The Fox Inn Finchingfield

4.5
93 reviews
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£25 and under
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English
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  • Sunday Lunch
  • Cosy
  • Lunch
A visit to Finchingfield will take you back to a bygone age, a slower pace of life and delightful buildings and countryside.

Enjoy a relaxed lunch or dinner within the warm, friendly environment of The Fox Inn. As you walk into this beautiful Inn you"ll immediately feel at home surrounded by antique furniture, stylish and interesting décor in a country style. Fresh flowers and a roaring log fire in the winter will enhance your experience.
Whatever you choose from our extensive menu will guarantee to delight and everything is home cooked with care and passion.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
English, Gastro Pub, Steakhouse
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Sat 12:00–15:00
Mon–Sat 18:00–20:45
Sun 12:00–16:15
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Phone number
01371 810151
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Stefan Lewis
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Parking Details
Large car park to rear of Inn
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, View, Wine
What 93 People Are Saying
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D
Essex
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it here - been a few times and it never ceases to impress. Worth giving a go!

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BK
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, worth a day trip from London or a weekend away.
In a beautiful little town!

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PH
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service. Highly recommend.

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RH
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great English pub with large portions of great tasting food. Excellent setting. :)

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PS
Essex
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

The food was very well cooked and of excellent quality and almost more than we could eat. However, the noise level was too high and we came away with headaches. Being in our 80`s perhaps we should try to come at a less busy time

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j
Essex
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely welcome , nice atmosphere lovely service and good food, what else would you want to celebrate a birthday lunch

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RH
Essex
7 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A pleasant Sunday lunch with good food and service

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SH
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great, wine rather disappointing. Great atmosphere and location.

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PH
Essex
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant place to visit staff so helpful & friendly food excellent really love visiting the fox every time we go there we have a wonderful time absolutely loved the the music on Sunday brilliant group can’t wait until they are there again.

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M
Essex
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Staff very friendly and we were put on a circular table next to the window which was perfect. We all had roast dinners and apart from hard potatoes, everything was very nice.

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CB
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I was glad i had booked an early table as there was plenty of parking but we only had the table for two hours...we had a coffee next door..to continue our catch up.
Staff were helpful and attentive. The roast was lovely we were not overfaced and the elderly nember of the group was given childs portion so very helpful.
Time of year for wasps and windows were open due to heat...unavoidable.
Definitely will return....

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HM
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! I was gutted I had no change to leave a tip! Definitely come back

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PH
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first visit, and we were not disappointed. Excellent service and food, which was competitively priced.

A child having a tantrum did decide to lie on the floor beside my chair for a while, but not the fault of the restaurant! I blame the parents!

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MW
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy eating at the Fox! The food is always very good and the staff are always friendly!

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A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A really nice local pub serving attractive, good quality meals at a reasonable price. Could do with a more diverse dessert menu. Staff friendly and accommodating.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely food,managed to pick a daye when there was a village fete so very busy

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CJ
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First rideout with my old man on his new Triumph. Great spot, never disappoints. Ploughmans could have done with an apple and pickle...but other than that, all good.

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CR
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant food and lovely staff! Would definitely go again and bring more friends with me! SO cute

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SW
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Meal overall was good except for the cold creme brûlée, the dish was hot but the contents cold ... this didn’t spoil the visit though.

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m
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We meet our friends here regularly for lunch- hour travel each, well worth it

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time at the Fox Inn this place is always great the service is great the foiod is great it’s all great
The location is lovely and will be back
Please give the Fox a try
You won’t be disappointed

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SN
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, I took my 86 yo Mum, they really looked after her and made her feel very special. The food was excellent and there is a great range of beers. Very highly recommended.

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NE
Essex
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit to this pretty picturesque place. Lovely food, great service. Very friendly staff including the landlord and the locals. Will defo be returning very soon!!

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TS
Essex
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and very helpful with Gluten free menu

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AS
Essex
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely and relaxing day sitting outside on a bright day watching the two busloads of morris dancers on tour as part of Thaxted Morris Weekend. Sat out there for five hours popping inside for drink, pots of tea, and lunch which was served outside. Ran a tab placing our card behind the bar. Made very welcome by the management. Relaxed atmosphere. Enjoyed view across village, reading and generally relaxing after a stressful time at work. Made return visit to pub especially knowing food really good and atmosphere so relaxing.

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PA
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fabulous setting in Finchingfield just by the bridge. Very good pub food with friendly staff and a good range of beers. The service was excellent and the Sunday roast outstanding.

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K
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got together with friends we had not seen for over 40 years and we could not have picked a better location and the food was great also being a reunion we wanted to take our time and catch up with the latest news which we were allowed to do, we were not rushed at all. We had a fantastic day and the staff were brilliant.

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KO
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A nice warm and friendly place, the staff were very attentive and pleasent. The food was delicious and great service. Would defiantly recommend, and go back there again. Thank you.

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FW
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A lovely setting on a sunny day, sat outside and then inside for excellent food. Friendly service. Thanks.

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KM
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Second visit and both times food was amazing. This time visited on sunny bank holiday Sunday and service was very slow but staff pre-warned and kept us updated.

This pub is set in idyllic country village with village green opposite, on a beautiful sunny day it is hard to beat the whole package.

Thoroughly recommend.

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LP
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food but the service was quite slow. The pub was very busy due to the glorious sunshine and it’s amazing location. The food was worth the wait, we will definitely be back but at a quieter time.

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RH
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Very disappointed with the service, long waits for everything. drinks order wrong and despite many reminders it took a lifetime to get everything we ordered. water was eventually delivered, again after many reminders, however the glasses may have been dishwasher clean, not one of them looked clean enough to drink from. We all had the Roast beef except one who had an undercooked burger. beef wasn't great and the roast potatoes were definitely not cooked on Sunday and certainly not crispy. Veg was good though! I am sure it is not always like this and they were busy, but use note pads or something so you don't keep forgetting everything. Not enough staff is my guess for last Sunday but really that shouldn't mean poor service.

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JR
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Fox is set in the middle of the very picturesque village of Finchingfield.
Its an olde worlde pub which serves a very good value Sunday Lunch.

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BM
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Sat lunch for 6- took > 2 hours for basic food. Salads were nice, burgers very overdone, nice staff but presumably v small kitchen as over an hour for a starter. Maybe midweek quieter.

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WB
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely Sunday lunch and the service was excellent. Only criticism was the menu courses were priced with a set cost which was fair for some items but a bit pricey for others i.e. full Roast Beef dinner at £13.95 good value but the veggie option of Butternut and Spinach Pine Nut Loaf at the same price not such good value in my opinion. However, still a good meal at a sensible price with happy smiling staff, we will definitely be going back.

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GA
Essex
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to the Fox Inn and must say that we have found a little gem. The service was impeccable and the food was excellent. We will definitely be returning

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SM
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit here quite regularly and are never disappointed with the food, service or ambience. It is a lovely picturesque setting and you are always made to feel welcome.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just moved into the area and had a fabulous Sunday lunch at the Fox with friends and family. Super food, lovely staff and a great atmosphere- as a bonus, they welcome dogs so we’ll be back with our four legged friend soon!

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J
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely Mother’s Day lunch at The Fox. Plentiful portions and lovely service.

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d
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We booked as the pub looked amazing and we often dine in village pubs. The pub itself is in beautiful settings and is lovely inside and out. The staff were nice and did check on us. However I don’t like to make a fuss, the started mushrooms on toast was only luke warm not even hot. The burger was extremely dry and so was the chips. My husband also didn’t like the chips. The dessert bread and butter pudding was lovely and also hot. We wouldn’t return again though.

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