Fox & HoundsHarlestone Road
A very attractive honey coloured Northamptonshire ironstone pub on the main road from Rugby to Northampton. Originally a Phipps Brewery house, latterly Watney Mann, it is now operated by Mitchells & Butler and was known for a time as the "Dusty Fox". Whilst very traditional in appearance from the outside, the oak and flagstone floored interior is furnished in a contemporary style, which has been well thought out and the blend is not at all unpleasant. There are two separate drinking areas and a large restaurant. The outside space is given over to garden and "al fresco" dining. The ubiquitous Doombar is a permanent feature but the enterprising young licensee endeavours to keep a contrasting "light & dark" selection of 2 ever changing guest ales from the M&B portfolio. Wheelchair access is limited to the bar area, where meals are also served. Dogs are welcome but are restricted to the bar area only.