In line with the latest Government guidelines, we are sorry to let you know that our pub will be closed until further notice. Please click here for more information

We hope we will be able to re-open again soon and get back to being the hub of our community.

We’d like to thank you for your support.

Please keep an eye on our pub’s Facebook page to keep up to date.

If you need to contact us please do this via email, which you can find on the contact page.

From our family to yours, please stay safe and we’ll see you soon.

Whilst we’re shut, "The Henry" (our virtual pub) is open and ready for the pleasure of your company. Please come and join us at where our team is busy brewing up ideas to keep us all entertained.


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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