Fox & Hounds
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Good Pub Guide Recommended
In a charming setting overlooking Blackmore Vale this is a reliably well run village pub where you can be sure of a friendly welcome from the landlord, his staff and the chatty locals. The three linked areas are on different levels around the central horseshoe-shaped servery and have big log fires, plentiful oak woodwork and flagstones, comfortably padded dining chairs around big scrubbed tables with vases of flowers, and a couple of leather sofas; the furnishings are all very individual and uncluttered. There's also a small light-painted conservatory restaurant. Hop Back Summer Lightning, Plain Ales Sheep Dip and a guest or two on handpump, 14 well-chosen wines by the glass and farm cider. Background music, board games and skittle alley. The nearby woods are good for a stroll and the Wiltshire Cycleway passes through the village.
Good Pub Guide Food
Consistently enjoyable food using the best local produce includes pigeon and foie gras terrine with chutney, mixed seafood salad, chicken caesar salad, pizzas from their clay oven, lasagne, steak and kidney pudding, duck breast in a port and redcurrant sauce, pork belly with cider and apples, monkfish fillet with crab risotto and puddings such as dark chocolate and raspberry tart and sticky toffee pudding.