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The Fox and Hounds Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Ainthorpe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
north yorkshire
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Superb meal in great setting”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

My husband & I recently had lunch at this lovely old coach inn & enjoyed not only the food but the pleasant surroundings & the good service.
The restaurant was clean & the menu extensive.
My husband had the steak & I had the steak pie.The veg were presented separately & the chips were brown & tasty.
We were also presently at the price of the meal.
We will highly recommend the meals here.We haven't stayed here but I'm sure it will be good if the restaurant's standard is to go by.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chiddingstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

A lovely spot for a country inn and very good base to tour the Nth York moors from. Not the friendliest welcome, but oh well! The rooms are pretty basic but very clean and tidy. We didn't have dinner in the restaurant, but we tried the puddings in the bar after our day out exploring.... yummy. A very nice breakfast awaited us the next morning as we left for the Dales.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Whitby, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

We are lucky to have The Fox as one of our local pubs.
It is a well run pub with really nice food. The regulars are a really friendly crowd and will engage you in conversation if you so wish. They are an eclectic bunch of folk , and I feel represent Yorkshire's broad acres very well.

The bar is open all day,every day and the food is well above pub grub average fare.
The staff are excellent and actually appear to enjoy working there which is not always the case nowadays,particularly in the large pubchain establishments. Also dogs are not just welcomed, they are almost encouraged.

There is a small games room at the bottom of the pub with a pool table, tv and a " Hang the ring on the bull's nose" game, well, you are in Yorkshire!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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North East UK
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26 hotel reviews
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Reviewed July 15, 2012 via mobile

No problems what so ever taking your dog to this lovely little pub based accommodation in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside. Various types of live stock such as sheep and hens wandering freely around, so best to keep dogs on a lead.
Rooms are spotless. Food is good and is served either in the bar or in the dining room. Staff friendly and helpful. Lots of local walks or a short drive from the coast and towns such as Whitby, Saltburn and Robin Hoods Bay.
Am sure we will visit here again.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

Miserable staff, un helpful, mediocre food,so much potential for somebody who cares about running a pub

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

My husband and I visited here for a drink and some food for our anniversary. It was quite a drive but we had heard good reviews on the food. We both had Whitby battered cod, and it was extremely tasty and good value. The poignant thing that stuck with both of us was how helpful and humorous the staff were - in particular the barmaid. We ended up staying all night talking to the staff and locals and had an amazing anniversary. The atmosphere at the fox and hounds is what we shall be returning for.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2012

Turned up to celebrate the wedding of my best friend. The pub is half a mile away from Danby Castle where the wedding took place. Granted we had booked for 12 but in the end there was 20 of us, shoved in the far end room out of the way of the rest of the pub. When we tried to order our food we were confronted by a miserable land lord, who didn’t want us to order any food, after persuasion he begrudgingly took orders in for 8 people, 6 & 6 people. Two people from the party tried to order and were told they were only allowed a sandwich! We waited over one hour for the first meals to actually arrive, this was for the first 8, it took 20 minutes for the next 6 and another twenty for the last six. Staff were miserable ,unhelpful and were clearly unhappy wit us being there, i have never felt so unwelcome anywhere. The bride was almost in tears as her guests were all left waiting while all covers in the ‘restaurant’ were served first and our party last, she couldn’t even eat her Steak . The groom thanked the land lord at the end of the night, the meal was mediocre and the land lord didn’t deserve the £500 which we’d all given him! Doesn’t deserve the business and I wouldn’t be surprised if this place was boarded if we ever drove passed again. In this climate you do not turn away good business just because you might have to work harder to please somebody, especially a customer! Heaven forbid!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about The Fox and Hounds Inn

Property: The Fox and Hounds Inn
Address: 45 Brook Lane | Whitby, Ainthorpe YO21 2LD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Ainthorpe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Ainthorpe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fox and Hounds Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of the North York Moors, this former 16th-century coaching inn is now a high quality residential country pub and restaurant, rich in historic charm. Recommended four star inn by Quality in Tourism, the assessment service for VisitEngland. Set in the beautiful North York Moors National Park, the Fox & Hounds Inn is a great base from which to explore the breathtaking scenery of the moors and the region's heritage coastline. The comfortable en suite rooms overlook glorious countryside and free fibre Wi-Fi is available throughout. The bar has an open fire and a beautiful oak-beamed ceiling. An excellent range of cask ales and selected wines are available and guests can enjoy freshly prepared food every lunchtime and evening in the bar, restaurant or family/games room. After an energetic day out walking or cycling on the moors, you can relax in the sauna or enjoy a drink in the garden whilst savouring the superb views. The Fox & Hounds Inn has been welcoming guests since 1555. Residential country pub and restaurant: 7 rooms. ... more   less 
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