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“Lovely place, didn't get to eat unfortunately, avoid if busy!” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Foxhound Inn

Foxhound Inn
Ranked #64 of 353 Restaurants in Scarborough
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lovely place, didn't get to eat unfortunately, avoid if busy!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

We visited the Foxhound Inn on Saturday evening for a meal on a rare child free evening.
Having heard lovely reviews about the food and having visited before a few years ago.
We were allocated a table next to the bar and two different staff members appeared to take our order within 2 minutes.
We ordered a Steak wrap and a Pork Sandwich.
Another couple arrived and sat behind us and the bar quickly became very busy with groups of pre booked customers buying drinks and waiting to be allocated tables.
The couple behind us received their meals and we waited appox 40 mins for our food, I began to realise they must have forgotten us and asked a waitress how long it would be, she arrived back and started looking through the order book, it was evident they had lost the order.
She then went on to serve another customer without explaining where our meals were.
I asked another waitress about the order and she asked what our names were, while all this was going on the couple behind us noticed they had been charged £117.00 on their card instead of £17.00, at this point with the hustle and bustle of lots of people crowding the bar area I just wanted to leave as we had to be somewhere at 7, the waitress did say she could rush it out for us but we wouldn't have had time to eat it depending on how quickly they did..
So we left.
This is a lovely place and the staff are friendly and appear to be efficient, but when it's busy they are unable to cope, they don't bring drinks to the table so you have to order drinks at the bar and pay for them at the bar, this means that the bar gets crowded at times, spoiling the experience if your table is seated next to them! It is noisy and people's bottoms are at table height-not pleasant when eating!
The tables are numbered so I can't understand why this is difficult and names have to be taken, there appeared to be no mature supervisor and we heard the conversations between the girls about who was doing what and it was just confusing and unnecessary.
Finally, I was a chef and a waitress one time and I know how busy it is, how stressful and that losing orders happens, it's how you deal with it that matters and it wasn't dealt with very well, lovely atmosphere and I'm sure the food is lovely as people have testified but not a place to visit when it's busy.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Alexandra C
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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“woody 1212”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

Foxhound Inn, Flixton. Visited yesterday, excellent food, staff very helpful. Sunday Lunch brilliant, seven vegetables, the beef was to die for. Would recommend anybody who has not been to give it a try. I will definitely be going back.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Woody1212
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Northampton England
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Huge meals”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

It was very busy when we arrived but we got a table and our order was taken quite quickly but it was a good job we weren't in a hurry as it was over an hour before we got our food, another couple actually left, saying that our food was very nice and huge, we could have almost shared. Staff were friendly and good value for money.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank CocoGA
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Kept its promise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

Two years ago I left a positive review following the current managements new takeover and can happily confirm that it has kept its promise to continually improve.
Only been a few times since but on our last visit a couple of days ago its obvious that a huge investment has been made to improve the Foxhounds overall appearance.
I am delighted to report that the food is still superb and having dined in many local eateries confirm that both quality and price blows away pretty much every other place in the area. If you've not been yet, try it but make sure you're peckish cos even the small meals are bigger and better than anywhere else I can think of. Nice to see Di and Sue still working hard behind the bar too.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank NYorksSteve
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A Sunday dinner to be proud of”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

I have just eaten a mixed meat roast dinner, I can eat and enjoyed everything on the plate, Everything was cooked to perfection, tasty and plenty of it. Even if you have to wait, do so it is worth it. Well done the chef!

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Mark R
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