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The Fox Inn

Ansty, Dorchester DT2 7PN, England
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Ranked #20 of 49 Dorchester B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our small party stayed at the Fox in order to attend the Milton Abbas Street Fayre. Keith, Sharon, their family and staff made us most welcome and provided excellent service, accommodation and food. We stayed there two years ago in 2013 when Keith had just taken over. The inn has been transformed since then and the standard of accommodation greatly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautiful setting,lovely inn,lovely food and helpful staff.Fantastic.very relaxing and two lovely dogs who welcomed us VERY enthusiastically at breakfast We also had lovely weather which was a bonus.A village shop and post off ice over the road

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I live in a village local to Ansty, our family regularly use The Fox for family functions and gatherings. The function room is quiet, pleasant and opens out onto the back gardens, the food (especially the Sunday carvery!) is always excellent and never disappoints. So when my friend and I were late for a dinner date at my own... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My walk along the Wessex Ridgeway had hit a snag when I walked into the village of Ibberton only to find the pub on the map had closed. So a couple of hours later and very hungry I made it to Ansty and The Fox Inn. I was greeted by the friendly barman Alex who apologised for the fact that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having been let down by our arranged accommodation, we were in Dorset and had to find somewhere quickly. We found The Fox Inn had space, and took pot luck. How lucky we were. It is situated about 8 miles off the main road, and the satnav was invaluable. Some complicated map reading required otherwise. Our welcome was good, and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed overnight on our way home from Devon, A lovely country pub serving traditional food and good selection of real ales. Nice welcoming landlord and landlady. Very comfortable bedroom overlooking the garden with views over the hills. Super breakfast cooked freshly to order. Very dog friendly!! Well worth a visit. Can't wait to go back for a longer stay. Thanks!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I booked this hotel for a couple of German friends and my wife and I. I wanted a good old English pub in the country and we were not disappointed. It is certainly in the country (thank goodness for satnav). We were met by a young man who was extremely helpful and very friendly. Our rooms were excellent and VERY... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We had a 2-night stay to celebrate John's birthday. We selected The Fox Inn due to it being Dog Friendly, but this was probably THE MOST DOG FRIENDLY place we have ever stayed! The family and staff were all super friendly and welcoming. Our room was spacious and comfortable. We had a massive bed; it was a little on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Fox Inn is a lovely country pub with a very welcoming landlord and landlady. Popular with locals and holiday makers. Food was lovely. Excellent portion sizes. Good job we were only there for the weekend or you would had to roll us out. Room was clean and perfect for a break. Would definitelnreturn.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Only stayed the one night but enjoyed every minute of it. The gardens were lovely to sit out in, so peaceful. The landlady is full of life which is great you don't want to stay somewhere where there all miserable. Food in the restaurant was lovely as was the breakfast the next morning, one little moan only butter to go... More 

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