The Fox Inn At Ansty

Prop up the bar chatting 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 and run by a farming family just across the road at Brewery Farm and as much produce as possible comes directly from there or as locally as possible.

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, 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

We have several private spaces in the pub perfect for intimate dining parties or large celebrations and our creative chefs can come up with menus to suit your event.

Whether you’re planning a corporate day, dining after a winter’s day shooting, celebrating a big birthday we can help. We are also a licenced wedding venue and can offer the perfect venue for your big day.


The Fox is the perfect setting for your big day with both an indoor & outdoor wedding licence. Whether you are looking for an intimate indoor affair or a marquee in our private back garden our team can help.

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


Birthdays, Christenings, Baby Showers and more celebrate it with us at The Fox. With our intimate Fox’s Den for cozy celebrations of up to 10 or our large Private Party room seating up to 50 our team can put together the perfect package from a afternoon tea to a sit down menu.


Located in the middle of the county, The Fox is perfectly placed as a meeting point for businesses with excellent Wi-Fi, plenty of parking and private spaces.

We can also help organise team building events & weekends with a range of activities right on our doorstep.

Country Pursuits

With dog friendly rooms we are an excellent bolt-hole after a days shooting.

Invite your team to our Fox’s Den to warm up by the fire and enjoy good food and wine with special game themed menus available and special room packages available.

Opening Hours

Mon-Friday 12pm until late - food served 12pm-3pm & 6pm-9pm | Saturday 12pm until late - food served 12pm-9pm | Sunday - 12pm until late - food served 12pm-8pm |