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The Fox Inn, Bristol

The Inner Down
Old Down
Postal town: Bristol
BS32 4PR
Phone: 01454412507
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Jane Peter left this review about The Fox Inn

I have been going here for many years because of food and entertainment. I don't understand why people have to change things! Entertainment now only every month,but I can get over that. The food, well what can I say. This was the best pub I used to go to and would have rated it 10 easy, nothing else ever compared to this in my books. Over the years though the food has got less and less and prices up and up. When you used to have a salad on the side, you had peppers, onions, coleslaw, it was lovely, now you are lucky to get a bit of salad and tomatoe. You now get no sauces offered with steak and when asked for veg instead of salad I was given a dish of peas. It's a joke! I had the worst steak ever to add insult to insult, it was like eating a burger. Our bill for two steaks, no sauce and pale chips was £44. As far as im concerned they are now well overpriced and standard of food has gone right down. I will not be going back but what a shame as it used to be great

On 4th August 2013 - rating: 1
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Fox Inn

This is an attractive pub somewhat off the beaten track, and I don't imagine it really sees anything in terms of passing trade. In may ways it's the quintessential village local, and it was good to see it busy with a varied mix of clientele on a recent Sunday afternoon visit. Unusually the "front" of the pub (i.e.; the side facing the road) is in fact the back, having no doors and looking perhaps slightly drab. Around the other side it's much more pleasant though, with picnic tables on the lawn and wooden trellis work.

The pub is a slightly staggered U-shape, and divided in to a couple of different areas although they all flow in to one another. The bar counter is just inside the door, and here there are a couple of chunky pine farmhouse tables. There is a parquet wood floor and plenty of beams on the low ceiling as well as a brick fire-place off to one side, and this housed a wood burning stove. Various ornaments and pictures of foxes were dotted around as befits the pub's name and there was also a signed Bristol rugby shirt.

Around the corner is a carpeted area with green bench seating along the back wall, and smallish tables and chairs with wine bottle candles on. This is perhaps more intended for dining, although it appeared that the lunch service had finished by the time we were there. Beyond this is a small snug with a tiled floor and some exposed stone wall. There are no TV's in the pub which makes a pleasant change, although one of the punters was getting his football fix by having his iPad perched on a bar stool!

Good choice of beers on tap with Doom Bar, Bass, Butcombe, Tribute, Dartmoor Best and Bath's Gem. Ciders were also well represented with Thatcher's Gold, Ashton Press and Moles Black Rat.

On 22nd April 2013 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Pilning, 4.47 miles, 1 hr 26 min walk (show)
Patchway, 5.03 miles, 1 hr 37 min walk (show)
Bristol Parkway, 6.3 miles, 2 hr 1 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Fox Inn, Old Down
4th Aug 2013, 11:20
Review submitted by Jane Peter
 
22nd Apr 2013, 21:34
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 19 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 19 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 19 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 19 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 19 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 30 September 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 19 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 19 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : No last updated 19 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 30 September 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 19 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 19 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : No last updated 19 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 19 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 30 September 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Pinball : No last updated 19 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 19 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Possibly occasional and for charity - last updated 19 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 12 June 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Cider : Yes - From a barrel out of wall - last updated 19 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - BT wifi - last updated 19 October 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 10:30pm
Monday12noon - 3pm | 6pm - 11pm
Tuesday12noon - 3pm | 6pm - 11pm
Wednesday12noon - 3pm | 6pm - 11pm
Thursday12noon - 3pm | 6pm - 11pm
Friday12noon - 3pm | 5pm - 11pm
Saturday12noon - 3pm | 6pm - 11pm
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