Fox & Hounds

“Friendly service, eclectic styling, skilled cooking on the village green” - AA Inspector

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OAKHAM, RUTLAND

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Our Inspector's View

This 17th-century coaching inn overlooks the green in the picturesque Rutland village of Exton; the property offers individually designer-led bedrooms with co-ordinated furnishings, king-size beds, Egyptian cotton bedding and TVs with Netflix, plus interesting objects from around the world. The public spaces include a lounge bar, restaurant and library; the building has a wealth of original features. The award-winning food is thoroughly contemporary. Warming fires in winter and landscape gardens to enjoy in the summer complete the picture.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

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4 Gold Star Award: Premier Collection
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2-Rosette restaurant
Fox & Hounds
19 The Green, Exton, OAKHAM, LE15 8AP
Phone : 01572 812403

Features

Rooms
  • Rooms 4
  • Family bedrooms: 1
  • Bedrooms ground: 1
Children
  • Children welcome
  • Babysitting service
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Laundry facilities
  • Children's portions or menu
Leisure
  • Private fishing
Facilities
  • Satellite TV
  • Free TV
  • DVD Player
  • Wifi
  • Lounge without TV
  • Open parking
Accessibility
  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
Opening Times
  • Open all year
Weddings
  • Maximum number of guests: f
Food
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Dinner Served

About The area

Discover Rutland

Measuring less than 20 miles (32.4 km) across, Rutland has a resident population of around 37,000, and apart from Oakham and Uppingham most of its inhabitants live in tiny villages and hamlets like Exton. 

The county’s name possibly derives from the 11th-century word ‘Roteland’, denoting the red colour of the soil in the east of the region; or it could have been part of the estate belonging to an early landowner called Rota. Whatever the origin of the name, one thing is certain, and that is that this tiny county has had a complicated history. The modern bit starts in 1974 when it was dissolved into Leicestershire. After more than 20 years of protest by unrepentant Rutlanders the county was happily reinstated in 1997.

The major tourist draw of Rutland was created in 1975, and is Rutland Water, a body of water which, at 5,000 acres, is the largest man-made reservoir in Europe. As well as a mass of wildlife and water pursuits such as windsurfing and sailing, Rutland Water also has its own church, which is now a museum, sitting on an outcrop that juts out into reservoir.

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