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“This is not a gastropub - its much better!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fox and Hounds

Fox and Hounds
6 Somerby Road | Knossington, Oakham LE15 8LY, England
01664 452129
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Ranked #1 of 58 Restaurants in Oakham
Price range: $29 - $52
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Welcome to the Fox and Hounds in Knossington. We aim to provide a fine dining experience within the homely atmosphere of a country pub. We welcome reservations.Opening timesMonday - ClosedTuesday - Saturday - 6pm-11pmSunday - 12pm-5pm
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“This is not a gastropub - its much better!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Tired of 'modern English'? Had enough of ham hock terrine, chunky chips and ubiquitous burgers. Then this is the place to come. Yes you can get fish and chips and pheasant terrine but you also get homemade pasta, crayfish salad and a proper tiramisu. Top tip is to go for anything with an Italian bent as I gather the chef is from Sardinia. My ossobuco fell off the bone into a rich, deep but properly seasoned gravy. My companion's homemade rigatoni with Gorgonzola and chestnuts was 'delicious': both hearty and light enough to finish. Been here several times and every time there is a slight twist on the dishes that makes us come back.

And to top it all the service is relaxed but attentive so you feel properly welcomed. As for beer, the Adnams bitter is kept as it should be.

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English first
Leicester
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“So friendly and such good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We absolutely love this place... Kate and her team go the extra mile to make sure everyone is looked after and they deserve to be as busy as they are....you need to book!!!!!!

We took our family for Sunday lunch and buy were they busy but nothing was too much trouble, it's like sitting in a cosy front room but with the best of everything, so relaxing. The food is always lovely and never disappoints.

I also had a my hen night here on a Tuesday so as not to cause too much disruption ! We were 10 ladies of a certain age bit still very noisy and fun loving, again Kate and her team looked after beyond words...great food, plenty of wine and they were brilliant sports as were our fellow diners...sorry for the noise x

  • Visited December 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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Leicester
1 review
“Best Sunday lunch ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Recently had a Sunday lunch at this delightful pub restaurant. Without doubt it was the best we have had at a restaurant. The soup was lovely, the beef melted in the mouth, the Yorkshire pudding was amazing and the roast potatoes wonderful. Accompanied by very generous vegetables and delightful wine. The staff are always extremely friendly and efficient, and the atmosphere is delightful. Couldn't fault it. So looking forward to our next visit.

  • Visited December 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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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Perfect country pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

We visited the Fox and Hounds with friends this week and really enjoyed the atmosphere and service not to mention the delicious food. If you are in the Oakham area don't miss the opportunity to call in.

Visited November 2013
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Oakham, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“comforting food cosy atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This was our third visit and yet again the food was perfect. lovely varied menu and food beautifully presented. The service was excellent.

  • Visited October 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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