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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.

Good food, good service.

John Fowkes 27 September 2016
from Leicester

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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

4.7 (((() (based on 13 reviews)
100% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (8)
  • lunch (8)
  • romantic (5)
  • luxury (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • business (2)
  • child friendly (2)
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  • trendy (2)
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  • ((((( by from Loughborough

    Excellent food and professional service.
    Whole experience 10 out of 10..

  • ((((* by from Leicester

    A very nice atmosphere and very pleasant staff. Good Sunday lunch menu, The starters were very nice, I then had the roast lamb which was fine. My wife had roast beef which was very red and really undercooked.

  • ((((( by from Bainton

    My wife and I had an early booking for Sunday lunch. The experience was very pleasant, being seated in the bar area for pre lunch drinks giving time to look at the menu. My wife choose the roast beef which she thoroughly enjoyed especially the roast potatoes. My choice of the mixed lamb and beef was equally delicious. My only issue was my disappointment over the small portion of beef in relation to the lamb. I only received one small slice of beef and three medium slices of Lamb. This was not mentioned at the time as I was overall pleased with the experience, as you have asked for feedback I thought it worth bringing up. On a more positive note, we enjoyed the food and the service was fantastic together with the pleasent ambiance makes the Fox and Hounds top of our list of places to eat.

  • ((((( by from Chichester

    Good ambiance and the staff were charming.. The food was delicious and my only criticism would be that my dish was described as fish pie which was misleading however it was excellent!

  • ((((* by from Bad Salzuflen

    Very nice food. Place nicely done up. Thank you.

  • ((((( by from Oakham

    We love visiting the Fox and Hounds in Exton! It is perfectly situated in this picturesque village. It has a cosy yet elegant pub where it all begins with a drink while you peruse the menu. Lovely service and discreet attention. The food is excellent. Great steaks, perfectly prepared cod, in fact whatever you choose seems to come through well presented and delicious. Desserts are interesting and equally delicious.

  • ((((( by from Oakham

    Having only recently moved to the area I was totally taken aback by the village, it is so beautiful, from then on things got better and better. The reception is superb with a nice warm welcome. Absolutely adored the chandelier. One can say nothing else about the food other than it was excellent, my steak was cooked to perfection. We were very well looked after and with a smile at all times.

  • ((((( by from Leicester

    Good food, good service.

  • ((((( by from Exton

    Brilliant food, excellent and interesting wine list, wonderful devour and good service. An excellent night all round.

  • ((((( by from Thorpe satchville

    Extremely enjoyable evening , lovely atmosphere in the bar area & restaurant. Food & service were excellent. Will be returning !

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