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Fox Inn

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Fox Lane | Boars Hill, Oxford OX1 5DR, England
+44 1865 735131
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 12:00
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Cozy pub, great place for a family night out. would recommend ribeye steak, ribs, burger and pizza - all delicious. Large portions so don't need anything else.

Thank Belinda L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the Fox this lunchtime and was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. It was actually the best food we'd had in a long time! The staff is friendly and attentive - we will definitely return!

Thank Rémi P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lucy is a star waitress at The Fox, I would happily employ her to be at every pub/restaurant I find at. She made the meal a wonderful experience nothing was too much bother and her focus was on customer satisfaction, and her service is a desirable skill that many other pubs / restaurants fail with. Her communication and personal service... More 

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Bicester, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not been here for some time and not since new ownership. My wife is gluten intolerant and it was good to see the attention to this on the menu options. Website nice and straightforward and online booking a breeze. Food was first class with plenty of options without gluten. The staff were pleasant and helpful and attentive around the gluten... More 

Thank Michelle P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a business meeting place on the outskirts of Oxford, close to the A34 (benefits of being near Oxford without the hassle of going into it!) and discovered the Fox! About 2 mins off the A34 and also close to the Harley Davidson garage .... good parking and a mass of different rooms and levels making it good for... More 

Thank Dave L
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had never been and went upon recommendation. I was not disappointed! The atmosphere is incredible! There are so many small rooms that it feels like the smallest of pubs. It is tastefully decorated and has fresh flowers on the table. Service was very friendly. We had delicious scallops to start and steak and Sunday roast for mains. The portions... More 

Thank EmmaAlt
Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Serving old fashioned British food (roasts etc) in a traditional pub is a tricky game. How to keep the old favourites without the feint whiff of a Harvester or Toby Carvery? The Fox pretty much manages it. Recently refurbished, nice location, friendly staff, parking. All good stuff. Beer by Caledonian - bit weird in Oxfordshire, but not unpleasant. Toilets are... More 

Thank RichSWinchester
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Had family Saturday lunch. Although great surroundings the food was not quite at the races. Service very friendly but slow. Totally agree with the comment about watercress - whilst nice everything was swamped in it. In all we left slightly disappointed with the experience.

Thank the5moos
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We have started going to the Fox again now, there having been a period when it was tired and frankly a bit shabby. That has all gone now, and they have really smartened up the outside areas so that they are now really pleasant and attractive. I'm frankly a bit surprised it is ranked so low in Oxford as there... More 

Thank BrushM
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

A party of four of us had an evening meal at The Fox after work. Service was excellent - polite, efficient and helpful. The menu had a good range of choice - however we went simple and had three burgers and fish and chips. The food was fine, if a little overpriced for relatively simple fare. I was a little... More 

Thank Rich W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?