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The Fox and Hounds, Dartford - pub details

Fox and Hounds

Address: 201 Lowfield Street, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1JJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 32878) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Dartford (0.7 miles), Crayford (1.9 miles), Stone Crossing (2.4 miles)

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user reviews of the Fox and Hounds, Dartford

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A sizable pub just off the town centre, largely frequented Dartford FC supporters (they frequently run their own coach to away games from here). A recent management change has seen improvements since I was last here, the main one being the addition of 2 Real Ales, albeit not a particularly inspiring choice - Courage Best & Green King IPA although ironically there are now no Green King pubs in Dartford and this is actually one of the few places that the ubiquitous IPA can be found if that is your preferred tipple (it isnt mine). The quality was drinkable if not the best but traditionally this is not a place particularly noted for Ale drinkers. The front bar has a slightly dated feel but is neat and tidy with partly built in seating, lots of paneling, fireplace, brewery mirrors and some old b&w photos of the town centre. There is also a well positioned plasma TV (predominantly for sport), jukebox (the music can be loud and intrusive) and a rather new looking dart board which is a bit unnecessary in the front bar given that there are 2 large games rooms beyond that cater for a pool table and a more spacious and unobtrusive darts area board. The pool room has its own decent sized section of bar and several football penants adorn the walls. At the very rear of the pub is a small but fairly unattractive beer garden. There is also a large patio area at the front with a few benches. Overall, this is an improved locals pub that has had its ups and downs in the past but, given its location next to a large estate, it could be a lot worse. I have previously been put off using this place in the past by its potential customer base but I gather the low life that have plagued other pubs in the immediate area are generally kept at bay. Given that this is now the only convenient pub with any Ales between me and the football ground, I can see myself using the place more than I have in the past but for an outsider, there are better options in town.
RogerB - 20 Aug 2008 12:02
A large estate pub situated a short walk from the High Street and local swimming pool, The New Fox and Hounds is a place probably best restricted to the nearby residents. I paid a visit last Sunday (17th Feb) and it didnt exactly leave a lasting impression. The pub is divided into a Games Room and Saloon Bar. Neither was exactly heaving. There were probably half a dozen or so gathered round the bar and they all knew each others names. Interior wise, I thought of as quite impressive. It was tidy, well presented and had a certain feel about it. Almost as if such a pub deserves better. The usual kegs were on offer, with Courage Best amongst them, though whether youd want to drink a non- real ale version of such a fine beer, I dont know. Not an awful pub, but unless you like checking out all the pubs in a given area, then here isnt worth the trek to.
HTM69 - 23 Feb 2008 18:38

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