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Fox & Hounds

19 The Green, Exton, LE15 8AP

(((() British
  •  - Rutland
  •  - Rutland
  •  - Rutland
  •  - Rutland
  •  - Rutland
  •  - Rutland
  •  - Rutland
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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.

A friend and I were here for lunch. Best fish and chips and toad in the hole ever. The dessert was lovely to look at and to taste. Service was very good and not intrusive.

Sally Miller 13 June 2017
from Exton

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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 59 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (35)
  • romantic (17)
  • luxury (12)
  • child friendly (9)
  • private dining (9)
  • views (9)
  • large parties (7)
  • value (7)
  • al fresco (6)
  • afternoon tea (4)
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  • ((((( 19 June 2017 by Fiona Macdonald from Oakham

    The food was delicious, the service was excellent. Sat in the beautiful surroundings on the deck in the garden. A very, very pleasant way to spend a Sunday lunchtime

  • ((((( 19 June 2017 by Henry from Cambridge

    Stunning building with lovely indoor and outdoor dining areas. Excellent food and service. The owner was brilliant and labored in the heat to provide us with extra sun shades on the hottest day of the year so far - we were very grateful! His staff were very friendly and attentive. Couldn't recommend more!

  • ((((( 13 June 2017 by Sally Miller from Exton

    A friend and I were here for lunch. Best fish and chips and toad in the hole ever. The dessert was lovely to look at and to taste. Service was very good and not intrusive.

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Karen Emmerson from Exton

    Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. We keep going back.

  • ((((* 29 May 2017 by Sarah Vickers from Bourne

    Excellent food and excellent service. On the booking form we had said it was a birthday and it would have been nice to have a special congratulations or recognition but otherwise could not fault the service

  • ((((( 16 May 2017 by Pamela Biggs from Cottesmore

    Shepherd's pie was delicious. ... as was was the sticky toffee pudding.

  • ((((* 16 May 2017 by David Rollo from Grantham

    Delightful pub & location! Friendly staff! Lunch lovely but could have been much warmer!

  • ((((( 9 May 2017 by Nannette Midwood from Dubai

    Great food great service
    Always a pleasure

  • (((** 25 April 2017 by ScottieBurnett from Bourne

    Here for Sunday lunch and despite high hopes (they are a new entry in the Good Food Guide 2017) it was overall a disappointing experience.
    First impressions of any establishment matter; there was bad and good. The car park is poorly signposted and is a badly surfaced tip strewn with bins located at the back of the hotel/restaurant. No indication in the car park of how to find the actual entrance.
    Once we did enter the bar area the barman was very good, quickly sorting out drinks and menus (although failing to provide a wine list, which I had to go searching for). No explanation that someone would come to take our order.
    Anyway, food finally ordered, starters of pigeon breast salad and asparagus with poached egg; mains roast beef and mixed beef & lamb roast. Both starters were disappointingly small, particularly the salad where they must have sourced the smallest pigeon in Rutland. The mains were better and the meat was well cooked and a reasonable portion size. However please put at least one more vegetable on the plate; roast potatoes, tenderstem broccoli and parsnip puree does not make for a traditional Sunday roast. I feel this is a ploy to make you order additional side dishes at £3.50 each. The potatoes were also somewhat beyond "crisp" and took some cutting into. For wine we went for the Chianti at £27.00, which is not cheap; but there were few cheaper options on a somewhat limited wine list.
    Finally, why no bread provided? Hambleton Bakery is just down the road!
    Service was competent but not really engaging.
    I would have liked to have given them a very good, but the starters meant it had to average. There are better and cheaper options in the locality.

  • ((((* 17 April 2017 by Rebecca Joyce from Wigston

    We enjoyed the cosy ambiance and friendly staff

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