Within easy reach of Stow on the Wold, this historic village inn has a smart, country-chic vibe, yet it still feels like a homely, low-ceilinged hostelry. Expect a decent line-up of real ales behind the bar, including locally brewed Hook Norton ale, as well as around 60 well-chosen wines form around the world. Settle down at a scrubbed antique pine table in one of the intimate dining areas or head outside to the pretty walled garden with its Cotswold stone terrace. The Fox offers consistently good, reasonably priced food, prepared using plenty of regional produce, & the regularly changing menu might include dishes such as roast lamb rump with celeriac mash & red wine sauce or guinea fowl with wild mushrooms & Madeira. Sunday lunch is something of a legend in these parts.