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“Great pub, staff, and food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Fox Inn

The Fox Inn
The Inner Down | Old Down, Bristol BS32 4PR, England
+44 1454 412507
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Ranked #124 of 296 things to do in Bristol
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Owner description: The Fox Inn is a popular free house bought 13 years ago by Phil and Lynn, tucked away in the heart of Old Down. Sporting low, oak beamed ceilings and a log fire- that is kept alight during the winter months. Boasting a selection of six real ales, and an outstanding food menu, offering locally sourced meat and vegetables. Every meal is homemade in our kitchen with a 5/5 Hygiene Rating. Outside you'll discover a beautiful beer garden, a large climbing area for the children and a terrace dressed with grapevines. Every first Saturday of the month enjoy live entertainment from 9.30pm. The pub is now being managed by Phil and Lynn's daughter, Jes.
Bristol, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great pub, staff, and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We have been going to the Fox for years now.

It is a great location in the summer for sitting outside. But otherwise, the pub interior is lovely and does have a family room, so you can take the kids.

The staff are always very very friendly, and often there are complimentary snacks on the bar, such as cheese, onion, and mini cheddars.

The food is really really nice. We often have the Chilli which is great, and includes an extra spicy one. The baguettes are really nice as well, very filling and good value.

My only criticism would be, the Sunday roast dinners. There seems to be plenty of food on the plate, but the roast potatoes always look and taste undercooked to me. The rest of the dinner is ok, but as the other food we have had there has been so so nice, I would have expected the roast dinners to be the same, and they just simply are not.

But if you have read any of my other reviews, I do like a roast dinner, so do expect it to be a certain standard, but I do try to balance my reviews between both positive and constructive cons.

Overall, the Fox is a great great place, and you will not be disappointed whatever you drink or eat there.

Visited August 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Great Ale Every Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

If you want a guaranteed good well tasting pint of ale, I choose this pub every time.........................

Visited July 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great little traditional pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is my favourite traditional pub; countryside location, guest ales, lovely food and entertaining locals.

Will always try visit when in Bristol and they have cards for those motorbike pick up people who will take you and your car home after a late night.

Visited May 2013
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Bristol
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“See if you can find this lovely little Inn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Well worth the journey if you can find this lovely Inn , spotlessly clean lots of local ales to drink , beer garden with climbing are for children , food is of the highest quality and locally sourced and is really tasty yummy tradition pub food .

Visited May 2013
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