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The Fox and Hound Country Inn

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by Alle McMahon (subscribe)
Studying journalist and leisure blogger from the Gold Coast. Find my personal blog at:
Published October 6th 2012
Be transported across the world to the motherland
The Fox and Hound Country Inn is situated in what seems like the middle of no-where but I can assure you it is well worth the trek. If you're originally from the motherland or just a bit of a pom at heart, you'll love wining and dining in this all Brit establishment. Furnished with ye olde style English furniture and decorated with all sorts of English tidings and memorabilia - once you step inside the Inn it feels like you've instantly been transported across the world, to a quaint but vibrant village pub. In fact you can even step inside an iconic English telephone booth or get your picture taken with the Queen!

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The medieval exterior.

When you arrive at the Inn you can either choose to be seated in the English room, the Irish room or the alfresco dining area, and each offer a unique atmosphere. While I believe the interior rooms are the best spot to grab (simply for the endless supply of things to look at), the medieval exterior is a great setting for a summer lunch. At night in the other rooms you can also often find yourself watching an English premiership game on the television which, when-in-England, is the thing to do.

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One of the interior rooms.

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One of the interior rooms.

The menu on offer is consistent with the overall theme and boasts a number of traditional English meals, like a Cornish Pastie or a Chicken and Leek Pie. While prices are a little expensive (ranging from $10 for a starter to $28 for a main), you can be assured that you will get what you pay for in terms of portion sizes and quality. I personally highly recommend you try their Beef and Guinness Pie and top it off with a traditional Sherry Trifle! The beverages are also very UK-esque with Tetley's English Smooth and Kilkenny Irish ale on tap (plus a number of other titles). Interestingly the bar also stocks a local brew of Foxy Lady Ginger Cider which is especially brewed just for them.

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The bar.

As well as offering a place for lunch and dinner, the Fox and Hound Country Inn is also available for functions. With the ability to house up to 100 people, it's the perfect spot for a wedding reception, corporate event or birthday party. The staff are also very friendly, obliging and willing to show off some of their accents, which no doubt adds to the whole experience.

In short the staff are lovely, the food is pricey but brilliant and the setting is inspiring. However the establishment is currently up for sale, so it would be wise to make a reservation soon before any changes may come about.
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Why? To be transported to ye-olde England!
When: 11am till 9pm Tuesday - Saturday
Phone: 07 5665 7582
Where: Corner of Oxenford Tamborine Road & Elevation Drive Wongawallan Qld 4210
Cost: $10 - $30
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Top article!!!! I also love this English style pub & can vouch for the good quality meals & extremely friendly staff. I particularly like the foxy lady ginger cider too.
by jacki (score: 0|2) 3066 days ago
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