The Fox Inn At Ansty

Prop up the bar & chat to a local with a Dorset ale, relax in one of our sunny beer gardens, choose from our fresh & locally sourced focused menu and stay a while in our contemporary bedrooms.

The Fox in a quintessential English Inn in the heart of Dorset with the charms of a country pub with a modern twist. The pub is owned by the Wallis family who have been in village for over two decades and farm just over of the road, who pride themselves in sourcing as much locally produced food and drinks as possible including some of their own meat and more. 

Why Not Stay A While?

Upstairs you’ll find 12 stylish en-suite bedrooms with King or Super King beds, Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, quality tea and coffee making facilities and toiletries. We also welcome dogs in a number of our bedrooms.

Each stay comes with a choice of delicious cooked breakfast options, local tea, coffee & juices.

Discover What's On

We have lots of fantastic plans for the summer - keep your your eyes peeled on the website for the latest and on our social channels for updates.

Quizzes, live music, cocktail nights, special tasting events, gin & wine sampling and much more! We also often have special Happy Hour deals and mid-week food nights which you can discover here or follow us on social media for the latest!

Private Hire

Choose from our range of our private rooms to host your next celebration

Whether you’re planning a corporate meeting, celebrating a big birthday or looking to host an intimate family dinner, we can help. We are also proud to be a licenced wedding venue and can offer the perfect venue for your big day.


The Fox Inn is the perfect setting for your big day. Whether you are looking for an intimate indoor affair or a summer celebration in our private back garden, we are proud to provide a wedding licence for both!

With options to suit every budget you can be sure your day will be one to remember.


For whatever celebration you are planning, celebrate it with us at The Fox. Whether you opt for our intimate Fox’s Den for cozy celebrations of up to 10 or our larger Broadclose Suite, our dedicated Wedding and Events Manager can tailor the ideal package from a afternoon tea to an elegant sit down spread.

Opening Hours

Monday - Sunday : 8am until 10.30pm - Food served 8am-10am | 12pm-3pm | 6pm-9pm | Sunday Roasts served 12pm-5pm | A la carte menu 6pm-8pm