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Fox Inn, Carlton - pub details

Address: High Street, Carlton, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 7LA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 36834) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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The Fox was the best of 4 rural pubs we visited in North Bedfordshire yesterday lunchtime. Whilst the address is listed as the High Street, the car park is approached from the Causeway. It was already full by the time we arrived. There is a main bar area where most locals were congregating and a small games area with a dartboard and Northamptonshire skittles in a raised area near the toilets. There is a garden area to the side of the pub and another to the rear. Ales were Fullers London Pride, Eagle IPA, Pitchfork Old Slug Porter & Nobby's Stiles 1966. We were asked by the landlady if we were hoping to eat. She would have been struggling to cater for us, as a large group was on its way. But we were only after drinks.
blue_scrumpy - 9 Jul 2018 19:16
With its four well-kept beers - CW Eagle and London Pride plus two guests - and good quality food, this is a nice place to come. The decor is a bit too bright and sparse for my tastes and has lost the cosy feel of the pub that it was when I last came here years ago, but he welcome from the bar staff/landlady and the friendly chef more than make up for anything like that though.
littledrummerboy - 10 Nov 2015 21:07
This is an attractive thatched village pub with a small beer garden at the front, and it was good to see it almost full on a recent mid-week early evening visit, although it didn’t empty out a bit later on suggesting perhaps that many of the clientele pop in for a couple of pints before going home. Most of the punters seemed to be locals who knew each other or the landlady.

It’s quite a small single room pub other than a restaurant area at the back, although this was in darkness when I visited. It has a fairly typical country pub appearance with a low beamed ceiling and the obligatory horse brasses dotted around. The flooring is a tartan carpet and there was a large brick chimney at one end which had a fox carved in to it. Seating options were limited with only five or six tables and a few bar stools. At the other end of the pub was a darts board and a table top (Northamptonshire?) skittles game along with a rolled up projector screen. I thought that was a bit out of place in this pub, but presumably it’s only pressed in to service for major sporting events. A small trophy cabinet and a few old black and white photo’s of the locale completed the interior furnishings.

The food offering was a basic “pub grub” affair with options such as Haddock & Chips, Ham Egg & Chips, Burger, Sausage & Mash, etc., along with several ciabatta based choices. Most of the main courses were around the £7 mark although on a Wednesday they offer a few additional choices from a £5 set price menu. My Scampi & Chips did what it said on the tin. It was an ok dish, although the chips were somewhat soggy and overcooked. Overall I’d be happy to return and try something else though.

Beers on tap were Eagle IPA, Tribute and Hurricane from the Buntingford Brewery. A fourth pump for Woodfordes Wherry appeared to have run out. The solitary cider was Aspall’s Suffolk.
Blackthorn - 1 Aug 2013 14:17
Visited Sat 21 Oct 2012 for an evening meal. The restaurent has a lovely atmosphere, being small and intimate. The choice of 5 main courses including one vegetarian are priced very reasonably at 8-9, with steaks in the 13-17 range depending on weight. I had a steak pie with veg and chips. The pie was brimming with tender chunks of meat in a rich gravy. The chips were to die for, beautifully tasty and non-greasy. My friend had the chicken wrapped in smoked bacon with tomato compote with veg and potatoes. We both finished with a dessert of banana cheescake and ginger ice cream.
Mazcateer - 23 Oct 2012 11:37

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