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All reviews scampi fish cakes pie sunday roast lamb curry the pub lovely beer garden public house friendly welcome lovely lunch food was lovely fox goose keith combe salisbury blandford
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We were passing and popped in for a quick sandwich lunch to break a journey. There's a big covered area, but the weather was good enough for us to sit on the well-spaced tabled in the sunshine. The welcome was both warm and efficient, and...our food was good and arrived quickly. Would definitely return for a full meal.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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We were down here on holiday and had an amazing meal, definitely proper home cooked food and local beer, big garden with covered areas for outside dining. Best thing was the amazing and friendly service, it seemed like lots of customers were regulars but we...were made to feel very welcome! Thanks so much for a great evening, will be back :)More

Date of visit: May 2021
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keithandsuesmith, Owner at The Fox & Goose, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and we are really pleased you enjoyed your visit. Although you were right a lot of our regular customers have returned after a long lock down we treat everyone whether they are local or just passing through with the same...More

Reviewed December 16, 2020

As we had been unable to visit during the lockdown We booked for Sunday Lunch when it reopened it was good to see all the staff again and be greeted with a smile under their masks. The restaurant tables were well spaced. The roast chicken...lunch was lovely and also the desserts all with excellent service hope they stay in tier 2 so we can visit again soonMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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keithandsuesmith, Owner at The Fox & Goose, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2020

Thank you for your review and we are really pleased you enjoyed your visit. Although it is a tough time for hospitality businesses at the moment we are still trying to ensure customers enjoy their experience when visiting us. Hope to see you again soon....More

Reviewed December 8, 2020

As usual our last visit to the above, (now in tier 2) was just as good as always. Mine host is attentive and together with their staff make a visit well worth while.

Date of visit: December 2020
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keithandsuesmith, Owner at The Fox & Goose, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2020

Thank you for your review and it was good to see you both after opening again. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards

Reviewed December 2, 2020

We came across the Fox and Goose looking for a walk to do in the area. It was the day after the end of the second lockdown and they had got a roaring fire going, the place was warm and welcoming. We had a winter...ploughman’s with a mug and delicious and innovative beetroot and apple soup and bread and cheese with pickle. Two lovely glasses of Pinot Grigio to go with it. Excellent service, friendly people and good food. Lovely walk which is actually on their website along the chalk combe of Combe Down. Pub seemed very Covid safe with good distances between tables.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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keithandsuesmith, Owner at The Fox & Goose, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2020

Thank you for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed your visit. We have two Pub walks on our website, a short stroll along the river close by and a longer walk over the chalk hills through the local nature reserve. Very popular to...More

Reviewed November 9, 2020 via mobile

Nearly all the reviews are very good and it's noticeable that the owner responds in most if not all cases. Well done and something other establishments could do well to copy.

Date of visit: November 2020
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keithandsuesmith, Owner at The Fox & Goose, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2020

Thank you for your comments and you are correct in that it is respectful to reply to all reviews, good or bad. Regards

Reviewed October 30, 2020

We visited the fox and goose whilst on Holiday in the area recently. We visited on a Monday night and were pleased to be able to get a table as everywhere seems to be closed on a Monday in the area? Upon arrival we were...greeted at the front door and asked to fill in our contact details for the purpose of Covid track and trace before being shown to our table. Our table was spotlessly clean and correctly spaced from the others. We ordered our drinks and were given our menu's. We ordered the fishcakes of the day which were cod, bacon and brie and rump steak. I normally only choose fillet but really fancied steak so decided to take a chance and was not disappointed. The steak was cooked exactly as requested, was tender and full of flavour. The fish cakes were also nice. For desserts we chose chocolate fudge cake which was lovely and light and lemon tart which was deliciously sharp. The service was polite, friendly and efficient throughout and the Covid measures in place were some of the best that we came across during our holiday in the area. We would return and would not hesitate to recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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keithandsuesmith, Owner at The Fox & Goose, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2020

Thank you for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for commenting on our Covid measures as we try to make customers feel safe whilst not losing our pub atmosphere. We are glad you enjoyed the food, service and hospitality...More

Reviewed October 21, 2020 via mobile

Stopped at this pleasant, roomy inn on our way down to Dorset. There’s a big car park. The pub Is well set up for the ‘time of Covid’, very dog friendly and the staff are friendly, cheerful and helpful. The sandwiches were fresh and tasty...and this was an altogether pleasant lunchtime. Just shows that with mutual respect for the rules, something very close to ‘normal’ life can still be enjoyed.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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keithandsuesmith, Owner at The Fox & Goose, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2020

Thank you for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed your stop over with us. As we are on a busy main road, even in these unprecedented times we still get quite a few customers stop for a comfort break. W will always offer...More

Reviewed October 18, 2020

Lunch meeting up of 4 friends. I felt a bit too close to an occupied neighbouring table, we were quickly offered another and were informed about the minimum distance and directional rules they adhere to. Three of us were very happy with our meals, lasagne...and 2 pies. The scampi was not enjoyed so much, the diner just said he was disappointed, sorry haven’t any more detail. Great beer and good coffee as well even served with a chocolate.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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keithandsuesmith, Owner at The Fox & Goose, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2020

Thank you for your review and apologies if your friend did not enjoy his meal as much as you and your other companions. It is a very difficult time for pubs at the moment and we have put all measures in place as per the...More

Reviewed September 28, 2020

My wife and i decided to stop here for a pub lunch on our way to the south coast of Dorset. We would certainly recommend to anyone taking the same journey or passing by this public house. If available try the special, i had the...lamb steak and it was beautiful.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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keithandsuesmith, Owner at The Fox & Goose, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2020

Thank you for your review and we are really pleased you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again next time you are in the area. Best regards

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I think there was a dog in the bar area the day I went there, also check on there website
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Hi, you have to spend a minimum of £30 to be able to claim the £10 off the bill, eg if your bill is £31.00 you can claim the £10 voucher and you would owe £21.00. I hope this explains it clearly for you. Regards The Fox and... More
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  • The Fox & Goose is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4