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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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oxford
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14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Spent one night here while walking the Ridgeway. Super inn. The room was quiet and well appointed. The bar is a modern take on tradition. The staff - two young, presentable, well-spoken men - couldn't have been more attentive. And the meal, in the welcoming dining-room, was a revelation: the risotto was the best I've had this side of Tuscany... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay at the Fat Fox. The room was clean and spacious, the wifi worked perfectly and we never had a problem parking. All the staff were efficient and friendly and the food really was excellent. The 'Battered Whiting' is the best fish and chips I've ever had which is something considering I... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

No rooms at Henley meant that I searched further afield and so glad that I found the Fat Fox. A good sized room and bed in a building tucked away behind the pub and car park. Evening meal in the pub that was fantastic and really attentive and welcoming staff. Fine ales too in a welcoming pub with bags of... More 

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Yateley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Dropped on whilst travelling and failing to find somewhere for lunch - all rather nice with helpful informal service and limited but good menu at reasonable prices - we were braced for disappointment so delighted with quality and service - we must return (open Mondays, unlike some) - so much better tha motorway service, and good beers!

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Thank Trevor S
ox495bu, Guest Relations Manager at The Fat Fox Inn, responded to this review

Dear Trevor, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your lunch with us. Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, Patrick The Fat Fox Inn More 

Greensboro NC
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305 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 461 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

At the end of a long day on the Ridgeway, we were fortunate to stay and have a delicious dinner at the Fat Fox. The rooms were immaculate, and the food, drinks, and service at the bar were top drawer. John, the congenial owner, keeps a close eye on things.

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ox495bu, Guest Relations Manager at The Fat Fox Inn, responded to this review

Dear Carolina, I hope you enjoyed your trip across the Ridgeway. It was a pleasure having you. Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards, Patrick The Fat fox Inn More 

Colyford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Very clean, comfortable, Rooms were away from main pub so pretty quiet. Nice place to stay and food excellent. breakfast good and during evening meal minor problem quickly and nicely rectified. All Staff friendly and helpful

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Thank MandCW_13
ox495bu, Guest Relations Manager at The Fat Fox Inn, responded to this review

Dear MandCW_13, Thank you for choosing to stay with us, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. I'm sorry to hear about the issue during your dinner, but I'm happy it was resolved to your satisfaction. Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards, Patrick More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

We are a group of 4 friends who enjoy a meal out together and a catch - up. We visited The Fat Fox on Tuesday 22nd March. We were warmly welcomed and not rushed to order (we do like a chat!) Our food came in good time and we were all delighted with the quality and quantity. We would highly... More 

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ox495bu, Guest Relations Manager at The Fat Fox Inn, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth, We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. Thank you for the kind comments, they are greatly appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards, Patrick The Fat Fox Inn More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $105 - $142 (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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