The Fox

4.3
358 reviews
£25 and under
English

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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 by our talented kitchen team.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 358 People Are Saying
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AlexandraC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely all round, and surprisingly great value!

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PeterJ
East Sussex
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, good service and just busy enough to feel comfortable.

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juliew
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food when we come would recommend highly

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DianaC
Oxford
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Very thorough in ensuring our dietary requirements were met by carefully checking food allergies.

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JackieM
Dorset
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The welcome was very warm.
Menu had a wide selection including vegetarian options. When the food came it was well cooked beautifully presented and piping hot. We were very happy. Very nice watering hole indeed. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and venue. Highly recommended.

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DMJF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Called ahead to say we'd be 10 minutes late as we were driving over an hour to dine at The Fox and I was told that was fine. On arrival, we were seated and told the kitchen was about to close so to get our orders in quickly, so we did. Shortly after, the less than inviting waitress told us the 'classics' menu was unavailable as the kitchen was closing and listed a limited set of items we were allowed to chose from. Coincidentally, the only items available were the most expensive on the menu. Needless to say, we left and dined down the road at a much more welcoming pub.

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RussellW
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding , as was the service. Mollie was polite, engaging and couldn’t have been more helpful.

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SteveE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The choice of menu was adequate and the roast cotswold lamb was superb. The service was very good and staff were very accommodating. Excellent venue for eating out.

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Suzanne
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with a very varied menu. Drinks also of a high standard. Lovely atmosphere. Staff very helpful and efficient.

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PaulB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I've always liked the Fox and the food has come on leaps and bounds recently with good pub classics. The burger was great, space and social distancing good, and it's great to see the place buzzy on a Tuesday evening.

DM
DavidM
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us ate here twice this week and all our meals were excellent, cooked to perfection. Service was also excellent and very friendly staff.

DA
DARIUS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely smashing food and service, we will be back!

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IrisM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food superb and staff are welcoming friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back

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PatC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff at The Fox were very welcoming and friendly and found us a quiet corner table to sit with our dog. We both ordered roast Sunday lunches which were excellent - very generous portions and quality meat and veg. Massive Yorkshire puds! Tables were sanitised thoroughly between covers. Couldn’t ask for more.

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LibbyB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The waiting on staff were very helpful and the food very good, although we had to wait quite a long time this was probably because everything was freshly cooked. I had the local sausages and bought some the next day from the local butcher who was a very nice man.
My husband had the steak which he enjoyed but we both agreed that the plates should have been hot.

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wolvwanderer
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Very dissappointed by The Fox, very overpriced for what is delivered. We both had just fish and chips plus a bottle of Malbec for £54.
Not very good food and room was very noisy. Certainly glad we found a better place to eat on our other nights in Chippie.

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AnnW
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our stay at The Fox Inn. Great food both at dinner and breakfast. Lovely room, very comfortable and cosy.

DB
DavidB
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was creative and very enjoyable . Reasonable portion size too

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambience, and the food was reasonably good. Definitely a great pub, very eclectic and charming.

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YvonneMarie
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Beautiful Sunday lunch, delicious food - very good service

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KatyP
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great looking pub inside and out. Friendly welcome and pointed to a lovely big window table - much needed for our 3 year old! I had the full English breakfast…perfect. Partner and son had the pancakes, didn’t hear any complaints. Service was good all throughout. If we’re back in this neck of the woods then will definitely visit again.

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BrianG
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food good , beer wine good, service good. But noise from bar to bedrooms very bad that's why we have marked done the fox.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and lovely environment. Friendly staff and great wine

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StephenH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable evening had dinning at The Fox, would highly recommend their roast dinners.

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SophieB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We came here for a roast dinner. The food was nice but the service was pretty slow and the staff were just talking to each other the whole time we were there. Think could be improved with some more attentive service.

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TeresaB
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We had a table for 4 people against a window, then a family of 5 was squeezed into a table of 4 next to us, when there was a table for 6 empty across from us. I was asked are you using this chair, I said yes as I didn't why sm the waitress was asking. To which both the waitress and the customer have me a dirty look. Half the tables were empty and I don't understand why you wouldn't put them on a bigger table, instead of trying to squeeze a high chair on there which would have caused an obstruction, fire safety at its best. The service was slow, no-one came to see if we wanted more drinks, we asked for triple cooked chips and got skin on fries, because you had run out. But no-one came to tell us this. The vegetables were almost raw, and your waitresses don't seem to to very friendly, except for the girl with long dark hair and glasses.

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EMMAS
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant Gluten free options. Friendly, welcoming staff, great recommendation on gin and food was very tasty.

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RosyB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal at the Fox, all staff were very welcoming and polite and service was good. Would recommend.

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JamesB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Not exceptionally fantastic. But equally, absolutely fine for what we wanted. The room was pretty tiddly, but not uncomfortable. The food was ok (sausage and mash was a bit disappointing though). Breakfast was the highlight! Our visit coincided with the funfair which was set up pretty much on the doorstep outside - wouldn’t have been good if you’d wanted an early night, but actually not a problem noise wise in the end. I would visit again.

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TonyS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good food but service was only basic and the menu options were very limited

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BrunaS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice and friendly staff, good service and food. Fair price.

JP
JohnP
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside in one of the booths and the atmosphere was great.
The food couldn’t be faulted with really tasty smoked mackerel starters and mains of succulent rainbow trout & fennel main with beautiful dill butter and an excellent burger with fries & homemade slaw.
We really enjoyed our meal and would certainly recommend.

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LillieG
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was very expensive for what it was, we had a burger each and three drinks each which amounted to £70!!! A glass of wine at £6.50 and £15.50 for a burger that really wasn’t anything special was steep! However, the staff were lovely, the atmosphere was nice and the pub itself was beautiful.

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DAVIDH
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Well organised. Good food but some of the vegetables were too 'al dente'

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and service was friendly and efficient!

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Aaron
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, fantastic service, would recommended to anyone

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JulieY
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday roast although the nut roast was freezing cold in the middle, which we did mention. We had to use our extra gravy to warm it up.
We would certainly have it again but will request more time for the nut roast to heat!
The rest of the meal was fab.

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tracyd
Buckinghamshire
6 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly service. Delicous, fresh Sunday lunch
Relaxing atmosphere

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VikkiS
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, staff are lovely. Very happy.

FAQs

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

The Fox is rated 4.3 stars by 358 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.