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Guest Rating: 4.5
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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
  • private function room
  • friendly staff
Check Prices and Availability
Double EnsuiteDouble Ensuite
from£50.00
King size - EnsuiteKing size - Ensuite
from£80.00
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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
See all 219 reviews
Irene
Mature Couple
Stayed: Aug '14
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Fantastic anniversary break"
Very relaxing, good food, good wine, friendly, helpful staff.… Read more
"Fantastic anniversary break"
Very relaxing, good food, good wine, friendly, helpful staff. Read less
Likes:
Very dog friendly. Like the poo bags and bins provided for the dogs. Walks on your doorstep well away from built up areas, but still close enough to drive to a town.
Dislikes:
It wasn't long enough. You've been warned, we'll be back.
Guest Review for The Fox Inn, Dorchester
Shirley
Mature Couple
Stayed: May '14
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Lovely birthday weekend"
Short break for my birthday.… Read more
"Lovely birthday weekend"
Short break for my birthday. Read less
Likes:
Excellent accommodation, friendly helpful staff and good food.
Dislikes:
Nothing
Guest Review for The Fox Inn, Dorchester
Keith
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jul '14
3
Would not recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
2
Friendliness:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
2
Location
4
Breakfast:
2
"Disappointed"
An overnight stay for the last day of our holiday. We were excited about returning to The Fox because we had stayed here a few years ago and enjoyed the friendliness, ambience, comfort and good food.… Read more
"Disappointed"
An overnight stay for the last day of our holiday. We were excited about returning to The Fox because we had stayed here a few years ago and enjoyed the friendliness, ambience, comfort and good food. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed because all we had loved on our previous visit had deteriorated. Read less
Likes:
The room was nicely refurbished.
Dislikes:
The stale air smell throughout.
The quality of our meals was poor.
We were expecting to use the restaurant for dinner, but we were shown into the breakfast room.
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
Master Card Maestro Visa Visa Electron Solo 
Check-in: 2:00 PM till 11:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Late check-out available on request
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 and baby Emily 'helping', 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.)
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.

**Please note - there is little or, for some, no mobile phone reception here at the Fox due to the rural location.
Style of property
Comfortable, Homely, Rustic, Secluded, Unique
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