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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, Serves Alcohol

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  • 22
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  • 9
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  • 0
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  • 5
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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
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Not been in The Fox for ages, it has changed hands a few times over the years and thought we would give it a try having checked out their menu on t/advisor first. We were a party of five and all had different mains ranging from monkfish risotto to lamb shanks. The food was fresh (as stated on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
TonyAFC
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Thrapston, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

Took my mum there for a birthday meal and the food was poor and over priced. Admittedly we went on a Tuesday evening, maybe they had a trainee chef but the batter was hard and tasteless on the fish and the chips tasted like they'd been cooked a few times. My steak was tepid at best and the best meal... More 

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Thrapston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Not been in The Fox for ages, it has changed hands a few times over the years and thought we would give it a try having checked out their menu on t/advisor first. We were a party of five and all had different mains ranging from monkfish risotto to lamb shanks. The food was fresh (as stated on menu) and... More 

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is my second review of this restaurant, the first was in 2012. Again I have to say that the food was excellent. All three of us were very impressed. There was also a good wine list and I enjoyed my choice which complimented the meal very well and was not unreasonably priced. So why only four out of five?... More 

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We had a lovely meal here on May bank holiday, there was quite a few tables filled as we arrived not as busy as we thought it would be as we had been told we had to have a seven thirty booking. Service was very prompt in fact we felt a bit rushed and had to ask for more time... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were again slightly disappointed by our recent visit. It was a Saturday night and we were a party of six crammed onto a table that would seat four at best. We couldn't fit the six plates onto the table without them overhanging the edge and that was with all the glasses etc put onto the window cull behind. Nevertheless... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Not a bad little pub, typical small town pub, punters don't tend to interact with out of towners, no trouble though, nice quiet night!

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Not strictly our anniversary but the anniversary of the couple whose wedding we met at. A special occasion nonetheless. Hubby saw the soup came with 'warm, crusty' bread so had to have it. Pity the bread was cold. His veggie main course of flat field mushroom with dauphinoise potatoes got the thumbs up, as did my rib eye steak. Our... More 

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March, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Welcomed by friendly bar staff and a roaring log fire. A good Rioja which is often hard to find by the glass. Menu was varied and traditional for Sunday lunch and the lamb shanks were wonderful and huge. Service caring but not too obtrusive but above all friendly and welcoming. The Fox Inn seems to have got it just right... More 

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Raunds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Once again we had a fantastic meal, the linguini gambas starter and the fish mixed grill were fantastic and the stuffed mushroom followed by the belly pork were also very nice according to my partner. Staff are always polite and attentive without being intrusive, as for previous trippers concerned about there not being a specials board why not ask the... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

This has been our favourite place for years. Every meal is consistently good and served with excellent care and attention. Last night we went with a party of 30 people and every meal came out on time and to order. Each steak was perfectly done and all courses were lovely. Thank you to the amazing team at The Fox.

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

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  • 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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