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The Fat Fox

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Executive Double Room | Soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Standard Double Room | Soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Twin Room | Soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Fat Fox

The Fat Fox

4.0 star property

8.0/10 Very good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
13 Shirburn St, Watlington, England, OX49 5BU

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSt. Helen's Church9 min drive
  • Popular LocationOxfordshire Golf Club12 min drive
  • Popular LocationThames Path19 min drive
  • AirportLondon (LHR-Heathrow)35 min drive

Room options

About this area


The Fat Fox is located in Watlington. Chinnor Station and Brightwell Vineyard are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Chiltern Hills and Mapledurham Country Park. Oxford Greyhound Stadium and Weekend Warriors Paintball are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • St. Helen's Church - 9 min drive
  • Oxfordshire Golf Club - 12 min drive
  • Dorchester Abbey - 14 min drive
  • Thames Path - 19 min drive
  • Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Henley-on-Thames Station - 16 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 35 min drive

About this property

The Fat Fox

4-star inn
The Fat Fox provides amenities, such as a bar and a restaurant. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
Other perks at this inn include:
  • Free self-parking
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), tour/ticket information and smoke-free property
  • Concierge services
Room features
All guestrooms at The Fat Fox include comforts such as free WiFi and sound-insulated walls.
Extra amenities include:
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee and electric kettles
  • Shower/bath combinations, free toiletries and hairdryers
  • Flat-screen TVs with digital channels
  • Heating and daily housekeeping



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: GBP 7.95 for adults and GBP 5.95 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Soundproofed rooms

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have any lifts
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Local maps
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 15.00 per pet, per stay
Welcoming dogs and cats only

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: GBP 7.95 for adults and GBP 5.95 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 15.00 per pet, per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have any lifts

Property is also known as

The Fat Fox Inn
The Fat Fox Watlington
The Fat Fox Inn Watlington

Frequently asked questions

Is The Fat Fox pet-friendly?

Yes, cats and dogs are allowed at this property. There's a fee of GBP 15.00 per pet, per stay.

How much is parking at The Fat Fox?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Fat Fox?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - midnight. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at The Fat Fox?

Checkout is at 11:00 AM.

Where is The Fat Fox located?

Situated in Watlington, this inn is within 9 miles (15 km) of St. Helen's Church, Thames Path and Chinnor Station. Chiltern Hills and Brightwell Vineyard are also within 9 miles (15 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Fat Fox and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Fat Fox offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Fat Fox cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 10 out of 26 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 38%
Rating 8 - Good. 10 out of 26 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 38%
Rating 6 - Okay. 3 out of 26 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 12%
Rating 4 - Poor. 2 out of 26 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 8%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 1 out of 26 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



2/10 Terrible

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities
No-one to greet us and show us to our rooms. No breakfast as expected. No packed lunch as expected. No communication about the pub being closed during our stay and no staff available.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

10/10 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in May 2022

6/10 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

6/10 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
This was a nice property with good purpose built accommodation, unfortunately let down by a very poor welcome - rude and unhelpful. An evening meal was expected but not available. An excellent breakfast was served cheerfully and pleasantly by another staff member.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

8/10 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
What a chilled stay!😊
Very welcoming and friendly staff and a beautiful room. We came away feeling very relaxed and well looked after.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

10/10 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very quiet
Good room with decent mattress. Very quiet.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

10/10 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great location. Good food and a nice friendly atmosphere in the pub.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

4/10 Poor

Business traveller
Liked: Staff & service
Better communication needed by management
So where do I start. Firstly the village and the pub are very nice. If you are staying here I would recommend that you ring in advance because when I got here to check in I was told there has been a mistake with my booking and I was now staying in an air bnb down the road? If I’m honest I was shocked as I had had no prior notice of this but as it was just me I went with the flow.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

10/10 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021