Phone bookings: +44 (0)1297 446910  / Closed Sunday night, all day Monday and June 21st / Due to the vast amount of no-shows, all bookings must now be secured with a credit card which will be charged £20 if you do not show up for your booking / We require a £10 per person deposit for bookings of 8 or more / Our outdoor seating has very limited cover and cannot be booked in advance.

Nestled in the Dorset countryside

The Fox Inn

Mark and Hamish

Sitting by the babbling brook, with pint in hand, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this serene setting was in the depths of the Dorset countryside, far from the madding crowd. And yet Mark Hix’s 17th Century thatched pub is only a 20-minute drive from Bridport, just afew miles from Beaminster.

Open 6 days a week, The Fox Inn serves the best of British seasonal produce. Settle in by the open fire with bar snacks and a real ale or dine on locally sourced food and drink in the Garden Room or Fox Room  with a wine list championing British winemakers. There is plenty of outdoor space for drinks and dining all year round.

Working closely with farmers and gamekeepers, Mark’s menu offers something for everyone with local meat and game dishes, some hearty pub classics, fresh fish from the South West Coast, along with our own salads and vegetables from our Kitchen Garden, the all-important Sunday roast and plenty of options for vegetarians and gluten-free guests.

Enjoy a home-from-home experience in the newly refurbished Bill’s Garden Annexe or Castlewood Annexe with an honesty bar of local food and drink. Named after Mark’s late grandfather – a keen gardener – our stunning suite features a king-size bed, roll-top bath and huge walk-in shower, complete with beautiful Bramley products to use during your stay. Start your day with breakfast infront of the fire in the Snug, in the comfort of your Annexe or on your own private terrace.

Dogs are welcome in all areas of the pub and accommodation and with a private terrace, you can be assured of a safe environment for your four-legged friend to enjoy their break as much as you will.

The Fox Inn is open 6 days a week
Tuesday to Saturday 12 noon-11pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm