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“Disappointing and overpriced”
Review of The Fox Goes Free

The Fox Goes Free
Ranked #3 of 254 Restaurants in Chichester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$30
Cuisines: Seafood, British
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 3 June 2012

A nice looking place, scrubbed tables etc and the beer was ok
But I'm not sure how it got many of the positive ratings from Trip Advisor or the Good Pub Guide. Food was average (tough meat, parts of the meal arriving late) and overpriced (eg chorizo and goats cheese salad main course at £13.50!), simple (but overpriced) starters. Then the bill was a mess (some things we hadn't had but it was a busy evening).
The landlord reduced the bill generously but the overall feeling was one of diappointment

1  Thank Roger P
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Reviewed 30 May 2012

How anyone can fail to enjoy this traditional pub with fantastic views, staff and food is beyond us - they must have slipped out of bed on the wrong side that day. It is the most welcoming pub in the area, the food is just lovely and nothing is too much trouble. Locals are there all the time, surely a sign of a good pub, the beer is reasonably priced as is the food. Give it a whirl if you are in the area - I suppose each to their own but we have never had a bad experience here nor have any of the people we have recommended to go.
Just lovely ......

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Thank sarahhewitt
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Reviewed 27 May 2012 via mobile

We happened by this pub early on a Saturday evening. Having been told at first no food orders were taken until 6:15 we noticed this did not apply to those who had obviously been at the Goodwood meeting. This alerted us straight away to a clear two-tier approach to service whereby known patrons or race-goers were served by 3 staff whilst others gave up and left.

The food when it did come after being chased up was excellent. We waited so long for the pudding menu we gave up.

The staff seemed to make a virtue of their inexperience and were far faster with their excuses than their attention. Not a place on our go back list.

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Thank travellinghead
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Reviewed 17 May 2012

Ridiculously expensive for what you get. Serving VERY small portions. Supposedly fillet fish with more bones in it than a graveyard. Probably the smallest piece of fish , followed by the tiniest sample of dessert which I've had the disappointment to be served in a long time.

A sorry would have been nice when the young man with the blonde hair picked up my glass to take it away still a third full , unfortunately that was obviously beneath him as he just slammed it back down on the table.

This , unfortunately, served to reminded me of the last time ( three or four months back ) when I'd been in there when he'd been equally rude and offensive to my mother. No wonder she wasn't keen to return.

Avoid this place and spend your money somewhere where your custom is appreciated and you can get good value.

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2  Thank TheTruth130
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Reviewed 8 May 2012

Visited this pub several times now and consider it to be by far the best pub in the area, its well run, with good beers, a great variety of wine and the food is excellent. Have read other reviews on here which say the food is over priced, but what they fail to mention is that everything is homemade and cooked from scratch whether it be the HOMEMADE sausages and mash or the HOMEMADE olive bread starters, if you want mass produced rubbish this place will certainly not suit your taste!!!!!!
The staff are welcoming and friendly and will go out of their way to help, the pub has a great country feel and yes you might find the odd dog in the bar, but your in the country, if your offended by a dog then stick to the town!!!!!!!!!!

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1  Thank RCS17_12
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