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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.

Superbe evening as always at The Fox and Hounds. Great food, great service and a great atmosphere. Looking forward to our next visit.

Steven Walters 18 March 2017
from Bourne

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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

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Customer reviews for Fox & Hounds

4.5 (((() (based on 45 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (29)
  • dinner (27)
  • romantic (15)
  • luxury (11)
  • child friendly (8)
  • private dining (7)
  • large parties (6)
  • value (6)
  • views (6)
  • al fresco (5)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • business (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((( 18 March 2017 by Steven Walters from Bourne

    Superbe evening as always at The Fox and Hounds. Great food, great service and a great atmosphere. Looking forward to our next visit.

  • ((((( 17 March 2017 by Jacqueline from Market Harborough

    So welcoming, warm fire, beautiful old proper working candelabra on bar. Good fantastic good, can highly recommend pork loin and Launde rump of lamb. Sumptuous puddings too.

  • ((*** 16 March 2017 by Michael Wykes from Leicestershire

    Although we have always enjoyed our visits in the past. Our visit yesterday proved to be very disappointing. The very limited fixed price lunch menu left very little to choose from . Two dishes for starters and main are totally inadequate to be considered a choice. The standard of presentation was good but the cooking was well below the usual quality

  • ((((( 13 March 2017 by Jamie Swanston from Warwick

    Fantastic sunday lunch. Some really quite sophisticated flavours and cooking but that didn't distract from what a traditional roast is supposed to do!

  • ((((( 4 March 2017 by Julie Taylor from Oakham

    The quality of food is outstanding and the whole ambience and level of service is top level.

  • (((** 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.

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