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The Fox & Hounds Hotel

Dominating the village green, the grand frontage of the three-storey Fox & Hounds lends this pub a proud and aristocratic air. It looks a picture in its classically English setting, partially hidden by the foliage of Exton’s ancient trees.

A recent full refurbishment has given the interior a luxurious quality. The 2 AA Rosette restaurant, which has been awarded a feature in the Good Food Guide 2017, offers deeply desirable dishes that come across as grown-up comfort food, presented with great delicacy, flair, a little bit of theatre and created with a passion for flavour.

The 4 AA Gold Star accommodation offers rooms that are elegant, romantic and eclectic. Each room has been individually created with an impeccable attention to detail to give guests a special night away from home.

The restaurant is open from Monday to Saturday, 12-2.30pm and 6.30-9.30pm, and Sunday 12-3pm and 5pm-7.30pm.

Member offer:

10% off the food at any time.
Not available in conjunction with other offers and must be via reservation.
Please mention you are a Great Food Club member when booking on 01572 812403 and show your membership card when paying.

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19 The Green, Exton, Rutland, LE15 8AP
01572 812403

Customer reviews for The Fox & Hounds Hotel

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  1. Angela Cross says:
    Nice cosy pubEaten here twice with friends for dinner and enjoyed a lovely experience on both occasions.
  2. Megan Allen says:
    Taster menuWe had the taster menu and every course was as delicious as the last. It's obvious the chef has a real passion for food and experimenting with flavours and we'll look forward to returning.
  3. David Styles says:
    Popular steak night I booked a room at the Fox for a colleague who I joined for dinner (as it was steak night). He wasn't so happy about the pepper sauce but I love it. Next I must try the Sunday lunch.
  4. Helen says:
    Great reviews, great place!New to the area we checked on Great Food Club for recommendations in the vicinity. Well worth a drive to the opposite side of Rutland Water. Delicious food & our waitress was particularly friendly & helpful. Will definitely return & will be the first place we take our visitors from Australia in July.
  5. SR says:
    Good foodWorth a visit
  6. Mrs Price says:
    Disappointed againWe have eaten here twice and on both occasions it has been an awful experience. The meal was cold and tasteless. We will not be returning for a third time.
  7. Jan says:
    LunchLunch served in the bar after a walk on the Exton estate. Food was poor and service very slow. Complained to the hotel by email after the meal and got no response. Expensive main courses without side vegetables. Over hyped in our opinion. Much better local pubs in the area. We will not be returning.
  8. Jo Bryan says:
    Stunning food and atmosphereSo glad the Fox and Hounds is back. We missed the food and the ambience. In summer the garden is amazing. Service and welcome all add to a cracking menu!
  9. Denise says:
    Loved itFrench chateau ambience. Beautifully presented food. The menu draws the diner in with good mouthwatering descriptions of the feast that awaits. Loved it
  10. Andrew Ramsden says:
    Fantastic FoodI love this place. I have been a good few times (every time I am in Rutland) and I have never been disappointed. The staff are lovely. The beer is great. And the food is genuinely stunning. They do super Sunday roasts, excellent entrecote, and brilliant burgers!! Try it for yourself and you will go back... time and time again!!
  11. Malcolm says:
    OutstandingFrom the decor to the food to the welcome to the rooms, simply outstanding.
  12. Samantha Jones says:
    Great country pub A great place! Laid-back country pub with all the trimmings, cosy fireplaces, great food, scrummy wine menu!
  13. Anica says:
    Great lunchHad an amazing Sunday lunch here with the family. Great food, attentive service in a beautiful setting... what more could you want? If you haven't stopped over, even just for a drink, you are missing out on this hidden gem!
  14. Peter Travers says:
    Lunch and Dinner We had such a good lunch here, portions were great and tasted amazing, we could not help but come back for dinner the very same evening!!! Will definitely be back! Keep up the good work!
  15. Graham Campey says:
    Lovely dessertsLovely meal for wife's birthday, starters and mains faultless and the desserts wow. I had a lemon parfait and my wife had autumn mess packed with flavour, attentive service, will definitely be going back.
  16. Simon Jones says:
    WowWelcoming environment. Wonderful food, great ambience and service with a smile. Possibly the best restaurant in the area.
  17. Jane says:
    Love this place!This is one of my favourite pubs in Rutland - we love it here! It's great for Sunday lunch or an evening meal. We love the atmospheric bar area with the oversized candle-lit chandelier. The menu is always interesting, the food is delicious and the staff are lovely.


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