The Fox Inn
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The Fox is a great place to eat with good ambience, delicious food and very good service.
The atmosphere was quaint and full of character, the staff were friendly.
Food was full of flavour and well cooked.
Service was swift and the overall evening went brilliantly, we both had a great anniversary.
Kind regards, sam.
This was an anniversary meal and had heard some mixed reviews from friends but decided to try it out anyway. The atmosphere, I have to admit is great and the décor lovely but the service, food and comfort of the seating needs allot of improvement. The bench seating is very high in comparison to the table height which meant you were not able to relax at all. I have to admit the starters were lovely and we had high hopes for the main dishes; we were however, bitterly disappointed, I am an avid Thai lover, having visited the country many times and eaten in some great Thai restaurants serving authentic dishes. Our main courses, were smothered in heavy thick sauces which quiet frankly were reminiscent of a blue dragon packet sauce you buy from a supermarket rather than the delicate flavours which one expects from a Thai dish. I ordered a fish main and got given beef, the waiter forgot to deliver drinks when ordered and the tables were crammed in so you could hear everyone else's conversations, we had to talk in low voices as we didn't wish for other diners to hear us also.
The Fox has such potential, a fantastic setting, very friendly staff if a little flustered when busy and the pricing of the menu good. What a shame they could not deliver on this potential.
Amazing food and service. Incredible place. Couldn't recommend highly enough. Superb.
Another good evening at The Fox with very tasty food and plenty of it. The Thai food is very tasty and you have the option of choosing the level of spice in the food which is great.
Took my parents for a meal to thank them for having my teenage son for a week, never an easy task! ! Lovely meal, attentive staff and good value.
I have been to this restaurant several times now but it always keeps you on your toes with the specials each month and the various offers throughout the year.
The food is top notch, always steaming hot, very flavoursome - always complements for the chef.
The service is also excellent, usually served by young college ladies (at a guess) BUT they all have exceptional customer service, always smiling and nothing is too much hassle - the restaurant either takes their hiring seriously or they is a good induction guidance given to the staff - either way full compliments to the serving staff - you do your industry proud!
I look forward to my next return.
Visited The Fox for the first time 12/07/2015 after reading online reviews.
We were a party of four adults and a 6 year old who chose from the adult menu. We were all very impressed with the menu choice and the food was superb (although two Thai fans struggled with the very spicy duck dish...however there was none left on the plate!!)
We usually manage to find fault with most restaurants we visit, but on this occasion we were unable to !.......Says it all really.... will be back...have already recommended you to friends.
Thankyou for a wonderful good value lunch with friendly attentive service.
Good quality food , authentic flavours and generous proportions. Staff very attentive but not over so . Excellent family birthday treat venue.
This was my 2nd visit and the Fox didn't disappoint. Fabulous food, beautifully presented, tasty & fresh. The ice-cream is outstanding too! Very yummy!
Our first visit to this lovely pub since the new folks have been running it. The pub, to my knowledge ( I first went there 30 yes ago) has gone through several changes. Flipping between Thai and English and so on. Decided to try off the cuff as our local Thai wasn't open. Glad we did. The pub is a real treat, set in the lovely Hampshire countryside. it was pretty quite as only 6pm on a Sunday. The menu offered up interesting options, some standard, some not. We opted for the mixed platter ( we had a free starter/desert offer) which split the cost. Very nice. We would have liked a bit more if the dips, but didn't ask. For main, I had the special Jungle curry. It had a wallop!!!! The consistency is more like Tom Yam soup, not a coconut based curry. Can't remember what my partner had but it was very good. We also had a pad thai. Can't resist this noodle dish. My personal preference is for lime wedge rather than a lemon one. We would've been over the moon if Green Papaya Salad had been on the menu. Overall, we loved the food, price wise Thai always seems to be dear. Couple that with top end beer price means I'd rate this as 4 stars for value. We will certainly go to The Fox again.
An excellent meal with very good service, we'll be back.
Walking into the Fox Inn, it felt as though we were stepping into someone's front room. The bounce was charming and cozy. Our dinner was absolutely gorgeous. We had three different dishes, one which was shared between my two young children. All dishes had completely different but delicious flavors. We finished off the meal with several different flavors of New Forest ice cream and sherbet, which absolutely gorgeous. Service was attentive, speedy and friendly. When we got the bill, we were sure there was a mistake - excellent value for money too. Wonderful place!!
This was a 2nd visit in 6 weeks. The food was good although the main course with king prawns was a little bland but the weeping tiger came sizzling and lots of beef. The only disappointment with the restaurant is that they are just too quick so it feels very rushed with little breathing space between courses. So I wouldn't recommend for those who want to linger all evening.
We were looking for a last minute place to eat and decided that driving 10 miles to this highly rated pub would be worth it. And how right that decision was. They had a roaring fire, superb bitters on tap and a fantastic menu of Thai food. We ordered, settled down to our pints and soon afterwards the food arrived. Great flavours, good looking food that tasted authentic and interesting.
We loved their food so much that we made the 20 mile round trip again the next night!
New to the area so this was our first trip out for the evening on Saturday night. Really enjoyed the food and the service was fantastic. Young lady with shortish blond hair and she was quite tall. The only thing was we felt she deserved the whole of our tip and for it not to be shared with colleagues that has not served us. Knowing that I would probably not tip too much again as it's just not fair on the individual. They should earn their own tips!!
Anyway, I'd definitely recommend a visit and will be returning.
Arranged a birthday meal for 10 people, for my partner. Lovely food. Very welcoming. Very friendly service! Have dined here before and will again 😊
The Thai restaurant at the Fox was very good - tasty food and good sized portion, friendly waiting staff and good price. It can be tricky to find this pub if you come from the A343 but easy through Charlton..
The Fox is a wonderful out of the way rural pub. However, it serves excellent quality Thai food cooked by genuine Thai chefs. The staff were knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. The bill did not come as a nasty surprise - pretty good value. Table was by a roaring log fire on a cold January evening. Perfect.
We have already recommended to friends and will definitely go again.
Well run pub offering Thai food. Ambience wins you over, the food is good and the beer excellent!. Not gourmet but a nice change from the same old menus in rural pubs these days!!
The food, ambiance and service are quite simply outstanding :)
Mixed feelings about the Fox, the food was good and waiting staff friendly. However, while we had booked 2 weeks in advance, we were shown to a table in the coldest room, right next to the door in an empty part of the restaurant that got no more than half full for the whole of the lunchtime service (28 Dec 14). Staff were happy that we moved table, but they continued to show customers to the tables v close to the door - Why? This left such a poor first impression that was almost impossible to recover.....Please think of your customers comfort - I wrapped a big scarf around myself for the duration of the meal.
Go to The Fox about once a month - always fab food and great service.
A very enjoyable meal, with friends, good food & generous portions. Good real ale too. Only a small oddity to comment on, we were initially given our main course with only saucers to eat off, this was quickly remedied, just a little strange!
The Fox Inn offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01264 730276.
The Fox Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.