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3.0 of 5 Inn   |   Ansty, Dorchester DT2 7PN, England
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Ranked #27 of 50 Dorchester B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

stayed Monday night after attending a funeral nearby. Rooms are large with a king size bed, very comfortable. Had an evening meal which was very good,cheap as well. Staff were very friendly and helpfull. Overall the inn is cheap very good rooms and the food is excellent. My previous review was the Hilton in Newcastle which was garbage compared to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going to the fox with our friends for our Christmas meal was the best choice! on arrival we were greeted by friendly welcoming staff. As we shown to our table, it was lovely to see it had been decorated all christmasy. The food was absolutely outstanding, brilliant quality and there was lots of it. everyone in our party commented on... More 

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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just visited The Fox for Sunday lunch with friends, we have been before and it does not dissapoint. Due to the nature of the buildings layout it can get a bit crowded whilst waiting for the carvery but the surroundings are great and so are the staff. We havnt stayed overnight as we live in a nearby town but its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed over for one night after visiting the tank museum. Very friendly staff, excellent room, and a good breakfast in the morning. The location is a bit off the beaten track, but is central for lots of Dorset attractions.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a long 5 mile walk near the Fox Inn we had a lovely lunch at the Fox Inn. We were a group of 10 and had booked table for 2pm we arrived early and the place was packed but the man who runs the hotel soon got us seated at our table . This was the best carvery we... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Fox at Ansty is surrounded by Dorset..... Dorchester, Cerne Abbas, Sherbourne all a hop and a skip away. It's a rebuilt house, from the burned down home of Mr Hall of the Hall and Woodhouse Brewery which started off in the village. Or was it Mr Woodhouse? Anyway, it is still a brewery house and their beers are good... More 

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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We stayed 12-14th November 2014. A very friendly staff met us upon a late arrival. We had phoned to say we would be late but had a lovely supper awaiting us! The game fair menu was superb!!! Our room was very clean and very cosy. Could find no fault with this hotel.

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Impressive and quirky. Good service from a courteous youthful team, backed up by great food and a really lovely fresh room including new shower area. The chef produced some really inventive food at dinner and breakfast was good too. Lovely experience.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Sunday lunch buffet here was quite good but the overall experience was rather marred by the intolerable noise levels, coming mainly from a number of young children who made it very clear indeed that they would rather have been somewhere else. Unfortunately, the parents were the hands-off type, seeing it perfectly OK to allow the kids to alleviate their... More 

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Keith D, Owner at The Fox Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Please accept our apologies that your visit was marred by children making noise etc. Unfortunately, you are correct in mentioning that we do not know in advance how many of a party are going to be children, or to what extent how unruly these children are going to be, however, it would be impossible to... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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61 hotel reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I think the Sunday lunch buffet at the Fox is worthy of commendation as it is good value and well prepared. I'd have liked to give more stars but have a problem with the service we received. Most of servers were young, inexperienced, untrained, were ignorant of the menu and gave the wrong information to us about some of the... More 

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Keith D, Owner at The Fox Inn, responded to this review

Firstly, many thanks for your positive comments about our Sunday Carvery, however, I am saddened to hear of your unfortunate experience with our waiting staff. You are correct in your assumption it is difficult to recruit staff, and we did have two members of staff working on Sunday who were only on their second shift. This is no excuse however... More 

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Address: Ansty, Dorchester DT2 7PN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Fox Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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