Fox And Hounds, The
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Reviews by mickeymac:
4.05/5 rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
The Fox & Hounds is about as authentic as British pubs come in this part of town. It's located on busy Ventura Boulevard but has an out of the way feel inside. The bar is on the small side, with a smallish indoor dining room and a few tables on the patio. A space for dart boards separates the bar from the restaurant and is almost always in use. The place is almost always lively and never more so than when an English football game is on TV. (The pub organized a very successful double-decker bus excursion to Manchester United's summer 2003 match at the LA Coliseum.) F&H has a fairly wide selection of English beers and ciders on-tap, including Fuller's ESB, London Pride, Tetley's, Boddington's, and Strongbow. The service is good and especially enjoyable, as the pub seems to employ a decent number of good looking women as bartenders and waitresses. Nothing wrong with that. The food is much better than the average pub-grub and the menu is quite varied. It's definitely worth a stop if you find yourself in the general vicinity of Universal Studios.
11-07-2003 05:29:04 | More by mickeymac
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3.7/5 rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
Visited about 5:00pm on Thursday, 05/08/08.
The interior looks an awful lot like a British pub of some kind. Coincidence?
Greeted by a jovial British barkeep, my friend and I sat at a table in the main room. We ordered food (I a burger and chips, my friend bangers and mash). We ate it all, every bite, and, while not the tastiest meal ever, was certainly welcome and filling.
I had pints of Fuller's ESB and London Pride and a Hoegarden. All were served at a good temp and tasted fine.
Service was friendly and attentive and prices were reasonable overall.
The only negatives are the relatively poor selection of beer (no American macros, but the British ales were safe and standard) and the parking, which was almost impossible even with the place virtually empty!
Along with Ye Olde King's Head, one of the better Brit pubs I've been to in L.A.
05-09-2008 03:44:51 | More by charlzm
3.59/5 rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
Atmosphere: What a difference a year makes. They used to have a horrible band that played "What Going On?" by Four Non Blondes and shrieked through the outro of "Hey Jude." Now, the house band, which is fronted by the guy who used to play solo gigs at Pickwick's, a crappy pub near my house, plays a fun mix of British Invasion, `60's bubblegum, and glitter rock.
The televisions play soccer games in an effort to either be authentically English or bore you to death.
The crowd is youngish- young to most of you reading this, but older than me. 26-35.
Quality: They use nonic imperial pint-style glasses that are only 14 ounces. The beer is taken care of and everything is clean.
Service: It took seven million years to order drinks tonight, but the bartenders were actually very busy, not just ignoring us.
Selection: They have Fuller's London Pride, Fuller's ESB, and generic American-English pub fare- Stella, Strongbow, Guinness, Newcastle, Bass, Harp, Boddington's, Heineken, Bitburger, etc.
Value: $5 a beer is very reasonable.
Overall: It's not a craft beer paradise, but you can do a lot worse than a pint of London Pride in the valley.
02-11-2007 10:22:02 | More by goschool
3.75/5 rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Parkings not always the best, but once you get here it's worth it. The owner of this British pub knows the business. He's got another establishment up the highway a bit in Woodland Hills called The White Harte, which is a beautiful place. The Fox & Hounds carries of a few good beers like London Pride, Fullers ESB and Boddingtons. Nothing crazy, but good none the less. Last time I was in, me and the wife sat in the dining area next to the fireplace. I had their shepherd's pie, which was quite good. Unfortunately we live an hour and a half away now, so we don't make it here often enough.
04-01-2006 05:46:23 | More by JayTheFinn
3.58/5 rDev -0.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5
Over the past year the F&H has become my local with a football match always on the tv, a big dart board and a decent pint of Fuller's London Pride.
The atmosphere is always just a little bit crowded (in the after work period), but the staff is generally close by when that pint needs a fillup.
Decent selection of European big beers, nothing terribly unique. Good prices during happy hour.
My only real complaint about the joint is that they use small glasses, about 14 ounces, even though they're shaped like a imperial pint.
Still it's a good place to pop in for a pint and a bite.
09-03-2004 08:36:00 | More by drewbage
Fox And Hounds, The in Studio City, CA
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.