The Fox & Hounds

The Fox & Hounds


0.5 miles
Christmas Common, Watlington, OX49 5HL

Nestled high up in the Chilterns near Watlington, The Fox & Hounds at Christmas Common dates back over 400 years. Built from brick and flint, the pub’s main dining area has a homely and rustic feel and an open kitchen, and a delightful lavender-scented garden provides a lovely French ambience.

The pride shown by head chef Justin Mason is clear to see in the quality of the fresh, locally sourced and seasonal ingredients with which he puts his daily changing menus together. Our starters were delicious and beautifully presented. I chose the feta and broad bean salad with roasted aubergines and red peppers topped with marinated courgette ribbons, and my husband plumped for the ham hock terrine with artisan breads and caramelised red onion chutney. For the main course, I enjoyed pan-fried chicken supreme in wild mushroom and cream sauce, with fresh seasonal vegetables and Parmentier potatoes. My husband opted for the homemade steak, mushroom and ale pie with green beans, mashed potatoes and rich jus. It was out of pure gluttony that we ordered the panettone bread and butter pudding with salted caramel ice cream, but every indulgent bite was worth it. All of the dishes were beautifully crafted, flavoursome and very generously portioned.

The Fox & Hounds offers a very special dining experience for one and all. With plenty of beautiful walks – including the Chilterns’ famous Ridgeway – starting and finishing here, this dog-friendly pub is the perfect stop for sustenance after a stroll with your four-legged friend.

+2The Fox & Hounds
Every Day
Food Served Times:
Mon:noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Tues:noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Weds:noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Thurs:noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Fri:noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Sat:noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-8.30pm

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