The Fox Inn

Corscombe, Dorset
+44 (0)1935 317555
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Traditional, thatched country pub, near Beaminster: expect roaring fires, cosy interiors and superb menus; it's run by local legend Mark Hix


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Come for the food; it’s exciting and deeply rooted in the local area. The best British seasonal produce is showcased: local meat and game, fresh fish from the south west coast, a drinks list that champions local producers – try sparkling Devon wine. Inside, there are cosy corners to read the paper, a bar to prop up with a local ale in hand and a garden dining room for candlelit evening suppers.

So far there are two guest bedrooms, more are planned, and there’s talk of yurts in the woodland. Rooms are spacious, relaxing; one has a private courtyard, the annexe is spread over two floors. Find books, boardgames, a mini bar (locally stocked, of course). Bathrooms are spoiling.

Parties of up to ten guests should book the Kitchen Library, where you’ll find Mark’s many books, kitchen paraphernalia, drinks on arrival, and a menu created by Mark and his head chef. What a treat. Walk it all off on a ramble around the rolling countryside.

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We think you'll love

  • The food - guests get 10% off meals in the pub
  • The convivial atmosphere
  • The location, this is a super base for exploring Dorset
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You should know

  • There's no TV in one of the bedrooms, log into the guest WiFi for streaming on your devices
  • You need to order your breakfast the night before
  • Closed Sunday and Monday nights


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm-10pm Tuesday-Saturday
Check out
8am-10.30am Tuesday-Saturday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights on Fridays and Saturdays.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Starters from £4.95; mains from £15.50; sides £4.50; puddings from £2.75. Children's mains, from £7.70. Sunday lunch mains from £17.50 (served from 12pm-3pm).


Nightly price
from £200
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 Annexe for 2
From £200
1 Suite for 2
From £250



Traditional countryside pub with thatched roof, open fires and cosy corners. Lots of character and a few quirky touches. Responsibly produced and carefully sourced dishes served by friendly and attentive staff. A true gem!

Gwen, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Pretty Beaminster, five miles, has good independent shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants. You're surrounded by rolling countryside for wonderful walks from the door, the terrain is fairly gentle in any direction. Bridport and Cerne Abbas are a 20-minute drive in different directions, for great restaurants, walks and the Cerne Giant. The Jurassic Coast is 25 minutes for beaches and fossil hunting.

Local points of interest from Mark Hix

  • Beaminster is just a 4 mile drive away - ten minutes in the car, with independent shops and restaurants.
  • Bridport is just 20 minutes drive away. A large town with regular markets. Don't miss the brewery tour at Palmer's Brewery.
  • We are in the heart of the countryside so great for walkers, and as we accept dogs in all areas of the pub, it's perfect for a short country break in Dorset with the dogs.
  • Our sister restaurant The Oyster & Fish House is just half an hour away with stunning views of the Jurassic Cost and the best fish and seafood in the area. Guests will receive a 10% discount when dining.
  • Visit the Black Cow distillery in Childhay. Their award winning vodka is made purely from milk.


Mark Hix

Renowned restaurateur, chef and food writer, Mark Hix, opened the doors to The Fox Inn in December 2020. After 13 years running HIX restaurants in London he's come home to Dorset, opening the inn, as well as The Oyster & Fish House in Lyme Regis and the HIX Oyster & Fish Truck in Morcombelake (both within visiting distance). You're looked after by the general manager, Spiros and team - a friendly bunch.