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Bill's Garden Room at The Fox Inn - The Fox Inn, Dorchester, Dorset

The Fox Inn

4.4
4.4
566 Reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub

Mark Hix's country pub with rooms (Best Pub at the Trencherman's Awards 2022) is nestled in the Dorset countryside, open 6 days a week serving drinks, snacks an all-day a la carte menu, and Sunday roast. We serve drinks only on Tuesday lunchtime.

Enjoy food & drink sourced from the South West in the warm and welcoming surroundings of our 17th Century Grade II listed pub. Settle in by the open fire or dine on locally sourced food and drink in the Garden Room with a wine list that champions British winemakers.

Stay the night in one of the stunning Annexe's designed by Mark in his inimitable style and enjoy breakfast in front of the fire. The Fox also has live music every month and regular guest chef and producer events.

Take in the views of fields from the outdoor seating area from our covered and uncovered outdoor seating.

Mark's Kitchen Library offers a unique private dining experience for 10 guests with a bespoke menu created just for you and your guests by Mark.

Dogs welcomed!

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Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Comfort Food, Beer Garden

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–17:00

  • Phone number

    01935 317555

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Lee Streeton

  • Private party facilities

    Surrounded by Mark’s personal collection of over 2,000 cookery books, antiques and curiosities, you and your guests will dine infront of the Aga, feasting on local seasonal produce. Our Kitchen Library seats 10 people around our large country kitchen table. We have a choice of feast menus for you to choose from and will be very happy to assist with wine suggestions and arrival drinks. If your booking is for 11 or more guests we are able to offer The Fox Room as a private dining room. Here you will be surrounded by Mark’s Foxy collection of artwork and taxidermy and also invited to order from our feast menus. Please note a minimum spend will apply for our private dining rooms and a 50% deposit will be required to secure the booking.

  • Area

    Beaminster

  • Cross Street

    Pound Hill and Court Hill

  • Parking Details

    There is ample parking next to the pub

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters

  • Farmhouse Focaccia with Wild Garlic Oil£4.95

    • Portland Pearl Oysters with Shallot Vinegar

      • each£4.00
    • Steamed Wye Valley Asparagus with Hollandaise or Vinaigrette£15.00

      • Grilled Lyme Bay Scallops with Ramson Butter (3)£12.75

        • Somerset Water Buffalo Mozzarella with Blood Orange and Pumpkin Seeds£9.75

          • Nettle and Ramson Soup with Dorset Snails£8.50

            • Steamed Lyme Bay Sea Kale with Shetland Mussels£9.00

              • Flodge Smoked Salmon 'Hix Cure' with Soda Bread£15.50

                • Somerset Water Buffalo Mozzarella with Trish's Marinated Squash and Chilli£9.75

                  Mains

                  • Bellair Haye Bangers with Colcannon and Onion Gravy£16.50

                    • Mixed Grilled Fish with Sea Beet£26.00

                      Monkfish, brill, scallop

                      • Grilled Lyme Bay Lobster with Wild Garlic Butter and Chips£48.00

                        • Hannan's Sugar Pit Bacon Rib with Steamed Shetland Mussels£22.00

                          • Roast Fillet of Cod with Burrow Hill Cider and Ramsons£26.00

                            • Hannan's Chopped Steak with Green Peppercorn Sauce£22.00

                              A 250g ground rib steak with foxy chips or salad

                              • Hannan's Himalayan Salt-Aged Sirloin with Foxy Chips and Watercress

                                • 250g£28.00
                                • 500g£56.00

                              Sides

                              £4.50

                              • Jersey Royals, Chips, or Mashed Potato

                                • Buttered Spring Greens

                                  • Kitchen Garden Rocket Salad

                                    Puddings

                                    • Credit Crunch Ice Cream with Hot Chocolate Sauce

                                      • per scoop£2.75
                                    • Peruvian Gold Chocolate Nemesis£8.50

                                      • Grandma's Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream or Custard£8.50

