The Fox Inn Ansty is under new management, Paul and Angela Burwood, with new Head Chef - Jim Pattison and Sous Chef - Tom Baker.
The Fox is now OPEN following a stunning refurbishment by Hall & Woodhouse.
We are holding an official launch party on Friday 17th March at 7pm and would love to invite you to come and see the new look of the Fox Inn, try our new menu and enjoy some live music!
We look forward to meeting you all very soon!
Isn’t it funny how Easter always seems to herald the true beginning of Spring, and not the meteorological one that appears to start just before Winter’s last big huff and puff.
This year, Easter is late - 16th April (how do they work it out, and who?) but Spring still seems to be gearing itself up to bring us some beautiful warm weather with clear blue mornings and fresh sunshine stretching the days.
It’s also one of the longest Bank Holiday breaks from work we get in the UK, so it is perfect for a recharge of those jaded batteries and some time away from it all . . . except that is easier imagined than the reality.
Firstly, everybody had the same idea (strangely) so there’s the motorway madness to cope with, but at least you know when you finally arrive you’ll be getting away from it all . . .
Really? All those people on the road - they were going to the same place as you. Or the one next door. Or the park across the road.
Meanwhile, here in the heart of Dorset, we are truly off the beaten track. You’ll need a map to find us, but when you do, you’ll realise we are in a secluded paradise, with grand scenery and countryside views purpose-built for heavenly walks. Those people on the motorway missed out. Here you can properly recharge far from the madding crowd, as one of our most celebrated ancestors famously put it.
And in Ansty, Spring has already arrived as lambs and bunnies find their way around the fields and hills, breathing new life into our quiet corner of Dorset.
So why not treat yourself to a super last minute break this Easter. We would love to have you, you can bring the dog if you want to, and if you fancy being smug for a day there are loads of touristy things to do a short drive away with our special welcome back at the end of the day.
Give us a call on 01258 880328 to make a reservation or use our enquiry form
There you go, a whole blog about Spring without using the phrase ‘Spring is sprung’!
Mothers, eh! Where would we be without them? Actually, don’t answer that!
Sometimes you wonder if they are ever going to let you grow up and make your own way in the world; desist from straightening your tie or interfering in the kitchen. But you know it’s only because they love you and want what is best for you.
In fact, inside most mothers is a burning pride in their offspring that means they would go to extraordinary lengths (and I mean extra ordinary!) to do anything to help them. Or to comfort them in times of need.
And we know that mothers come in various guises; there’s the biological sort of course, but so many of us love our stepmums, aunts and grandmothers just as much, with a few of us lucky enough to have two mums! Let’s just call them all Supermums.
They are simply irreplaceable and so every year we celebrate them with their own special day and this year it is relatively early - Sunday, 26th March.
Sunday, 26th March . . . got that?
Why not enter our competition to WIN a Sunday Carvery for 4 to treat mum!
Here at The Fox though, we can make it easy for you to remember by laying on a scrumptious Mothers Day Carvery lunch. I mean sure, you can buy a bunch of flowers or a box of chocolates, and I’m sure you will, but what could be better than treating your lovely Mum to a slap-up lunch in the beautiful heart of Dorset?
After all, it also means they get the most precious thing to them - your time. Oh, and you get the slap-up too!
So it’s quite simple - we will be providing Sunday Carvery Lunch, starting 12 to 3pm, but you must book ahead (01258 880328) because we are anticipating a brisk takeup - after all, there are quite a few mothers about!
So this Mothers Day treat your Supermum to a day in the countryside with a lovely lunch and let her know how special she is. See you there.
The team from the Fox Inn Ansty.
How to find us...
The Fox Inn, Ansty, Dorchester, Dorset
DT2 7PN - Click here for Google Map
Tel: 01258 880328
Click for our Enquiry Form & Email
Our Usual Opening Hours:
Hotel: Check-in - 3.00pm Check-out: 10.00am
Monday to Saturday: 12.00am - 11.00pm
Sunday: 12.00am - 11.00pm
Carvery: Sundays - 12.00pm until 3.00pm
Afternoon Teas: Mon to Fri 3 to 6pm, Sun 4 to 6pm
Food Served: 12 to 2.30pm and 6 to 9pm
Breakfasts are served each morning from 8.00am to 9.30am. We will cater for non-residents.