The Fox Den

3.5
17 reviews
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£25 and under
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  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Business Meals
When you're exploring the great British countryside, you're never far from a bright and welcoming country pub and restaurant. Enjoy a fabulous meal at The Fox Den in Bristol.
What 17 People Are Saying
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Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A great quality meal again. Never disappointed. Polite and friendly service from sevaral different staff members. High standards throughout.

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PR
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely warm friendly pub,excellent food,all though on our last visit food was not very hot,did not complain as food tasted so nice,go there most sundays for roast as it’s local,never had no problems even if I have not booked staff have always managed to get us in even though it’s been really busy I will be going every week for my Sunday roast good value for money

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JE
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The fox den has a serious problem with lack of staff, on a busy lunch time there was I waiter and 2 bar staff. There was a rather long wait for food but, food was ok when it arrived, the waiter deserved a medal dealing on his own with inside and outside dinning.

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Bristol
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

As you have a vegan menu I would have hoped that you were able to offer non dairy milk. However this was not available when I requested a non dairy latté. Therefore I had to have yet another amaricano. Please look into this matter and amend.
Thankyou.

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EJ
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service, I highly recommend this place.

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Bristol
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect, the staff were fantastic and made the evening with the four Grandchildren a wonderful experience

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CJ
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food took about 15 minutes to arrive, one of our meals was delayed and one side dish was not delivered, however they made up for this by giving us extra. Nothing outstanding but a decent meal.

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Bristol
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2017
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

Very disappointed with the Fox Den. When we arrived all appeared well, we ordered drinks and waited to be seated. We were then informed they had no fish and no lamb trio. The lady gave us our menus, we were a little disappointed that we hadn’t been given the festive menu so we went and asked only to be informed they were not doing that menu tonight. We each picked our meals and went to the bar to order. We were then told they had no steak!!! Which 2 of us wanted so we had to order something else. We all wanted mushrooms for a starter but only 2 were able to have as they had ran out. The food itself was not to bad a little cold. I think on this particular night they may have been better saying the kitchen was closed and not take any booking as we would have been better off going somewhere else instead of giving a bad review. On this basis I would not go back there

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FR
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

They could not find our booking but found us a table. They were running a limited menu and already had 2 things that were unavailable. Upon ordering they had sold out of the salmon fish cakes and had no other vegetarian dishes (except chick pea and aubergine burger) my friend does not like the texture of meat but doesn’t ordinarily choose chick pea style dishes. She had no other choice. Whilst we were ordering another dish was no longer available.

A friend and I had a burger. The top of the burger bun was hard and burnt. The staff cane out with two tops if a roll for us which has just come out if the fridge as freezing cold. All if the melted cheese was in the burnt top!
No apology.
My friend with the chickpea burger did not get her dip. Same man came out with the tomato and pesto dip again with no apology. We were obviously an inconvenience to him.

Not what you expect, not really busy as it was a Monday night.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Did not enjoy the meal, atmosphere or service

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Both friends rump steaks were overcooked (medium rather the rare; no pinkness)
Fried eggs in the 'yorkshire ham & eggs' were semi-hard!
Our concerns were apparently conveyed to the kitchen but no action was forthcoming

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Bristol
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was very disappointing to find that a vast percentage of maIns, puds and drinks were no longer available on the menu. I presume that this was due to there being none left. But no roasts of any kind!! No apologies. We almost cancelled the booking to go elsewhere. It was only because we had a train to be caught that we stayed.
MOST DEFINITELY WELL BELOW YOUR USUAL STANDARD.
AT THIS STAGE NO I WOULDNT RECOMMEND YOU AND WILL HAVE TO THINK TWICE BECORE I BOOK AGAIN.

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OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Open table were poor as I registered a booking with them but the pub had no record of the booking? Very poor.

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Bristol
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I booked The Fox Den for an evening meal with an old friend as it's conveniently situated for both of us. I used the online booking facility which was very useful and easy.

I've been to the pub a few times but always seem to have trouble finding the entrance as it's quite hidden from view. Once found, it's easy to park and usually there are spaces to choose from.

The range of food is good although more non-meat options would be helpful as neither my friend and I will eat meat. We opted for the pizza option but were slightly disappointed with the range of toppings. The waiter [Oscar] was very helpful and enquired in the kitchen if we could add mushrooms to the Margharita pizza to jazz it up a bit. Although it cost more to include mushrooms it was well worth it and the pizza was really enjoyable. I would prefer it served on a plate rather than a board [I feel they're quite unhygienic].
For dessert we chose Eton Mess which was absolutely delicious.

All in a lovely meal with excellent service throughout.
I would not hesitate to recommend The Fox Den to friends and relatives.

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Bristol
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great pub food in a lovely setting. Staff were great and very accommodating, especially seeing as they had no record of my reservation through open table, even though I had the confirmation and reminder email.

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London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

One gripe is that after being seated at our table we were not informed that we had to order food from the bar hence we sat waiting for service at our table for 30+ minutes.
We only realised this when we queried the lack of service at the bar!
I wonder how long we would have waited had we not queried the lack of table service?

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KH
Bristol
7 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had lunch with long lost cousin of my wife. Excellent reunion, pup experience good as per usual.

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