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The Fox & Hounds

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10% off the food at any time.
Not available in conjunction with other offers and must be via reservation.
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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.

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

Customer reviews for The Fox & Hounds

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  1. Avatar Angela Cross says:

    Eaten here twice with friends for dinner and enjoyed a lovely experience on both occasions.

  2. Avatar Megan Allen says:

    We 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. Avatar David Styles says:

    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. Avatar Helen says:

    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. Avatar SR says:

    Worth a visit

  6. Avatar Mrs Price says:

    We 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. Avatar Jan says:

    Lunch 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. Avatar Jo Bryan says:

    So 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. Avatar Denise says:

    French chateau ambience. Beautifully presented food. The menu draws the diner in with good mouthwatering descriptions of the feast that awaits. Loved it

  10. Avatar Andrew Ramsden says:

    I 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. Avatar Malcolm says:

    From the decor to the food to the welcome to the rooms, simply outstanding.

  12. Avatar Samantha Jones says:

    A great place! Laid-back country pub with all the trimmings, cosy fireplaces, great food, scrummy wine menu!

  13. Avatar Anica says:

    Had 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. Avatar Peter Travers says:

    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. Avatar Graham Campey says:

    Lovely 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. Avatar Simon Jones says:

    Welcoming environment. Wonderful food, great ambience and service with a smile. Possibly the best restaurant in the area.

  17. Avatar Jane says:

    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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