The Fox Inn
Nice place but could do with a makeover and lacked atmosphere. Food was good but you could have better from Cotswold pubs if you are willing to spend a little more.
The Fox was, as ever, a delightful place for lunch.
The table was booked for 8pm The table was not ready until 8.20 and we were waiting for our starter at 9pm! The cheese souffle was excellent but the main courses were disappointing. The staff and the kitchen were over-stretched on the night but the staff were very friendly and likeable and the restaurant was buzzing. We would probably return, but not on a Saturday night in the holiday season.
Just about a yes. Good welcome but over crowded and under staffed. Long wait times and they got both our starters and mains wrong. Maybe not go on a Saturday night as they are not geared up to cope.
great welcome...superb service...staff brilliant...food delicious...we will definitely be back...a breadth of fresh air....thank you....
We sat down at 7.15 and were served our main course at 9.15. One dish did not include all the ingredients shown on the menu. The replacement was not much better. When we complained about the service the waiter apologised. He said that there were problems in the kitchen as the head chef had just been fired and the junior staff were struggling to cope. He offered us a free bottle of wine or port/liquers to compensate. In the end we agreed to pay approx 50 per cent of the bill.
Dear Geoffrey, Thank you for letting us know about your experience. We would like to apologise for the length of the service during your dinner. We have been busier than expected on this occasion and will take this event as a lesson, as we aim to offer a great moment each day at The Fox. Emmerson Skeete is in charge of the Fox’s kitchen, there are no changes in our team We would love to invite you and your friend for dinner to repair this memory, do not hesitate to contact me. Thom
It was a very good experience all round. It was noisy but I would expect a pub full of people having a good time to be a bit noisy so it wasn’t a problem for us at all. We had a very nice table in the window and will certainly visit again and bring family and friends.
We had a lovely Sunday lunch and were very well looked after. The food was very good, the beef was delicious. The size of the Yorkshire pudding was a bit over the top but did not affect the overall enjoyment of the meal. The choice of the beer was adequate but the hooky did show a bit of haze and there should have been a 3rd or 4th option.
Overall I would recommend the fox as somewhere to have a Sunday lunch, well done.
Excellent food served in an informal, quaint and comfortable country pub. A perfect place to while away the hours and enjoy restaurant quality food.
The Soufflé was fantastic! As always. Would have gone for the steak, but a bit on the pricy side when having a soufflé and a desert on top with wine. Found the table next door v loud. Could you please put us somewhere quieter next time? Really love the charm of the pub and will be back again. Our waiter was v enthusiastic and v attentive. Many thanks for an enjoyable evening!
The most enjoyable meal we had in over a week of dining in the Cotswolds.
Way, way ahead on quality & service. Wish we had booked earlier in our stay and would have dined there several times.
Lovely setting, nice staff and excellent food.
Went for a Sunday roast and wasn’t disappointed! The beef was perfect and the sides ample. Was well looked after by the servers!
Lovely Sunday lunch with the family
Lovely spot, food was great and service was super friendly. Great little courtyard too!
Nearly walked out initially: stood at the quiet bar for quite a while until our presence was finally acknowledged, whilst the sole member of staff chatted to a presumed regular drinker. Pointed us to a table, not given menus. Two other tables were already occupied by diners waiting to order. Eventually brought menus; a second member of staff appeared and took our order ahead of the other tables, apologising that he’d been taking nap. All other tables occupied later. Food very good, quantities modest. Wine rather overpriced (Picpoul de Pinet £28).
Have visited this pub intermittently over a 20-year period, during which it has changed hands several times. Originally excellent, but took a dive a few years back; food quality now restored, but we did not feel very welcome: all a bit cliquey. Wouldn’t rush to return.
Dear guest, Thank you for letting us know about your experience and your constructive feedback it will help us to improve collectively as it seems that our team work has failed during your visit. Best Regards Thom and the team
We had a lovely lunch although quite expensive for what we had....especially as it was just a lunch. It was very noisy with dogs barking. Don’t agree with dogs being aloud while eating! The service was very good and we were made very welcome. Will certainly go again, having said that as I said I do feel that something should be done about dogs while eating. I love dogs but do feel they shouldn’t be aloud while eating!
