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“30th Birthday Lunch”
Review of The Fox Inn

The Fox Inn
Ranked #17 of 256 Restaurants in Basingstoke
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$20
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: The Fox is an attractive Fullers pub on the edge of the village of Oakley near Basingstoke. It has lovely views across the Hampshire countryside. There is a large car park and a HUGE family garden with childrens' climbing frame, swings and slides as well as a separate garden area. There are 4 areas in the pub - The Den, which is mainly used for dining, the main bar, the pool/games room and the function room. We have a skittle alley, a pool table and various board games/cards available. We also have a 130ft well inside the pub!! We serve a mixture of Caribbean and European food, which is very reasonably priced, Fullers real ales (London Pride, HSB and a seasonal ale) an extensive wine list and full bar. Our large function room, with direct access to the garden is used regularly for parties, wedding receptions, wakes, business meetings and skittles evenings. We have regular events including live music, a monthly Caribbean buffet, a monthly Thai buffet, a music quiz, Family Fun Days and Fox Cubs, our weekly Wednesday morning stay 'n play group for pre-schoolers. There's always something going on at The Fox and you can be sure of a warm welcome from Buddy, Kate and the team!
Reviewed 2 July 2014

sunday lunch for 22, Staff were excellent ,food was lovely children loved playing on the activities.

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Thank claire f
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

I moved to the area a few months ago and decided to try out all the local pubs. Having tried them all I can safely say that the fox is far superior.

Buddy and Kate are so welcoming, the food is exceptional, and the staff are absolutely fantastic (particularly the wonderful Laila and luke).

I have just got home from another fantastic meal at the fox and had to write a review. Having sat in the garden eating lovely food all evening, buddy offered my friend and I a coffee on the house. Absolutely wonderful pub, run and staffed by fabulous people, serving excellent food.

Thank you all. We'll be back!

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Thank Starzaan
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

We've had a big family celebration a few weeks ago at The Fox and we all have been very pleased.
We have already visited the place last year as we attended a friend's party and, based on that experience, decided to go there for our family celebration this year.
We had a set menu which unfortunately would not suit my dad as he is not into Caribbean food. Buddy rearranged this menu in order to have 2 choices, an English menu (with chicken, potatoes, gammon, salad etc) and a Caribbean meny (with curry, rice, etc). Vegetarian were also catered for. All our guests were very very happy with the pub, the tasty food, the very nice staff. Kids were allowed to run around and were playing in the kids playing area.

Buddy and his team have been very helpful, food was great, we had a great customer service!

We'll go back again! Team, keep up the good work.

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Thank Santtu10
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

A really enjoyable afternoon with lovely gardens. The staff are a great asset to this pub all very friendly and although a very busy day the food arrived very quickly. The mussels to start were some of the best I have ever tasted, the cannelloni again was superb and the steak cooked absolutely as ordered and very tasty, finishing with the chocolate pudding and ice cream really yummy. All together a very enjoyable experience will definitely be going again.

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Thank Seretta2014
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

Thank you to the fox for not only accommodating a large group of 16 of us today following a young ladies celebrations but also for providing tasty, sizeable portions of good quality home made food. The ribs were perfectly cooked, the nachos were perfectly prepared, the children's meals a good deal and the sweet potato fries divine and all obviously home cooked and that which could be home made, made. We experienced service with a smile and even had one of the staff offer for is to use the den if the weather changed for the worst. That said it has been beautiful we all say in the garden and allowed the children to run free on the equipment and have a genuinely lovely afternoon. Kate and buddy you are doing a great job, we will be back and your staff are a credit to you x Louise A

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Thank Louise W
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