rushed at all. Thank you

L
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I meet at the Fox on a blind date last year and returned to celebrate 52 weeks later. We had 2 complimentary glasses of Prosecco which was very sweet of staff.
The portions were huge and the food tasty

AR
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A mini break stay over with dinner bed and breakfast. Lovely cosy pub with dining area set slightly apart which gives you best of both worlds. Must say the service was excellent from arrival and everything was well maintained and kept v clean too. Good choice for dinner and an excellent breakfast too

E
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Eat here whilst on a family visit to chipping Norton. It was Friday night so must of us tucked into some very reasonably priced Fish Chips & Mushy peas whilst other chose from the main menu. All the food was well cooked and plentiful. The waiter who served us drinks was a little distracted and didn’t seem to understand that if you have a 2 year old it may be better for him to drink out of something other than a bottle. The day was saved though by a waitress who came up with a coffee cup with a lid. Otherwise the service was excellent and the food good value.

CL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food very friendly staff and a warm welcome

b
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was very slow, waited over 2 hrs for main meals. Food quality was not reflective of the price.

Manager at least discounted the bill

AS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Small dining area. Some of the seats are high up and others usual height. Staff friendly. Service was ok. We had a drink and a main course only and from seating to finishing our meal was an hour. Food was very nice and hot.

TM
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Sausages and mash, and they do good Guinness what more could a man want

RG
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved The Fox! We were on holiday in the area, booked for an evening meal and had a lovely time. Great, friendly service. Good food.

S
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting pub food and excellent service. Planning to go back this evening!

DG
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Service was terrible. Waited 40 minutes for a starter. One main came out and then waited a few minutes for the next only for it to be forgotten. Food itself was very tasty.

FH
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic Meal and staff very friendly helpful and fully accommodating of needs. Will visit again soon.

SN
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our booking was on the same night as the Chipping Norton Fair so understandably the Pub was very busy upon arrival. As a consequence, I think the waitress forgot our order as it was at least a 30 minute wait for our fish and chips. Luckily when I prompted her, the kitchen bell rang for service, so all ended well.
Great selection of ales and very nice portions of food served.

KN
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was amazing and friendly we loved this place

KC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Staff were friendly but service was slow. We waited almost 30 mins for our food. We both chose the Sunday roast beef but it was barely cooked, being completely pink and bloody with no browning around the edges. The rest of the food was delicious but barely warm. We were given a partial refund but it spoiled our wedding anniversary celebration.

S
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was very well presented and delicious with a good choice on the menu.
Sadly they seemed short staffed and so the service was a little slow....it was a good thing that the food was definitely worth the wait !
However the waitress acknowledged our wait and was very apologetic and seemed most sincere.
I would definitely recommend eating here.
We enjoyed our evening and the food was lovely.

DH
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was very fast , friendly and efficient especially our waiter who was Portuguese. We would definitely recommend The Fox.

CC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We went for a meal on a Monday evening which is 'pie and a pint' night. The pies were lovely just the right size with fresh vegetables and a choice of potatoes just right. Several of our party had different things and everyone enjoyed their meal.

M
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak, great atmosphere with great service to match!

R
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming, great food, good price. Attentive staff but not overwhelming. What a lovely place for a good meal out. Will definitely be back.

JJ
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic find - beautiful pub, lovely team who knew their stuff (both food and drink) and looked after us fantastically. Food was all lovely and menu great (try the snack starters!)

p
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice location, staff provided excellent service and the food was great, would recommend a visit

OT
London
23 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable meal in a nice family pub vibe. BBQ sauce on the brisket was actually quite spicy!

R
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely location with good rooms. Staff were friendly and food and drinks top drawer.

OB
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the fox for fathers day with out toddler and dog they were very accommodating for sitting us in a dog friendly area and very quickly had brought over a high chair and colouring for my son. The service was wonderful very friendly especially for our friendly spaniel who enjoyed a few biscuits and water brought by the staff. The food was delicious my son had the fish goujons and I've never seen such scrummy batter before! The advantage of having their own parking and town centre location was great. We shall definitely visit again, thanks for making our visit so relaxing team Fox!

LD
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were staying locally but chose to eat out in Chipping Norton. My youngest daughter found The Fox after trawling the internet for somewhere close by that would cater to her (somewhat selective) tastes. The Fox delivered and we had a very enjoyable meal. We had booked a table for 7.30 but happened to be ready earlier and they were very happy to accommodate us an hour before our booked time.
Lovely plate full of food. I went for the bangers and mash - my all time favourite comfort meal and the local bangers came with creamy mash and some perfectly cooked seasonal vegetables and red onion gravy. Would recommend.

K
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Food good, waiting staff did seem very busy perhaps more staff needed on a busy Friday.

RF
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

While there was plenty of food, especially with the starter, the quality left a great deal to be desired. Service, while friendly was disorganised and unprofessional.

D
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Food (for two) ordered at 7.30pm food served at 8.50!! Waiters apologetic however disgusted to wait so long without any justification.

R
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The only waitress was clearly struggling to cope with the busy evening. We arrived for 7.30 for Pie Night, but by 8 pies had sold out.
After waiting nearly 45mins for much anticipated pies we were disappointed with the tiny portion size, but thought at least that meant room for a pud... again a good half hour wait for pre made desserts which at £7.50 each were again tiny and shocking for the price. Unfortunately we won't be returning anytime soon :(