Right opposite the village cricket ground, the imposing Fox draws in spectators with the promise of great microbrewery beers from the likes of West Berkshire Brewery and artisan local ciders from Tutts Clump. It's also a useful stop for ramblers exploring the rolling countryside that cossets this chic, well appointed, village inn. Outside tables skim lanes overlooking rich farmland; or choose a spot in the modern-rustic bar with its polished wooden floor, settles and log-burning stove to consider the confident menu of tried and tested pub classics and contemporary British dishes. Robust favourites include pie of the day or haddock and chips; the carte presents an eclectic choice. Anticipate garlic baked scallops with cheddar cheese to start, trumping this with mixed game and juniper berry pie; or whole roast poussin with chunky chips and marinated vine tomatoes. Round things off with a honeycomb Eton mess or a passion fruit crème brulée with chilli and pineapple salsa.
Open all year
Days closed: Monday, Tuesday
Opening times: 12–3 6–11 (Saturday to Sunday 12–late)
Lunch: Wednesday to Friday and Sunday 12–2, Saturday all day
Dinner: Wednesday to Friday and Sunday 6–9, Saturday all day
Food and drink
Set menu available
Restaurant menu available
Real ales available: Butts Traditional, West Berkshire Good Old Boy
Real ciders: Tutts Clump
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
M4 junction 13, A34 signed Oxford. Immediately left onto slip road signed Chieveley, Hermitage and Beedon. At T-junction left, through Chieveley to Peasemore. Left at phone box, pub signed.