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The Fox Eating and Drinking House

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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The Fox in West Hoathly is a family run, family friendly restaurant and bar with a cozy atmosphere and excellent food. Tim and Claire and have taken over and re-furbished the premises to create a bright colourful and querky environment. Tim Earley is a very experienced chef with over 30 years under his belt. There is a large bar area with two separate eating areas and a row of tables with colourful umbrellas along the outside of the pub. The interesting menu of food is freshly cooked to order and includes locally sourced food and wine. A wide range of events take place in the pub on a regular basis including live bands, comedy nights, quiz nights and special events to raise money for the pub
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews venison triple cooked chips garlic prawns homemade bread sorbet sunday roast burger sandwiches ham chicken salad the pub the owner chef front of house background music excellent food great sunday lunch
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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped off for lunch here on route cycling to Brighton. Enjoyed a few drinks and a quick lunch of sandwiches and fantastic chips, whilst looking on enviously at a varied and interesting lunch and dinner menu on offer, oh if we didn’t have another...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Ben C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came for lunch as had seen the pub when driving past a while ago and looked like a lovely country pub. We were right it was a small, well run pub with a great team who gave great service and the food was really...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Miranda W
CK_FW_23, Owner at The Fox Eating and Drinking House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your fab review. Very pleased to hear you enjoyed our Sunday Lunch, and our Gin Bar. Hope you pop in again when passing.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The people I met in West Hoathly were all smiling and helpful. The Fox is one of two pubs in the village, and it is small and friendly. It has very good feng shui--it has a slightly unusual layout, which is only possible because it...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank dianella28
CK_FW_23, Owner at The Fox Eating and Drinking House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a lovely review, we do hope you stop for a meal on your next visit to West Hoathly.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stumbled upon this pub last weekend by chance on a hungry Sunday afternoon. We were so happy to have found it - we ordered the beef burger and it was absolutely delicious. The staff are super friendly and the decor is so warm and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank NirvanaMee
CK_FW_23, Owner at The Fox Eating and Drinking House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for our fabulous review, and very pleased you enjoyed your two visits to The Fox. Do hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in the area and popped in for a family Sunday lunch. It doesn’t look much from the outside, but it’s got a cosy and welcoming feel inside. The carvery was great, meat beautifully cooked, with generous portions. Puddings were great too, and prices...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank DaytripperNorthEast
CK_FW_23, Owner at The Fox Eating and Drinking House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review, and very pleased to hear you all enjoyed your Sunday Lunch here at The Fox. We do not however offer a Carvery Style Lunch, all our food is cooked to order by our chefs including our Sunday roasts. We...More

Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

Any small local village would be proud to have this level of cooking as the local. Very traditional menus freshly cooked to order and very noticably so. Simple surroundings and great food are always a winning recipe. Wide range of dishes to sort all palates...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Robert S
CK_FW_23, Owner at The Fox Eating and Drinking House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for our fab review, we do hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

Amazing service, food and very quick for food to arrive. Very impressed and would definitely go again.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 452jessrose
CK_FW_23, Owner at The Fox Eating and Drinking House, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us, and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Called in as a treat with the hubby and after some decisions we had starters and main oh & he had ice cream too!! The food here is exquisite! We both had steak which was cooked to perfection!! I even changed my chips to dauphinois!...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank T2166WPmaxm
CK_FW_23, Owner at The Fox Eating and Drinking House, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2019

Thank you for your great review, and the lovely pictures you posted. We look forward to seeing you both again soon.

Reviewed February 22, 2019 via mobile

Such a great pub with great and simple food. Also the staff are so friendly and polite. I highly recommend this pub as it has something for the whole family.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank ge0805
CK_FW_23, Owner at The Fox Eating and Drinking House, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us, look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed February 11, 2019

Booked Saturday lunch on our way to a wedding at a nearby event venue. Turned up very early after misjudging the M25 traffic. Were graciously welcomed. We cannot speak too highly of the standard of food. We started with Gnocci (to share) followed by Fish...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank John L
CK_FW_23, Owner at The Fox Eating and Drinking House, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2019

Thank you for our great review, do come and visit us again soon.

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Response from ben58m | Reviewed this property |
I guess you’ll have to call the pub and find out. Seems a bit odd. I don’t represent the pub so can’t really help I’m afraid.
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