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The Fox

High Street | Broughton Gifford, Melksham SN12 8PN , England
+44 (0) 1225 782949
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Ranked #1 of 38 restaurants in Melksham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Bath, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We had been recommended this gastro pub. The ambience, especially of the lounge area, is really excellent. The decor and seating of the lounge is just what you want to have a coffee and to read the paper in a very relaxed style. We had sandwiches which were very good , especially the pork and apple. If you are not... More

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Melksham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I am shocked to read the previous review as i visit the fox a couple of times a month and have never had even close to a bad experience. Every time i visit the staff are on point and make us feel welcome and well looked after, the food is impeccable, fresh and well sourced (some even from their own... More

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Ko Phangan, Thailand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

First time I went was lovely, but last Sunday (29th June 2014) the staff (3 teenage girls) were just awful ... Didn't have a clue, no customer service, totally disorganised and wasn't even busy as arrived at 5pm ... No excuse. My boyfriend and I had to get our own menus, clear our own table ... Definitely served frozen Aunt... More

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Hilperton, null, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Delicious food. Lovely atmosphere and service. I had the swordfish on the specials & my partner had the fillet of beef. Melt in your mouth food.

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Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

I'm not one for writing reviews, however I have just experienced the most delicious meal at the fox and I thought it would be a shame to not share it with the world. The fillet of beef is by far the nicest I have experienced in a long time and consider a definite must. This followed by the lemon tart... More

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Wiltshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We have read great reviews of The Fox but had previously been unsuccessful at booking a table for Sunday lunch due to it's obvious popularity, so were pleased to be able to get in for our son's 21st birthday. We pre-ordered the rib of beef at £24.95 per head as a special treat and expected at this price for the... More

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london
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The fox has become a regular fixture for any of our visiting family and friends..it's got exactly the right mix of atmosphere, friendly and knowledgeable staff, great beer and a wicked selection of spirits to keep us coming back! The main feature for us though is the food, having moved to the area from London we were bowled over by... More

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Bridgetown, Barbados
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The smoked eel starter was one of the best starters I have ever had. The white rioja went down a treat, beautifully dry. This is my sort of restaurant with first rate locally sourced ingredients and a lack of the pretensions that can spoil a good meal. I don't live nearby but I think I will go there again.

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Corsham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Not our first visit to the wonderful Fox in Broughton Gifford and certainly not our last! Every time we enter the Fox we are greeted by smiles and made to feel immediately at home by Paul and his staff and it has not gone unnoticed that we appear to have a regular table now :) The atmosphere here is very... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Having been advised by the B&B we stayed in last year to go for Sunday Lunch at The Fox before we went home and loving it we made it our first point of call this time around, and are we glad we did!!! Quite simply the best Sunday Roast you could ever wish for... Service was excellent and very well... More

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