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Fox Inn

) #162 of 471 Restaurants in Oxford $$ - $$$ , British,
Fox Lane | Boars Hill, Oxford OX1 5DR, England
+44 1865 735131
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
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Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Fox Lane | Boars Hill, Oxford OX1 5DR, England
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1 - 10 of 84 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Didn't book but turned up at opening time hoping to get a table. Staff informed us that they had a function but if we ordered within 20 minutes there would be no issues. Good burger, you can always judge a place by its burger. Other...More

Thank simonfg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had sea bass and ribs ... both ... SUPEER AMAZING ... David was friendly , he even got 2 minutes to chat with us ..me and my husband really love this place , the staff and of course THE FOOD

Thank Stamen G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had friends visiting from Wales who adore Oxford. Choose our local the Fox for a lazy Sunday lunch in the sunshine. We sat out on the gorgeous decking which has lovely furniture and is covered with a humungous umbrella We watched the deer run in...More

Thank N K
Miles E, Owner at Fox Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Natalie. 'Team Fox' read all the reviews so this will bring a smile to their faces. Glad to hear we went the extra mile and hired the passing deer to make a lazy sunny day perfect for you!

Reviewed 19 May 2017

The staff were good, the menu of specials was interesting and our meals, one ribs and one venison, were both excellent. Drinks, two glasses of wine and a tonic water, felt a bit over priced...meaning the final bill did not seem as good value as...More

Thank UkDandJ
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Rang up on the off chance to book a table for lunch, restaurant full but was advised there is seating in the bar, turned up and it was excellent, food very good, the barmaid was polite and cheerful, will definitely return and recommend.

1  Thank Baconandeggs1
Miles E, Owner at Fox Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thank you for your review. I'm pleased we directed you to the bar when the restaurant was full and happy that you enjoyed our food and service. See you again (book ahead!)

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent menu choice and the food tastes excellent too and is well presented. This is fine dining at affordable prices.

Thank Roger H
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We were very happy with our previous visit to The Fox and were looking forward to this visit but it seems to have gone back a bit. It has been decently refurbished (and it really needed it) but this time round the food seemed a...More

Thank BrushM
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Difficult to park (small spaces with poor access) and, as the place was so busy, I expected I might find the food would be better. The beer was excellent and fairly priced and the surroundings were pleasant.

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Visited recently with friends for a drink . Very friendly and helpful staff . Good range of drinks and snacks

Thank coughandcath
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Had fish and chips. £12.95 is a lot of money for frozen fish and chips cooked in not very clean oil. Staff very pleasant though. Had to wait for table in an empty restaurant for some reason. Sea bass ok but no vegetables for £16....More

Thank markwOxon
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read in paper that you are closing down and the Chef and Brewer have withdrawn. Can you tell us if you are still open for business thank you
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$32
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:00
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
The Fox Inn pub in Boars Hill, Oxford is a charming, traditional pub restaurant in a contemporary style. We are proud to offer freshly prepared pub food and high quality drink at great value, served by our welcoming and friendly staff. Whether you are a cask ale fan, love a chilled glass of white wine or a freshly ground cup of coffee, we will serve you in comfort. Great for a meal with family or friends or a romantic meal for two, our menu and daily changing specials will delight all palates and appetites.
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