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Dorchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went into The Fox pub in Ansty, Dorset, with my family for a Sunday carvery. I had booked the table two weeks in advance. On arriving, the staff were very helpful. They showed us to the table and we confirmed we were all choosing the carvery. After getting our food from the carvery it was noticed that the meat... More 

Thank Davcarchar001
Level Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself, my wife and our dog booked to stay here for a weekend break. We were given a warm greeting by the staff but had to go for a short walk as we had arrived 20 minutes before the 2pm booking in time and our room wasn't ready. We came back at around 14.30 and went to the room as... More 

Thank Jim H
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a nice relaxing time, the Inn needs some TLC and updating. The bedroom walls are paper thin, it was so annoying to hear the man next door snoring all night! Lovely location and ideal for a short break.

1 Thank sparkledeb
Dorset, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

11 of us went here for a Sunday carvery to celebrate a birthday. Lovely table in the garden room. Service excellent and quick. Carvery meat was melt in the mouth. Able to have a bit of 4 meats, beef, Turkey, pork and gammon. Loads of vegetables and potatoes as well as massive Yorkshire puddings. First class food and service in... More 

Thank taylea
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped into this pub on Monday and had the steak pie. Excellent service and friendly staff with really nice surroundings. Will definitely be back looks to be a must for summer, I'm interested in staying at the hotel looks like a nice relaxing get away type of place from modern life.

Thank Anthony C
Dorset, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Reader be aware that there are two threads running on this establishment here on Trip Advisor. I mention this as you might like to read both as some views seem conflicting at first & it becomes clear (however one sees that?), if you read both threads. That said, one cannot unimpressed by this magnificent building & indeed, although a little... More 

1 Thank Xanthe C
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the ideal place to get away from it all especially if you like walking in the country and have a dog(s). Friendly staff, comfortable and well decorated rooms, and great food. There is a fully fitted indoor dog washdown room. Waist-height wet table with shower, grooming table and a proper dryer that has the dog dry again in... More 

Thank simon p
Bromley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

So I booked into the Fox Inn for a work week when I had a course to attend in Poundbury. I checked reviews before I left and was expecting a decent place. I had a little difficulty finding at first as my phone reception died as I got close but the navi in my car worked once I inputted the... More 

1 Thank Lindseybromley
Poole, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We had a meal after a walk in the beautiful local area. We visited the famous Dorsetshire Gap, walked back via Higher Melcombe and Bingham's Melcombe. We were able to take our time as lunches go on until 3pm. I don't eat a lot so was able to have a small roast, it was still very generous and so much... More 

Thank SmileyDawn
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This really is a hidden gem. Anyone that needs a quiet nights sleep after a busy day should stay here. Back to roots comes to mind! The food is delicious. The accommodation is super for the £££. The staff are very welcoming and friendly as are the locals! 👍🏻

Thank Kris B

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Fox Inn

Address: Ansty, Dorchester DT2 7PN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Price Range: ₹ 4,908 - ₹ 7,405 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Fox Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Loved my room spacious and clean with good wifi”
 of 5 bubbles Lindseybromley, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We only ate here!”
 of 5 bubbles SmileyDawn, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There is no passing traffic so all rooms should be quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 733frasera, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“we were at the back was quiet had everything you should need”
 of 5 bubbles 225helenm2016, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Wait until 2017 perhaps”
 of 5 bubbles trodd, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
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