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“Early Saturday Evening Meal” 5 of 5 stars
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The Fox Inn
The Green, Matching Tye CM17 0QS, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Matching Tye B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Early Saturday Evening Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We were staying nearby in Harlow, and we were driving around the area looking for something to eat. We came across The Fox Inn in Matching Tye. We were both impressed by the excellent quality, and generous portions of our respective meals. I had the liver and bacon and my wife had the scampi. Both meals were hot, and were served to us be a very helpful Lucy. We were lucky to get a seat in the Restaurant, as most were reserved. The beer was good - I had Doombar.

There is adequate car parking - and we went away fully satisfied.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LGCford, Manager at The Fox Inn, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Hi, thank you for your kind review of your meal at The Fox Inn. I'm pleased that you found us and were able to secure a table in our restaurant. I will ensure I pass your feedback on to Lucy.
Do contact us directly in future should you be staying in the area again.

Kind regards
Liz Gibson
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I've stayed here three times now and it's always great, the service is wonderful, the rooms clean and very comfortable. I really would have preferred to stay longer. It is what one expects in a country inn but so often doesn't find.

Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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LGCford, Manager at The Fox Inn, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Thanks so much for your review, it means a lot to us to receive such positive feedback! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Best wishes
Liz and all at The Fox Inn
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We stayed at the Fox Inn for two nights whilst visiting some friends in the area. The staff were all very friendly and we were shown to our room. Our room was very clean and well maintained. The included continental breakfast provided in the room was generous considering the rate. We ate in the pub on the first night and the food and beer was very good, as was the service. We also upgraded our breakfast on the second day to a "full English" and that was good too. Overall one of the best B&Bs we've stayed in.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LGCford, Manager at The Fox Inn, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us at The Fox Inn, I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time here and do hope that we'll see you again next time you visit the area.
Best wishes
Liz
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Lincs
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I had the pleasure of staying at the Fox for over 2 years through 2010 and 2011. I've yet to find better! Wonderful people, excellent food, fabulous rooms, friendly locals and extremely well equipped rooms. Many expensive hotel chains could learn a thing or two from Linda and her boys!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LGCford, Manager at The Fox Inn, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Hi
Thanks for reviewing us! It was a pleasure to have you stay with us for so long, come back and stay again soon!
Liz :)
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

My husband and I stayed at The Fox for one night, (25/3/13) before attending a funeral the following day. We found the people hospitable, and very professional. Our room was lovely and warm in spite of the bitterly cold weather. It had everything you could need for an overnight stay and was very comfortable. We were joined by a couple of local relatives for a meal in the evening which we all enjoyed very much. In the morning, we were served with an enormous, beautifully cooked full English breakfast that set us up for the ordeal of the day and a long journey back to Somerset. We wouldn't hesitate to stay again and thoroughly recommend The Fox to anyone, certainly in preference to a Travel Lodge!! Much better value for money.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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LGCford, Manager at The Fox Inn, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience of The Fox Inn, it's good to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We do appreciate that there is a choice when booking accommodation, so work hard to differentiate ourselves from chain hotels and I'm pleased that you felt that your stay was good value for money. Thank you so much for booking with us and I do hope that we'll be able to welcome you back to The Fox Inn again, in happier circumstances.
Best wishes from all of us
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We had a great day at the Fox Inn today. We got a warm welcome and the staff offered a quick, flexible and family friendly service. We made a large order, which we made quite complicated for the poor waitress, but the staff were eager to please and had no problem serving the food quickly, at the same time and hot! We had a selection of salads, burgers, jacket potatoes and sandwiches and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their food. The pub and facilities has a high standard of cleanliness so it's safe to say that we'll be regulars from now on!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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LGCford, Manager at The Fox Inn, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Hi
Thanks for taking the time to share your experience of the The Fox Inn. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us! We always strive to accommodate our customers needs so menu adjustments (particularly for children!) are no problem at all.
We do hope to see you again,
Kind regards
Liz and all at The Fox Inn
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Chelmsford
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We have recently returned from a very enjoyable pub lunch at The Fox Inn. We were a reasonably large party, all with children, and were made to feel extremely welcome. They provided high chairs where necessary and offered plenty of space for the children to have some freedom. The lunch menu had excellent variety, with your traditional hot pub meals as well as delicious salads, jacket potatoes and sandwiches. All of which offered great value for money. Our meals all arrived together, were delicious and thoroughly enjoyed by all. The staff were extremely courteous and the atmosphere in the pub very pleasant. I would definitely recommend The Fox Inn to others.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LGCford, Manager at The Fox Inn, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to our pub, we love to get feedback and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us.
We look forward to seeing you again
Many thanks again and best wishes from Liz and all at The Fox
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Address: The Green, Matching Tye CM17 0QS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Matching Tye
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Matching Tye
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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