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Reviewed 14 March 2024 via mobile

Sixteen of our cycling club arrived in two groups having pre ordered lunch. Once drinks were served our lunches were delivered within a few minutes. The food we selected was simple but hearty and really good value. Service was excellent as was the beer. Certainly...on our list for a return visit.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Kate Irwin, Owner at The Fox and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure hosting your party. Hopefully see you again soon. Kate

Reviewed 2 February 2024 via mobile

An unexpected find for hungry travellers. A real traditional village pub and it was great. We were far from hungry when we left. Would certainly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Kate Irwin, Owner at The Fox and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2024

Thank you very much for your review. So pleased you enjoyed my pub. Thanks again, Kate ☺️

Reviewed 2 November 2023 via mobile

We regularly go for drinks in our local, but today was rained off with work due to weather & a power cut at home, we went for Lunch. It was lovely , a traditional village pub serving lovely pub food & Vegan Options too👍

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 6 October 2023

Small little pub.. stopped for a drink and lunch. Sat in the garden.had a fish finger sandwich. Wow it was delicious. Not your Findus fish fingers! Lady on the bar was super, they were very short staffed, only two I think. As it was sunny...day the pub was full and mostly having food. Very friendly too.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Kate Irwin, Owner at The Fox and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2023

Thank you so much for your review. So pleased you enjoyed your experience at my pub. Thanks once again. Kate 😊

Reviewed 16 August 2023 via mobile

My lovely mates surprised me with lunch here for my birthday. They pre-ordered and their choice couldn't have been better. Halloumi wrap with salad. Just spot on. Glorious little suntrap garden. Lovely all round 😍

Date of visit: August 2023
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Kate Irwin, Owner at The Fox and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2023

What a lovely review. I’m so delighted you had a lovely time. Thank you very much. Kate 😊

Reviewed 30 May 2023

What a great find today. Beautiful pub. Excellent food, very friendly staff who made you feel very welcome. We will definitely be back.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Kate Irwin, Owner at The Fox and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2023

Thank you very much for your review. I’m glad you found us! Hopefully see you again in the future 😊 Kate

Reviewed 21 January 2023 via mobile

A lovely village pub, Great for a drink with friend or just to soak up a village atmosphere next to an open fire. It’s a friendly pub (you don’t have to be local to be welcome) it’s dog friendly and has a pool table. However...there are 3 different areas to the pub so you can always find a comfortable spot. Definitely recommend a visit to this beautiful friendly i village pub. There’s also plenty of local walks to enjoy from here.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Fox Owner, Owner at The Fox and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2023

Many thanks for your review. I’m so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Thanks again. Kate 😊

Reviewed 28 December 2022 via mobile

We pre booked a family get together of 20 people in this beautuful little country pub, lovely location with great hosts. The buffet requested was well presented with a great variety of fresh home made grub. Would highly recomend this quaint and cosy establishment wether...you are just passing by or want to book a small private room like we did.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Fox Owner, Owner at The Fox and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2023

I’m so pleased you enjoyed your time in my pub. It was a pleasure. Thank you. Kate ☺️

Reviewed 12 April 2022

Unfortunately our car broke down while driving through the village, so we decided to walk back to the pub we had passed and hopefully get some food while we waited for recovery assistance. It was pure happenstance that led us to the Fox and Hound...pub but we are so glad that we visited. The food was sublime! My son had the marrowbone burger with a toasted pretzel bun - the best he’d ever tasted apparently. I had the Panco chicken which was gorgeous, the onion rings were so light and crispy but we couldn’t finish the extra chips we had ordered. We did manage to polish off a dessert thought! Both the Eaton mess and the chocolate brownie were scrumptious. We left feeling very full up and satisfied. The staff were warm, friendly and welcoming. We will definitely be returning soon as we enjoyed the visit so much.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Fox Owner, Owner at The Fox and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2022

Thank you so much for your lovely review, that’s amazing 🤩

Reviewed 7 April 2022

Mixture of expected Pub food menu with other options like delicious, unusual smoked fish risotto. We were eating on a Saturday night, so were asked to book ahead with menu choices sent the day before: our table was ready on arrival and our meals served...within 20 minutes. Excellent crispy scampi, chips and very tender chicken. chef even replied with query about whether the guest with dietary needs could eat the fresh mayonnaise because it contained fresh egg. It is SO GOOD to find an establishment so willing to help a diner eat and ENJOY a meal without 'missing' out. Due to time constraints we did not eat dessert but main meal portions were substantial!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 13 March 2022 via mobile

My Daughter and I came across this pub whilst exploring the area. We were so pleased to find it open…. then we found out that dogs were welcome….food was on offer AND there was an open fire! To top it off was the brilliant customer...service from Karen behind the bar…. An absolute gem who made us feel feel really welcome. The food was great and the ambience was just perfect….. hope to be back soon ( with a new baby next time!)More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Fox Owner, Owner at The Fox and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2022

Wow, what a lovely review. Thank you so much, I'm so pleased you had a lovely time in my pub, and Karen is just great like the rest of the A team. Thanks again, Kate.

Reviewed 23 January 2022

Visited here today with my walking group (19 people) We had an excellent Sunday lunch, served up very promptly and cheerfully by the young waitresses. Good food, good prices, we were all very pleased.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Fox Owner, Owner at The Fox and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2022

Thank you for your lovely review. We’re so glad you enjoyed your food and service. Many thanks. Kate and the A team

Reviewed 12 December 2021

Another superb meal at the Fox & Hounds …. All cooked to perfection from the delicious fresh vegetables to the home cooked Yorkshire puddings - the amount of quality ingredients and simply fresh wholesome food is brilliant. Service is efficient, friendly and the atmosphere in...the Fox is warm, welcoming and quintessentially the epitome of a country pub. Highly recommend this lovely pub and great landlady and chef - little touches like the mince pies at the end of the meal and chocolates in a pretty cottage style box just smashing xMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Fox Owner, Owner at The Fox and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2021

Thank you so much for your lovely review, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your Christmas Dinner with us, hopefully see you again soon. Many thanks again, Kate.

Reviewed 25 October 2021

Such a lovely pub with attentive and friendly staff. Just as important lovely freshly cooked homemade classic pub lunch food with some tasty specials too. Portions are better than many places and great value. Will be back, thank you to all at the Fox and...Hounds.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Catherine I, Owner at The Fox and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2021

Thank you ever for much for your review, we’re so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Many thanks. Kate and the team.

Reviewed 21 October 2021

Some of our family from Kent came to see us last Sunday. We all enjoyed such a delicious roast dinner at this establishment. Lovely meal, great atmosphere together with delightful staff. What is so nice too about this pub is that it is dog friendly.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Catherine I, Owner at The Fox and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2021

Many thanks. We’re delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us. Kate and the team.

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Hello, yes The Fox & Hounds is a dog friendly pub. Well behaved dogs are welcome, with their owners of course, in the main bar area and the gardens. Thank you.
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The Fox and Hounds is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5