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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)
#1 of 1 hotel in Watlington
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best Inns around. Excellent hospitality, stunning customer service and beautiful food. The rooms are fresh, airy, spacious and welcoming. Charming atmosphere and quiet location. Great value for money with 5* breakfast too. John and his staff are amazing and go out of their way to make you feel at home. Highly recommend.

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed overnight with two children and had breakfast the next day. It is a charming and lovely dining pub which is highly recommended. Attentive staff, a clean and beautifully done room (it was a large double that had been made into a family room for me with mattresses on the floor for the children). Little touches such as the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose this pub Inn due to its close proximity to Garsington Opera at nearby Wormsley Estate, Stokenchurch and it was not too pricey The old coaching in has outbuildings in the car park at the rear of the pub. They are modern and well fitted out. We had a room on the first floor which was a reasonable good... More

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Timbuktu, Mali
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

great beer ; lovely staff ; good management ; wonderful breakfast ; tidy rooms ; highly recommended . great beer ; lovely staff ; good management ; wonderful breakfast ; tidy rooms ; highly recommended .

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LIVERPOOL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I stayed at the Fat Fox for one night while on a business trip to High wycombe. It is located just a few minutes from the M40 but is set in a lvely quaint village. The rooms look like they have been converted form a barn at the back of the pub. The room i stayed in was immaculately clean... More

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Huddersfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

From the welcome from the young staff to my departure, the friendliness of the staff was wonderful. Room clean with all amenities, food excellent and wine list to behold. Congratulations, I will be back !

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We stayed at the inn whilst walking the Ridgeway which is conveniently situated half a mile from the hotel. The welcome was very friendly and our room was spacious and clean. We like the trend towards purpose built accomodation outside the main building as it means that both bedroom and bathroom are larger than if both rooms had to be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Great, quirky b&b. A nice change from the usual Travel Lodge or Premier Inn to stop somewhere with character. Great service from checking in to ordering food to checking out. Food in the bar was great and a decent selection of wines and beers. So close to the M40 you would be daft looking anywhere else!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

My wife and I recently took the kids on a three week trip to Rome and various places throughout the UK. After leaving Rome, our first stop in the UK was Oxford. Our Travel Agent recommended staying at The Fat Fox Inn. Her Reco was spot on! The Fat Fox Inn is a brilliant little place nestled in the Oxfordshire... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Despite us paying in advance, upon our arrival the friendly and helpful manager/owner informed us that we would be getting a refund (actually £30) because their prices had been recently reduced... an honest thing to do, I reckon, as we had already accepted the price when making the booking! The price correction was probably overdue as it was originally a... More

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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*
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The Fat Fox Inn, formerly the Fox and Hounds, is a country pub with dining and accommodation in the village of Watlington on the northern edge of the Chilterns in Oxfordshire. The pub is easily accessed from the M40 at Lewknor. Watlington is only 15 miles from the heart of the City of Oxford and 35 minutes from Blenheim Palace and the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, as well as the Thameside town of Henley on Thames, home of the Royal Regatta. ... more   less 
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