Our Story


Our Story

The Chilterns Fox is an historic 18th century coaching inn, perched on top of the Chiltern Hills.

With spectacular views and immediate access on to the hundreds of miles of footpaths and bridleways in the Hambleden and Stonor Valleys, we are ideally positioned for walkers, cyclists and equestrians.

Located just five minutes from Junction 5 of the M40, the Fox also makes a great location for travellers looking for great, home-cooked pub food or a clean, peaceful room for the night.

The co-proprietors of the Chilterns Fox, Jaxon and Charlie, are long-time residents of the area. An accomplished chef, Jaxon started his career at the Savoy and the Dorchester before becoming sous chef at no 1 Aldwych. After a spell as private chef to the Wormsley estate which adjoins the Fox, over the last 15 years Jaxon has turned his attention to running various successful and highly-regarded pubs in the Chilterns.

Charlie grew up a few miles from the Fox, and has spent two decades working in marketing for hotels, pubs and restaurants. The Chilterns Fox represents the first time he finds himself in the unfortunate position of having to take his own advice.

Here at the Fox, we believe that it’s not about being a ‘gastropub’: great pub food is no more and no less than great food. From our Chilterns Breakfast – made with locally sourced sausages, bacon and eggs – to fresh, day boat fish brought up from Brixham and classic Sunday Roasts with inventive touches, Jaxon and his team of chefs are passionate about feeding our guests and leaving them wanting to come back again soon.

Our partners are the very best that the Chilterns have to offer – from our wonderful local farmers and producers to the spectacular Hundred Hills winery, just across the valley, which we believe will soon be recognised as England’s finest vineyard, and Marlow’s outstanding Rebellion Brewery.

We are proud to welcome you to the Chilterns Fox and hope that you will join us to enjoy eating and drinking with us in some of the world’s most beautiful scenery.