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The Fox Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
Fox Lane | Boars Hill, Oxford OX1 5DR, England
+44 1865 735131
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average0%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Fox Lane | Boars Hill, Oxford OX1 5DR, England
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Reviewed today

The inn has been refurbished and new owners have taken over, about time. No more Chef & Brewer thank god. We had a wonderful Sunday lunch from a very nice menu. Could not fault it. Lovely happy staff. Will be returning next week. Keep it...More

Thank Fitz4
Reviewed yesterday

We visited The Fox in a family group. The service was really good, friendly, quick and professional. It could not have been better. For food, we had a mix of roast. the beef was lovely, and cooked perfectly - just the right shade of 'pink',...More

Thank MegL_RosaB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for late lunch with a good friend from the local area. We hadn’t visited previously (my friend had, four months previously), so found the decor pleasing on the eye and layout of tables really nice. Ordered ribs, lamb shank and a burger. The...More

Thank TracyH791
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in Kennington and have been visiting the Fox in all its guises for the last 10 years. We generally pop in for a post work drink on Friday night, often for a drink on Saturday afternoon and also eat regularly. Today we arrived...More

1  Thank Hattie186361
Reviewed 1 week ago

Prior to the recent takeover, the last owners had good friendly service, but really poor food [really sucked midweek], but managed to pull it together somewhat for Sunday Lunch. When we arrived for Sunday lunch this time, the new manager was very friendly and efficient....More

Thank Alperian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have dined at the the Fox many times over the years, but had not been back for a while. We recently booked a table for dinner with two out-of-town friends, and had a very enjoyable meal, including trying some excellent specials for the day....More

Thank SilverStreak2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good to see the Fox back to scratch. One quibble was the overkill on almost everything with the taste of too much fennel.....just keep it simple.

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Fox is a lovely country walk for us and we have been visiting it for over 20 years. We heard it had changed hands so we're keen to pop along and check it out. We received a friendly welcome from the bar staff and...More

Thank N K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a superb meal on Sunday to the Fox at Boars Hill. On entering the Fox we were met by very welcoming staff, we were made to feel very comfortable. We ordered our drinks at the bar and were given good advise regarding wine...More

Thank annie58Oxfordshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a steak sharer between 3 plus starters. The meal and service could not be compared. Would not hesitate to come here again. Thanks Hannah GM and your staff tonight for being so welcoming.

Thank Thomas D
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
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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