Review on Fox & Hounds

In November 2008 new owners Jaxon Keedwell and Emma Hodge took over the charming Fox and Hounds or 'the top fox' as locals often refer to it, in the Oxfordshire village of Christmas Common. In well-trodden Chilterns rambling country, this greatly extended sixteenth-century pub/restaurant still displays its brick-and-flint origins, and the interior oozes 'Olde English' with its open fires, chunky mismatching furniture, ochre-brown walls and seasonal real ales on handpump.

Keedwell who heads the kitchen trained as an apprentice at the Savoy, was an Executive Sous Chef at Danesfield House in Marlow and more recently Head Chef of the Glasshouse Restaurant at the Grove, near Watford. The restaurant is situated in 'The Stables', a beautifully converted barn with a rustic décor, open-to-view kitchen and French doors opening out to the garden. Menus change daily according to market supplies, farm-reared meats, local fruit and vegetables are all sourced locally.

The Fox & Hounds is a popular stopping off point for cyclists and walkers enjoying the trails along the ridgeway or nature reserve.

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Traditional Pub / Modern British

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 – 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.00 - 8.30pm

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Facilities at Fox & Hounds

  • Childrens menu
  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 70 covers
  • Family Friendly


Fox & Hounds
Christmas Common
OX49 5HL

Customer Ratings on Fox & Hounds

4.6  / 5

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    October 2014

    19 people found this review helpful
    An excellent meal

    My friend booked this as somewhere new for us to go out for dinner. We were more than pleasantly surprised at just how good everything was. The food was delicious and the staff friendly and helpful. The décor was comfortable and smart but not pretentious. We will definitely go again.

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