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“Poor” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Fox & Hounds

Fox & Hounds
The Green, East Knoyle SP3 6BN, England
01747 830573
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Price range: $16 - $30
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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“Poor”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Food was over priced. The Salmon was served raw in the centre and when I commented on this to the person clear our plates I was ignored and the risotto rice was more like rice pudding. The Dorset Apple desert was meant to come with maple syrup - no sign of maple syrup on the two that we ordered. Sloppy at any price

No one behind the bar all in the kitchen. When someone eventually returned it was to her drink hidden under the bar. left still waiting to be severed.

You will not find us or our friends going there again.




I was charged for a drink that I did not have!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Worth finding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Was recommended by a friend recently and have eaten dinner here twice. On both occasions, the friendly staff and excellent food were well worth the twelve mile drive to get there. Top of our list of places to eat locally.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Lovely pub grub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

Beautifully situated close to Shaftesbury is a very cosy pub, they had a great selection of ales and wines and to our bonus were dog friendly!

I had lasagne with chips, which was perfect, nice and hot and chips cooked to perfection, partner had salad, with goats cheese, they pride themselves on locally fresh produced food which shows, very nice, will definetely
Come again!!!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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shaftesbury
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Perfect pub for cold winter night's!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

I love coming here and indulging in a spot of beer battered fish and chips or sampling the amazing terrines that are always on offer. The atmosphere is lovely, especially on cold wintery days or nights, and with the roaring log fire, its easy to stay here and completely forget the outside world. The service is top notch and the added bonus of it being a dog friendly pub, means that every member of you family can come in and enjoy themselves. Have been coming here for over a year and can't complain about anything, keep up the good work!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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UK
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127 reviews 127 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Delicious food in a friendly cosy country pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We went for lunch on a busy Saturday between Christmas and New Year, so were glad we had phoned and booked a table. Parking isn't the easiest here, but having driven further along the lane we managed to park easily enough. We were shown to a table near the log fire, very welcome on a cold, rainy day!

Unlike previous reviewers we found the service to be very good - prompt, cheerful and friendly. You place your order at the bar (it is after all a pub rather than a restaurant), choosing from a printed menu plus two specials boards. This covers a range of foods, including starters. Main courses include burgers, steaks, curries, fish and chips, pies, pasta and specials of the day (e.g. Halibut on grilled vegetables).

Our table was already laid with cutlery and cloth serviettes, also fresh flowers, a nice touch. The food arrived promptly and all four main courses ordered looked and tasted delicious. Accompaniments were offered and we were left to enjoy our food. Plates were cleared in due course and dessert menus offered. There are about five pudding choices, all delicious sounding, as well as a cheese board and a choice of around a dozen flavours of local ice cream. We were quite full and ordered just ice cream, but this was very good indeed.

Real ale (incuding Palmers of Dorset) is served in the Fox and Hounds, and was much enjoyed by the beer drinkers in our group. We lingered over tea and coffee and eventually were politely reminded that the pub was closing (in fact it already had, but we were so comfortable we hadn't noticed!)

Would certainly recommend a visit to this pub, but probably best to book a table if you want to eat.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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