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Fox and Hounds

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Alfreton Road | Coxbench, Coxbench DE21 5BA, England
+44 1332 880835
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank Rob10656
Derby, United Kingdom
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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 be returning.

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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 again, for your really favourable review. Tracie and John. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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.

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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 More 

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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!

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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 always realise how nicely set in the country side we are, yet only four or... More 

Derby
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 had a pudding, two sticky toffee & date pudding and one limincello trifle. Again they... More 

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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 anomaly of the ebb and flow of visitors strange, however, ces't la vie. We hope... More 

Valletta, Malta
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 really try it- home food away from home.

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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 spoon and off I went with heart in my mouth. Well, we were absolutely delighted... More 

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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 the area.

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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 a pleasure for us to welcome such pleasant customers who appreciate good food and service... More 

Heanor, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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.

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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 John. More 

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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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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! :) We will definitely return..... thanks for your hospitality.

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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 found our welcome excellent and our food so enjoyable. Looking forward to seeing you again,... More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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274 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
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.

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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 always good to hear that people like our beers and wine too. Thanks, Tracie and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 33
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
Description
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!

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