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Fox & Goose

Main Street | Illston-on-the-Hill, Leicester, Leicester LE7 9EG, England
+44 116 259 6340
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  • Very good6%
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“roast beef” (4 reviews)
“pudding” (3 reviews)
“chef james” (3 reviews)
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British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Main Street | Illston-on-the-Hill, Leicester, Leicester LE7 9EG, England
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

We had Sunday lunch here today having never visited before. We couldn't have made a better choice!! The Sunday lunch at the Fox and Goose is unrivalled. Superb quality and loads on the plate. The veg was lovely and fresh and the beef supremely tender....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sally B
Reviewed 18 September 2018

This beautiful traditional pub is just perfect! Great service, fantastic food and drinks in a really friendly atmosphere makes it very special. Whilst most pubs have gone down the plastic gastro pub route the Fox and Goose has stuck to its roots trading on personality...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tirom2
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

It takes a lot for me to rate a place with top marks.......but the Fox and Goose pub in Illston delivered on all levels. Setting was great - a choice of eating in the bar or the restaurant. The bar feels like a traditional bar...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Mike5670
Reviewed 15 July 2018

We are regular Fox and Goose visitors but ate there for the first time last week for my brother's birthday for the Thursday night 'Steak Night'. Our group of 8 included a mix of steak aficionados and some who usually aren't fans, but all of...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank lolapupsy
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Stopped for lunch in this quiet, traditional pub in a small village in a gloriously unspoilt part of East Leicestershire. Great service and splendid food. Will visit again and thoroughly recommended.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Richard N
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Visited tonight after searching through Leicester top restaurants and found this. So glad we decided to eat here! Every bit of food was a delight to eat but especially the sticky toffee pudding! What a treat! Our compliments to the chef! We have already booked...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Louise K
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Super Sunday lunch. The beef was first class & to follow we had the apple crumble which was was excellent Will definitely go again

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 861,234,567
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Visited for lunch a few weeks ago with my boyfriend and we were both very pleasantly surprised with the food. I had soup and he had a sharing board, both were delicious and very well presented. Lots of good recommendations for their Sunday lunch too...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank TabsAllingham
Reviewed 18 April 2018

The food is super, the service great and it is the real deal. The locals are friendly and they are able to bring their dogs in the bar area.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Blighty43
Reviewed 17 March 2018

I have reviewed this delightful country inn on a couple of occasions but felt I must yet again write and sing it's praises. The place really is unique and under the overall supervision of Maitre D. Henry it buzzes with friendliness, charm, and serves the...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank LeicesterActor
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 30
British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Illston-on-the-Hill, Leicester, Leicester LE7 9EG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: +44 116 259 6340
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Quintessential village pub tucked away in the Leicestershire countryside serving freshly cooked food daily. We have real ales and a real log fire to warm up the colder months.
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