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The Fox and Castle

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The Fox And Castle is in parts 500 years old.It is your quintessential Black & White timbered building. According to the local historian there has been a pub on this site since 1216 a year after the Magna Carta was signed.We have adequate parking for cars and coaches and a very large garden probably seat in excess of a 100. We are family and dog friendly, log fires in winter and pims in the summer.We have around 40 whiskies and 40 specialist gins oh and a great wine list. We can cater for large parties pre booked and serve very high quality traditional English pub food.The building in its time has been in parts a butcher a baker sadly not a candle stick maker.We as new owners have since December
US$7 - US$24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Buffet, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Playgrounds
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends live close to this pub so we had dinner there a few months ago. It was really good: decent, tasty, well cooked food. It has a nice atmosphere & is relaxed. The menu , I believe, offers something for everyone. I'm going back...this Friday & am looking forward to it. I would recommend this place.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used the pub for a celebration following the baptism of our daughter. There were approximately 35 adults as well as a few children and babies. Organising everything via email was very easy and Gillian was very helpful in making the buffet more bespoke to...our needs. On the day, the bar staff were more than happy for me to drop off decorations early, they even helped untangle all the balloons and put them out as I was in a rush! They also kept the cake cool in the cellar. The food tasted amazing and was all put out on time. The bar staff also gave us containers so people could take home leftovers! All cutlery and plates were also provided for the cake. I was kept informed of our bar tab and how much it was at, which was very helpful. This was a really great space for our celebration and I will definitely keep this place in mind for further parties!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 19 October 2021

A family off 7 including the family dog came on a Thursday evening .Even though we eat inside the outside area is great with pods and plenty off space . We did not pre book the table but no issues We had a big table...plenty off room Table service for drinks and food was very good .The house Red Malbec is superb We did not have starters so we had fish pie with veg Lamb shank ,fish and chips and the chicken pie . Portion sizes are good no going hungry veg is all fresh and everyone eat everything so a thumbs up 4 had deserts sticky toffee pudding and custard and chocolate brownies with ice cream all very nice £180 including tip and plenty off drinks very reasonable Service throughout was excellent and food is very good pub food in a lovely pubMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 12 October 2021

In these covid times I was finding it difficult to hold my Fathers Celebration of life after he died last November. So glad we chose this pub. Doing everything by email was so easy as we live now in Bracklesham. On the day the staff...were excellent and the food fantastic! Best buffet that I have seen in a pub. Thank you so much!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 11 October 2021

Whilst on holiday in the area The Fox and Castle became our favourite spot for meals. It is very clean and welcoming inside and in the immaculate garden. The food was well presented and very tasty. Service by Camilla was so friendly and efficient that...it was a major factor making us want to return each time. She is great at her job and a credit to the company.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 24 September 2021 via mobile

Very friendly welcome. We had 2 hours to kill waiting for a friend to arrive at Heathrow airport and wanted a well priced evening meal in a relaxed setting. The pub is a beautiful old building with relaxed atmosphere. The staff visited 3 times to...check our food was ok. My wife had the prawn penang curry and I had the vegetarian option. Perfect sized portions cooked well and fresh. Excellent taste.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 24 September 2021

The pub has extensive outside open and undercover seating but the food menu is limited despite this the food we had today was acceptable rather than memorable.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Nicholas P, Owner at The Fox and Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2021

Thank you for your review the reason we have a limited menu, but you are the first to mention it as you will be aware have heard on the news there are huge supply line issues, lack of food drivers etc and I have looked...More

Reviewed 30 August 2021

We held our party here for family & friends and it was perfect the garden is stunning and child friendly. The food was amazing and accommodated everyone’s dietary requirements (gf &vegan options). The staff were so helpful and friendly and Gillian was great at helping...me organising everything for the day.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 22 August 2021 via mobile

Came here for lunch with my family. We had a great time food was very good. The garden was a really nice place to be. We sat in one of there lovely huts 🛖 the kids loves it. The service was quick and staff were...really helpful and nice. We will be back thank youMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 20 August 2021

Although the weather was not as nice as expected, at least the rain held off for us to enjoy a fabulous lunch at the Fox & Castle. The garden is spectacularly impressive with lovey wooden pagoda style seating areas, a vegetable patch & even a...French boules pitch! Service & food was faultless, my son was particularly impressed with the bacon chop on the specials menu. Thank you all at the Fox & Castle, we will be back soon!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Lim G
22 October 2019|
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Response from sheilah m | Reviewed this property |
No playground per se
10 January 2019|
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Response from Debbie C | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea why this question has been forwarded to me. I’ve no idea who Nicholas P is.
Jill P
24 November 2016|
Response from James S | Property representative |
Hi Jill, Yes I can accommodate your motorhome on the 2nd, and we do have Space. We have Gluten free options as we cook fresh everyday. Kind regards James
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Yes, The Fox and Castle is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Fox and Castle is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5