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The Fox Inn

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Few positives are that it's dog friendly and walking distance to an absolute fab campsite, prices not too bad but when you order the same round 4 separate times over 2 days and get charged 4 different prices it makes you think you're being overcharged!! Wouldn't mind but the price varied between £8 and £14 ?? Also the man with...

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2Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Today we met friends and family for lunch at the fox, we had heard it had got better since refurb but we left totally disappointed! There was about 20 of us but it was just carvery. We was given our tickets but it seems at the same time they gave 4 or 5 other tables theirs so long queue, we...

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3Thank Simon R
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Had a lovely stay for two nights . We were only going to stay one at first , but after reading about the roast dinners on Sunday lunch time we booked another night. So glad we did . I can put my hand on my heart and say it was in my top five of roasts ever eaten out ....

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1Thank Hayley Jo Jo N
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We travelled to south Dorset to meet friends and chose to stay at the Fox on the way home. They made us and our dogs most welcome and this is one of the most dog friendly hotels we have stayed in. The food was very good and the staff attentive and hospitable.

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1Thank Bigfoot_n_Her
Worthing
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Booked a stay here for 2 nights as a last minute treat for ourselves. We chose the hotel as it was dog friendly, the rooms looked nice and the location seemed perfect for us as we wanted to be close to tourist hotspots, but far enough away for some peace! We weren't disappointed. The hotel is located in the most...

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2Thank Laraf37
Bordon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We were a little concerned that we arrived on their first night of opening after completing a refurbishment project, however everything was fine - we were their first and only guests staying overnight but the inn was busy in the restaurant and bar. The second night there were more people staying; the bar and restaurant were always busy. The menu...

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3Thank kevinfff
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We arrived at the Fox inn in Ansty following the re opening on Friday 4 March 2017. From the web site you would be thinking that you were going to experience something outstanding. Sadly No. A very hit and miss make over. No welcome when we arrived from the staff. Just told (If you want a table you will have...

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6Thank nobbytedda1
Dorchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We visited The Fox after reading about its recent refurbishment and new owners in our local magazine. We were not disappointed at all. We just enjoyed a really great meal here tonight and would highly recommend it to everyone. Friendly owners, tasty food and a super refurb. Dog and teenager friendly! We'll definitely be coming again. My daughter ate the...

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2Thank Alison W
Wimborne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We went to the fox last Sunday for my Dad's Birthday, and it was lovely as always. I was worried as they were shutting the next day for a refurb, but everything was as fantastic as always, Friendly, helpful staff, piping hot & very yummy food & very reasonable pricing. I can't wait to go back after the refurb to...

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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Great service and helpful staff at this very dog friendly pub, with an overall warm and welcoming atmosphere. The food is excellent. Apparently the owner has only recently taken over and is due to shut for refurbishment in February. Will definitely be back when they re-open. Highly recommended.

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Fox Inn

Address: Ansty, Dorchester DT2 7PN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Price Range: $110 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Fox Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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