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Hartfoot Lane, Ansty

Dorchester, 

Dorset, 


DT2 7PN,  England
Buried deep in the beautiful Dorset countryside, The Fox Inn is steeped in history and is famous for its food and accommodation.
  • rural
  • locally sourced produce
  • Monkey World
  • comfortable
  • character
  • tranquil
  • free parking
  • gardens
  • Dog Friendly
  • friendly staff
Check Prices and Availability
Double EnsuiteDouble Ensuite
from£50.00
King size - EnsuiteKing size - Ensuite
from£80.00
Guest Reviews
Guest reviews for The Fox Inn, Dorchester are provided by real guests who have actually stayed at the property.
Rooms:
4.2
Value:
4.3
Friendliness:
4.7
Cleanliness:
4.4
Facilities:
4.1
Staff service:
4.6
Location:
4.4
Breakfast:
4.6
Guest Rating: 4.5
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Rupert
Mature Couple
Stayed: Dec '15
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Stayed at Fox for nearby wedding"
Stayed for one night… Read more
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Likes:
Nice traditional pub with good food.
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for The Fox Inn, Dorchester
Steve
Alone
Stayed: Dec '15
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
3
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location
4
"Friendly, fuss free and great food..."
Overnight stay on a Friday - staff were friendly, welcoming and super helpful, within a short space of time they'll know you by name. Food was great hearty stuff....… Read more
"Friendly, fuss free and great food..."
Overnight stay on a Friday - staff were friendly, welcoming and super helpful, within a short space of time they'll know you by name. Food was great hearty stuff.... Read less
Likes:
Pork and black pudding sausages are highly recommended....
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for The Fox Inn, Dorchester
Gary
Young Couple
Stayed: Oct '15
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
3
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Cosy room, friendly staff, quiet location"
Quiet location, very relaxing.… Read more
"Cosy room, friendly staff, quiet location"
Quiet location, very relaxing. Read less
Likes:
Friendly staff, good food, comfortable bed
Dislikes:
Room clean overall but a fair amount of dust behind radiators and cobwebs on lights
Guest Review for The Fox Inn, Dorchester
More Information
4 Stars Self Assessed Guest House
Parking
On-site parking, Free parking
Types of Payment Accepted at The Fox Inn
Cash (Sterling), Credit card, Debit card
Payment Cards accepted at the property
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Check-in: 2:00 PM till 11:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Policies
Children Policy: Children welcome
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pet Policy: Dogs
Cancellation Policy
Booking Terms and Conditions
Accessibility
Languages Spoken
English
The Fox Inn was built over 250 years ago as the home of Charles Hall, then known as Broadclose. In the last 90 years the pub has become one of Dorset's most famous hostelries. Now under the control of Keith and Sharon, with Sharon's daughter Clare as manager, Clare's partner Darren as Head Chef. The Fox Inn is a true family enterprise.
Warm, welcoming and always a reflection of the rich, rural life found in the heart of Dorset, The Fox is popular with residents, visitors and locals alike.
The main restaruant provides a traditional and relaxing atmosphere in which to dine. Head Chef Darren and his team offer interesting and varied menus using the finest of fresh local produce. For a more informal experience try the light, airey garden restaurant ~ ideal for lunch. in the summer there is a large patio area which is a real sun trap.

There are 11 ensuite letting rooms, including 4 superior rooms designed to be both stylish and comfortable.
(Due to the fact the rooms are on upper floors with no lift, these rooms are not suitable for people with very limited mobility.) Please be aware our standard double rooms have dormer windows and therefore, sloping ceilings.
In addition to the wealth of nearby attractions: Monkey World, Abbottsbury Swannery, Athelhampton Gardens, Sherbourne Castle, The Tutankhamun Exhibition to name but a few, we are ideally situated to take in some of the most breath taking walks. We recommend the spectacular views from the Wessex Ridgeway, returning through the famous Dorset Gap.
Day trips to Jersey and Guernsey are also available from nearby Weymouth.

We are a very dog friendly establishment, To enhance the stay of all our guests who bring their dogs, we now have a dedicated 'dog wetroom', with dog shower, shampoos, towels, grooming table, dog drier, dirty welly / wet clothing area for muddy owners too.

**Please note - there is little or, for some, no mobile phone signal.
Style of property
Comfortable, Homely, Rustic, Secluded, Unique
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