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The Fat Fox Inn

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

OK I wonder if the owners may have slightly taken their eye off the ball since they won an award for their accommodation ten years ago - mostly small things: a cracked basin, broken chairs in the dining room / the bleak picnic tables outside with no attempt to screen them from either the noisy kitchen or dusty car park.... More 

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Cambs
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32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A group of six of us came here for an evening meal. The service was excellent and the food was beautifully prepared and presented, and also absolutely delicious. My partner was delighted to find Sticky Toffee Pudding on the Dessert menu, but then disappointed to find this only came with cream and not custard. He need not have worried, the... More 

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First the best bits. We booked a premier room beause I am tall & like a king size bed. The room was nice & the bed comfortable. And because the rooms are at the rear of the inn you don't get a lot of traffic noise. The evening meal was very enjoyable - good food, good wine & good beer.... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here as a halfway point between a party in Haddenham and a day out in Oxford. Our room was in the barn behind the pub on the first floor (no.5). The room was really lovely with a huge sleigh type bed and a pretty bathroom. The room was quite warm, but came with a huge floor standing fan... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great rooms, very comfortable and well equipped. The bar is friendly and the food good. The car park is a bit of a problem with some big holes. Overall, a great place for an overnighter or for a weekend.

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the Fat Fox over night. Heard that there the food was very special so thought we would give it a try as we were visiting down there. The B and B was a converted barn and was extremely clean and very comfortable. The bedrooms were very special (we had a premium room, but the standard rooms can hardly... More 

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Devonport, Australia
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at 'The Fat Fox Inn' for one night in July. The accommodation was excellent. We ate at the restaurant and would highly recommend it. Breakfast was plentiful and the service was good. The staff are very accommodating and friendly. It was an enjoyable one night stay.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Lovely village pub with excellent restaurant (veggie risotto is 1st class). Bedroom rustic but very comfortable with free wifi. Only a couple of miles from the start of Race to the Stones ultra marathon & I'd particularly recommend Fat Fox for participants and supporters. I'll be back

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Pleasantly surprised, good room with comfortable beds with good linens, proper bathroom. Very quiet despite being a pub. Super staff and breakfast. Wonderful value. Great option after attending a wedding in Oxford where a room of this quality with breakfast would have been at least 3 times the price at this time of year.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Having moved to Watlington a few months ago The Fat Fox has become a firm favorite. Having had drinks a few times, we then took my wife's parents for lunch one day which was very good. Since then we have taken different friends there for dinner on two different Saturday nights. Everyone enjoyed the different food we ate. The hot... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Fat Fox Inn, formerly the Fox and Hounds, is a country pub with dining and accommodation in the village of Watlington on the northern edge of the Chilterns in Oxfordshire. The pub is easily accessed from the M40 at Lewknor. Watlington is only 15 miles from the heart of the City of Oxford and 35 minutes from Blenheim Palace and the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, as well as the Thameside town of Henley on Thames, home of the Royal Regatta. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Fat Fox Inn

Address: 13 Shirburn Street, Watlington OX49 5BU, England (Formerly The Fox and Hounds Inn)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Watlington
Price Range: $106 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Fat Fox Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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