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The Fox

4.4
4.4
440 Reviews
£25 and under
English

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 by our talented kitchen team.

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Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    English

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 07:30–22:30 Sat, Sun 08:00–22:30

  • Phone number

    01608 638535

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Chipping Norton

  • Parking Details

    Private car park to be found to the rear of the building

  • Public Transit

    Nearest bus stop West Street

  • Entertainment

    Live music on the first Sunday of every month from 15.00pm-18.00pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Sandwiches

Choose White or Granary. All Served with Skinny Fries + Foxy Salad

  • Brixham Fish Goujon£6.95

    Lettuce + Tartare Sauce

    • Mature Cheddar + Beer£6.95

      Apple + Pear Chutney

      • Smoked Bacon£6.95

        Lettuce + Tomato with Mayonnaise

        • Trev Beadles Beef£6.95

          Horseradish + Watercress

          • Baked Ham£6.95

            Hooky Mustard + Tomato

            • Warm House Focaccia£7.50

              Chargrilled Med Veg, Tomato & Mozzarella

              Meal Deal

              Two for £12 (Monday to Friday 12pm – 4pm)

              • Fish Goujons + Chips

                • Ham

                  Mayfield Hen's Egg + Chips

                  Boards

                  • Fisherman£16.95

                    Smoked Salmon, Prawn Cocktail, Goujons + Calamari, Salad, Crusty Bread + Dip

                    • Ploughman£14.00

                      Pork Pie, Sliced Ham, Hooky Beer Bread, Marmite Butter, Mature Cheddar, Chutney

                      Starters

                      • Homemade Hooky Beer Bread + Marmite Butter£3.25

                        • Roast Tomato Soup£6.00

                          Basil Pesto, Warm Focaccia

                          • Salt + Pepper Calamari£7.00

                            Paprika Mayo

                            • Treacle + Horseradish Cured Salmon£6.95

                              Crème Fraiche + Lemon Dressing

                              • Mushroom Arancini£6.95

                                Smoked Aioli

                                • Ham Hock Terrine£6.50

                                  with Piccalilli & Apple

                                  Mains

                                  add Béarnaise or Peppercorn £3

                                  • 3 Mayfield Hen's Egg Omelette£7.00

                                    Spinach, Tomato + Mature Cheddar, Salad + Fries

                                    • Smoked Trout£9.50

                                      Dill + New Potato Salad, Lemon + Grain Mustard

                                      • Chargrilled Chicken + Avocado Salad£9.50

                                        Croutons, Smoked Garlic Aioli

                                        • Mushroom Risotto£12.00

                                          with Spinach, Cauliflower, Sprouting Broccoli, Tarragon Oil

                                          • Hooky Beer Battered Day Boat Fish + Chips£12.95

                                            Peas, Tartare

                                            • Breaded Goats Cheese£12.00

                                              Grilled Portobello Mushroom, Salt Baked Beetroot, Brioche Bun, Fries

                                              • Longhorn Beef Burger£13.00

                                                Brioche Bun, Smoked Bacon, Monterey Jack Cheese, Gherkins, Slaw, Fries

                                                • Trev Beadles Beef£12.00

                                                  Pork + Venison + Wild Boar Sausages, Mash, Greens, Roast Carrots + Red Wine Gravy

                                                  • Dry Aged Rump Steak£16.95

                                                    Portobello Mushroom, Tomato, Garlic Butter, Watercress + Proper Chips

                                                    Puddings

                                                    • Sticky Toffee Pudding£6.00

                                                      Vanilla Ice Cream, Toffee Sauce

                                                      • Rhubarb + White Chocolate Cheesecake£6.00

                                                        Strawberry Ice Cream

                                                        • Caramelised Lemon Tart£6.50

                                                          Lemon Curd, Vanilla Ice Cream

                                                          • Vanilla Crème Brulee£6.00

                                                            Forest Fruit Compote

                                                            • British Cheese£8.00

                                                              Chutney, Crackers

                                                              Last updated: 1 February 2022

                                                              What 440 people are saying

                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                              4.4
                                                              4.4 based on recent ratings
                                                              • 4.4Food
                                                              • 4.3Service
                                                              • 4.3Ambience
                                                              • 4.1Value

                                                              NoiseModerate

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                                                              1. DB

                                                                DavidB

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                                overall4food1service4ambience4

                                                                The first meal I had was good the second, Place an chips was horrible the, plaice was so small and the chips were greasy!

                                                              2. M

                                                                Migkiller

                                                                Hampshire

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 9 May 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Absolutely brilliant experience. Food was amazing, faultless and our waitress Lauren was superb. She was charming professional and her kindness to us made the evening special. We will be back when we next visit Chipping Norton.

                                                              3. M

                                                                Migkiller

                                                                Hampshire

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 6 May 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                It was the second time I had dined at the Fox and I was not disappointed. Love the ambience and the service was exceptional. Felt special. I would unhesitatingly recommend it to friends.

