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The Fat Fox Inn

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13 Shirburn Street, Watlington OX49 5BU, England (Formerly The Fox and Hounds Inn)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Darlington, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for somewhere good to eat on return trip from Wembley and to cheer us up! This certainly fitted the bill, with real ales and superb food. I and my Daughter had what was possibly the best battered fish & chips we've ever had. The alternative of seasonal veg for my daughter who will not eat peas was most welcome... More 

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Windlesham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This review is just for the Fat Fox restaurant not the B&B. My friend picked up a voucher for this restaurant, which we tend to use for a first visit to decide if it's worth going back to! we all enjoyed our first course, but my friends fiance and I went for the venison curry, his meat was very fatty... More 

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ox495bu, Owner at The Fat Fox Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that you were not happy with the way that your comments were dealt with during your visit recently. We asked how your food was and you said that your venison madras was not as good as your starter. We appologised, and sympothised with you at the time. We then went and tried a portion of... More 

Horley, Surrey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We used the Fat Fox Inn as a stopping point for our weekend walk along the Ridgeway. And it proved to be a very sound choice. The pub area is welcoming, cosy and warm with a roaring log fire. Great selection of real ales and a friendly, slightly upmarket atmosphere. The owner and his staff provided consistently first class service... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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ox495bu, Owner at The Fat Fox Inn, responded to this review

I was so sorry to hear that you had a disappointing visit to the Fat Fox on Saturday night. I too was disappointed as it was a rare Saturday night off so I greatly saddend to learn that the team had not performed to our standards which should be maintain as strenuously in my absense as when I am there.... More 

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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UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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