Fox and Hound
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Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
2.75/5 rDev -13.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
What can you really say? It's a Fox and Hound. Just a chain bar that doesn't have that great of a beer selection. Macro swillers are usually impressed, but it's nothing out of the ordinary.
I went to this one for lunch, so it was pretty dead. But all the same it's an "english pub" that's really just another sports bar. If this one is anything like others I've been to then the night crowd is obnoxious.
The service was ok. Really not to impressive since there were only 2 or 3 tables that actually had people at them.
Selection is ok but not that great. They have your standards on tap and bottle, but nothing really impressive. Plus I am always annoyed when they can't figure out where to "file" the beers on their menu. New Belgium is not an Import, niether is Samuel Adams, And Killians is not from Ireland. The best options for me were the Sam Smith beers and Duvel.
The food at these places is always fine, but nothing exceptional. Glorified bar food.
Price is reasonable. Standard bar with standard pricing.
Not really a beer destination.
08-17-2008 18:26:59 | More by Goliath
3.58/5 rDev +12.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3
Kansas City is the traditional home of many companies that are involved in the Heat Transfer industry, as well as being home to many of the bigger ArchitectEngineer corporations that have large and/or Head Offices here. As such I get to visit KC on several occasions throughout the year, and after the days business is taken care of, I usually head out to grab a bite to eat and a few beers to unwind, especially as the time difference usually means that I am 2 hours behind everyone else and wide awake on a night.
As the Design Engineer, I usually travel with the Head of Sales, and as we are both unattached, like beer and appreciate a decent place to kick-back after a hard days negotiating, we usually head out here for a bite to eat, a few beers and to chat 'wiv da ladies'.
I have never been here in daylight, but only at night when Overland Park can seem quiet at times. Located in what seems like a strip mall of kinds, the other businesses and shops are always closed, the only activity seems to be from the Fox and Hound English Bar & Grille.
As you enter the single story building, there is a small entrance hall that leads into a smallish carpeted room that befronts the main bar. To the left there is an en-suite room that has about 6 or 7 pool tables, to the right a larger separate room contains many more pool tables. The main bar is a curved affair, with lots of polished wood and inlaid Chess Tables into the bars surface in places. Has around 30 or so Taps, lots of US micros and their Lite equivalents. Focuses on some advertised "homeland" beers like, Boddingtons, Bass, Fullers, Guinness, and Harp Lager (?) that seem to be more UK/Irish rather than English in nature. In addition, imports like Killians, Heineken, Amstel, etc. A handful of US micros finish off the line including a Wheat from Boulevard and Fat Tire from New Belgium. Also, I am sure this place had some decent bottled beer on my first visit including Samuel Smiths Pale Ale, but on my last visit I was told that the Bottled range had been scaled down to almost nothing except for the US stuff, for a short while at least. Ill check again on my next visit, which would be sad if true. Until then it is 3.5 for selection - a 4.0 when the bottles (and Sams) come back!!
The food it is definitely not English Fare, the Fish and Chips were OK, but nothing special. Most of the trough was Pub Grub, though the Buffalo Wings were hot and very spicy and went well with the Draught Bass that I tend to drink here. Some of the food offerings have a warmed from a packet feel though.
You pay for the Pool Tables by the hour and this is one of the main pastimes in the Fox & Hound it seems. Service is good, and it goes without saying that nice waitresses like to talk to real English Visitors ;-)) and give them preferential treatment.
Fox Hunting is very close to being outlawed in the UK, and whilst the Fox & Hound (what only one? what sort of hound-pack is that??) is obviously a part of a Chain which has some mass appeal, and clearly does not like the use of plurals, this is still a nice enough place to grab a bite to eat, drink some good beer, shoot some pool and chat with the ladies but its about as English as a Polish Sausage, y'all.
Above average beer range for the area though and a fun place hang-out.
Jolly Good Chaps. Tally-Ho!
01-01-2004 03:12:08 | More by TheLongBeachBum
Fox and Hound in Overland Park, KS
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.