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The Fox

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The Fox the Street | Broughton Gifford, Melksham SN12 8PN , England
+44 (0) 1225 782949
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 190
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch

Had lunch yesterday- had a long wait as very busy-staff charming-food delicious venue really charming. Probably best to book

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
atworthWiltshire
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wiltshire
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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258 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
wiltshire
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Had lunch yesterday- had a long wait as very busy-staff charming-food delicious venue really charming. Probably best to book

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Bath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I had heard the Sunday lunches at The Fox were good, but wow were we surprised!! We all ordered the slow roasted lamb shoulder. Never before have we had the whole joint brought to our table on a board with roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings and gravy. To say we carved it ourselves is an overstatement, it fell from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I went with my brother yesterday for lunch after reading the glowing reviews on trip advisor. We went on a beautiful day and sat in the garden. We had the lunch set menu, which I think is good value for money, which the food was excellent and nice generous portions. The service was brilliant with the nice homely feel to... More 

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Despite it's reviews and awards, in my experience The Fox is vastly overrated. Located in a pretty village, the interior of the pub is rustic and generally uncomfortable, including the chairs. The menu is restricted and over-priced, the service and presentation was poor, and the atmosphere generally left much to be desired. The imposition of a service charge, which included... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Many thanks to Paul and all the staff at the Fox for their hospitality at my 50th birthday lunch yesterday. All my friends at the lunch mentioned, firstly, the quality of the food which was exceptional as always. They also mentioned the excellent staff who were very friendly and attentive- a real credit to the pub! Returning to the food,... More 

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Westbury, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

From the outside this appears to be a quaint village pub but as you step in you realise it offers much more. The first thing you will see is a lovely little area with comfy sofas - a great place for a pre or post dinner drink. The menu is limited but has some great choices. The food was excellent.... More 

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County Down, Northern ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Visited this pub / restaurant on a saturday night with friends. Place was busy so you would probably need to book. The place is very cosy and inviting and the staff were friendly and helpful. it is not a cheap night out and the wine is bit on the pricey side. We all struggled to pick a starter as the... More 

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Moulsford
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Comfortably one of the best places I have had dinner recently. Staff look after you, food is very well cooked and although not cheap, it is worth every penny!

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London
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We had been recommended The Fox so many times and finally made it today. I now wish we'd gone before - it was superb! I'm a veggie but still enjoyed a massive veggie roast whilst the family all ate the full meat roast and tell me the meat melted in their mouths. Desserts were equally as delicious, along with with... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

My boyfriend and I (well, I) have been ticking off a list of local gastropubs near our Wiltshire village, and the Fox was next for a Sunday birthday lunch. The good news - portions generous enough to make you feel the £20 average for a main is reasonable,the free birthday glass of bubbly, lots of perfectly-cooked seasonal and local vegetables... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Fox the Street | Broughton Gifford, Melksham SN12 8PN , England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Melksham
  • Phone Number: +44 (0) 1225 782949

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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