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The Fox and Hounds

3 Chapel Street, Steeple Bumpstead CB9 7DQ, England
+44 1440 731810
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  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“pudding” (7 reviews)
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Brew Pub, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
3 Chapel Street, Steeple Bumpstead CB9 7DQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic experience we had at this gorgeous pub. Beautifully decorated and incredible service. Very friendly staff, very attentive and extremely helpful with our gluten free needs. Extensive menu and many gluten free options. Chef came out to chat to us to reassure us...More

Thank April J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

lovely staff we had a fabulous meal, it was delicious and great value for money. Have eaten here for years and the service and quality is as good as ever, the new management are doing a great job and the staff couldn't be more helpful.

Thank oldetora
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This used to be our favourite place to eat but has gone downhill since a change of management. Have been twice but not again. Tempura prawn starter was ok, but the goats cheese disappointingly small and swallowed up by too much salad. The chicken tikka...More

Thank abletasman
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Arrived with friends for a pre-booked dinner, having been told that there had been a change of management and what was previously a decent place to eat. Waited 10 minutes to be acknowledged, while the clearly inexperienced staff rushed about serving drinks in the bar....More

3  Thank midgers
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Hubby and I decided to have a meal here as it was a while ago since we visited this pub. Wow! What had we been missing? Hubby had the burger stack and I had the fish and chips. Service from the waitress and young waiter...More

Thank frankie123591
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We returned to this lovely little pub and just managed to get the last table for two. My chicken stir fry was great but unfortunately my with husbands gammon eggs and chips The eggs were over cooked - no lovely runny yolk. They did give...More

Thank Anne M
TeamFoxA, Owner at The Fox and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Hi Anne M, So sorry to hear about your experience while at the Fox & Hounds. Sound like the team had major issues with eggs today. I'll communicate this back to the head chef and adjust immediately to make sure this doesn't happen again but...More

Reviewed 10 May 2018

Called in for lunch today with my wife and son. Really nice village pub with a cosy and welcoming atmosphere. Nice cool Suffolk cider and clear menus. Plenty of choice for starters and main dishes. The pudding menu had a good choice and all our...More

Thank Furt1312
TeamFoxA, Owner at The Fox and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Hi Furt1312, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us this most beautiful review and for allowing us the opportunity to welcome you into our local treasure. You're feedback will go directly to the team today and we expect it will make...More

Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We visited this pub for a beer but stayed for the steak night. I enjoyed a pint of Adnams Old Ale, my wife a Lacons (excellent, blonde, but forgotten the name). We found the pub's atmosphere and décor very attractive – pub-like but not twee...More

Thank threeshoes
TeamFoxA, Owner at The Fox and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Wow threeshoes, fantastic review and we are super excited that you had such a lovely time. This is what we live for so what a pleasure it was serving you today. Our Chef will be delighted with this review as will our meat supplier so...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We visited this quaint English pub while house sitting in the gorgeous village of Steeple Bumstead. The food and ale is of good quality, the service was excellent and the local villagers are very friendly and welcoming. A quintessentially English pub in a quant Essex...More

Thank Sian T
TeamFoxA, Owner at The Fox and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hi Sian T, Thanks for the review. Very glad to have catered to you while you visited Steeple Bumpstead x

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

From the roast lamb to the fish and chips, the quality of the food far outweighed the very reasonable prices. Wish this was my local!More

Thank Treezer
TeamFoxA, Owner at The Fox and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Hi Treezer, thank you so much for your fantastic review. We may not be in your village but when you're inside the Fox you are one of our immediate locals ;) We hope we get the opportunity to cater to you again. Have a great...More

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Response from TeamFoxA | Property representative |
Dear Denise1188, we've had some technical issues today but the phone is up and running again now so please do try us again. Our apologies for any inconvenience. Team Fox.
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Response from abletasman | Reviewed this property |
A full menu is served at lunchtime.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
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17:00 - 23:00
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12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Chapel Street, Steeple Bumpstead CB9 7DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Steeple Bumpstead
  • Phone Number: +44 1440 731810
  • E-mail
@foxinsteeple Is A Friendly 15th Century Village Restaurant And Pub Serving Freshly Prepared Foods, Fine Wines And Cask Marque Ales To Locals And Visitors Alike, All Provided With Your Enjoyment In Mind.
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