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“Well worth a visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Fox & Hounds at Ardley

The Fox & Hounds at Ardley
Main Road | OX27 7PE, Ardley, England
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Ranked #1 of 3 restaurants in Ardley
Cuisines: British
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Merseyside
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

As other reviewers have said - not far from M40 - easy to get off and back on Motorway. Arrived on a very damp chilly October morning (28th). Got such a nice welcome from the young lady at the bar. Ordered our drinks and sat by the log fire to warm up with our drinks - ordered our meals and then went through to a very pleasant restaurant area. We could have stayed by the fire if we wished. Nothing was too much trouble. We only had 'light bites' but very good. Ham Ploughmans, Sausage and beans jacket potatoe and sausage and onion baguette. Didn't have long to wait even though everything was freshly prepared. Service couldn't have been better - smiles all round. We even had an accident with a jug of milk on the carpet - all sorted with absolutely no fuss. We only manage to get here once a year on a trip to The Great South Run and wish it was our local pub.

  • 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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  • English first
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English first
Lismore, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

we were staying at the Travelodge on the Services site for 2 days and ending up eating here both nights...food great and the staff so so friendly...has a good atmosphere!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Good homemade pub food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

We were staying at a local B&b so walked round the corner here. We arrived about 8pm on aFriday night. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Nice local pub atmosphere. Good choice of menu offering proper pub food and not gastro pub. Well presented, freshly cooked and homemade. All round very good value for money , would go there again if I was in the area .

Visited July 2013
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Northants
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“home cooked?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Friendly staff and the steak was delicious but some of the starters were rather rubbery/processed food which was a little disappointing. advertised as home cooked but they were more like something heated up from the 'Iceland's' selection?

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good value and fast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

Staying overnight at the services, we had Sunday lunch here. Good value, tasty comfort food - and friendly, very speedy service.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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