The Fox Inn

4.4
106 reviews
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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.
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PB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Fox restaurant offers a relaxed, comfortable ambience with excellent food and very attentive, helpful service. The double-baked cheese souffle was absolutely amazing.

OT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great menu, food delicious and we were so well looked after.

R
London
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful
Lovely ambience and fabulous Thomas

RM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The friendly, warm welcome is matched by the exquisite food. Don't be looking for giant portions but beautifully prepared and presented dishes that still leave you fully satisfied at the end of a 3 course meal. Don't be looking for cheap either, good food costs. Whilst not exorbitant it will be a pricey meal but you should have no problem paying for such excellence. The cheese souffle is becoming near world famous it seems. If you are in the area do yourself a favour, book a table and spend a few wonderful hours having a fantastic meal. French influenced dining at its tres bon best.

IB
London
186 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely country gastro-pub. Very good food cooked to a consistently good standard with some interesting wines on offer too.
Will definitely go back!

FD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, brilliant atmosphere and amazing staff!

T
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely to be back on a sunny day. The food and service as good as ever

AM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live in a nearby village, and only once before had we visited. This time we had Sunday lunch. The beef was cooked to perfection and the quality very good. Already thinking of the next time we visit - even thinking of moving to be near it!!!

SJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous slow garden long lunch in August - but in cold and ran would have been just as good given cosy interiors. Highly recommended.

BB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service and just around the corner from home-perfect
Thank you!!

BG
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always happy to book The Fox, food is great and the Team running the place our attentive, genuinely nice people. Always feels a little more special than a norma gastropub...... Looking forward tour next visit

MB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at dinner was very good with an imaginative menu and fresh ingredients. Service was professional and cheerful. We stayed the night and the breakfast was one of the best.

DL
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have visited here on a number of occasions and have always been impressed with the service and food. Would definitely recommend this to our friends.

P
London
12 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good Sunday lunch. Attentive waiting staff. Sam carried many heavy plates with great aplomb. The Fox is back on my destination list after a few years of average service. Some decent moderately priced wine too.

SC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Lovely evening. Only comment would be that service was slow. One diner in our party found their meal wasn’t hot enough and this was dealt with efficiently and amiably. The staff are helpful and welcoming.
NB: please remove the cobwebs from the skylight!

The Fox Inn
Responded on 22 July 2019

Dear Sarah, Thank you for your review. We confirm that Saturday night at The Fox is one of the busiest shift. We aim to serve food in a reasonable time but insuring the quality is our priority. The cobweb have been removed but nature is already back at work! we ll keep a close eye on the skylight! Best Regards Thom

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PR
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

We were sat at a round table by a bow window. Both my partner and I had the table digging into our legs throughout our Meale as the window sit was to high and the table to low. All of our starters were wonderful, but mum and I both picked Scollops for our main, they were over cooked and Luke warm. Mum left three of hers. My partner had ribeye steak, which is normally very tasty, but on this occasion it was not, although it had been cooked as requested. Unfortunately on my return home after eating the scallops I had s very upset stomach.

The Fox Inn
Responded on 16 July 2019

Dear Petina, Thank you for your feedback. We recall you were sitting at a table near the bay window. I am sorry you were not comfortably sat, if we had known the problem we would have offer you an alternative solution instantly. Your very nice mum, had a cheese souffle to start, then a scallops as a main course, i recall she said it was a little too much for her. Our Scallops are freshly delivered each morning. We look forward to seeing you again soon Best Regards Thom

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OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent pub dining in idyllic Cotswolds setting. Impeccable service.

SD
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The welcome was warm and genuine as was the service - offering to move umbrellas around as it was a hot day.
Food was fabulous - the twice baked cheese soufflé living up to its reputation and the pea and mint soup was a real taste of the lovely summers day! My onion and thyme tart was a revelation and all four of us enjoyed our main courses - sadly none of us had room for dessert which was a shame as they all sounded delicious.
It was the first visit for all of us but we all agreed it definitely won’t be the last - our new favourite place!

a
Perth / WA
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service when we visited for lunch and dinner last week. What a find!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved The Fox Inn, beautiful Sunday lunch and great service

JW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb as always - we used to live in the area and whenever we visit we try and call in. Food , wine and service excellent

PB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to dine.We have been three times over last year when holidaying and will be going again,

SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb meal & absolutely excellent service. This place has always been good but it’s lately gotten even better with friendly, informed staff. 5 stars!!