                                        • Rhubarb Eton Mess£8.00

                                          • Hollis Mead Buttermilk Pudding with Sea Buckthorn£8.50

                                            • Hazelnut and Cornish Sea Salt Chocolate Shards£4.75

                                              Farmhouse Cheese

                                              • Westcombe Cheddar or Isle of Wight Blue

                                                served with crackers, piccalilli and Trish Maunder's Somerset membrillo

                                                • each£8.50

                                              With Pudding

                                              • Quinta de la Rosa Tonnix LBV

                                                • 75ml£6.00
                                              • Somerset Pomona

                                                • 75ml£6.00
                                              • Kingston Black

                                                • 75ml£6.50
                                              • Iced Cider

                                                • 75ml£9.50

                                              Coffee and Tregothnan Tea

                                              • Americano£2.95

                                                • Espresso£2.20

                                                  • Dbl£2.95
                                                • Flat White£2.95

                                                  • Latte£2.95

                                                    • Cappuccino£2.95

                                                      • Macchiato£2.95

                                                        • Great British Tea£2.90

                                                          • Chamomile£2.90

                                                            • Earl Grey£2.90

                                                              • Lemon Verbena£2.95

                                                                • Fresh Mint£2.95

                                                                  Meet the Producers

                                                                  Join us for our series of dinners taking place each month in the garden room. A four course meal paired to wine, beer or cocktails. Hosted by Mark and local producers that bring them to your plate

                                                                  • The Pig Takeover£65.00

                                                                    May 25th; 7PM. Robin Hutson-James Golding-Ollie Hutson

                                                                    • Cheese and Wine£75.00

                                                                      June 22nd; 7PM. Fiona Beckett - Food & wine writer | Rob Corbett - Castlewood Vineyard - Rex Fisher - Hollis Mead

                                                                      Last updated: 5 May 2022

                                                                      What 566 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
                                                                      • 4.5Food
                                                                      • 4.6Service
                                                                      • 4.3Ambience
                                                                      • 4Value

                                                                      NoiseModerate

                                                                      Loved For

                                                                      • Dorset

                                                                        Fit for Foodies

                                                                      • Dorset

                                                                        Healthy

                                                                      • Dorset

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                                                                      1. MM

                                                                        MattM

                                                                        Dorset

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        2.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined 1 day ago

                                                                        overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                                        Nice establishment/location, service was good overall, with staff very attentive. Quality of food for the price paid was unreasonable. My personal view is the menu offering and price should be reviewed, if offering high quality food then this would demand a relatively high price. On the basis of the above would not recommend.

                                                                      2. GJ

                                                                        GaryJ

                                                                        London

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        2.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined 3 days ago

                                                                        overall2food2service2ambience1

                                                                        Returning to the Fox with fond memories of glorious food and ambience we were so incredibly surprised at how such a wonderful country dining pub had lost its way. Arriving early we were pushed to the back of the building into the conservatory which was okay but seemed overladen with tables. The inviting areas and tables in the main room reserved, we assumed. On entry we were accosted by a large dog who’s owner seemed oblivious. We were seated next to two large dogs with accompanying a couple in the corner. Before we are tagged as dog haters we are not, simply don’t think it appropriate in a confined dining space particularly with serving team stroking and petting them The menu was in a laminate folder and no special board was to be seen Starters of Oysters at £4 each or asparagus at £15 leads one to think of something special arriving. Regrettably not. Of the eight oysters (we fancied a dozen but at £48 we were restrained) one was rather off putting in colour and the other very very simply plated with a shallot vinegar and some lemon. Great if they were cold and well shucked but alas not. Not even a spoon for the vinegar. The nice waiter took the greeny brown dry oyster back to kitchen and replaced it quipping that the chef said it was fine. Fine it was not. Mains were uninspired; cod and chips, steak and chips , etc but again with a man like Mark Hix behind the venture and also resident that evening one expects them to be exceptional. We opted for steak, one rare and one medium rare. The waiter even questioned the rare and said they could always cook it again if it was too rare? Strange we thought until the steaks arrived. Grey and brown not red and pink. On suggesting to the waiter that the chef may have overdone them a little the offer to replace them was made. By this time we were getting late for our evening event and declined the offer. the meal ended with a 10% discount applied after the 12%service charge. So sad

                                                                      3. E

                                                                        Eushavio52

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined 3 days ago

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Between us we chose three different meals, all were excellent. Recommended. Peter S.

