Summer in Bournemouth is inevitably busy. As the nation’s top resort it pulls in a whopping 4.7 million tourists each year, swelling the 450,000 resident population of what is now one of the fastest growing conurbations - with Poole and Christchurch - in the UK.
So it can feel just a bit crowded, and yes, it’s nice to throng with the masses on the beaches and in the shops of this bustling town, for a while.
But, whether you are a visitor to the town, or lucky enough to be a resident, there will come a time when you long for the peace and tranquility of a traditional country Inn, set in the middle of nowhere, where you can sit with a glass of something refreshing before relaxing over a delicious meal, cooked to order.
And there is such a place! Right in the heart of the beautiful Dorset Downs, yet closer to Bournemouth than you might think, The Fox at Ansty is an inviting, traditional 250 year-old pub, boasting it’s own restaurant serving a full menu to suit all tastes, from The Fox Burger and home-made fish and chips to its specialist Countryside Fayre menu, which changes according to the season! You can even email ahead to find out what’s on that day!
If you are coming for the day, and we would recommend it, you’ll find our 7 Heavenly Walks booklet will lead to stunning views of the surrounding countryside for you to discover, before returning you to The Fox to relax and unwind.
And don’t leave the dog behind. We pride ourselves on being completely dog-friendly. In fact, we love them so much we have them in their own rogues gallery on our website! There’s even free dog biscuits at the bar!
Set the satnav to DT2 7PN, or download the map from the website, and you’ll be with us in less than an hour, which is not bad when we guarantee you’ll be a million miles away from the crowds!
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.