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“Not as good as I expected” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Fox

The Fox
Hillgreen Lane | Peasemore, Newbury RG20 7JN, England
+44 1635 248480
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Ranked #2 of 145 Restaurants in Newbury
Price range: $16 - $30
Cuisines: English, Pub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Thatcham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Not as good as I expected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I have eaten many times in the Sun in the Wood and was always left satisfied, so I thought this would be as good. The price for the food did not represent the quality. The starter, pate and brioche !!! There was a sliver of pate and the smallest pieces of brioche ever £5.25; there was more bread given when we sat down and ordered drinks. The gammon egg and chips, small amount of gammon and a few chips in a cup (8 in fact) for £9.95 !!! In total, a lot of money for not a lot. The menus were pieces of paper that had food finger marks on it. The table was being cleaned in close proximity to us eating and there was no other people waiting. This may have been an off day. In summary, the price was expensive for what we all had. The service was good.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lauren456, Owner at The Fox, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
This is odd, as we don't have GAMMON on the menu!
Also, the pate is such a large serving that many regulars share it as a starter. We also don't serve bread with drinks but wait until food is ordered.
I am concerned that you may have gone to the wrong Fox but am sorry that you did not enjoy your experience. Lauren
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English first
Newbury, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent group lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Today I took 21 people for lunch at The Fox at Peasemore and everyone commented favourably on the food, the service and the ambience. We had pre-ordered our meals from the excellent 'Midweek Special Offer' - available during August - and at 12.30 precisely 21 meals appeared exactly as ordered. Lauren and her staff served us with smiles and seemed pleased that we were dining with them. (This is not always the case on our monthly outings to OTHER local establishments!). It was particularly delightful today as the sun was shining and it made for a lovely trip out into the beautiful Berkshire countryside.
BonAppetitElly

  • Visited August 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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Lauren456, Owner at The Fox, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
We are pleased that you all enjoyed your lunch and thank you for writing to tell us and other potential customers. Lauren
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Compton, Newbury, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful food, service and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Brilliant food, something for everyone. Fantastic quality with real home made food, you can taste the freshness. Great service, cheerful friendly staff and not trying to rush you. Really lovely experience - the loyalty card is a bonus as well!

  • Visited August 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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Lauren456, Owner at The Fox, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Thank you so much for your positive comments. It really helps to know that you think we are getting it right. Lauren
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oxford
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Another fab Saturday Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We first visited on a hot sunny Saturday a couple of weeks ago for lunch. I had the salmon salad, and Tim had the thick-cut ham salad, both served with new potatoes, lovely. We joined the privilege club that gave us a £10 voucher and returned for lunch today after shopping in Newbury.I tried the fish pie topped with cheesy mash that came with tiger prawns and 2 pan fried sardines, veg and mushy peas. It was lush. The pie was presented in a coffee cup, and the peas were in an espresso cup-really well presented. Tim had the home made chicken and ham pie with mash and veg, which he said was really nice. He followed that with bread and butter pudding and custard, it was so nice that it sold out. While you are waiting for your mains, you are given a basket of sourdough and granary bread, and a pot of butter, which is a lovely touch. The owners and staff are all very friendly, and as has been mentioned before, nothing is too much trouble. A lady at another table was given a salmon salad-which the waitress lady had checked that is what she wanted, but the customer misheard and had wanted salmon fishcakes. The owner (Phil?) just took the salad away and said no problem, the fishcakes are on their way, and they were presented with an apology for keeping her waiting-that is true service. We are returning in a couple of weeks for Sunday lunch, but my one concern is that apparently the cricket pitch is very close by, some matches are played on a Sunday, and my hubby loves cricket. Oh well will just have to have another cheeky glass of wine!!

  • Visited August 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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Lauren456, Owner at The Fox, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Thank you for your review. We were thrilled to read that you enjoyed your lunch with us and hope to see you again soon. Lauren
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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Fantastic Fox”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

We have returned several times to the Fox since Phil and Lauren successfully opened the pub and restaurant earlier this year. The décor is very attractive and the restaurant caters for small and larger groups very efficiently. All the staff are extremely welcoming and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble and they are very attentive. There is a good variety of food and more than one menu to choose from plus a specials board. From the starters menu we chose a mixed selection for 2, which was delicious and the main course of a trio of fish was superb. The desserts are all tempting but my favourite is the Brulee. All in all a very enjoyable evening out at a very reasonable cost. We have recommended the Fox to friends and will certainly return.

  • Visited August 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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Lauren456, Owner at The Fox, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
It was good of you to take the time to write a review, thank you. We really appreciate you telling other potential customers about your experience here with us. Lauren
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