We're open 7 days a week serving lunch & dinner from 12pm inside, outside & in the marquee
Our rooms are also back welcoming guests

Family Run & Passionate about Local Produce

The Fox Inn has a fantastic history having been here since 1777 famously the family home and one of the early pubs of the Woodhouse family of Hall & Woodhouse Brewery who for many years brewed in Ansty.

It is now privately owned by a farming family in the village with a real passion for sourcing local ingredients with much of their own meat from the farm just over the road being found on the menu. To learn more about Brewery Farm head to their website.

The pub is set in the heart of the county surrounded by a vast array of walks, cycle paths & bridle ways and it is not unusual to see plenty of dogs in the bar, bikes parked up in our racks and even a handful of horses on our hitching rail! The walking around the pub is so popular we have even produced our own walking book – an online copy can be found here, or find a hardcopy in the pub with any donations heading to a number of local charities.

Family Run & Passionate about Local Produce

What we Offer

Take a look at our rooms & discover things to do while you stay

Eat & Drink

Eat & Drink

Discover our food & drink menus and learn about our local suppliers.

Stay & Relax

Stay & Relax

Take a look at our bedrooms and discover things to do while you stay. We also welcome dogs in some of our bedrooms.

See & Do

See & Do

Although set deep in the Dorset countryside the Fox Inn is ideally situated within easy access of a host of diverse leisure activities.

Weddings & Events

Weddings & Events

Whether you are after a big white wedding or an intimate experience one of our adaptable space is sure to be perfect.

The Fox Inn - A Little Gem

What a wonderful overnight stay we’ve just had. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome. All the staff couldn’t do enough for us. The room was clean and cosy - the bed was amazingly comfortable and food was delicious and well priced. Our dog was welcomed as well as we were. A special thank you to Carly who served us at the bar and our food in the restaurant in the evening as well as at breakfast- she was lovely, polite and attentive, nothing was too much, also great at keeping the log burner going too !! Will definitely be back.

Summer Opening Hours

7 days a week! | Mon-Saturday 12pm until late (food served 12pm-3pm & 6pm-9pm) | Sunday - 12pm until late (food served 12pm-8pm)