                                                                      4. MI

                                                                        MIMc

                                                                        Kent

                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        The roast dinner was excellent. We were served by a lovely waitress who was very helpful. A really lovely Sunday lunch.

                                                                      5. FG

                                                                        FidelGastro

                                                                        London

                                                                        45 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        45 reviews

                                                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        We were travelling back to London from a weekend in Devon and did some prior research for a potential lunch venue. Once we saw that Mark Hix owned the Fox, the research stopped and a booking was made. What we hadn't expected was the idyllic countryside setting with outdoor dining on a small green, next to a babbling brook. Beautiful. Lunch was full Sunday roast, with thick steak-like cuts of beef and pork, accompanied but an enormous yorkshire pudding, apple sauce-like-no-other and amazing cauliflower cheese, to call out just some of the dishes. Last word to the staff who were all attentive, polite and happy! Thank you; It was an unforgettable lunch and we'll certainly be back.

                                                                      6. AJ

                                                                        AdamJ

                                                                        London

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Best roast dinner! Fantastic value, service was excellent too. Will be back as soon as possible!

                                                                      7. L

                                                                        Londoner

                                                                        London

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                        Good quality food; quite expensive for the dishes’ components; relying on Hix brand quite a bit

                                                                      8. LD

                                                                        LocalsinDorset

                                                                        Dorset

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        2.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                                                        overall2food3service3ambience1

                                                                        Eye wateringly expensive for good pub food. Nice staff. Disappointed with cheap dirty interior.

                                                                      9. GD

                                                                        GiovannaD

                                                                        Cambridge

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined 7 days ago

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        The pub was idealic situated next to a river. There were only two tables as a private function was on the go. But that did not ruin the atmosphere. The food was out of this world. Absolutely fantastic. The service was great.

                                                                      10. m

                                                                        mscrabtree

                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                        50 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        2.0

                                                                        50 reviews

                                                                        Dined on 18 May 2022

                                                                        overall2food2service2ambience4

                                                                        Was just a big laminated promotion for Mark Hix. Limited menu with tasteless food. Promotional material on the menu, on the walls in the loo! Ruined a wonderful place previously owned by Martyn & Susie Lee.

                                                                      11. GM

                                                                        GrassyMeadows

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 18 May 2022

                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                        Delicious food in a lovely setting. Very attentive and friendly service.

                                                                      12. DP

                                                                        DavidP

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 17 May 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        We booked without knowing that the restaurant was so well known for the quality of the food but we certainly know why now. Three of us dined at the Fox and all three meals were exceptional. As well as the food the staff were friendly and helpful and the bar and dining areas nice places to be. We are in the process of moving to the area and plan to return again.

                                                                      13. L

                                                                        Local

                                                                        Las Vegas

                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                        Dined on 17 May 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Superb meal. Every mouthful was delicious. Lovely atmosphere and fantastic service. Couldn't have wished for a better evening

                                                                      14. JH

                                                                        JohnH

                                                                        Gloucestershire

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 14 May 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Had a very pleasant lunch with some good friends. Overall a very lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

                                                                      15. M

                                                                        Maxi

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 13 May 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Delicious, delicious food in charming surroundings. Hix hasn’t mucked about with/gussied up or ruined this fab Dorset pub, rather he has added another dimension to an already storied spot. Loved it. Will definitely be back. The service was notably brilliant too.

                                                                      16. DL

                                                                        DavidL

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 12 May 2022

                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                        Friendly welcome, good service and good food. The whole experience let down by the rather limited main course choices, and the prices. Oh, the prices! One starter, two mains, four glasses of wine - £120 including service charge. Bit rich really.

                                                                      17. CR

                                                                        ChristineR

                                                                        Kent

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Fabulous 16th century Inn, my wife had her 1st gluten free Yorkshire pudding in 12 years. Would definitely return and stay for a couple of nights. The food and service was first class.

                                                                      18. AT

                                                                        AdrianT

                                                                        Dorset

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on 6 May 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Great food in a relaxed atmosphere and excellent service. Dog friendly too!

