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Fox & Hounds

19 The Green, Exton, LE15 8AP

(((() British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Tuesday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 21:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 21:00.

Very good service and attention good food excellent - we will definitely come back . Genre of music - would prefer variety but that's a minor issue .

Richard Stephenson 16 February 2017
from Stamford

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A beautiful 17th-century former coaching inn, Fox & Hounds in the village of Exton is packed with charm and character. Inside there are cracking fireplaces, outside is a picturesque beer garden, and the menu is packed with modern European flavours.

The inventive Fox & Hounds menu is crafted by head chef Omar Palazzolo, who brings experience from working in the renowned Nobu and The Arts Club. Flavoursome Mediterranean influences can be found in dishes like fillet of beef carpaccio with chives, hazelnuts and lemon vinaigrette, while hearty mains such as rump of Lake District lamb with foraged wild garlic and sherry jus highlight the best of British. Lincolnshire bangers and mash with homemade onion gravy fly the flag for pub classics, and on Sundays there are extremely popular traditional roasts.

Truly indulgent desserts are served at Fox & Hounds Rutland, including bourbon cappuccino made with espresso-soaked sponge, bourbon cream, almonds and orange truffle. There are fine ports and armagnacs to finish, and a full wine list.

Beautifully blending rural pub tradition with international flair, Fox & Hounds sits 11 minutes' drive from Oakham Rail Station.

Fox & Hounds

19 The Green, Exton, LE15 8AP

Contact +44 1572812403

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4.5 (((() (based on 40 reviews)
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  • dinner (25)
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  • luxury (9)
  • child friendly (7)
  • private dining (6)
  • value (6)
  • al fresco (5)
  • large parties (5)
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  • (((** 27 February 2017 by Sarah from Ketton, Stamford

    Food lovely, though portions could be more generous.
    Landlord a little brusque. They were running late as very busy, but everything was just a bit curt. Lovely atmosphere in pub area.

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Christine Darling from Newcastle upon Tyne

    Had Sunday lunch in the bar and atmosphere was great. Good service and very friendly staff.

  • ((((* 20 February 2017 by T B from Rutland

    Friendly staff, relaxing surroundings. Tasty starters, brilliant roasties although portion size of main small, desserts were delicious (could have had seconds!) Nice environment and good background music - an enjoyable Sunday lunch,

  • ((((( 16 February 2017 by Richard Stephenson from Stamford

    Very good service and attention good food excellent - we will definitely come back . Genre of music - would prefer variety but that's a minor issue .

  • ((((* 13 February 2017 by Frank Mills from Stamford

    Very pleasant atmosphere, good food.

  • ((((( 30 January 2017 by Bob Little from Burley

    Excellent Food and professional service. A little confusion when we first arrived, however resolved and we went into main restaurant.

  • ((((( 23 January 2017 by Lucy Barnett from Berkhamsted

    Wonderful lunch and exceptional service

  • ((((( 15 January 2017 by Brian Hawken from Melton Mowbray

    Perfect location and food for a special occasion. Lovely atmosphgere. Welcoming staff. Ecellent service. Fantastic food. It couldnt have been better.

  • ((((( 12 January 2017 by Jules Galbraith from Somerby

    Gorgeous food and lovely staff and ambience although a little pricey on the wine list but would definitely dine again and have recommended to friends for special occasion

  • ((*** 9 January 2017 by Darren Blackwell from Greetham

    We arrived to a warm welcome, and offered drinks and informed that a few wines where missing from the menu (due to not having a delivery post NYE) I thought my ale tasted a little old but it wasn't too bad.

    The bar area is nice and cosy but tables for eating are limited.
    Our table was situated right next to the door which was very cold when people came in so we moved to the restaurant, we where offered a nice table but it too was very cold We did appreciate it was 0 degrees outside, and where informed that it's a old stone building but as we live in a old stone building if they are insulated well then they hold the heat very well.
    We then moved back to the bar to a table on the other side which was better.

    My wife ordered Scallops followed by the Lamb Rump, I ordered Rabbit Pakora followed by Fish Pie. We had a wait of approx 35 mins for the starters,

    The Scallops where very nicely cooked, but at £11 for 3 scallops we thought that was expensive.
    The Rabbit Pakora was very nice I felt that the flavour of the rabbit was overpowered by the spices.
    We then had a long wait for the main course and had to request that our water be topped up, my fish pie wasn't actually a pie it was more of a deconstructed fish medley with some samphire the fish was very nicely cooked but I was looking forward to a pie with creamy veloute and a mash topping,
    My wife's lamb was unfortunately over cooked and fairly dry not being served pink. She sent it back and and where informed that it would be 15 mins, we in fact waited nearly 30 mins and just got up to leave when it arrived, we had also ordered a side of broccoli stems but these had gone cold and weren't replenished when my wife's food finally turned up.
    The lamb was better and very tasty but it got a bit to late. We declined desert as it was now past 10pm. To summarise the staff where friendly but young The waitress well informed the barman lacked wine knowledge. The food is overpriced the service way to slow!

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