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The Fox Inn, Thatcham

High Street
Hermitage
Postal town: Thatcham
RG18 9RB
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E TA left this review about The Fox Inn

As described below by Quinno, this village pub is welcoming, friendly and much better value than some other nearby pubs. The landlord and landlady went out of their way to make us welcome, and the locals were very tolerant of us. There is a small car park at the front and a pleasant terraced garden. Inside, the three bar areas are contiguous. The lounge area has a woodburner which creates a homely, warm atmosphere. There was a dartboard which appeared redundant and a TV screen which was switched off. Ales on were West Berkshire Good Old Boy, Young’s Special and Doombar. We had a better beer experience than Quinno (below), all three ales being in very good condition. Food was basic pub grub, though it seemed a bit unbalanced – a delicious home-made chicken and ham pie, incongruously complemented with thin frozen chips and packet gravy - at a reasonable price for the area. They also offered a range of very strong chilli sauces for the adventurous and fresh pizzas for as a quick meal. We had an excellent weekend enjoying their food, ales and conviviality, and I should be very happy to return.

On 20th March 2019 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about The Fox Inn

Very nice-looking pub, elevated from the roadside with a lovely little front patio area overlooking the vista. Multi area’d inside, originally converted from three old cottages. Selection of papers available. Four ales on inside (Otter Bitter, West Berks GOB, Youngs Special, Doom Bar – all rather safe and samey), with a small pubco list beer fest on outside with ten on stillage – we tried the Hooky and St Austell Proper Job from there which were OK but had obviously been on a bit and were on their last legs (classic pub festival stillage…). Despite the slightly under-par beer I really liked this as a location and would make the effort to sample it again.

On 5th September 2014 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Newbury, 5.18 miles, 1 hr 39 min walk (show)
Newbury Racecourse, 5.2 miles, 1 hr 40 min walk (show)
Thatcham, 5.53 miles, 1 hr 46 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Fox Inn, Hermitage
5th Jul 2019, 18:09
Picture submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved
 
5th Jul 2019, 18:09
Picture submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 09 March 2019 by E TA
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 09 March 2019 by E TA
  • Darts : Yes last updated 09 March 2019 by E TA
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 09 March 2019 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : Yes - First Saturday of the month - last updated 05 July 2019 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : Yes - alt Sundays - last updated 09 August 2015 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 09 March 2019 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 05 July 2019 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 05 July 2019 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : No last updated 05 July 2019 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Cider : No last updated 09 March 2019 by E TA
  • WiFi : Yes - Free pub WiFi - last updated 05 July 2019 by Jonathan Wilde
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