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Fox Inn

) #173 of 474 Restaurants in Oxford ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , British,
Fox Lane | Boars Hill, Oxford OX1 5DR, England
+44 1865 735131
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Fox Lane | Boars Hill, Oxford OX1 5DR, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped mid walk for lunch. Very warm welcome, good selection of beer in excellent condition. We both had the sandwiches. Sausage, chorizo, onion and cheese was tasty and a hearty meal. Prawn and crayfish tail was equally as good although the side of 'slaw was...More

1  Thank Stuart01160
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a party of 9 people for a meal, four had scallops for a starter.The scallops were served on a carrot, ginger and corriander puree. There was 3 very small scallops (size of 10p piece) on each plate. Although the puree was tasty it...More

1  Thank grahamrobertstaff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A surprise Sunday, early evening birthday meal was a real disappointment. This is our local pub and we visit at least one a month for a meal. We've been very impressed with the Fox but not on Sunday 30 July. We learned, after we arrived...More

1  Thank Chris B
Miles E, Owner at Fox Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Chris B., I am so very sorry to read your review of your birthday meal. We are already addressing this review and the points you raise with the team as a matter of urgency. I can appreciate that as a regular guest you will...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Came here for a Sunday lunch and we were not disappointed. My wife had the prawn cocktail to start which was a very generous portion and it tasted really fresh. I had the baked camembert which was flavoured with garlic and rosemary, very nice indeed....More

1  Thank Matt T
Miles E, Owner at Fox Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review Matt. I'm curious about the beer as we offer a wide range for different tastes and we manage our cellar carefully. We love a good ale! Is there one you're looking for in particular?

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

First time i have been. Nice pub. Went for lunch saturday afternoon. We didnt booked. Was greeted as walked throught the door. All had different meals didnt wait long for it to be cooked. I had bbq pull pork roll. Chips. A drink. Sticky toffee...More

1  Thank samandpaul2013
Miles E, Owner at Fox Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Hello Thank you for your review. It's good to know you enjoyed your meal and will be coming back again. We look forward to seeing you next time you have a gathering.

Reviewed 21 June 2017 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

1  Thank simonfg
Miles E, Owner at Fox Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Thank you - nice to know the burger hit the spot. You sound like a burger pro! See you again.

Reviewed 10 June 2017 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

1  Thank Stamen G
Miles E, Owner at Fox Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Thank you. Especially for the CAPITALS! It's good to know we continue to get it right for you.

Reviewed 28 May 2017 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

1  Thank N K
Miles E, Owner at Fox Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

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

1  Thank UkDandJ
Reviewed 1 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!)

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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$ 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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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