                                                                      19. BM

                                                                        BrianM

                                                                        London

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 4 May 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        focused menu well cooked good drinks great service

                                                                      20. TL

                                                                        TimL

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 4 May 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Uncomplicated cooking relying on quality ingredients served in a relaxed atmosphere and a beautiful countryside setting - Enjoy!

                                                                      21. M

                                                                        dianaM

                                                                        London

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 4 May 2022

                                                                        overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                        Dog friendly, helpful, unfussy, charming. The pub is just what you want from a quintessential English hostelry. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. As soon as you walked into the pub, there was a general feeling of welcome and bon hommie. Our dogs were offered water and biscuits (almost before we were) and the waiters manfully sidled around the splayed out canines that considered they were home. Thank you for making us all welcome and for the best steak and chips I have had in a very long time.

                                                                      22. JE

                                                                        JennyE

                                                                        Hampshire

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 3 May 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Our lunch was delicious, staff charming. Best place in Dorset! Bring back the sweetbreads please!

                                                                      23. SD

                                                                        SDSfoodie

                                                                        London

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on 1 May 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Beautifully cooked food and excellent service. The menu on a Sunday is unfortunately a little limited but we still thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

                                                                      24. R

                                                                        Rusty

                                                                        Kent

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        3.0

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        Dined on 30 April 2022

                                                                        overall3food4service5ambience4

                                                                        Actual food was good but expensive and with a lack of clarity on the menu itself - diners needing to continually ask waiters the meaning for some of the courses. 12.5% service charge high although the service was excellent. 10% would be sufficient. Have visited The Fox quite a few times but not sure we would now return in a hurry and would no longer recommend as we have done on previous occasions.

                                                                      25. TL

                                                                        TheresaL

                                                                        Dorset

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        3.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 30 April 2022

                                                                        overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                        The food was very good although a little pretentious in places and I feel you are paying for the Hix name on top of the food. The staff were lovely and certainly knowledgeable about the food and wine they were serving.

                                                                      26. CE

                                                                        CarlE

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 30 April 2022

                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                        For a pub (with rooms) this was excellent food of imagination and style. Slightly more expensive than you might expect to pay in a pub, but a classic case of getting what you pay for. Very knowledgeable staff. A treat which we hope to repeat.

                                                                      27. TB

                                                                        TheBereFarmFox

                                                                        Dorset

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 29 April 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Spiros and Felix make everyone feel welcome and at ease. The food is great, the ambience lovely, and so nice to see Mark Hix meeting, greeting and enjoying his domain.

                                                                      28. T

                                                                        Terri

                                                                        London

                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                        Dined on 28 April 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Excellent service and ambience. Loved it.

                                                                      29. N

                                                                        Nallas

                                                                        London

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        Dined on 28 April 2022

                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                        Staff very welcoming. Nice ambiance. Food imaginative - particularly liked first and last courses. Main course less good, but probably my choice. Enjoyed before and will revisit.

                                                                      30. AB

                                                                        AnnB

                                                                        Dorset

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        Dined on 28 April 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Great attention to detail, dressings just right, some unusual ingredients. Staff friendly and informative, knowledgeable.

                                                                      31. MB

                                                                        MartinB

                                                                        Caribbean

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 27 April 2022

                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                        Great food in an English pub atmosphere. Outstanding service!

                                                                      32. WA

                                                                        WestAitch

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        2.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 26 April 2022

                                                                        overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                        This is my third visit to The Fox since it was taken over as my friends live in the village. It's in the most idyllic situation. The most recent visit will probably be my last sadly. For a start I called before we arrived to see if we could delay our booking a little - no-one answered the phone - yet on arrival, the place was almost empty apart from the staff just chatting. So not busy at all. Nice, friendly staff I will say, but it felt like no-one was running the place! No-one scanning or noticing anything about customers waiting to be served. The place needs a constant, proper front of house. I think it depends which staff are on as the time before that, they were lovely, attentive and efficient. The food was really underwhelming, took ages and was totally over-priced. Living in London, I should be used to that! Supermarket entry level wine priced at £40 on the menu but £43.50 on the bill. We asked for the bill, which arrived promptly but no-one bothered to come back for payment so we just went to the bar for service on our way out. Honestly, this is such basic customer service, we were speechless. Such a shame that this beautiful pub has gone downhill to this extent - a real shame for the locals at any rate and also for certain staff who are lovely, professional and on-the-ball.

