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“Lovely cosy pub!”
Review of Fox and Hounds

Fox and Hounds
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Ranked #7 of 12 Restaurants in Watlington
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed April 5, 2018

This place is beautiful and so cosy and they have a few board games which are fun to play over a drink.

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Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant interior here has been much improved and felt much more cosy and warm. I love the miss match chairs and miss match china. It's so typical of an old pub.

The guy running the bar seemed friendly. Sadly the pie was off....so I had a steak which although it it wasn't charred in a hot pan it was still tasty. I had smoked salmon to start which was good. A generous portion. My husband liked his food. The waitress serving us was friendly although one waitress to all 4 tables was hard for her to keep up so we had to wave a few times.

Let down was the crumble which wasn't very tasty. Did taste like a frozen fruit mix of berries had been added and all thrown together.

Overall we had a pleasant evening and friendly service. Will be nice to go back and try the pie.

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Reviewed February 14, 2018

A delicious lunch enjoyed by all. A lovely setting and lots of atmosphere. Prompt and friendly service.

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Reviewed February 12, 2018

We run (hash) ever Tuesday evening, come rain or shine, from pubs within a 10-mile radius of High Wycombe, and then all meet back at the pub we’d set off from for drinks, chips, and chat.

All the pubs are independently assessed by ourselves on 4 categories (each marked out of 10 points) and then ranked throughout the year on our website (High Wycombe Hash House Harriers). Every January, we then vote for our ‘Pub of the Year’ from the top 5-ranked pubs.

In the middle of absolutely nowhere, but with a tenuous link to Watlington, the Fox & Hounds lies in wait at Christmas Common apparently so named due to a truce being signed here at Christmas during the Civil War. This ancient hostelry is over 500 years old and lies some 812 feet above sea level, most of which were exploited by our Hare. Once a cracking ale house with good grub at reasonable prices, it is now a "foodie" venue for the hunting,shooting set or those with fairly deep pockets and little idea or need for good beer at a sensible ticket which is, I believe rather a shame.

Was it that the cellar had been hit by a stray North Korean missile, gone down a sink hole or merely that the East West ale bill had not been paid? Whatever, there was only Brakspear's cooking on offer which would impact on your bladder way before any feeling of having a good time occurred. This at over £4 a pint with chemical induced cider at £4.50!!

Not beer:
L & S bordering on dear at £2 with fans of the brown stuff or R.Whites fairly apoplectic at lobbing over £3.50 for a pint of fizz. Keyboard, on his first run of the year, looked about to give the landlord/manager a Glasgow Kiss. Choccy good but again pricey.

The pub is characterful with beams a plenty and cosy with small rooms such as Poacher's Pocket and The Snug. There was a roaring log fire to welcome the frozen Hasher also. However, short of carrying out a reenactment of the Black Hole of Calcutta, there was no way that we could possibly fit into the allocated Snug which left matters somewhat disjointed.

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Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

I had a meal with a friend here in December last year and was not disappointed. Lovely cosy setting, attentive and smiley staff and the food was delicious :-) very happy with the whole package. Definitely recommend this Fox and Hounds!

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