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The Fox and Hounds


High Street, ,, Uffington, SN7 7RP

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About the hotel

Situated in The Vale of the While Horse, off the A420 between Oxford and Swindon, Uffington is about 8 miles north of the M4 through Lambourne, of race-horse fame. The nearest Market Towns are Faringdon and Wantage, each about 15 minutes' drive. Shrivenham Defence Academy is just 3 miles away at the Watchfield roundabout on the A420.

The Village has a 13th Century Church, shop and Post Office, and several literary connections. It was the early home of Thomas Hughes, whose renowned book "Tom Brown's Schooldays" begins in the old school here. It is now an interesting little museum. John Betjeman lived here in the 1930's and 40's, during which time he wrote many famous works. Tolkein, while based in Oxford, visited this area, and it is said much of his inspiration for Middle Earth came from the Ridgeway nearby. An ideal base for walking, cycling, horse-riding, angling, visiting historic properties, golfing, or just chilling out at any time of the year. Warm welcome, caring staff, log fire, high standards, excellent food and selection of fine beverages, including Real Ales. Well-behaved dogs welcome.

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Showing Wednesday 31 August 2016 to Thursday 1 September 2016

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Car parking available onsite
Restaurant , Bar
Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas

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From 14:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
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Pets are not allowed

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100% would recommend it to a friend


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  • Mike A

  • July 2016

Very nice place to stay

Very clean, tidy, good shower and very comfortable bed.

I though breakfast was included but it cost £10.00 extra.

  • nigel robinson

  • July 2015

Top Room lovely landlord

Arrived and booked in and was told the chef was off this evening however they booked us in to a pub down the road for dinner, gave us a lift there and collected us afterwards.

Couldn't have been more helpful. Had a couple or 5 pints in the bar when we returned and a very comfy nights sleep. The only thing that let it down was the breakfast was a bit sparse and not worth a tenner each however as the chef had let him down again this may have had something to do with it. Overall I would stay here again as it was so friendly quiet and comfy.

Many thanks for all your kind comments. Yes, you were here when a major crisis happened. Our long standing and much appreciated Head Chef was diagnosed with a serious illness and has had to resign, though we are still in touch with him and his family. It has thrown our privately owned and run Pub and all our services off the rails. We have been getting by with Agency Chefs (some much better than others!).

The Good News is that, like busses, two good’uns have come along at once. Within the next few days we expect to take a new Chef on a month’s trial – after which we will do some publicity. In the meanwhile, customers can still get a decent meal here, we do have other qualified staff who are still providing good, home-made grub, but we are looking for the special flair and input that a qualified and experienced Head Chef can offer.

So, I hope you will come back to The Fox & Hounds soon – it will always be a very rural retreat, but we are applying for Planning Permission for two more B&B Rooms and a Garden Room extension to the Bar.

Kind regards,

Janet and Michael

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