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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.

Fantastic place fantastic staff fantastic meal

Elizabeth Turner 08 November 2016
from Lincoln

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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 24 reviews)
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  • lunch (17)
  • romantic (8)
  • al fresco (5)
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  • views (5)
  • child friendly (4)
  • private dining (4)
  • value (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
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  • ((((( 8 December 2016 by Malcolm Davies from Melton Mowbray

    Excellent meal, extremely tasty food, very pleasant service. We went for a birthday lunch and we shared crab cakes to start, steak frites and pheasant as main courses and then shared a plate of cheese. The food was very good and though a bit on the pricey side, good value due to its quality. We will definitely be back.

  • ((((( 7 December 2016 by Grant Mcleod from Woodnewton

    Great lunch and we frequent visitor, lovely welcome setting

  • (((** 6 December 2016 by George Green from Oakham

    Good surroundings and service food great but small portions and you need to order veg etc separately ...they don't tell you this...I chose the venison Pie and it was nice but come with no potatoes, chips or veg !!! my wife ordered Shepards Pie with peas ....we counted 6 peas..... the food is good they just need to remember value for money. I would recommend but warn everyone to be prepared to order potatoes and veg, which you would expect and get elsewhere.

  • ((((( 6 December 2016 by Stephen Broadbent from Peterborough

    Excellent Sunday lunch again! We've used the Fox and Hounds three times for Sunday lunch this year and it's been fabulous on every occasion. Excellent food and drink, lovely relaxed ambience.

  • ((((( 22 November 2016 by Steven Greaves from Corby

    1st time visit for me and my girlfriend as a treat for her birthday. beautiful place, lovely décor and surroundings. Was very romantic and perfect for that intimate evening. food was timely and cooked to perfection with myself having the Rib Eye steak and my girlfriend having the fish pie. We will definitely return.

  • ((((* 19 November 2016 by Christine Adams from Leicester

    4 of us had a truly excellent lunch. The standard of cooking was very high. The beets starter was beautifully balanced between sweetness and acidity. The cod loin main course was crispy skinned and moist fleshed. My husband declared his lamb to be a triumph. But best of all was the lemon dessert, a semifredo with a creamy, lemon coating with honeycomb. It was something that I had never had before and it was a beautiful thing I can tell you.
    Go to this lovely old coaching inn. You will not be disappointed.

  • ((((( 8 November 2016 by Elizabeth Turner from Lincoln

    Fantastic place fantastic staff fantastic meal

  • ((((( 1 November 2016 by Jennifer Harris from Leicester

    Excellent Sunday roast!

  • ((((( 27 October 2016 by Gill Rix from Hertfordshire

    Amazing food - beautifully presented and excellent service with excellent staff!!
    A great experience. Would highly recommend and would definitely go again!!
    Many thanks

  • ((((( 25 October 2016 by Joan Davies from Leicester

    Fox and Hounds is in the beautiful village of Exton. The Sunday roast beef was delicious , the service was excellent and the ambience just perfect. Altogether a really nice dining experience at a very reasonable price. Would highly recommend and would go again.

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