An all round lovely lunch out. Sat right next to the fire, amazing double cheese soufflé and lovely French owners, attentive and not overbearing. Go to The Fox!
We previously enjoyed two delicious meals at the Fox since our first visit in January 19. Unfortunately the last meal was such a disappointment. The stone bass was over cooked , the stew accompanying was taste less, garlic bread was burnt, the fish and chip meal that my husband ordered was just adequate, but nothing special, the chips were completely dried out, probably kept warm, it was like the original chef was on holiday and agency staff had taken over. Touch and go if we will return, such a shame.
As always the food and service was excellent but unfortunately there was a very strong smell of some sort of fuel as we came in and which lasted the whole evening which spoilt our experience somewhat.
We went to the Fox following a recommendation by a friend... it was perfect! The food was outstanding and the welcome we received was warm and sincere. Would thoroughly recommend a visit!
A very enjoyable evening with friends. Very good food and good choice of wine. Only adverse comment was that the service, though friendly and generally good, lapsed at times, notably after the food when we had to chase up the coffee and then the bill. This is a common fault with restaurants and a shame as it’s good to leave on a high note.
Delicious food and outstanding service. We went out for dinner as a birthday treat for my Sister and had a really wonderful time. The decor was candlelit, tweedy and cosy, our waiters were attentive and cheerful and the food was well balanced and tasty. When, at the end of the meal the waiter realised we were celebrating he quickly rustled up an ice cream and candle plus some colleagues to sing a hearty ‘Happy Birthday’. Great relaxed place for a celebration.
Very good food but the overall experience wasn't because of the service.
We spend there around 3hours because of the delays. Waiters were running from one place to another without taking us the first order. We also suffered delays between dishes.
Dear Guest, We are sorry that you haven t has the best experience at The Fox a week ago. The sunshine and the warm temperature have taken us by surprise and maybe we should have taken the decision to ask people eating in our garden to order at the bar. We fully apologise for this experience. Thank you for your constructive feedback, it helps us to improve. Best Regards Tom and the team
We visit quite a few times in year and always have great food in a pleasant atmosphere.
Service was a bit slow this lunch time, but they did apologise when we came to bill.
Looking forward to our next visit
We had a thoroughly enjoyable sunday lunch at this pub - staff could not have been more helpful.
We visited The Fox Inn for a birthday celebration and were made to feel very welcome including our very well behaved border collie. The food was lovely and the service was excellent. All in all a great evening and then went back the next day for Sunday lunch which again was very good. Thoroughly recommended.
Lovely staff and food
Great pub, attentive staff, excellent food
Delicious food. Good atmosphere. Charming & efficient staff.
We had a great time. Food and service were everything we could have wanted. Good atmosphere without it being packed. Chicken Supreme and Ox Cheek both highly recommended.
This is 4th year of visiting the area and always look forward to a night at The Fox
Great food, great wine and great staff. Favourite place to visit in the area.
The service is really what makes this restaurant. Sam and his colleagues are outstanding and really do go out of their way to make you feel comfortable.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend The Fox to anybody
An excellent traditional and cost setting ... log fire roaring. Great service. The cheese souffle is the chef's special amongst the starters. Plenty of traditional country fare, as well as pub classics. The wine list may not be very long ... but some excellent choices.
We love the food and service
Good food great service great pub
Warm welcome, friendly service and good food
The Fox is a lovely pub restaurant with a warm, welcoming ambience.
The food is outstanding and all 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals from start to finish.
The service was initially very good and the staff were attentive: as the evening wore on, they became less so and we had to get up twice from our table, first to ask for the dessert menu and again for the bill.
The music was a tad too loud and at times we were struggling to hear each other.
So, great food - just work a little harder on the other important details!
Although our meals were delicious when they arrived the service was not good, given it was a busy lunchtime but we had prebooked. We had to wait over 30 minutes for our orders to be taken and then another 20 minutes or so for our starters.
The portion sizes were adequate but not generous considering the cost, we did enjoy our meals but could have eaten more!
Food, staff and service top notch, would drive the 2 hours again to visit this place.