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The Fox & Hounds - Harlestone

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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About
An idyllic retreat set in beautiful country house-style surroundings, The Fox & Hounds serves a menu of gourmet European recipes. Trained in high-class cookery schools in Spain and Italy, the chefs bring a wealth of experience, and demonstrate knowledge of a breadth of classic and complex cooking techniques. Partnering with Rothschild wine merchants, guests can choose a bottle from the well-stocked cellar.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews fish cakes pudding sea bass sunday roast ice cream soup pizza prawns gastro pub nice evening lovely pub booked a table staff were attentive family meal be visiting again camembert ales
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Reviewed 3 days ago

4 of us had booked for dinner and all decided on the roast. Other than the roast potatoes it was cold. The vegetables were raw- we quite like al dente but theses were raw. Service was slow and poor, had asked for more mint sauce...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Vicky A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food was good but please be aware if you look at fixed price menu only certain items fall into this category. Yes it does state it on menu but not very clear. The waitress heard us saying that we may as well go for starter...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank DD2100
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I went with friends for Sunday lunch & as I regularly go to their sister company The Cromwell (unless it’s changed)I was expecting the same standard but it wasn’t, not as tasty plus the portion size was tiny, just 2 slices of pork not even...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Angie2562
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Fox & Hounds - Harlestone, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Angie2562, we appreciate your honest feedback, as we are always looking for ways to improve. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will use your comments to refine our efforts to ensure this issue does not happen again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for another happy drink & food - food was fab, staff were fab and the venue was just great. The staff and manager were brilliant!! They suggested some really great food and a decent wine to pair it with. Defiantly will return !!!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank harold192
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Fox & Hounds - Harlestone, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Harold192, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an absolute brilliant meal. Me and my girlfriend both had 3 courses. I notified the waiter that I had a nut allergy and he checked for nuts straight away on the items I had ordered. The items I had were tempura mushrooms, dirty...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank dazzmound
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Fox & Hounds - Harlestone, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dazzmound, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at The Fox & Hounds!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I have friends or family come visit the area, this is where I bring them. Fantastic food, friendly and accommodating staff. A shining light in the dim mediocrity of the other options in the area.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Benjamin F
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Fox & Hounds - Harlestone, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Benjamin F, thank you so much for your positive comments about The Fox & Hounds!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Menu options felt a bit limited compared to what they normally offer. The camembert sharing starter was nice, not sure about the dough sit is though - what happened to good old fashioned bread? And then i had the salmon main which came with a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Bexxcx
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Fox & Hounds - Harlestone, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Bexxcx, it's upsetting to hear that you did not receive the top-notch service we strive to provide. We would like to have a better understanding about your experience. Please reach out to us at 01604 821251 at your earliest convenience, and we will do our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant, fitted us in at short notice after we were let down somewhere else. Food absolutely delicious, staff attentive, friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank JDowlg
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Fox & Hounds - Harlestone, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jdowlg, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!

Reviewed 17 February 2019

We visited this restaurant today as a family of four, opting for the Sunday Lunch. The restaurant its self is nice inside and the service was good. Being locals from a neighbouring village we decided to visit on a recommendation but very were disappointed. The...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Fox & Hounds - Harlestone, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Peter-c C, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience. We are disappointed to hear that you are not satisfied with your visit. We are working hard to improve on quality and reviewing portion sizes. Kind Regards The...More

Reviewed 17 February 2019 via mobile

It was busy, we had to wait 20 minutes for people to finish on their tables before we could be seated then even though food was pre-ordered we waited a long time for all courses to be brought. The food was oily and the whole...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Janette L
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Fox & Hounds - Harlestone, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Janette L, we regret to hear that you are displeased with your recent experience with us. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will use your comments to refine our efforts to ensure this issue does not happen again. if you do...More

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