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The Fat Fox Inn

3.0 of 5 Inn   |   13 Shirburn Street, Watlington OX49 5BU, England (Formerly The Fox and Hounds Inn)
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a delicious meal on a Saturday evening in the bar, with some different offerings from the usual bistro type food on the menu. Staff were friendly, helpful and attentive and the setting was relaxed and informal. Food delicious and not overly expensive.

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24 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was all set to give this place a five star review as I woke up, slightly hungover, in my comfy bed on Sunday morning. Then I went down to breakfast. The inn is very pretty, with a great bar/restaurant area and the rooms are nicely done. We had a twin room in the annexe and it was great -... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting family we had a two night stay ate in the dining room eclectic mix of furniture cosy fire , food to die for would recommend any day , staff friendly and helpful rooms bright clean and cosy 😀

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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39 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Wifes kids live in Chinnor so we visit the area 4 or 5 times a year and have stayed at most places around the area Thame, Henton, Prices Risbrough,Aston Rowant,Stokenchurch our favorite is the Crown @ Radnage but as this visit was short notice and on a Sat night it was full we had never tried the Fat Fox... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Another stop on our walk of the ridgeway. A good welcome as we appeared dripping and muddy in their doorway: " come in , no don't worry about your boots" and service was prompt, attentive and friendly. Shown very quickly to our rooms and the radiator promptly turned up. Good value comfortable accommodation in a unit aside from the pub... More

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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

It was a delight to stay here. So much character and lots of comfort factors. Big fluffly duvets, extra coffee, hot chocolate and fruit teas in the rooms. Lots of toiletries and lotions. The inn has a lot of character and the staff work hard to please. We enjoyed our stay.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We called in following a direction to the restaurant on a website suggesting places to eat just off the motorway and we were very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. We are well looked after and despite food not being available immediately we were kept informed about when the kitchen opened. This is a restaurant that I will... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Popped in for an evening meal only to be met with no green vegetables at all with any of the main courses on the menu - just variations of meat and potatoes. We opted for cumberland sausages and crushed potatoes. When it arrived some 20 minutes later, we asked for some mustard. A small jar of mustard was presented with... More

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

Dear guest, I am sorry that did not enjoy your evening meal with us. I am sorry for your haphazard visit. It was a Monday where we struggle to keep our larder stocked with many items such as veg, mustard etc. We offered steamed kale as a veg with you sausage and crushed potatoes. You later let us know that... More

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I booked a room at the fat fox as a nee years eve break for myself, my husband & our 6 month old baby boy. In arrival we were taken to our room which was lovely. We had a drink in the bar in the afternoon & I asked for some towels as there wasn't any in our room. I... More

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

Dear Guest, I am sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay with us. I shall speak to our house keeping team regarding the omission of towls in your room. The towels that were brought to you were freshly laundered by an external company, however it is stored in an unheated store room which make them feel 'damp' rather than cold.... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Have been here to eat many times and its always excellent - a highlight of visiting my mother is getting to eat here! Stayed one night after a local party and the room was great. Nice selection of teas and even a kitkat to scoff before breakfast - which was also very good. Only slight criticism was that breakfast service... More

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Also Known As:
The Fat Fox Hotel
The Fat Fox Hotel Watlington
The Fat Fox Inn Watlington, Oxfordshire
Address: 13 Shirburn Street, Watlington OX49 5BU, England (Formerly The Fox and Hounds Inn)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Watlington
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Watlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Fat Fox Inn 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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