The Fox Inn

4.3
219 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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  • Cosy
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, European
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Phone number
01451 870555
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MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Public Transit
5 Minute walk from Village Hall Bus Stop
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4.2
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

There was a major problem in the kitchen when we visited.

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YY
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

This is still one of our favourite restaurants to visit when we are in The Cotswolds.
The Sunday Lunch was superb but the restaurant was so busy we had to keep asking for items we had ordered. The staff were charming but appeared to be overworked which, as customers, made us feel uncomfortable.
Having said that, we would still go back.
I think the proprietors need to be a little less greedy and take a handful less bookings or employ more staff.

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SH
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely roast beef Sunday lunch and delightful, helpful staff

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SL
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always good - waited too long for the wine to arrive but friendly and otherwise good service.

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Fox at Oddington, a nice mix of people and very family friendly so children well catered for.

Staff well trained and attentive, food fabulous so well worth a visit.

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SJ
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would horoughly recommend The Fox for all occasions.

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P
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat by the fire and enjoyed great Cotswold gun followed by excellent cheese soufflé, COD and tasty Viognier. Lovely warm cosy bar and great attentive staff.

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A
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is just great. The standard of cooking is sublime, the service friendly and the ambience everything you would want from a Cotswolds Inn. Probably the best place to eat we have locally.

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TH
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service. Cram you in to one room at lunchtime though with lots space in lots other rooms.

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CH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food. This is my local and can always be relied upon to impress visitors!

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r
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cheese soufflé was truly memorable. Please don't take this off the menu!

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c
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the few country food pubs which has managed to keep its standards high over the years . Friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere.
Cheers

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N
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best cheese souffle iv ever tasted. Lovely building

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DT
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was superb - endive & Stilton salad as a starter was excellent and cod with mussels & chorizo in a broth was amazingly good - we were at a lovely quiet table in a back room, quiet until a group of women, talking at very loud volume and shrieking with laughter, was seated at the next table - that, unfortunately, put an end to what had been a very pleasant meal for us, as it made conversation between the two of us rather difficult - others at nearby tables seemed to be equally bothered by the noise generated by the large group - there wasn’t much one could do except tolerate it - not blaming the women - they were just enjoying an evening out - but their extremely noisy presence did negatively affect our evening at the Fox Inn

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OT
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This pub never fails to please. The food and wine is excellent and it is a stunning English country pub. Nice roaring fire although it was warm enough to sit outside in their pleasant gardens. Nice and spacey inside so you don't feel too close to other diners.

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MC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious unfussy but fresh and well prepared and presented food in cosy traditional English gastro pub.

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JK
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal with fab friends!
Food was really great and will definitely recommend to friends - we will definitely be back.

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JL
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

We booked a table at this venue purely because it appeared in a ‘top 10’ list email from open table.
Unfortunately, we found the food to be nowhere close to what we expected. My partners vegetable curry had raw cauliflower in, served with an extremely greasy poppadom. My fish was greasy but ok, served on a bed of cremated chips. My Sons steak was fine, but not worth £27 in any way.
We made polite representations to a male server, who seemed to be in disbelief that we were not delighted. He did replace the chips, but somewhat sarcastically pointed out that the poppadom had been fried and this is why it was so greasy!
Ultimately, the food is very overrated and I am inclined to think they bought their way onto a top 10 list, as there is no way they earned it, based on our unfortunate experience.
The only saving grace was that the lady who brought our bill had noted how our evening had gone and took 30% off the total. This was gratefully received, but we won’t be returning.

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OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We were away for my mums 80th celebration’ Admittedly the place was very busy and at first the waiter was very attentive however we only had a main course and the whole meal took just over an hour and a half and despite being attentive at first we were then left to our own devices.
The food was excellent but because the whole meal was taking so long we paid the bill and left.

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner! The only minus was lack of baby high chairs.

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LP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Usually excellent but on Thursday 29/08 it was very disappointing & noisey!

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OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect Sunday dinner!

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s
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always top notch food , made with love , attention to detail . Local , fresh quality ingredients . Perfectly executed . Would highly recommend

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PF
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Service random and slow. Been before and it was great. So disappointing. Will think twice about going again.

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JJ
Gloucestershire
6 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Only 4 tables were occupied in the bar area on a Thursday lunchtime but the food was good and the staff were very pleasant so overall it was a good experience.

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DC
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Sunday Lunch - one of the best ever had. Great atmosphere and service and can’t wait to go again. Exceptional!

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MC
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

I have visited The Fox Inn before, but was a bit disappointed this time. It was a very busy Saturday night and it felt it! We booked a table for 4 and when we arrived it was set out for 3 and it took them ages to find a 4th chair. Not a good start. One of our starters with tomatoes and feta was very meagre as if they had run out of feta. Would normally have complained, but reluctant to do so on a night out with friends. Service was polite and friendly, but incredibly slow. Generally the food was good, except my broccoli was rock hard. I like al dente vegs, but not if my fork won't cut through the stalks. Shame because we really like the place and the atmosphere. Will give it another go at a later date.

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P
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The service was a bit slow but the team recovered the situation and left us feeling perfectly happy. These things happen sometimes. The food is excellent and the waiting staff are friendly and courteous. Will definitely visit again.

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C
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun night out with good food in lovely pub surroundings

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b
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem. High quality food, excellent service and a lovely setting. A must try if nearby!

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MM
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A lovely country pub inside and out in a charming village

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside on a very warm evening. The staff were very friendly and helped us choose what to order. The food was delicious - compliments to the chef.

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OT
Hertfordshire
9 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic place!! Had a fabulous meal. Lovely atmosphere. Highly recommended this.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and beef cooked better than other British Restaurants. Quality was good.

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A
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat here regularly and it has been superb every time. The cooking is of the highest standard. The staff are uber helpful and very professional. The ambience and setting are top notch. Just a great place to eat out

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MA
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a regular visitor it was excellent as always. Always reassuring when entertaining clients, thank you.

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VC
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been dining here for 30 years. Always a wonderful experience

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AT
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Atmospheric pub with a great menu. Loverly venue for a bank holiday lunch before going to see the circus.
Waiting staff very helpful but we did feel a bit rushed!

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CH
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always. Good menu variety, each of our party had a different choice and we were all very happy - one meat, one fish, one vegetarian.

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RB
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

very charming, attentive service, excellent quality; would return

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