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Fox & Hounds

19 The Green, Exton, LE15 8AP

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

Food all good
Service all good

Graeme Day 11 September 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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Customer reviews for Fox & Hounds

4.4 (((() (based on 82 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (51)
  • dinner (48)
  • romantic (24)
  • luxury (17)
  • private dining (16)
  • al fresco (14)
  • views (14)
  • child friendly (13)
  • value (12)
  • large parties (9)
  • afternoon tea (7)
  • business (5)
  • trendy (4)
  • breakfast (2)
  • entertainment (2)
  • ((((* 24 October 2017 by Ian Campbell from Sharnbrook

    The food was excellent, especially the lemon dessert. The ambiance in the dining room was good, as was the service, but the initial impression on entering the pub was gloomy and somewhat unwelcoming. The bar/lounge can be described generously as trendy or less so, as just shabby.

  • ((((( 11 September 2017 by Graeme Day from Stamford

    Food all good
    Service all good

  • ((((( 4 September 2017 by Sandra Pratt from Selkirk

    The Fox& Hounds is wonderful - welcoming, comfortable, traditional and yet a little quirky. The staff were exceptional - very knowledgeable about the menu (and the area) and so pleasant and friendly. The menu offered a really good selection of dishes which were all interesting and appealing; some unusual flavour combinations that made choosing intriguing! Those flavour combinations were fabulous! The dishes my son and I chose for each course were absolutely delicious and the service was excellent. The price was very good value. Will definitely return when next in the area! Wouldn't miss it!

  • ((((( 3 September 2017 by Eileen Lawton from Newark

    Great staff - nothing too much trouble. And the food was sublime.

  • ((((( 28 August 2017 by Mike Bennett from Ashby Folville

    Fantastic weather, with good food and service to make it a perfect day

  • ((((( 26 August 2017 by Wendy Marx from Stamford

    Great food in a beautiful setting. Dining in the lovely garden on a sunny day was a delightful experience

  • ((((* 25 August 2017 by Paul Butt from Exeter

    Online booking easy. Very nice food well cooked and presented. Interesting menu and flavours. A little short staffed I would say the evening we went but still very enjoyable

  • ((((( 25 August 2017 by Richard Abels from Exton

    Always a good experience and good food

  • ((((( 21 August 2017 by John Wilcox from Wisbech

    Have visited previously and as usual everything was fantastic, from the welcome when you arrive in the bar to great food and service in the restaurant. Five stars from me.

  • ((((( 15 August 2017 by Lindsay Brevitt from Greetham

    Beautiful meal. Excellent service.

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