The Fox Inn

4.4
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269 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 269 People Are Saying
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MichelleJ
Kent
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely Sunday lunch at The Fox. The children and I had roast beef which was perfectly cooked and my husband had roast pork which was also delicious. The portion sizes were generous too. The staff were friendly and accommodating and the place itself was cozy. Would highly recommend.

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Phil
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Sunday lunch etc.
However I did feel that there was a ‘pack them in’ attitude - tables were not as far apart as should be given the current situation, altho’ staff & customers were behaving correctly

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Moules starter was great but service was quite slow for the mains (took almost an hour to serve)!

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ColinS
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good local pub/restaurant. Excellent food and good and very friendly service and very good atmosphere. Would definitely go again😁

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Valuewise
London
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, good food and wine selection and the best part was the service. Our waiter was very welcoming, knowledgeable and pleasant.

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BenG
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always has been and continues to be my favourite pub in Cotswolds. Food is tasty, hearty and good value with attentive friendly staff. Wish I could go more often!

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IanN
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was excellent . Great welcome for owner
Definitely be back

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ColinL
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Living up to its reputation. Busy, busy but a lovely experience

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RachieB
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very enjoyable lunch here. Enjoyed the best cheese soufflé and sticky Toffee pud and my husband enjoyed the fish & chips. Definitely will return if visiting area again.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

On a short break we were recommended the Fox - lovely cozy pub and warmly greeted. Food was lovely and served in a reasonable time - however we had to wait ages to get the bill (over 20 mins) so this was the only negative !

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GrahamS
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a very comfortable pub/restaurant. Needs to be warmed up a little in the cold weather but overall a very good meal.

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SimonH
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our first visit and it did not disappoint. The service we received was very good, the food was excellent and a couple of dishes we had one a starter and one a dessert were outstanding. I have already booked to return.

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GeoffreySmith
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and attentive service made for a most pleasurable experience. Excellent food.

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NicP
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

In the current climate I would not recommend this place. Having spent a week in the Cotswold on a break this was the only place which did not have a track or trace sign in, either via the app or by noting names.
It may be that this is done via the booking system, however this was not made clear and we were there earlier then our booking and could therefore not be informed at the correct time.
We were also moved tables twice, understandable once given we were early, and the tables were not wiped down for the people we were moved for after we had moved. We are perfectly healthy, but in the current climate we did not feel this was good enough.

The Fox Inn
Responded on 13 October 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing your experience with us. We have two track and trace systems, the first one is on the menu highlighted and we have the NHS' Qr code in every different room of the Fox. Indeed you had booked at 2.30 and when you arrived at 1.15 we were willing to accommodate you even if we were busy as the weather was not great. We offered you Champagne for your lunch to apologise for moving you from a table to another. Your review comes very cruel. Best Regards Thom

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EmmaRussell
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love the fox! It’s our local pub and the service is the best around, closely followed by the food. Thanks to Thomas, Sam and the team for another lovely rainy Saturday!

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vipBBBB
London
198 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal at the Fox Inn. The food was as good as ever; the service was wonderful and friendly notwithstanding the social distancing and masks etc.
Add to that the best C-19 precautions at any restaurant i have yet been too...

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SiobhanW
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great here - their soups are to die for - great barometer of a good cook. We had sweet potato and lentil soup which was sublime and then the leek and cheddar tart - so light and flaky - tasted like proper homemade food. Great flavours served by friendly welcoming staff - we will be back

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KarenE
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I lovely country pub and great food. Staff were lovely

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Chilli
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A lovely old pub, well presented and updated to allow for Covid restrictions
Sunday lunch was generally good but Beef a bit tough and over cooked. It’s normally rare. Staff all very pleasant and helpful. Generally a good place for Sunday lunch

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vipMaxwell
London
39 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The fox used to be a slightly dressed up pub which felt glamour outs and special - very chef lead menu with top ingredients. The menu is now serviceable rather than special though the twice cooked soufflé was delish - large and very cheesy. But salmon was overcooked , no advertised samphire which was replaced by spinach. Fish as in fish and chips was fine but the chips out of a catering pack rather than hand sliced. The service was jolly and friendly but somehow the whole place was a bit run down and scruffy. No style so as to speak off. So if you want a serviceable place it’s fine but not special any more alas

The Fox Inn
Responded on 9 October 2020

Dear Maxwell, The Fox is a country village pub, a public house, where you can have a pint, a bowl of soup or a three course meal. Open to everyone, every budget, as should be a village pub. Sorry for the disappointment and the lack of glamour. We are willing to offer you a refund for the spinach instead of the Samphire. I did not hear the head chef telling me about the Samphire missing. I did offer some champagne to your wife, i wish you had mention this on your review. Best regards Thom

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value birthday dinner. Highlights were cheese soufflé, pork belly, duck confit & chocolate cremeux. Pint of Hooky ale also went down very nicely!

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RachelS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice staff, food excellent, tasteful decor in a very pretty village.

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PaulS
Gloucestershire
7 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having dined here before Covid and since, several times, we have always found The Fox to be worth the effort. Excellent service, excellent food and excellent atmosphere ... perfect for all occasions, high is why they are always busy.

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Zafi
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our meals at The Fox - the perfect mix of great food, friendly service and wonderful ambiance. And, what’s more, we have felt very safe with all the attention to Covid regulations.

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PaulH
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and excellent service. The suggestion of the cheese soufflé was a great recommendation.

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Lindsay
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub. fabulous food. Great host. Shame not open every day all day thanks

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JohnT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant - even the current covid provisions were well managed. We will return soon. Thanks to Thomas and all his colleagues at the Fox.
John and Linda

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Only complaint was service a bit slow- they were very busy!

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EnikoT
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was extremely good. We were lucky enough to enjoy one of the last hot days in the garden. Lovely atmosphere. Definitely will be back.

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AndrewN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and a perfect setting, good social distancing measures.

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Susie
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met friends. Sat in the sunshine and had an amazing lunch.
Service was wonderful as was the food.
The Fox never fails to impress.
Thank you

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DavidR
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Lovely little village. Food was excellent but service was slow. This didn't worry us because we had plenty of time.We will certainly go again next time we are in that area.

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Aubergenie
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Wonderful lunch in the sunny courtyard

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SteveG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a table here for Sunday lunch. The starters were amazing and that just set the scene. The mains were also outstanding. Cooked to perfection. The service was superb. This pub (the cooking was to a high restaurant service) deserves to be successful.

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PaulK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Pretty poor I’m afraid, service terrible, totally unaware of the customer. Food acceptable but not great. Stuck to a main course and left.
An evening spoilt

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AlisonB
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A good meal however I was a little disappointed with the menu. There were not very many imaginative dishes available unlike the sample menu.

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RuthW
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit to the Fox. It had been recommended by a friend and we were not disappointed. We will certainly be going again.

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PhilipS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Waited a long time to be served. Starter very good main course totally messed up partner got main (pork) tough veg cold. My main never arrived So left

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The service was only a bit slow as there were fewer staff at work that day. Otherwise the food, being in the garden and the staff serving were all lovely. Have already recommended it to friends and would love to go back soon . Thank you

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CraigP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with great service. Will come back!!!

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The Fox Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 269 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.