                                                                      33. c

                                                                        chaletjack

                                                                        London

                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        4.0

                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                        Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                        Really lovely meal and fab bottle of wine! Recommend the chopped steak with peppercorn sauce and scallop starter (perfectly cooked)

                                                                      34. AP

                                                                        AmeliaP

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 22 April 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service3ambience4

                                                                        Very nice pub. Locally sourced food. Need some more staff but understand that there's a shortage at the moment, including in my own restaurant. Will be back for more nettle and wild garlic soup!

                                                                      35. LC

                                                                        LyndaC

                                                                        Buckinghamshire

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 22 April 2022

                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                        It was our third visit and menu and service excellent as before.

                                                                      36. MB

                                                                        MikeB

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 21 April 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        It was a perfect spring day and we ate outside. A friendly welcome was followed by by a delicious meal and very good cask beer. I haven't enjoyed lunch like this for a long time. Thank you.

                                                                      37. C

                                                                        Clayholes

                                                                        London

                                                                        19 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        19 reviews

                                                                        Dined on 21 April 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Friendly and helpful staff willing to serve those of us who wanted to sit in the sun across the road - nothing was too much trouble. I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!

                                                                      38. AS

                                                                        AnneS

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        1.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 20 April 2022

                                                                        overall1food1service2ambience1

                                                                        Overcooked tasteless food. Gushing amateur waitress. Bizarre dining area. Avoid at all cost.

                                                                      39. MG

                                                                        MelvinG

                                                                        Dorset

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on 20 April 2022

                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                        Could not have asked for more on this occasion to be honest. Service was great and we started with drinks by the bubbling stream in the pub garden. |It was 7pm and there was still some nice sun on us. The food was really nice and had a welcome degree of adventure. I judge a lot on the quality of the salad and I can well believe it is from the Pub's salad garden and it was 10/10. We had an important foreign guest who loved the steak served here which I can vouche is consistently great. I got given oysters even tho they were not on the menu...The ultimate test is that my wife and guest were pleased and they certainly were...A lovely evening and thanks to all at The Fox

                                                                      40. M

                                                                        Mike

                                                                        London

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        Dined on 14 April 2022

                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                        Lovely rural pub with fantastic, friendly service. Good varied menu, with unusual foraged additions. Vegan and vegetarian options also available.

                                                                      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

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                                                                      Google Map for The Fox Inn

                                                                      Pound Hill Dorchester, Dorset DT2 0NS

                                                                      Additional information

                                                                      • Cross Street

                                                                        Pound Hill and Court Hill

                                                                      • Area

                                                                        Beaminster

                                                                      • Hours of Operation

                                                                        Tue–Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–17:00

                                                                      • Cuisines

                                                                        Gastro Pub, Comfort Food, Beer Garden

                                                                      • Dining style

                                                                        Casual Dining

                                                                      • Dress Code

                                                                        Smart Casual

                                                                      • Parking Details

                                                                        There is ample parking next to the pub

                                                                      • Payment Options

                                                                        MasterCard, Visa

                                                                      • Executive Chef

                                                                        Lee Streeton

                                                                      • Additional

                                                                        Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

                                                                      • Phone number

                                                                        01935 317555

                                                                      • Private party facilities

                                                                        Surrounded by Mark’s personal collection of over 2,000 cookery books, antiques and curiosities, you and your guests will dine infront of the Aga, feasting on local seasonal produce. Our Kitchen Library seats 10 people around our large country kitchen table. We have a choice of feast menus for you to choose from and will be very happy to assist with wine suggestions and arrival drinks. If your booking is for 11 or more guests we are able to offer The Fox Room as a private dining room. Here you will be surrounded by Mark’s Foxy collection of artwork and taxidermy and also invited to order from our feast menus. Please note a minimum spend will apply for our private dining rooms and a 50% deposit will be required to secure the booking.

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