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Fox and Hounds, Chalfont St Giles

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Had been going to pub for sometime listed as dog friendly not any more told not to come back with my very well behaved pub trained spaniel pity he let me order and pay for meals and drinks before telling LOVE ME AND MY MONEY LOVE MY DOG
Doger - 14 Dec 2014 19:17
Still the best pub in CSG, a landlord who knows his beer and how to keep it, 3 real ales, great atmosphere, interesting interior and what a real pub should be.
Randyray - 30 Oct 2010 16:24
Popped in for a pitstop while walking from Amersham to Chalfont St Giles and back. Couldn't have picked a better place. Only wish we had more time. All you hope for in a small village pub. Found landlord friendly enough and had quite a chat with him. Didn't sample food but seemed popular and smelt lovely
johnwarkstache - 7 Sep 2009 19:06
This is a really excellent quiet local with very well kept beer and proper home cooked food and I mean actually cooked on the premises and not cooked elsewhere and then bussed in so that it can be microwaved and described as 'home-cooked'. It has a sensible policy on mobile phones after all nobody really want to hear about your hernia do they ? Good old fashioned service rather than insincere servility and all the better for it. A proper village local.
AlehouseDaudet - 30 Jul 2009 14:56
I agree with riverstar that the landlord's attitude is somewhat disappointing; on a recent visit, there was no attempt by him to find out why the food order for three was taking over an hour. That said, when it did arrive the quality of the food cooked by his wife remains first class (as does the beer), with friendly bar service from the daughter of the house.

A pub favoured by locals.
pubsampler - 9 May 2009 12:02
This a great pub, ok the landlord can be a little short at times but the beer and food are excellent but it is worth booking as it has limited seating and is often full. Mobile phons are not banned as previous reviews suggest however if you so wish to make or receive a call you will be expected to do so outside
riverstar - 16 Apr 2009 11:41
I called in here today for lunch at 1.00pm with a friend. There were only two others eating inside, and the garden didn't appear to be busy; indeed, the landlord did comment that it was unusually quiet- despite the superb weather and Milton Festival this week.

There was a small but adequate selection of draft beers, and what I had was pleasant to drink. The food (braised pork for my friend and chicken for me, both with fresh vegetables) was beautifully cooked by the landlord's wife, and reasonably priced.

I did notice the "no mobile phones" sign, and happily the situation didn't arise among the aged clientele that we were today!

I shall definitely go again, and enjoyed my visit more than on an occasion a year ago, when I was told rather frostily by the landlord that they did not do fish and chips.....


pubsampler - 13 May 2008 23:18
Went back last week for a meal with 8 other friends, the food was excellent, we each chose something different from the menu, not by design, and it wa all served beautifully cooked. The landlady does the cooking and it is all fresh produce not boil in a bag, don't know how she managed it there were at least 6 other tables also being served. It is slightly up market good pub food (not gastro pub and not gastro pub prices!)The beer as ever was very well kept 3 real ales, we will be back.
Randyray - 3 Mar 2008 21:20
On the strength of 2 previous visits, the last about 2 yrs ago, the 4 members of the 'Pub Crawl Crew' made a return visit on 13 Feb. As before, pleasant enough welcome, good beer (Adnams, Spitfire, Black Sheep), 2 ciders, nice ambience in comfortable, beamed old-style pub surroundings. Like a previous contributor, the landlord barked his annoyance at one of us when his mobile rang. If there is a notice, it's not very noticeable.! (Mind you, Micky's phone does have a particularly annoying ring-tone.!) We weren't eating, but a customer that had, complemented the bar staff by saying "those steaks were delicious,just right, thank you". So, looks like the food could be worth a bash.! To again echo a previous contributor, it's worth mentioning the particularly clean glasses. That says something about the landlord's approach to his business. Summing up, well worth a visit. You won't be disappointed, but try to remember to put your fone on 'Silent'..!
Glenco - 14 Feb 2008 17:11
Despite the comments below, I am in favour of the mobile phone ban. Listening to one half of other people’s conversations pitched at a level for all to hear pisses me off some. If you are that scared about being out of touch, you could always keep your phone on vibrate and take any calls outside.

Anyway, back to the pub. This is an excellent little local with a good-ish range of beer (something brewed within 100 miles of the pub might be nice though), decent reasonably priced sandwiches etc., a dart board and loads of character. One of the few genuine locals in the area.

Visit soon though, as some slimy cretin will be bound to turn it into a gastro pub when the current management moves on.

Redriley - 7 Dec 2007 21:56
as a stranger to the village i popped in for a beer what can i say the beers alright nothing special but this mobile phone thing is ridiculous my wife had been trying to contact me to tell me to come home quick as the house was on fire and why had i not answered my phone the first i knew of it was when i left the pub to see a fire engine leaving what was left of my home........message to the landlord phones are sometimes used for emergencies think through ridiculous rules before implying them..i wont be back there will probably be a sign saying no farting next
thegeorgewasbetter - 25 Sep 2007 07:11
A gem. Just what a pub should be.
Adnams, Black Sheep and Spitfire.
Piano, enormous range, brass and knick-knacks everywhere. No "music".
(There is actually a no-mobile-phones sign, BTW.)
twm_sion_cati - 2 Jul 2007 09:42
I reluctantly say that i adore this pub. It is really amazing. Perfect pint every single time (very clean glasses and well kept ale), the food looks tremendous. No big screens or duke boxes. Lovely wood fire. Not keen on mobile phones (which i can understand) but without signage saying so my girlfriend was barked at by the landlord and felt quite uncomfortable. Try it you'll love it but switch off your mobile on the way in.
whitto - 1 Jun 2007 00:24
I rather like this Pub, and recommend everyone gives it a try.
Alain - 30 Dec 2006 18:04
A great little pub, one of the oldest in the village with a landlord who understands his beer, Adnams, Spitfire and Black Sheep available. No music, no slot machines, good service and good food.
Randyray - 16 Nov 2006 21:46
A good locals pub, the landlord knows his beers and keeps them well. Currently Spifire, Adnams and Flowers IPA (weak)available, the food is OK and at the banter is good.
Randyray - 5 Sep 2006 15:27

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