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The Fox & Hounds at Ardley

Main Road | Bicester, Ardley OX27 7PE, England
+44 1869 345357
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“venison pie” (10 reviews)
“cajun chicken” (2 reviews)
“baguette” (7 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Main Road | Bicester, Ardley OX27 7PE, England
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1 - 10 of 179 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had party of 13 last night for 30th Birthday Celebrations. Service was excellent and the food was fantastic which was greatly appreciated as it can be tough to cater for large groups. Kelly and her team were very welcoming and couldn’t do enough for...More

Thank Georgina C
Reviewed 4 days ago

OMG! Kelly and her team have really turned this place around. It's great. Fabulous welcome, friendly service, improved decor and great food. We didn't have a reservation but they managed to squeeze us in and we had a lovely evening. It will be my regular...More

Thank Nicola H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a table for 7 family members unaware that Tuesday is curry night. A hastily returned phone call from a staff member soon enlightened me. All family were happy so when we arrived we were surprised how busy it was, not just us seemingly as...More

Thank Hazel B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing Sunday lunch, it was hot and all came together, no one of our group was left waiting for their food. Steve and Kelly have totally transformed the old place into a friendly welcoming lovely place to go, try it you won't be dissapionted.

Thank serenrees
Stephen D, Owner at The Fox & Hounds at Ardley, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5-star review Serena and the lovely comments. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome and serving you all again very soon. Kelly, Steve and the F&H team x

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and lovely new owners , made to feel very welcome and will definitely come again, burgers were delicious

Thank Rachel T
Stephen D, Owner at The Fox & Hounds at Ardley, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5-star rating Rachel, and Chef is delighted you enjoyed the burgers. All our meat comes from our local butchers - Wrightons in Fritwell. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon. Kelly, Steve and the F&H team x

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If it wasn’t for the ideally placed signed on the roundabout we would never have found this gem. Having missed the exit for Oxford we ended up in Ardley - great fortune - as we met Kelly & the team who made us feel so...More

Thank MeneJ
Stephen D, Owner at The Fox & Hounds at Ardley, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review, it is much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon. Kelly, Steve & the F&H team x

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in on spec when we came off the M40 and were looking for the services. The traffic was backed up so we saw the pub sign and thought we would try it. All we wanted was a snack, i.e. sandwiches, soup etc. but...More

Thank skyebridge
Stephen D, Owner at The Fox & Hounds at Ardley, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear customer, We value your feedback and are disappointed that we didn't meet your expectations on this occasion - your experience is certainly not the norm as you will see by customer reviews here, on Google and Facebook. We have recently taken over our village...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently visited after the refurb, and extremely impressed! The service was excellent, and the team here are doing a fantastic job. The food was excellent and delivered swiftly. The fish and chips, and scampi were delicious, the batter light and fish cooked to perfection. Also...More

Thank Andrew D
Stephen D, Owner at The Fox & Hounds at Ardley, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Andrew, We are delighted that you had a such a great experience with us and that you loved the Foxy Fries, which have rapidly become a customer favourite! We look forward to welcoming you to the Fox and Hounds very soon. Kelly, Steve &...More

Reviewed 17 March 2018

We were staying a Travelodge nearby and had come up from Cornwall, so didn’t know where we were going to eat. Booked a table based on previous reviews and weren't disappointed. The Pub had recently been taken over, staff and owners were all extremely pleasant,...More

Thank Shar0nG2014
Stephen D, Owner at The Fox & Hounds at Ardley, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your positive feedback and 4-star rating and are delighted that you had a positive experience with us. Please do come again then next time you are on your travels. Kelly, Steve and the F&H team x

Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

While on buisness recently I had unplanned lunch at the fox and hounds. The food was good, came quickly and was a reasonable price. The host was very warm and friendly, and I learn this was a new venture for them. As I had such...More

1  Thank SMJ_00
Stephen D, Owner at The Fox & Hounds at Ardley, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and that you have rated us worthy of 5-stars! We hope your business trip was a success and look forward to welcoming you again when you are next in the area. Kelly, Steve and the F&H team x

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robjusher
24 September 2017|
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Response from nbroxholme | Reviewed this property |
Of sorts around the car park but is limited
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Eileen27
7 March 2015|
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Response from oliver s | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Yes of course, the number is: 01869346883.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 15
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road | Bicester, Ardley OX27 7PE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Ardley
  • Phone Number: +44 1869 345357
  • E-mail
Description
The Fox and Hounds is under new management; welcome to YOUR community pub. Kelly, Steve and family would like to welcome you to the new Fox & Hounds. Having lived in Ardley for nearly 4 years, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to take over the Fox and Hounds when the opportunity arose and turn our dream of a “village pub for the community” into a reality. After 2 weeks of extensive refurbishment, including 2 new kitchens, a fantastic new menu, real ales including Hook Norton “Hooky” and Timothy Taylors Landlord, we are now open. For those passing through, you can find us rather conveniently located at Junction 10 on the M40 and a alternative stop to the services. We offer free wifi and a cosy environment for a business meeting. We are open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week and look forward to welcoming you to your new Fox and Hounds at Ardley. Kelly and Steve x
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