                                                              4. PH

                                                                PatrickH

                                                                Oxford

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on 5 May 2022

                                                                overall4food2service5ambience4

                                                                Unfortunately at 6.30 pm some dishes were already off the menu. The duck was mixed in with salad leaves which we didn't like. The lamb burger was OK but the coleslaw was tasteless. Service was excellent.

                                                              5. p

                                                                paula

                                                                South Wales

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 2 May 2022

                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                Excellent value for money. Breakfast was amazing. The only negative was that the bed was very small.

                                                              6. MB

                                                                MarkB

                                                                Oxford

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 1 May 2022

                                                                overall4food5service2ambience3

                                                                Everything perfect, room lovely Lots of meals missing of the menu

                                                              7. S

                                                                Sophie

                                                                Oxford

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                                overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                We went for brunch & the food was lovely once it came! However we waited a really long time, which wouldn’t have been a problem if someone had acknowledged the wait or warned us! No apology afterwards either. I got the impression that the staff were potentially inexperienced so it was very difficult to know who the manager was. Food was lovely so it was a shame

                                                              8. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Surrey

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined on 17 April 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Lovely staff, accommodating to our doggies and AMAZING food. Unfortunately we’re not local but if we were we’d be back soon, I’d highly recommend it.

                                                              9. K

                                                                Kenzo

                                                                Oxford

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 16 April 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Stayed as went to Didly Squat farm which was a complete waste of time. Named very well as had DIDLY SQUAT in there after 25 minutes of waiting just to get inside. Lovely old pub and the room was lovely albeit right under the pub function room so was a bit noisy. Had a meal which was lovely but small portioned. By Christ they know how to charge. For what you got it was not worth the money. Would def stay there again just won’t visit the restaurant.

                                                              10. PM

                                                                PaulaM

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 15 April 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Lovely characterful pub with lots of interesting nooks and crannies, outdoor dining area and its own car park. Charming staff, yummy English food.

                                                              11. MC

                                                                MichelleC

                                                                Bath

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 9 April 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Excellent food and service, large portions. Only disappointment was menu choices. Ok value for money.

                                                              12. LH

                                                                LaurenH

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 8 April 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Really great service. Amazing food. Good ambience and decor. Very clean.

                                                              13. LM

                                                                LindaM

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 5 April 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                We enjoyed the meal very much.Plenty of choice for both meat and non meat eaters.

                                                              14. M

                                                                Merlin25

                                                                Oxford

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                Dined on 3 April 2022

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                The Fox is a really nice place for a meal or just for a drink. It serves local Hook Norton ales and simple, tasty food. The Sunday roast is substantial and really tasty with surprises like a roasted onion and sage puree which wasn't immediately apparent. Service was very friendly and prompt, prices reasonable.

                                                              15. DR

                                                                DarrenR

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 3 April 2022

                                                                overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                Above all, the food was great. I had the lamb Sunday roast and I can honestly say that it was the best piece of lamb I had ever eaten. The minus point is the same as many restaurants- once the main has been served, you tend to be forgotten.

                                                              16. CC

                                                                CarolineC

                                                                Oxford

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 2 April 2022

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                When I booked online I accidently only booked for two. I logged back in and changed the booking but the message had not got through to the hotel. The man behind the bar was very nice and helpful and changed the table immediately.

                                                              17. KD

                                                                KarenD

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 29 March 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great choice, friendly service and lively fresh cooked food

                                                              18. JS

                                                                JennyS

                                                                Worcestershire

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 26 March 2022

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                Amazing steak Meals can be a little salty for some

                                                              19. AH

                                                                AliH

                                                                Warwickshire

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 25 March 2022

                                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                Tasty and interesting food. Great choice. Need to return to try some more dishes.

                                                              20. IP

                                                                IanP

                                                                Essex

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 25 March 2022

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                Small menu that covered all of the standard options. Service was quick and helpful. Will return sometime in the next few days.

                                                              21. MW

                                                                MichaelW

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 23 March 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Airy, spacious, interesting menu and pretty rapid but not too quick service.

                                                              22. MC

                                                                MarkC

                                                                Orlando

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 18 March 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Excellent meal and service, reasonably priced for the quality.

                                                              23. ND

                                                                NathalieD

                                                                Surrey

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on 18 March 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff, and amazing food!

                                                              24. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Oxford

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 14 March 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Party of four, we had breakfast and dinner on a couple of days, whilst in Chipping Norton. Friendly and efficient staff, very clean restaurant and welcoming venue. Can’t praise the staff enough. Booking easy on “OpenTable”. Well done.

                                                              25. N

                                                                Nikki

                                                                Oxford

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 11 March 2022

                                                                overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                Not too busy or too loud. Really enjoyed our meal

                                                              26. JG

                                                                JulieG

                                                                South Wales

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 5 March 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Excellent service from friendly and helpful staff. Good food. Pleasant, relaxed atmosphere.

