The Fox Inn

4.5
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203 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
This Virginia creeper clad, Cotswold stone inn with flagstone floors, exposed beams, open fireplaces and a collection of antiques is the quintessential British Pub. The Fox Inn is a perfect setting for either a cosy, romantic meal or a larger family get together, or maybe you want to escape from it all and enjoy a relaxing break away in this wonderful part of the Cotswolds.
What 203 People Are Saying
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GeorgeBradley
Kent
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best pubs I have visited recently. The food is of the highest quality and very good value for money. The setting is so lovely and the service is faultless. Would highly recommend!

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CarolynM
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, great service and excellent food. We had the Salmon Nicoise, the salmon was cooked perfectly.

JB
JohnB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the Fox is a wonderfully atmospheric place, with great food and smiley accommodating service. We'll be back!

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SimonT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic place to stay and eat. They were very friendly and made sure we had somewhere safe to keep our bikes. We were made to feel very at home and the meal was fantastic!

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NikkiM
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting the area for a short break and was recommended The Fox by the owners of the B & B where we were staying. The food was outstanding and although the restaurant was extremely busy, the staff were attentive and catered for our needs. The restaurant has got a sophisticated ambiance without being pretentious.

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BermudaRocks
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Staff were very pleasant and attentive. Tables well spaced for Covid. Nice wine list. Nothing overly creative on the menu but nicer than the usual pub/inn. Cream of mushroom soup was pretty bland, but the pork chop and steak were decent.
Lovely space and ambiance.

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Claire
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Great quality food in a pleasant environment but service felt slow. We gave up on desserts because no one came to take our order.

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PhilB
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Overall shocking experience
You need to up your game fast

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WendyW
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We did enjoy our Sunday lunch, husband and I had the roast beef and pork respectively.
Unfortunately although well cooked and high quality neither meal was piping hot - the food came very quickly- we’d only just been served our basket of bread when the meals arrived, so we concluded that it must have stood ready to be plated up. Not so cool that we’d have felt justified in complaining so we tucked in as quickly as we could. Roast potatoes delicious and my crackling was excellent. Also meat was plentiful and tender.
We had desert which were both very nice- husband particularly enjoyed his Brownie!
We had several servers who were all friendly and pleasant but it did make for a less personal experience. We put both this and the less than hot main meals down to a busy Sunday lunchtime- this pub has a very good reputation and at a less rushed time I think the experience may have been even better. We’d certainly try it again.

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JP85
London
9 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

They were able to accommodate our request to sit outside. We ordered three mains - the pork chop, fish & chips and a chicken Caesar salad - all of which were average. The Fox is similarly priced to somewhere like The Kingham Plough yet the food at The Fox is nowhere near as tasty. On the other hand, the service and beer were fairly good.

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Foodie
London
10 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and accommodating considering we have two young kids. Love the outside space. Food was out of this world. Had the rid of beef and it was amazing. The soufflé is to die for.

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MarianneD
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food, fab staff. As I'm vegan there wasn't anything on menu for me, but chef cooked a special vegan dish, and dessert.

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LeonieB
London
11 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. Lovely service although there had been a problem with booking. We were told kitchen closed but they would serve us anyway.
Delicious pasta . Wonderful thank ce cream. Great spot

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PandL
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really excellent Sunday lunch we ate in the courtyard - very well spaced. The food was excellent in choice and quality and very ample portions - the staff extremely friendly and we will look forward to returning soon.

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susanm
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always fantastic , food , service and ambiance . The staff are friendly and helpful , food cooked with love , the cheesecake was divine

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OmerL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thx for a great evening

JA
JeremyA
Essex
6 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff provided excellent service and a very good explanation of all courses.
Food was superb and beer well kept.
We will return!

