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The Fox & Hounds at Ardley

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$$ - $$$
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Main Road | Bicester, Ardley OX27 7PE, England
+44 1869 346883
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just lucky to find this lovely pub, decided to not take the m40 south for the one junction and take the smaller B road to hopefully find a nice place for lunch ( can't stand service stations) and it worked. The chalk board sign by the roundabout worked well! Lovely welcome and directed to see great table by the old... More 

Thank KRH77
Bicester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We called in for an early evening meal. The food was ok, but not great, good value for money, the pub just feels unloved and in need of a refurbishment. With so many pub/restaurants in the area under new ownership, this felt a little bit unloved. The bar lady was lovely & friendly.

Thank TCS50
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We were travelling from Preston to Berkshire and had made a reservation to stop off at The Fox & Hounds at Ardley as a convenient place to break our journey and have a nice meal - which indeed it was. Lovely atmospheric olde-worlde country pub with several welcoming log-fires. Some a la carte menu choices on the higher side of... More 

Thank Supersabw
Northampton, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We tried every pub along the B road from Oxford and none served food on Sunday evening, this was our last chance before the horrors of Cherwell motorway services! We now stop off on our way home whenever we pass. Excellent home cooked food with friendly service. There's always a warm welcome and the food is great value.

Thank katie48
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to eat, lovely rustic pub with friendly attentive staff, open fire and good atmosphere, fresh food and big portions with a good selection of mains and puddings.

Thank Hannah R
Oxford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

A warm, friendly and quaint place! We found this pub quite by chance whilst driving from M40. Staff very friendly and a good menu to choose from. Very decent portion sizes for the money you pay and with good food quality. Well worth a visit and would happily go back.

Thank Matt T
Reading, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Warm welcome, good pub grub, roaring fire, nicely busy but not slammed. Great beer and good food. Good sized car park. Just right for a glass and plate when in the M40/A43 area.

Thank Planetsmith
St Neots, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Called in meeting family half way for a drop off. Warm welcome which always sets the meal off! It was a Sunday so mostly serving roasts. Beef for £9. Less for pork or turkey and even did a small roast for £6 (which is excellent if dining elderly relatives). Food arrived in good time and was good. Only two veg... More 

Thank tbolton123
1 review
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

After a tiring journey, the family were hungry, so we came off the M40 and saw a sign saying, "Good pub food 300 yards". So we went and it was all of the above. Drop in for a hearty meal if you need a motoway break. I know I will again.

Thank Giddy14
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

WOW!!!! What a find this pub was. Coming back from the motorcycle live show at the NEC the 3 of us wanted some good hot honest food, and boy oh boy we weren't disappointed. Lovely staff, good beer, oh and home cooked Venison pie. Absolutely delicious! Pipling hot and full of flavour. Superb. We went home very full and contented.... More 

Thank Zeb999

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road | Bicester, Ardley OX27 7PE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Ardley
  • Phone Number: +44 1869 346883

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?