The Fox and Hounds

The Fox and Hounds is Great Britain's dog friendliest pub just south of the village of Theale, opposite Hosehill Lake and close to Reading.

Food and Drink

We pride ourselves on supporting local businesses therefore, our menus provide a wide selection of fresh, locally supplied food.

We're Dog Friendly

We've been voted the dog friendliest pub in the UK. Bring along your pup, they'll always be welcome

Great food and drink

The Fox & Hounds is believed to be around 200 years old and was originally a drinking venue for local farmers back in the early 1800's and was known then as the Drum & Monkey, in fact the village of Theale has had the nickname of 'The Ale' due to fact of having 13 public houses on the high street alone crammed between many family run businesses.  Our pub features open fires in the winter and has a large pub garden to enjoy the outdoors in the summer. 

You can enjoy real ales from family owned Wadworth brewery including the famous original ale 6X and fresh home cooked food that is served every day. We also have seasonal daily specials and a gluten free menu.  Add that to the great wine list and gin menu and there is something for everyone. 

For all those with four legged friends we have an abundance of dog friendly pub awards including:'s Dog Friendliest Pub 2016; Dog Friendly Awards 2017; Dog Friendliest Pub 2017, Dog Friendly Awards 2018, Dog Friendliest Pub Great Britain 2019

Please note: We strongly advise booking for any day of the week. Call 0118 930 2295 to book your table now.

LifeLab Testing: Allergy/Intolerance friendly business for the year 2019 

Reading Retail Awards Pub of the Year 2019 

Motorhome and campervan friendly. No electrical hookup.


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