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A 25-minute drive from Dorchester and Blandford Forum, The Fox Inn is a pretty inn in the Dorset countryside. This dog-friendly property has free parking and WiFi, and a full English breakfast is served in the garden room. Each guest room has private bathrooms with shower, hairdryer and complementary toiletries, and the superior king room also has a bath. All have a TV with DVD player and tea and coffee facilities. Full English breakfast is served each morning. The traditional restaurant has oak-paneled walls and offers a regularly changing menu using seasonal ingredients. There are indulgent Sunday lunches from the carvery every weekend, and a patio dining area overlooking the inn’s landscaped gardens. The Fox Inn is around 16 miles from historic Shaftesbury, and 20 miles from Yeovil in neighboring Somerset. The coastal towns of Poole and Weymouth can both be reached by car in around 35 minutes.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish

Free Parking Available On Site


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Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 king bed
or
2 twin beds
1 king bed
or
2 twin beds
1 king bed
or
1 sofa bed
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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.4
Facilities
9.0
Cleanliness
9.2
Comfort
9.2
Value for money
8.9
Location
8.9
Free WiFi
9.0
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Mark
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Great pub staff were very welcoming good food choice evenings and excellent breakfast
  • Michael
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Nice room, great pub and food, friendly and attentive staff. Great location for where I needed to work. Isaac in particular has exceptional people and front of house skills.
  • Helen
    Germany Germany
    Friendly staff, lovely clean modern room, quiet, excellent value, amazing breakfast!

Area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant #1
    • Cuisine
      British
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of The Fox Inn
Great facilities! Review score, 9

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Fold-up bed
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Media & Technology
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Accessible parking
Services
  • Pet bowls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English

Property practices

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House rules

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Check-in

From 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Check-out

Until 10:00 AM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 15 years
Extra bed upon request
£20 per child, per night

Prices for extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no cribs available at this property.

All extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

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The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

This inn welcomes house-trained dogs who are at least 1 year old.

Please note that all rooms are located on the first or second floor, with access only via stairs. This may not be suitable for guests with mobility difficulties.

Due to the remote rural location, mobile phone signal can be limited and depends on the service provider.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

FAQs about The Fox Inn

  • The prices at The Fox Inn may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at The Fox Inn is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The Fox Inn has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant #1

  • The Fox Inn is 1,000 feet from the center of Ansty. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at The Fox Inn include:

    • Twin
    • Double
    • Triple

  • Guests staying at The Fox Inn can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish

  • The Fox Inn offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):