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Fox and Hounds

Alfreton Road | Derby, Coxbench DE21 5BA, England
+44 1332 880835
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Alfreton Road | Derby, Coxbench DE21 5BA, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great food, great service and great background music. Thoroughly enjoyed this, our first visit. Food is great quality and very generous servings. Superb customer service.More

Thank TheFuges
Tracie T, Owner at Fox and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks The Fuges, We are very happy that you considered the Fox and Hounds provided great food, service and music which allowed you to enjoy your time with us so much. We do try very hard, an your recognition is very much appreciated. Our customer...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we visited here on a thursday evening and the restaurant was busy but didnt feel overcrowed. the service was brilliant, staff were attentive and very pleasant. we had starters of camembert and chicken wings. the camembert was very good, plenty of bread to share and...More

Thank Liam C
Tracie T, Owner at Fox and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Liam, We are so happy that we made your visit to the 'Fox' so enjoyable. It really sounds as though you were treated in the way you would expect from a great night out at a pub with restaurant. We always look at each...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

"What a meal" " What a dinning experience" My wife and I and a group of friends ate at this lovely pub a couple of weeks ago, the food was exceptional (no boil in the bag stuff) the whole evening was superb, I believe they...More

Thank The-Dazler
Tracie T, Owner at Fox and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your recognition and appreciation of our pub and restaurant, The Fox and Hounds. It is always great when our food, and the dining experience our visitors experience, is appreciated in such glowing terms, it makes it even more worthwhile doing...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

My Wife and I visited this lovely pub on a Sunday lunch time, the roast pork was cooked to perfection as were the veg and all came to the table piping hot.The staff are attentive but also respect your privacy nothing is to much trouble....More

Tracie T, Owner at Fox and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. As ever, each and every member of the 'Fox' tries their hardest to make your visit exceptional whatever your occasion may be. It is always gratifying to know that what we do has been appreciated and our guest have...More

Reviewed 6 October 2017

Relations living in Ripley wanted to visit this establishment for the first time while we were visiting. We were all so disappointed, there was only about 6 other people in yet there was a VERY long wait after ordering. I had pie and something and...More

Thank elastu
Tracie T, Owner at Fox and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

So, all-in-all you say that your sausage was totally white, I doubt that. And it does not mean either that's it was not cooked. We steam cook our sausages, this to keep the casing from splitting and not soaking in any cooking fat, then to...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Came in a few weeks ago for a meal, I was hoping it would be a nice meal but I was disgusted by my experience, the lady behind the bar was ignorant and rude, she was talking to someone else in a rather loud voice...More

Thank lklshd
Tracie T, Owner at Fox and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Your review is awful, How can your experience be so diversely opposed to that of other posted reviews and those of the many hundreds of others who visit us monthly. I believe your comments are written maliciously with the intent to cause us, and our...More

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We visited with friends after not coming here for years. Negatives:- pie crust was tough. Veg was cold, roast potatoes tasted deep fried like twice and were very greasy and hard. They ran out of prosecco after only 2bottles but were good enough to give...More

Thank wren76
Tracie T, Owner at Fox and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Well Wren, Your party of four ladies was asked several times if everything was fine with your meal and on each occasion everyone in your party responded "YES". This would of course intimate that you are either making a malicious complaint now on Tripadvisor, or...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017

After a decent walk stopped off for refreshments, friendly greeting on entering, quick service with a decent choice of drinks, sat outside on the terrace area before carrying on with our walk.More

Thank johnhp702
Tracie T, Owner at Fox and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thank you very much. We were very happy you visited the Fox and Hounds and enjoyed your drinks on our terrace. We would love more people to visit us and enjoy their 'poison', especially in the evening, as we reserve a large bar area just...More

Reviewed 23 August 2017

We took a group of friends to eat there, the menu was quite extensive, my wife who is vegetarian found plenty to select from. Our food was freshly cooked, very well presented, and tasted delicious, I had Rack of lamb. The two waitresses were excellent...More

Thank David S
Tracie T, Owner at Fox and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thanks very much for your visit and great review. We are extremely pleased that everyone in your party found a meal that fulfilled their culinary preferences. It's always important to us that every customer feels that they have had several alternatives to choose from. Our...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

After enjoying our first visit we had to return for a second opinion :) again it was Sunday lunch and again it was spot on ! We both opted for the beef with all the usual trimmings which all tasted lovely then for desert my...More

Thank Bowie1960
Tracie T, Owner at Fox and Hounds, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thanks very much for your review. We are so glad you found our food especially good and the Fox and Hounds surroundings so enjoyable. Its our aim to always make each of our visitors feel that they have been cared for as an individual and...More

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Casey B
26 May 2017|
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Response from Tracie T | Property representative |
Hello, I thought I had replied to this yesterday, I am sorry for the delay. No, we do not allow dogs into the Fox and Hounds, except of course 'Assistance Dogs', oh, and sometimes the 'Pub Dog'. Our reasoning for this is... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alfreton Road | Derby, Coxbench DE21 5BA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Coxbench
  • Phone Number: +44 1332 880835
We are a welcoming Country Pub with restaurant quality 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 is hand crimped with pastry, and baked in the oven 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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