The Fox Inn

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187 reviews
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£25 and under
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British

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Sunday Lunch
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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OL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thx for a great evening

JA
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!

g
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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JS
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

g
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with a great ambiance and first rate service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

O
London
36 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

P
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.

ES
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.

SB
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.

T
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

OT
New York Area
1 review
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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HA
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.

SR
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful delightful and delicious. A great experience!

TH
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.

L
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.

OT
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.

TC
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

OT
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.

AC
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.

IC
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.

J
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.

s
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

C
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

GO
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We found that the main courses were not very hot, the plates did not seem very warm.
The noise level from the music was a bit high.

DH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Friday lunch, only x3 on service so a little pressured.

OT
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The cheddar soufflé starter was to die for!We will be back soon.

OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food3service3ambience5

New year eve. Family , early eve meal, lovely atmosphere very cosy . Good service. Only negative was the small choice of meals for New Year’s Eve.
6 choices plus steak. I chose the mushroom risotto which wasn’t the tastiest one I’ve ever had.

PA
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is our go to restaurant for lunch or dinner when we are in the area and we are never disappointed. Great food and service make for an excellent Fi I f experience whatever the occasion. Would highly recommend.

SS
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and outstanding, friendly, efficient service.

MD
Worcestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An overnight break from the festive activities. Excellent warm welcome from all of the staff, lovely ambience, and an excellent breakfast. Wonderful experience.

C
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A really lovely pub. Food was very good and service very pleasant and friendly, although a touch slow at times.

All in all, happy to recommend and look forward to returning

EP
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were visiting the UK for business and found this place in the Rick Steves' book. Service was wonderful and the food was generous and delicious.

FW
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service as nothing was too much trouble especially for our Coeliac Mother in Law. Congrats Fox Inn team. Outstanding Bottle of Dame de Montrose too!!

RW
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We found the menu a bit limited and less inspiring than on previous visits, but that is probably down to it being a Sunday close to Christmas. Some game would have been a nice option bearing in mind the location. Service good, friendly and helpful.

NL
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very warm ambience and welcoming staff. Just perfect for a cosy winter dinner.

KI
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday lunch. Roast beef plentiful and cooked to perfection (nicely rare).
Lovely selection of desserts.
Service was prompt and attentive given how busy it was.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite pub lunch. Full stop. Couldn’t recommend more.

HL
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best roast beef we’ve ever had !
Lovely helpful staff

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect