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Fox and Hounds

Alfreton Road | Coxbench, Coxbench DE21 5BA, England
+44 1332 880835
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“belly pork” (14 reviews)
“pudding” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Alfreton Road | Coxbench, Coxbench DE21 5BA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visted the fox and hounds on Friday May 12th with the rest of the family and was not disappointed. The food was off the highest standard, the front off house staff was brilliant, a true fine dineing experience. We will deffinatly be returning.

Thank Rob10656
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunday lunch was excellent - lovely fluffy potatoes and lots of veg. Very friendly service and pleasant pub atmosphere. Our waitress was a bit inexperienced and spilt some gravy which was rather inexpertly wiped up, but it didn't affect our enjoyment overall. We will definitely...More

Thank susanr50564
Tracie T, Owner at Fox and Hounds, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your lunch so much, to the point, that you are to return. We are sincerely apologetic for the spilt gravy. Our waitress was mortified, and we now know how to clean-up. Thank you very much, once...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently went to the Fox and Hounds in Coxbench for lunch and we were very please with the food, wine and service.

Thank carolwheatcroft
Tracie T, Owner at Fox and Hounds, responded to this review

Thank you very much, It's always good to know people have enjoyed everything about the Fox and Hounds. Our kindest regards. Tracie

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem! Fantastic, tasty food with great service and really friendly staff on hand. Only a short taxi ride/drive from Derby and will be back very soon!More

1  Thank Amy S
Tracie T, Owner at Fox and Hounds, responded to this review

Glad you had such a good time with us. We always put a lot of thought, time and effort into getting a great plate of food to you, but without great staff and good surroundings too it wouldn't be the gem it is. People don't...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit here around 4 times a year and are never disappointed. Always made to feel welcome and the young girl who served was really pleasant. I had the burger, two friends had the chicken and the pie. We all really enjoyed them. We then...More

1  Thank CatherineAn
Tracie T, Owner at Fox and Hounds, responded to this review

Thank you very much for you latest visit and for taking the time to comment on the great welcome you always receive, the service you experience and the great food you enjoy - sorry you got a sponge without whole dates. We too find the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the area and this pub was rated highly on TripAdvisor, so we opted for it. It did not disappoint. The food and the pudding were delicious. Service very friendly and Rachel was a star. We had the pork belly - you should...More

1  Thank krisborg
Tracie T, Owner at Fox and Hounds, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your very kind review, I normally cook the six days a week we are open, but having been invited to a family wedding of a school friend of 45 years, my partner pried my hands from the stove with a...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Husband and father in law had burgers. I had pork belly. I finished mine they didn't. But we had Nachos to share to start so this is their excuse. Food was brilliant and service 2nd to none. Will be going back next time we're in...More

1  Thank Kim M
Tracie T, Owner at Fox and Hounds, responded to this review

Thank you very much. Yes our "towering bowl of oven baked nachos" can be rather filling. We are really glad that you enjoyed your food and time with us, and once again the service we offered was so enjoyable for your party. It was again...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017

Freshly cooked tasty food, friendly staff, nice village location- what more can you ask for. hopefully we will be back again soon.More

Thank Pom H
Tracie T, Owner at Fox and Hounds, responded to this review

Thank you very much, both for your great review of the 'Fox' but also of our village. We certainly hope you will be able to visit us again and hope the rest of your visit to the area will be a good one. Tracie and...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere for lunch and were very happy we picked here. The welcome we received was excellent, the food we choose was 1st class and was presented very well. My only complaint was that there were too many gins to pick from!...More

Thank kmbrc
Tracie T, Owner at Fox and Hounds, responded to this review

That's a pity you had too many gin's to pick from, but since your visit we have even more to tempt you. We hope next time we can keep you longer and you will have time for a few more. We are all happy you...More

Reviewed 21 March 2017

Good menu with varied choice with home made food & very well cooked. Good selection of beers and wine. Friendly attentive service.More

1  Thank Paul B
Tracie T, Owner at Fox and Hounds, responded to this review

Thank you very much, We are sorry we have taken so long to respond to your great review. We are really happy you liked our menu, it had just had some seasonal changes again (eight weekly) to compliment our year round renown 'Fox' specialities. It's...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$33
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alfreton Road | Coxbench, Coxbench DE21 5BA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Coxbench
  • Phone Number: +44 1332 880835
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We are a welcoming Country Pub with dining; serving real homemade food, everything from a British classic Homemade short-crust pastry pie; thru our succulent yet crispy roasted belly pork; to wild venison and seasonal game. We cook everything as you order it; yes really, our pie goes in the oven and we cook your pastry there and then so its crisp and golden when it is served to you; your fish is lightly cooked to maintain its delicate nature and all our meats are cooked and rested to allow it to relax and be luscious and tender. On Sundays we serve a traditional Sunday British Roast - no sandwiches, chips or reconstituted factory food.

We don't just serve food either; we have space to relax and have a drink or two, and a reserved bar area, in the evening, so you can sit and chat sharing your 'poision', be it, a bottle of wine; a coffee; pint of great cask ale; or some of our twenty or more specialist gin's. Relaxing here at the Fox and Hounds Coxbench with your family, friends or lover, couldn't be more enjoyable anywhere!