The balconied rooms were what originally caught my eye at the Fox & Hounds whilst looking for some where to stay near to where we were visiting for the weekend. Having read the reviews as you do, we felt certain we would be in good hands. I have to say I am struggling to grasp quite, why some have left unfair and negative feedback! If we were to review in a nutshell, then I would have needed more boxes to check; we were made to feel so very welcome, all the staff we met during our stay were all polite, happy, friendly and extremely helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The couple that run this pub and accommodation, invite you in and make you feel so welcome it’s like you are part of the family. We arrived, parked easily in the rear carpark, checked in easily at the bar and was shown to our room. If you enjoy taking in the view, take a room with the balcony for sure, we sat very comfortably and watched the sun go down in between short walks back to the bar. It was then we realised “Danny” (if you are in room 4), was a working dog The general atmosphere in the bar was lively and upbeat and the ambience was just lovely, calm and relaxing. We felt no negativity at all, throughout our stay and locals sat along bar with the guests. The gardens whilst beautiful in the day, come to life at night with subtle lighting and offer a charming atmosphere, just delightful. We want to return when there is live music and we have been thinking about the end of the year too because we really did enjoy our stay. Everything you might need for your stay was provided in your room, ours was nicely laid out and comfortable. Big towels, decent mugs, proper kettle, lovely biscuits!! The shower was perfect for us, we are both tall and not skinny, even had room to wash your hair without banging your elbows. Every detail had been thought of and well presented. For us, we particularly enjoyed sitting out on the balcony in the evening after being out and about all day. Breakfast was one of the best cooked breakfast’s we have had in a while whilst staying overnight at various places, quality produce sourced locally…perfectly cooked, generous portions, well presented and a good choice of breakfast items if you do not fancy a full English…..just ask, as nothing is too much trouble to make sure you enjoy your stay. All in all, a brilliant place which we would like to keep to ourselves really, however; you would be sorry not to stay for a night or two, or be based for a week whilst you take in the local area. The management even think of their business clients and provide them with a complimentary breakfast bag when they leave, for busy execs on the go. Thanks to Paul, James, Monty, Jo, Ollie and the other staff we met, who did all they could for us to have a nice couple of days away.