Behind its stone facade – robed in Virginia creeper – is a bijou bar and roomy restaurant extended to meet demand for The Fox’s fare. Head Chef Phil Carter favours simple dishes that let his local ingredients speak for themselves.
The menu is always changing but look out for country classics such as guinea fowl with wild mushrooms and madeira. For a sweet twist on an old favourite, try the chocolate bread and butter pudding with fresh cream.
The setting, in Lower Oddington village, is rather lovely too. Don’t miss St Nicolas, old Oddington Church, an 11th century place of worship with rare medieval ‘doom’ paintings. Ask in the pub about recommended walks in the area.
Want to make a weekend of it? They’ve got three pretty guest rooms from £95-£125 per night. They’re individually decorated with antique furniture and chic, quintessentially English textiles. The Garden Room sports a Louis XV bed, The Courtyard Room, a mahogany one, while the tweedy Heythrop Room, in the oldest part of the Inn, dates back to the Tudor era.
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