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The Fox - Caterham

Coulsdon Common, CR3 5QS CaterhamSee map

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  • Average price £27
Handmade Fishcakes & Poached Egg*
filled with lobster, white fish & cream cheese. Served with asparagus & hollandaise and baby potatoes
8oz Gammon Steak
with free range eggs and triple-cooked chips
Chicken & Mushroom Pie*
in a chardonnay, woodland mushroom & leek sauce, topped with puff pastry, served with spring onion mash, roasted carrots and green vegetables

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The Fox - Caterham


Very good53 reviews











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  • Rhodri E.
    Rhodri E.

    June 18, 20221 review


    Booked a meal at the Fox after being in the area returning from holidays. The staff were pleasant and polite. There were four people in our party, three ordered starters, only two came. When I enquired about my Camembert bites the waitress went to see where they were. When they arrived, it was only the crumb casing as all the cheese had melted out in the fryer apparently. The rest of the food was good. Although we booked at 8pm, the restaurant was very noisy with a large table including children that were running around, screaming and crying. I know this is not the restaurant’s fault but it affected the visit. I would visit again when in the area, but not on a Saturday evening.

  • Zahid K.
    Zahid K.

    June 8, 202212 reviews


    We were looked after very well by Chelsea and Craig who delivered friendly attentive service. The food and service has improved a lot since our previous visit and we will happily go back. Thank you Chelsea and Craig for looking after us today.

  • Lucy B.
    Lucy B.

    May 25, 20221 review


    Warm welcome from staff. Service was good. Main course of Hunter’s chicken schnitzel was very dry with very little pancetta, cheese or Q+BBQ sauce. Chips were also very dry - disappointed considering the main course was £13.95

  • Judy E.

    December 9, 20212 reviews


    Lovely staff, attentive and pleasant...very patient with elderly guests. Food was good but a bit bland, but maybe Im expecting too much from a gastro pub. Good place to meet friends, nice atmosphere

  • Alan I.

    November 14, 20211 review


    I have been a lunchtîme patron of The Fox for several years prior to the current epidemic so wanted to go there for a birthday lunch with my family. I have always found the food and service excellent. Today the service was very good and the food taste was also good but unfortunately all meals were not hot which is a comment I have seen on the website before. Unfortunately it has put me off returning. I didn’t raise the issue to avoid embarrassing my family but it has put me off a return visit.

  • Janet D.

    October 19, 20211 review


    Food was very good , lunchtime menu could have had a little more choice. Service was quick and well presented, lovely log fires burning made good welcoming in a lovely old pub.

  • Steve H.

    September 24, 20211 review


    Really happy with the food and service. I’ll be back!

  • Sally C.
    Sally C.

    September 11, 20211 review


    A really disappointing visit to The Fox. I have been a number of times in the past years and it is always hot and miss, Sally this time it was a miss. The waiting staff were all really good and welcoming, and I did feel sorry for our waitress who tried really hard in what must have been difficult circumstances for her. The problem we had was that so much of the menu wasn't available. I appreciate that a lot of places are having issues with their supply chain but I'm not sure that was the only reason so many choices were unavailable. I did ask the waitress and she said that in part it was due to selling out during the day. I believe there is a new general manager and I hope this is something that he can address, a restaurant really should be able to deliver a good portion of the menu on a Saturday night. The food we did get was nice, although the hunters chicken schnitzel was a strange variation on the recipe. The building has always been beautiful and it still is. Sadly it seems to be suffering a bit at the moment with broken chairs and the toilets were looking very shabby, with two out of the three seats broken. While they did seem to be clean there was lots of mess and I'm not sure how often they were checked. I will try Fox again in a month or so to see if the new manager has addressed the issues but I advise people to go with an open mind.

  • James M.

    September 2, 20211 review


    Once again we found the Fox at Caterham to be a really excellent place to lunch. We had an unexpected visitor and used them. The staff were excellent especially the bar man who se inter reactor was great and certainly set the tone for our stay. Well done

  • Patricia B.

    August 30, 20213 reviews


    Delivery of order was slow and when it eventually arrived two meals out of four had to be returned as food was cold. One when returned was fine but the other had only been partially heated. This was related to the waiter and after he had spoken to the kitchen and manager the cost of the meal was deducted from the bill. The experience wouldn't stop me eating at the The Fox but maybe more staff are needed to give a quicker service.

  • Lynne W.

    August 29, 20213 reviews


    The food was of excellent quality and the service was really good.

  • Carol D.

    August 26, 20211 review


    Unfortunately we sat by the fire exit doors. The food got cold quickly as the doors were constantly being opened. We sat for ages and no one cleared the table before we left.

  • Alistair F.

    August 22, 20211 review


    Wonderful food as always. Very well looked after by all the staff. Such a great Sunday lunch experience. We will continue to come there again and again.

  • Margaret C.

    August 5, 20211 review


    We booked; We ordered: A Cod & Chips and a Handmade Fishcake - no discernible lobster, very little white fish, bulked up with mashed potatoes! Served with two burnt 'sad' sticks of asparagus. Complained and four barely cooked sticks were served. PLUS the House Elderflower drink was SO watered down, it was added to with syrup. Altogether a very disappointing meal.

  • Angie J.

    August 4, 20211 review


    Lovely friendly Pub in a quiet rural area, good food, good staff, and good value! We will be back !

  • Julie M.

    July 30, 20211 review


    The restaurant was comfortable and welcoming and tables were spaced out nicely. The staff were helpful and polite. The food was amazing. I had pork belly and banoffee pie. I would definitely go again.

  • Karen P.

    July 1, 20211 review


    Sadly the crispy duck salad was plentiful but slimy and the duck was almost cremated and inedible! No one asked if our meal was OK even though our plates were cleared half full ... I guess they must have known the answer that would follow.

  • Petra M.

    June 20, 20211 review


    For a father's day treat this experience was really disappointing. Each course was missing a component, either a dip in the starter, stuffing in the main course or sauce in the pudding. The worst part was the chicken in the main course which was plain raw. Staff didn't show any signs of concern, suggesting it was not blood we were seeing, dripping from the meat, and it wasn't their fault as the meat is cooked elsewhere. They replaced the plate with another raw chicken piece, served just on its own, which we politely declined. No other meal was offered, so our boy had no main course to eat. I would suggest this venue gets a hygiene and safety check before customers get food poisoning. This was meant to be not only a special treat for my husband as a father's day but it was the very first outing for us in a year. Due to the way we were treated today, we won’t be supporting the hospitality industry for a very long time and certainly won’t be returning to this dangerous place.

  • Dolly G.

    June 17, 20211 review


    Service was very good the girls were very friendly we only had sandwiches but they were very nice the chips were amazing will definitely be going back

  • Tracey R.

    June 6, 20211 review


    No Prosecco. Limited menu . Roast not good quality .. lamb chewy and tasteless . Waitress was amazing however . This is our local and so very sad our experience on a special occasion was not a happy one .

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Coulsdon Common, CR3 5QS, Caterham, United Kingdom

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