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The Fox Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Fox Lane | Boars Hill, Oxford OX1 5DR, England
+44 1865 735131
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (3 reviews)
“lamb” (3 reviews)
“scotch egg” (2 reviews)
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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 2 weeks ago

Judging by other reviews here, our 6 strong party must have chosen a particularly poor day or we have higher standards - 3 of us have dined out in Oxfordshire over the past 45 years, so have many comparisons. These are the main issues:- We...More

Thank Pauline W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since its refurbishment the Fox has become a very decent pub with a much improved menu. However, it has the misfortune to be in one of the snobbiest parts of Oxford and perhaps the locals just find a pub beneath them. We have been there...More

1  Thank BrushM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived to a really warm welcome, a well stocked bar with a friendly bar man. Taken to our very clean table, the waitress was amazingly friendly attentive. Good service great well prepared food, again delivered with a polite friendly service. Great place to eat...More

Thank Brad2402
Reviewed 14 December 2017

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 6 December 2017 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 5 December 2017

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 29 November 2017 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 23 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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 21 November 2017

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

Thank ChristineE139
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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$35
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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