Our Story


Our Story

The Chilterns Fox is an historic 18th century coaching inn, perched on top of the famous ‘Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.

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 makes a great location for great, home-cooked food or a clean, peaceful room for the night. Just as was the case during the inn’s centuries of service to weary travellers making their way to and from London from the West Country and Midlands.

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, we are passionate about English produce and delivering a warm welcome.

Our team – led by manager Tony – is steeped is high-end hospitality, having joined us from Hambleton Hall. Our owner, Charlie, is a born-and-bred local whose family and friends are farmers in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Having taken over the Fox in a state of disrepair in 2021, we are gradually restoring the Chilterns Fox to former glories and beyond, with further improvements due to be delivered in early 2023. We hope that you will join us on that journey.

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.