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“Excellent location, great quiz”

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Fox & Hounds - Fleet
Ranked #3 of 15 things to do in Fleet
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Having scoured the location for a combination of good food and a fun but challenging pub quiz, we decided on the Fox and Hounds. Despite living in Church Crookham for a couple of years I just popped in just the once for a drink a few years back, so this time was the first sit down meal and quiz - we had previously frequented other pubs in the area for our "quizzing fix".

Given that we made the trip down from London everything had to just right to make the evening worthwhile, and the Fox and Hounds didn't disappoint from the friendly and efficient service through to the food itself. Between the three of us we had the fish and chips, grilled gammon and chilli con carne, and the general consensus that everything was excellent. It was admittedly a little bit more expensive than the usual pub fare, but "you get what you pay for" can clearly be applied here. The first real indicator was the home-printed menu and the promise of locally-sourced and home-cooked ingredients.

My cod and chips was excellent, a substantial portion excellently cooked with what were clearly fresh ingredients. My partner's chilli was also excellent with a generous ratio of meat to rice, while my friend's grilled gammon was clearly a notch above the factory-produced rubbish you'd often get elsewhere. The little bowl of button mushrooms was a particularly nice touch.

The quiz also refreshingly non-formulaic, with a number of nice touches and a good balance of questions that can only be the result of someone who has thought about them rather than using one of those mass-printed sheets. The only regret was our scratching out a couple of ultimately correct answers and ending up in a tie-break for first place, which we then lost!

All in all, a great pub with a great atmosphere. Then there's the canal side view, which we sadly couldn't really enjoy because of the weather. Hopefully the sun will be shining for our next visit!

Thank Grandmechantloup
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Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

We visited with our 6 year old. There is a play area for kids and the Basingstoke canal is just behind. A family run pub, fish and chips were really good. The prices are quite good. No minimum limit for use of credit card. No complaints, good experience.

Thank echno
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Great location next to the Basingstoke Canal in Church Crookham so wonderful to sit outside when the weather is good. Nice atmosphere in the pub itself family run and one of the few pubs with a dart board tucked round the corner in the snug bar - once upon a time years ago the public bar - long vanished! Wines are very good but expect to pay central London prices or maybe a bit more! Understand the beer is expensive too but there again luckily your not sitting in a JDWetherspoon zoo! Not tried the food but they seem to serve lots of it so can't be bad.

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

This one of our two favourite pubs in Fleet. The food is always delicious and the staff (mostly family) are friendly. We go there for lunch usually once a week but recently it has sometimes been even more often! It's a lovely location on the Basingstoke Canal, and the interior of the pub is lovely.

Thank Deriel
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

Well I popped in just to have a meal with my folks, and well it was just plain average, it never stood out for me really. the food was nice and tasted good but there was no real spark.

Thank XRosemertaX
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