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The Fox, Basingstoke

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Frog Lane
North Waltham
Postal town: Basingstoke
RG25 2BE
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Quinno _ left this review about The Fox

Unexpected revisit. COVID meant we ended-up in the small characterful rear bar which has a traditional 1940’s feel. Four pretty samey ales on the go; Ringwood Best, Andwell King John, West Berks GoB and Hogs Back TEA (NBSS 3.5). The Rothaus is still available, though noticed too late! Still a very good place with good cask, but of beer variety might have helped this time.

November 2013
Wonderfully well-maintained building both inside and out. The impressive trellis-arch entrance gives way to three(!) separate and exquisitely-maintained garden areas including a kids play zone. The interior consists of two rooms, to the right for posh dining behind a door and the left mainly for drinking (if a little small for all the punters that were in doing just that). Four ales offered at 3.20pp; Doom Bar, West Berks Good Old Boy, Three Castles Saxon Archer and Brakspear Ordinary. The quality of my West Berks was good (though over-cold) and the Saxon Archer was a superb drop at a better temperature. There was also a gigantic Rothaus Pils ceramic font – I couldn’t resist giving it a go and for £2 a half got a pretty good German lager in a rather sexy branded glass which I had to try hard not to swipe. Given the location and ambience, prices were surprisingly cheap for the drink. Features of note in the main bar include a wood burning stove and a large glass case of bottled spirit miniatures. The covered patio area for smokers was a cut above the usual and afforded a nice view over the adjacent wheat field. All-in-all, this is a lovely place and I’d happily pop back. Rated 9

On 22nd July 2021 - rating: 8
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Dave Everitt left this review about The Fox Inn

Impossible to find, look at the little white sign posts in the village, The Fox is included ... Pub one side of building, restaurant the other. Food and beer excellent, Garden incredible ...

On 15th September 2008 - rating: 10
[User has posted 29 recommendations about 29 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Micheldever, 4.04 miles, 1 hr 17 min walk (show)
Overton, 5.05 miles, 1 hr 37 min walk (show)
Basingstoke, 6.97 miles, 2 hr 14 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Fox, North Waltham
22nd Jul 2021, 17:26
Review submitted by Quinno _ amended by Quinno _
 
16th Jul 2021, 14:56
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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
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