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The Fat Fox Inn

3.0 of 5 13 Shirburn Street, Watlington OX49 5BU, England (Formerly The Fox and Hounds Inn)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unexpected delight. Traditional but not stuffy, eclectic decor but not out of keeping with the historic building. A wide ranging, keenly priced menu, generous portions, cooked to order, what more could you want? Oh yes good beer and wine as well. Comfy seats, papers & a crackling fire. Scotch egg and parfait highly recommended. The game bird pie was served... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I can strongly recommend a stay at the Fat Fox Inn. This was a glorious experience from start to finish. The proprietors, John and Katy, clearly take great pride in giving attention to every possible detail from the hot chocolate and bath products in the bedroom to the delicious sausages at breakfast time. The decor is traditional and classic but... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were impressed with the room but disappointed with the food and service...while we were there (Sat night) there was no 'Front of house' presence or atmosphere..the pub seems to be run by teenagers, who although perfectly pleasant were chatting amongst themselves or on their phones....Although we had booked a table the dining room was empty ( which speaks volumes!)... More 

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Shanghai, China
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Spent a night here with the other half between Xmas and new Year, super little pub friendly staff and great food. Rooms are really good especially if you have a room in the barn conversion , cosy quiet clean and very comfortable bed. What more do you need than few pints of hand drawn ale a nice steak and then... More 

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Henley in Arden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We took a chance on booking up a hotel equidistant between us and our friends of half a century. We liked the sound of an Italian themed meal after the traditional Christmas fare. We fancied the idea of spoiling ourselves with the best rooms available. We were not disappointed at all. The rooms (5 & 6) were very comfortable. The... More 

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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I bought a Travelzoo voucher and my husband and I had lunch here. This is a lovely old pub with a cosy atmosphere. The service was excellent, well timed and very friendly. The food was superb. It was an interesting menu. The food was hot, well presented and with a glorious mixture of tastes. The ladies toilet was very nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

Simply perfect. Great atmosphere, rooms, food, beer and the people that work were brilliant. Fair play guys you have a great pub. The landlord needs a special mention too.... Cheers for the late one!!! :) Will be back soon!!

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Thame, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My wife and I visited the Fat Fox for dinner as the result of buying a Travelzoo voucher. The Travelzoo deal made it particularly good value, but the regular prices were not unreasonable anyway. The staff were very welcoming and efficient, which enhanced the comfortable and cosy feel of the place. The food was very good and plentiful and we... More 

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89 reviews 89 reviews
29 hotel reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We have used the Fat Fox when visiting family near Oxford, and as an overnight stay from the M40 on trips South. It is everything you would expect from a good pub, but with quiet rooms in an annex and food which is well above average, including for breakfast. The pub is stylish and the service friendly. I was stimulated... More 

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Collinsville, Connecticut
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12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

First, the food is superb. Not just pub food but really as good as you might find in any modern restaurant. The pub and restaurant are just like you might expect in a travel poster. The rooms are in a separate building and so are quiet. Friendly, helpful staff.

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Address: 13 Shirburn Street, Watlington OX49 5BU, England (Formerly The Fox and Hounds Inn)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Watlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Fat Fox Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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The Fat Fox Inn Watlington, Oxfordshire

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