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geoffb
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience4

40 minutes to deliver starters that shoukd have been prepped- especially given such a limited menu. Pate starter turned out to have same taste and consistency as chocolate mousse. Awful


Most had haddock for main course - with processed peas and chips. Not food enough


I clearly wasnt happy with the chocolate mousse starter. Charged anyway

Schoolboy error making unhappy customers pay for poor food

The Fox Inn
Responded on 12 March 2020

I wish you had noticed that your starter have not been charged. Your critic regarding the pate is quiet subjective, please in the future, take the time to read the menu to avoid disappointment. From the moment your entered the pub, you have had a rude and unexplainable attitude toward every member of the team. Still we did our duty profesionnally. Behind your screen, you continue to be unrespectful. Your guests were very nice, please thank them for us. Ps: Go easy on the ketchup ;-)

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JamesS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

This was our 4th visit. Food as normal, exceptional but we had to wait for over an hour from our starters to our main course

By the time it arrived 2 if the table had lost their appetite

All decided we will have to rethink our Sunday lunch venues

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gpsdas
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with a great ambiance and first rate service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful staff as ever
Great burger specials!
Soufflés excellent...

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vipOxonian
London
38 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Continues to be an excellent lunch spot. Very welcoming and friendly. Attentive service and good food.

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vipPopey
London
14 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food gets better and better at The Fox. Very good green leaves starter with nice dressing followed by enormous fish and chips. Definitely recommend.

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EduardoS
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service and ambience. Great for a night out it don't expect too much from the kitchen. Food not the best.

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StephenB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was quite nice and arrived promptly
Staff were friendly and reasonably efficient.
Nice atmosphere
But parking was a bit of a nightmare
I had to park 150m away from the pub and it was pouring with rain.

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Townsy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First visit and what really welcomes you is the country style inn. You could tell the food was all prepped on site and the menu had a bit of imagination especially the desserts. It was a bit nosey in terms of hearing conversations on other tables but would visit again

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Not great. Second time we’ve visited in the past month at the weekend and been told “we’re very busy so service will be slow - please bear with us because it’s the weekend.” Sadly other local pubs don’t have the same problem you’re encountering at weekends so we won’t be visiting again until the kitchen “hold up” problem, or shortage of staff issue, is resolved. We love eating with you, but a 3hr dinner for a table of 6 when we didn’t even have pudding does not make for a pleasant Saturday night out.

The Fox Inn
Responded on 1 March 2020

Dear Anonymous guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. Thank you for your precious advices regarding our service we will surely learn from it. Three hours for a Saturday night dinner seems quiet a long , we do apologise for this. We confirm that the Fox is busy every week end, if you would prefer a quieter atmosphere and a more personalised service, feel free to visit us Monday to Thursday or to visit the other local pub you are mentioning in your comment. Best Thom

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HelenA
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We enjoyed our lunch very much. Good food and ambience. Service started off good, but toward end of meal there seemed to be noone around to ask for the bill. But otherwise all good.

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StefanieR
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful delightful and delicious. A great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and the cheese soufle is amazing!

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ToddyH
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We meet friends regularly at The Fox and it is always excellent. Lovely food, friendly service.

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Lizzied
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fox is always wonderful especially with the current management. So hospitable with fantastic service! Beautiful food and a good selection. Always buzzy.

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for making our evening so special! I’m sorry we kept you so late! We had such a lovely time.

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TimC
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fox and was a fantastic find off the beaten Trail in the Cotswolds and we would definitely go back again.
The service was just as good as the food and the all-round experience was marvellous

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Staff were welcoming, helpful and attentive. Sunday roast was very enjoyable and tasty. Would have liked vegetables to have been a bit more plentiful. Choice of starters and desserts was good. Would go back again.

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AlastairC
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We booked for Sunday Lunch. The pub was VERY busy when we arrived but we were seated without any real delay. There was a wait of 20mins for our food (main course only) which was acceptable and when it arrived, the food was excellent. However, the service was poor due to the pub being so busy. Got fed up waiting for somebody to come and take a dessert order so walked round to pay for meal. Service here is normally very good but the sheer number of people in the place meant that it was sorely lacking.

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IsabelC
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, love the rustic but tasteful decoration. There is a gorgeous room for private parties. Food was very good indeed in terms of taste & presentation. Nice relaxed atmosphere which wasn’t too late. Dogs welcome. Lovely fire. Definitely recommend.

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Johnty
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the evening tremendously with thoughtful and gentle service, delightful food and wine in a warm village pub atmosphere.

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sallyj
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Oh my goodnes - go just for the twice baked souffle!

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Chilli
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Always a good Sunday lunch but very slow service this time. We waited 25 mins between courses. Bit noticeable when you are only 2. But good food and reasonable value

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