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Phone bookings: +44 (0)1935 317 555/  We will require a £10 per person deposit for bookings of 8 or more guests / Bookings for 11 or more can be accommodated in The Fox Room as a private dining room and a minimum spend applies

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Serving the best of local produce

Local chef, restaurateur and food writer Mark Hix opened The Fox Inn in December 2020. Nestled in the Dorset countryside, just four miles from Beaminster, the pub is open Tuesday to Sunday. Please note that we are open for drinks only on Tuesday lunchtimes from 1st June.

Enjoy food and drink sourced from the South West in the warm and welcoming surroundings of our 17th Century Grade II listed pub. Settle in by the open fire with bar snacks and a real ale or dine on locally sourced food and drink in the Garden Room with a wine list that champions British winemakers.

Take in the beautiful views of fields and rolling hills from the outdoor seating area.

Please note we can only accommodate bookings of up to 10 guests in the Garden Room.
Bookings for 11 or more will be seated in The Fox private dining room and invited to order from our Feast Menus. Find more details here.

We are open 6 days a week
Tuesday to Saturday 12 noon-11pm (drinks only Tuesday lunchtime from June)
Sunday – 12-5pm. Last booking at 3.30pm
Sunday evenings – closed

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Daily Changing Dishes


Working closely with farmers and gamekeepers, Mark’s menu offers something for everyone with local meat and game dishes, some hearty pub classics, fresh fish from the South West Coast and the all-important Sunday roast.

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The Fox cocktail
What Mark's Drinking


Working closely with local brewers, a good selection of beers from the South West are always featured alongside guest beers and a seasonal cocktail list showcasing local spirits such as Black Cow pure milk vodka and Julian Temperley’s Somerset Cider Brandy. The wine list reads as a charming tour of the local vineyards including Lyme Bay Winery and boutique vineyard, Castlewood who we have worked closely with to create our very own Devon Minnow Bacchus.

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