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The Fox Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Fox Lane | Boars Hill, Oxford OX1 5DR, England
+44 1865 735131
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Fox Lane | Boars Hill, Oxford OX1 5DR, England
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Reviewed yesterday

My Mum and I visited The Fox Inn during a weekend break. We hadn't been before and were very impressed by the warm atmosphere, delicious food and friendly, efficient service. A wonderful evening!

Thank Sarah U
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a table for lunch and was delighted. Welcomed immediately when entering the pub. Specials board plus menu options. Really cosy, homely feel to this pub with plenty of space between tables and little alcove areas to choose from. Opted for the pumpkin vegetarian option...More

Thank TracyH791
Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit since taken over by new owners. Great ambience and attentive service. Had vegetarian pumpkin option after waiter explained what the dish was. Food menu has great variety. Lovely Cappuccino

Thank judeobscure2k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the ambiance and new manager friedly and welcoming the venison scotch eggs are to die for should have been on masterchef going there for our family Xmas celebration go one give it a go you won't regret it

Thank jacbrac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best Sunday Roast in a long time. Perfectly cooked, piping hot, and plenty of it. NIce pint too. Very friendly staff and a wonderful venue.

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a late lunch one Wedns afternoon, had an amazing cauliflower cheese soup. The new decor is gorgeous, food great and service top notch. The guys behind the bar and the waiter were really friendly and welcoming. I will definitely return!

Thank LuciaReBoretto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Varied lunch menu with happy cheerful staff. Extra gravy for the enormous Yorkshire pudding was brought on request too.

Thank ChristineE139
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Visited for the first time on a Saturday lunchtime, the staff were very friendly and helpful, the food was well presented and very tasty. All agreed in our party of five that it was a great meal, also gluten free friendly. Will definitely be back!!

Thank Juniper2015
Reviewed 27 October 2017

The people at The Fox Inn are extremely nice and friendly. The atmosphere of the pub was welcoming by the staff and the punters. Whether you want a nice family meal or just to come for a drink, they have a good selection for you....More

Thank Kat C
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

9 of us came for a Sunday lunch. The server was great, got all the drinks order right and never wrote a thing down. Starters were very good and the Sunday roasts were brilliant. Everyone was happy. Only problem was not everyone left room for...More

Thank Rupert H
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2 October 2015|
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Response from Chris L |
The Fox is still open just under different management
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$33
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, View
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fox Lane | Boars Hill, Oxford OX1 5DR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 735131
  • E-mail
The Fox Inn is situated towards the edge of the beautiful rural village of Boars Hill, about six miles from Oxford, straddling the boundary between the civil parishes of Sunningwell and Wootton. The village was historically part of Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred it to Oxfordshire. The pub itself dates back to the 1930s and exhibits a truly traditional building with stunning wooden beams and inviting open fires for the colder British seasons. With plenty of parking, a large outside terrace and excellent accessibility we offer something for everyone, all year round. We also welcome our canine friends in the bar area. Our aim is to create an informal dining experience featuring fantastic fresh British food, a selection of wines and cocktails, beers and real ales.
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