C
Bath
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We loved the Fox, the staff were very warm friendly and helpful.
My meal was slightly on the cold side when it arrived but the staff immediately sorted it out and returned a much hotter meal.
We loved the atmosphere and decor .
If we lived closer we would return, sadly we were only visiting the area.

AA
Bergisches Land
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All very fine. My potatoes were undercooked but the problem was quickly and quietly resolved. Everything else was first rate.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

There is something very off putting about ordering something and it arriving at your table 90 seconds later. Two of us had fish and chips and as well as speed of delivery being a little disconcerting, the batter had the consistency of rubber. It looked like something that had been prepared several hours earlier and been reheated. I had broccoli and Stilton tart, and that was hot in a way that only something straight out of a microwave can be.

However the people working there are very polite and if that is what you are looking for this might be the right place for you.

The Fox Inn
Responded on 11 June 2019

Dear Guest, thank for your feedback. The timing of your meal was obviously too fast we all agree. I just want to explain that on Sunday (as I believe it was the day of your visit) we constantly have our delicious homemade tart in the oven and fish and chips being prepared. I can only guarantee that you meal you had was fresh and definitely not microwaved!... we all apologise for the impression we gave you, and hope you will visit us again to repair this memory. Best regards Thom and the team.

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EA
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Kitchen service slow. Value for money poor.
Waiters were attentive, but food took absolutely ages to arrive (80 mins to main course). We had to gesture that we were prepared to leave unfed before the food arrived at our table
My £11 starter arrived cold but after the long wait I didn't mention it.
My partner's £26.50 lamb main was very mean in terms of quantity. 2 very small pieces of lamb.
Overall this restaurant is over-priced and slow with pretty average food. Hence our disappointment.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to The Fox several times - last night the service and food was outstanding! Thank you :-)

M
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love the fox inn at lower Oddington. It’s my favourite English pub! Always great food and service. Can’t wait to return next year!

GS
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a wonderful find . We had the best food and the lovely Tom made us feel very welcome . We can’t wait to visit again .

AJ
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was excellent as was the service. It was a rather noisy due to large table but thoughtfully, we were asked if we wanted a quieter table. Also it is a busy pub as we well. The roast beef was excellent though a little expensive for a roast. However the overall experience was five star. Many thanks

AV
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a really great pub with good food, and friendly, charming service. Very relaxed. We go there a lot and always enjoy it. Thoroughly recommend.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The service and ambience did not reflect the price of lunch. Although we had a warm welcome, we found the service very slow and cumbersome - it wasn’t busy, so no idea why we were constantly ignored. We’d booked the lunch to celebrate our anniversary and hoped for a little bit of luxury. However, it felt nothing more than an average pub, albeit a very expensive one. Proof that we felt the staff weren’t that interested to serve us was the fact that they had no record of our orders in order for us to pay at the end of the meal.
I’m sorry to say we wouldn’t go again or recommend to others who want anything more than a drink and bite to eat in a pub.

The Fox Inn
Responded on 4 June 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for reporting your experience. We would like to apologise cause you felt ignored as it is definitely not how we want look after our guest. As you have noticed yesterday lunch was sunny and we try our best to look after all customers inside the pub and in our lovely garden. We will take your comment as a lesson for the future and will take the right decisions to be more present especially in the garden. Regards. T

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MS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Very slow service. Booked for 7.30. NIn course arrived after 9.15 !

DE
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the food especially the wild mushroom linguine

DH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very good meal - food excellent and staff delightful

KD
Austin
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and personalized service. Food was fresh and creatively prepared. Would recommend The Fox Inn for those wanting a full culinary experience.

C
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Super cute pub where we had a delicious dinner! Tom couldn’t have been nicer. The atmosphere was warm and nice. We’d go back in a heartbeat!

r
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Total yum. Food, drinks, service. Excellent.

A
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem! Incredible food, staff, rose by the carafe, atmosphere and we were completely spoilt for choice with the menu. I feel we need to return for the next month each day to sample all the food, it looked so amazing... only problem is we probably wouldn’t fit through the door!!!

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