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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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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 hotel reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Slough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good food and accommodation. Good friendly staff and very good breakfasts. Convenient for Oxford and not as dear as staying in the city centre. Rooms in a barn conversion separate from pub/restaurant. Would recommend staying here.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

An overnighter for a local business meeting. A big hot bath after a long drive with a mug of tea and some chocolate. A very comfortable night and a memorable breakfast made with local, organic ingredients which looked and tasted wonderful. A good start to a long day.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We eat at the Fat Fox Inn regularly and the standards are always high with delicious meals and friendly service. When we had a family reunion many of them stayed here and all enjoyed their stay. The town of Watlington, reputedly one of the smallest towns in England, is worth a visit lying at the foot of the Area of... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We stayed there for three nights at the end of June/start of July. John, the owner, was incredibly helpful. He offered great suggestions of what to visit, which roads to take to limit traffic and time, and how to navigate roundabouts which was very helpful for me as it was my first time in the UK. The twin room we... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My partner and I had a three course meal as an offer and booked a Friday night. Although parking had to be further down the road (can't be helped in Watlington) we settled in at our table after a warm welcome. We were very well tended to and service was prompt all evening. The food was really top-notch and better... More

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9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lovely, quaint old pub. We stayed the night in one of their individually designed rooms. Good hearty food. Breakfast surroundings and choices definitely unique. The waiter was very entertaining. The bathrooms are a little small. Taps, water, lights etc a little temperamental.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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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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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