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“Excellent value inn close to the Ridgeway National Trail”
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The Fat Fox Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Watlington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 April 2010

My girlfriend and I stayed in the Fox and Hounds while walking the Ridgeway Path.

The rooms are in a separate building about 100 metres behind the pub. We arrived to check in before the pub had actually opened, but the landlord appeared from the back door and showed us to our room. The rooms being separate from the pub is good for peace and quiet, although some slight noise does carry from other guests' rooms.

The bedroom was large and the bed comfortable. It was a chilly, clear day outside and the room was well heated by both a portable electric fire and gas central heating. The bathroom had a good shower, over a decent-sized bath. The hot water was plentiful.

We had a nice pint in the bar, but didn't eat there (although the pizzas sounded good). The inn is close to a good curry restaurant, the co-op (where we bought sandwiches for the next day of our walk) and other pubs.

At £48 per night, it is perfect for walkers.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 June 2009

We booked this hotel a quiet getaway for one night. When we arrived I was told by a member of the bar staff that we didn't have a room there and we had to go down the road to a nearby village where a room was booked at another hotel. We were told that a discount had been arranged and we would be looked after. At the next hotel they had no knowledge of us arriving and we were given a room the size of a small bathroom to stay in. On complaining we were moved and given a slightly bigger room. This was not acceptable. The hotel was in a town on a main road and not what we had wanted. We went home as we were very disappointed. I would not recommend this place at all.

Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Fat Fox Inn

Address: 13 Shirburn Street, Watlington OX49 5BU, England (Formerly The Fox and Hounds Inn)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Watlington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Watlington
Price Range: £80 - £107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fat Fox Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Fat Fox Inn, formerly the Fox and Hounds, is a country pub with dining and accommodation in the village of Watlington on the northern edge of the Chilterns in Oxfordshire. The pub is easily accessed from the M40 at Lewknor. Watlington is only 15 miles from the heart of the City of Oxford and 35 minutes from Blenheim Palace and the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, as well as the Thameside town of Henley on Thames, home of the Royal Regatta. ... more   less 
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