                                                              27. SS

                                                                SimonS

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                2.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 5 March 2022

                                                                overall2food1service1ambience2

                                                                Long wait for food, no sandwich menu despite advertising one on website, no chips! Felt like no one had turned up to work that day.

                                                              28. SE

                                                                SarahE

                                                                Oxford

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 1 March 2022

                                                                overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                Overall brilliant service, however the 2 young waiting staff didn't seem very cheerful, maybe a bad day as generally all are normally very friendly and smiley.

                                                              29. TB

                                                                TessaB

                                                                Oxford

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 27 February 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                Yes I would as lovely people and lovely service keep up the good work we will be back soon

                                                              30. g

                                                                grahamw

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 21 February 2022

                                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                Food was very good, & the pub as a whole is realy nice. It was a little quiet, but being a Monday in February after the year we've had that was understandable. Definitely a pub I would eat at again.

                                                              31. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Bath

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 19 February 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                We loved the experience at the Fox! Great food and felt very looked after despite a busy atmosphere

                                                              32. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Oxford

                                                                1 review

                                                                2.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 14 February 2022

                                                                overall2food2service2ambience1

                                                                We booked for a Valentine’s Day meal, when we arrived we were handed our menu, but after we had ordered and we’re half way through our meals other tables around us were being offered a special Valentine’s menu we just had the standard. We then spend the majority of the meal listening to the bar staff have a bi**c and a moan about their duty manager and the fact they heard kitchen staff talk s**t about them it’s not as if they were trying to be quiet about it. aswell as one of the girls constantly saying how hungry she was and she is ready to “stuff her face” (her words) so the overall the atmosphere was awful and the staff were not professional around customers and ruined what was suppose to be a lovely evening with the constant moaning.

                                                              33. BF

                                                                BakerandFrench

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 13 February 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                We went in for Sunday Lunch and enjoyed every bit of our experience. It was pouring with rain, and they had no issues letting us in a full 30 minutes before our reservation time and letting us just sit out of the rain, even though it was before they started serving food for the day. Our roast dinners were lovely (we had the lamb), and the Yorkshire puddings were massive! We would definitely return to The Fox if we are in Chipping Norton again.

                                                              34. CW

                                                                CarolineW

                                                                1 review

                                                                2.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 12 February 2022

                                                                overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                Lovely pub, one very nice young waitress, but the person that appeared to be in charge has no people skills , not made welcome , felt like we should not be there , asked to order by 11, this was brunch, we did this , very slow , the first person had finished by the time the last item was served, needs a lesson in how to welcome customers !

                                                              35. NS

                                                                NeilS

                                                                Liverpool

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 9 February 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Lovely meal, great sercice and a very relaxed atmosphere.

                                                              36. SB

                                                                StuartB

                                                                Birmingham

                                                                1 review

                                                                2.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 9 February 2022

                                                                overall2food2service3ambience4

                                                                Very slow service even though they were not that busy. Beef stroganoff was very watery and lacked taste. Plus side, portion size were big

                                                              37. N

                                                                Neighbours

                                                                Oxford

                                                                9 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                9 reviews

                                                                Dined on 6 February 2022

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                What a great Sunday lunch. I have already booked again in a few weeks time … please keep it going

                                                              38. H

                                                                Hedgehog

                                                                1 review

                                                                3.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 4 February 2022

                                                                overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                                Staff were friendly, but not really on the ball, and we had to keep going to find them to ask to be served, as we were in a hurry to get to the theatre. If they'd been quicker we might have had a dessert!

                                                              39. FH

                                                                FifiHAha

                                                                Oxford

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 29 January 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                Great experience! Everything was just right. From my gin & tonic right through to the desert.

                                                              40. MS

                                                                MarkS

                                                                Oxford

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined on 28 January 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                As usual at the Fox the food, service and total atmosphere make for a pleasant and welcoming experience.

                                                              Safety precautions

                                                              • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                                • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                                                • Contactless payment available
                                                              • Physical distancing

                                                                • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                • Extra space between tables
                                                              • Protective equipment

                                                                • Waiting staff wear masks
                                                                • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                              • Screening

                                                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                              FAQs

                                                              The Fox offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01608 638535.

                                                              The Fox is rated 4.4 stars by 440 OpenTable diners.

                                                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                              Booked 5 times today
                                                              Google Map for The Fox

                                                              The Fox Market Place Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 5DD

                                                              Additional information

                                                              • Area

                                                                Chipping Norton

                                                              • Hours of Operation

                                                                Mon–Fri 07:30–22:30 Sat, Sun 08:00–22:30

                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                English

                                                              • Dining style

                                                                Casual Dining

                                                              • Dress Code

                                                                Casual Dress

                                                              • Parking Details

                                                                Private car park to be found to the rear of the building

                                                              • Public Transit

                                                                Nearest bus stop West Street

                                                              • Payment Options

                                                                MasterCard, Visa

                                                              • Entertainment

                                                                Live music on the first Sunday of every month from 15.00pm-18.00pm

                                                              • Additional

                                                                Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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