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The Fox Inn

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The Fox Inn | Thorpe Waterville, Northamptonshire, Thrapston NN14 3ED, England
+44 1832 720274
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sunday lunch

First time going here today and will definitely be going back. Wonderful service from when I called to book to when we left today. All the waiting staff were friendly and well trained and not once were we called "guys" which makes a wonderful change. I'm a fussy eater and asked for a prawn cocktail... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Fran H
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited the pub today for the first time for Sunday lunch, the whole experience was very impressive. The staff were excellent,very helpful and friendly. The food was very good,hot and the beef cooked to your taste! Very good value and well worth a visit.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's good to see this pub/restaurant keeping up its high standards after several years under 'new' management. The log fire welcomes you into the well-stocked bar, and attentive service from the start. A large party of us sat down after a local ramble in the pouring rain, and were so pleased to be served with hot, nourishing food. Not sure... More 

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Thank Michael T
Camberley, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came on New Years Eve for dinner after a family member recommended it and were surprised to find that they weren't booked out. Greeted and seated immediately and told the specials of the day whilst we looked over the drinks menu. Service was friendly and attentive (but not over the top). The menu is large, seasonal and varied and... More 

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Thank NZKatieAbroad
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time going here today and will definitely be going back. Wonderful service from when I called to book to when we left today. All the waiting staff were friendly and well trained and not once were we called "guys" which makes a wonderful change. I'm a fussy eater and asked for a prawn cocktail starter as there was nothing... More 

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Thank Fran H
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

After calling up and giving The Fox 15 minutes notice for a table for 7 people, we were pleasantly surprised that they could fit us in. Service was very prompt, with drinks, starters and mains all following without a long wait, and the food was extremely good. We had a selection of the menu and none of us have a... More 

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Thank Brett H
Boston, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I must have driven past The Fox over thirty times as I travelled from Lincolnshire to the A14 (it's just 5 minutes from j13!) It looked like a nice place and worth a stop. The opportunity came when my daughter in Coventry suggested finding somewhere halfway between us for a family meal after Christmas. I booked a table for Sunday... More 

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1 Thank Ken C
Northampton, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Just back from our first visit to The Fox Inn at Thorpe Waterville. We were greeted by friendly staff and a roaring, open fire. There was a large group in for lunch and we initially thought this may have been the wrong time to have lunch. How wrong we were. Service was excellent and drinks served promptly. There is an... More 

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Thank Mike S
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

After driving by this lovely looking pub many times, we finally made time to stop in and give it a try. The young lady behind the bar squeezed us in as they were almost fully booked. The service was quick, efficient and friendly. The food was hot, fresh and delicious, excellent value for money. My husband had the calf's liver... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Came to The Fox Inn for dinner one Thursday evening with a party of 6. Staying in a nearby B and B, they recommended us to come to this pub, which we met our friends at who was staying there. Upon walking through the door, my husband was greeted with a "Hello, how can I help?" very rude and abruptly... More 

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2 Thank Lisa J
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

First time at the fox inn made very welcome. Staff polite and pleasant . Good variety on menu. outstanding support from the owner when my wife took ill. will return the next time we are in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Fox Inn | Thorpe Waterville, Northamptonshire, Thrapston NN14 3ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Thrapston
  • Phone Number: +44 1832 720274

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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