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Guest Rating: 4.5
See all 226 reviews
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:
4.5
Facilities:
4.1
Staff service:
4.6
Location:
4.4
Breakfast:
4.6
Guest Rating: 4.5
See all 226 reviews
Annick
Mature Couple
Stayed: Sep '14
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
4
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location
4
Breakfast:
5
"Enjoyable week end in pretty village setting.."
Friendly and helpful staff with yummy breakfast and good chutney with ploughmans.… Read more
"Enjoyable week end in pretty village setting.."
Friendly and helpful staff with yummy breakfast and good chutney with ploughmans. Read less
Likes:
Everything pleasant
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for The Fox Inn, Dorchester
john
Mature Couple
Stayed: Sep '14
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Tranquil,relaxing break"
2 nights in room 14 ,a large room overlooking farm buildings and fields.Had breakfast and dinners in the Fox on both days Atmosphere in both drinking and eating areas was relaxed and friendly,service… Read more
"Tranquil,relaxing break"
2 nights in room 14 ,a large room overlooking farm buildings and fields.Had breakfast and dinners in the Fox on both days Atmosphere in both drinking and eating areas was relaxed and friendly,service was efficient.I am sure we will pay another visit in the not too distant future,if you like to get away from the noise and clamour this would be ideal for you. Read less
Likes:
Room was great ,food was very good could go for dinner at whatever time we wanted did not need to book.We did not have our dogs with us but it was a very dog friendly pub.
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for The Fox Inn, Dorchester
Nick
Family with older Children
Stayed: Sep '14
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
4
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location
3
Breakfast:
4
"Very clean and comfortable rooms and friendly staff"
Exceptionally helpful staff… Read more
"Very clean and comfortable rooms and friendly staff"
Exceptionally helpful staff Read less
Likes:
Clean rooms
Good food
Dislikes:
No bath !!!!
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 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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