Located within a coaching inn dating all the way back to 1817, Fox & Hounds is a charming pub found in the village of Charwelton. a short drive south down the A361 and Banbury Road from Daventry. Whether its for a cosy pub lunch, a few after work pints, to celebrate a special occasion or for a traditional Sunday roast, Fox & Hounds has become a fixture in this part of Northamptonshire, a favourite among locals as well as visitors to the area, too. True to its nature, the Fox & Hounds serves up hearty, home-style British cuisine and of course, a hefty selection of real ales and craft beers. Book a table now!
Tastefully restored with a brick fireplace and wooden beaming, Fox & Hounds on Charwelton’s Banbury Road, close to Daventry, is a gastropub with lots of traditional charm, attracting guests from all over Northamptonshire. At Fox & Hounds, they are committed to providing diners with the highest quality meal, that’s why the fish is freshly-caught and delivered daily from Cornwall, the meat is sourced from the best farms in the UK, and the produce is carefully hand-selected from artisanal suppliers. On the menu you’ll find British classics as well as dishes with European influences.
Begin your meal with a bowl of homemade leek & potato soup served with garlic & chive bread, or some pressed ox tongue with fried quails egg and an anchovy & caper dressing. Then, move on to some pork & leek sausages with creamy mash and onion gravy, the baked plaice fillets with truffled leeks, mornay sauce and roasted new potatoes, or a succulent steak. Vegetarians will find plenty of choice too, like the parmesan polenta cake with butternut squash, artichokes, peas and blue cheese dressing, and desserts like the sticky toffee pudding with salted caramel ice cream and the peanut butter cheesecake are the perfect way to conclude your meal. With its traditional decor and cosy atmosphere, Fox & Hounds is the perfect place to tuck into a roast, so be sure to head on over on a Sunday! Located in the village of Charwelton, five miles from Daventry, Fox & Hound draws in diners from all over. To guarantee a table, making a reservation in advance is recommended.
Fantastic food and a wonderful atmosphere. The gin selection is wide ranging as is the wine list with the staff being able to recommend some real gems
Great food and great staff. A very enjoyable evening and will certainly be visiting again. That collection of interesting and varied gins needs to be tried!
the most fantastic roast beef Sunday lunch - can not be beaten! Friendly staff. great gins and a fab sunny beer garden at the back
It is an excellent pub that I have been to a number of times now and the staff are always very pleasant and food is excellent
Service was excellent but it was a quiet night and not a lot of tables, food was excellent my daughter enjoyed her venison, even though she did remove the salt garnish. I had the chicken and it was prepared very well with great sweet potato mash. We asked for dessert to be fixed in a different way and at first the chef was reluctant, but final caved and it was awesome. We had the chocolate/cherry crème Brule warmed. This is a gem of a restaurant in a very small village of Charwelton worth the trip. The restaurant had an extensive wine menu, we did not indulge but it looked very balanced. We ate on the restaurant side, there is a pub side that looked very warm and welcoming. The menu is a little pricey but for a night out it is well worth it!!
8 of us booked a table here last night. We sampled the renowned gins to start with which got the evening off to a good start! We wondered if it was all about the gin before we came and so had low expectations on food but we were delighted as every dish we ordered was delicious and the quality was first rate. I think some of the staff may have been new as their knowledge of some of the drinks and food was a little patchy but it didn't detract from the overall good service. We all said we would be back.
We had a truly lovely family evening at The Fox and Hounds. Food chosen was across the menu selection, well cooked, and imaginative, and very tasty. We very much all enjoyed relaxing in your dining room, and will come again soon to Revisit what was such a pleasure. (Actually it was one members 60th Birthday, but was too embarrassed to have the cake there.) ( it would be a great place to enjoy such a occasion.) Thank You to the Staff at the Pub.
We visited the Fox and Hounds for dinner last night (our first time) and we enjoyed the food however our evening was slightly let down by the waitresses who looked like they didn't want to be there and weren't very engaging - we struggled to get a smile out of them! Other than that, good menu choices - some more unusual options which was nice to see - we particularly enjoyed the skate wing with the pea/ham croquettes. Such a shame about the service as the pub clearly has a good chef to its name!
The adult food was excellent, that's highly recommended. The lower rating is due to the children's food as that's where the Fox and Hounds let themselves down. The four children in our group had sausauges with either mash or chips and there were two problems. The sausages were herb filled and not eaten, if they had provided plain simple pork sausages, they would have been consumed. The mash, although tasty was too small portion, size wise, for a 9 year old very hungry boy. No veg were offered with the children's food which nutrionally, they should have had.
We had another very enjoyable evening, great service, fabulous food I enjoyed Baby Squid followed by Maple and Ale Braised Beef Short Rib as amazing as it sounds, for dessert I enjoyed the Iced Coffee Parfait, Cinnamon Doughnuts washed down with a glass of Frangelico. With menus that change daily we've always enjoyed our choices. We will be back ( this Sunday ) thanks