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Fox and Hounds, Daventry

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user reviews of the Fox and Hounds, Daventry

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Re-opened a couple of months ago following a community buy-out. Has been gutted and refurbished albeit too antiseptically for me - it needs some colour as the off-white walls and black faux-flagstone floor don't make it very homely. That said, I guess the character of this 19th century ironstone pub was knocked out a long time ago and the local shareholders have done what they can with a limited budget. At 12.30 this lunchtime I was the only customer present when I enjoyed a friendly welcome and a swift half of decent Batemans XB (£3.20 a pint). Other handpulls on sale were St Austell's Trelawny & Proper Job and Bass (I wonder if these 4 ales change regularly as I know that previously they had Hobgoblin, Tribute, Black Sheep Bitter & Ringwood Best). They also sell Tetley's Smoothflow, Stella 4%, Peroni, Krusovice, Guinness and Symonds Founder's Reserve is the cider. To the right as you walk in is a large open-plan restaurant where the menu is Italian and keenly priced (most pasta/risotto/pizza dished priced at £8). I don't know if this is the most picturesque pub along this stretch of the A361 as there are some pretty villages nearby but, as it is community-owned, it gets good marks from me.
paul_d102 - 1 May 2014 13:56
Alas the pub apppears to have closed down once again & for sale/lease signs on the upper wall once more.
One must fear the worst for the place this time having only been open this time for little more than 12 months
Twelveman - 23 Dec 2012 10:28
Open once again !!!!!!!!!!

I have Not been in since but thought it best to renew my last review
Twelveman - 9 Jul 2011 21:19
Totaly boarded up several months ago with for lease signs on the upper walls. There is talk of some of the villagers getting together and taking it on !!

But can not see that ever happening the pub was just not busy enough over the last few years to interest many to take it on never mind form a co op to do so
Twelveman - 24 Mar 2011 13:01
Dropped in here the other Saturday evening although not overly busy it took an age to get served by the female behind the bar. Still have several boards outside with food deals ( pie & pint 5 ) large steaks & the likes. No one appeared to be in the restaurant whilst we waited to be served or whilst we sat on the outside tables
Twelveman - 18 Jul 2010 20:48
Although I have not been in this pub for some time I pass it daily and it is NOT CLOSED that I can assure anyone using the A361 between Daventry & Banbury. From the signage out side they appear to be doing deals on food most days.It also appears to be open all day Sundays
Twelveman - 24 Feb 2009 18:31
pub now closed
anonymous - 28 Jan 2009 23:31

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