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The Fox & Hounds

I visited The Fox & Hounds last year during the 2010 Silverstone British Grand Prix after getting bored waiting to get served in Silverstone on Friday night. We found it quite by accident.

It is an Excellent pub restaurant with marvellous food and plenty of activity. And I got my pint within my obligatory two minutes. I’ve not had that experience for almost ten years in Silverstone Village, when I remember being able to actually sit down at a table to consume my drink and eat some passionately prepared food.

Highly recommended and only ten to fifteen minutes walk from Gate 5 (North Gate, between the old Pits Straight B Stand and the Copse A Stand), of Silverstone Circuit. That is exactly the same amount of time to Silverstone Village.

Silverstone Menu
(from 6th-10th July)

Lambs Liver – £10.50
sautéed with bacon, red onions, sage & tomato
served with vegetables & new potatoes

Sirloin Steak, Chips & Salad – £16.50

Chicken Portuguese & Chips – £10.50

Chilli Con Carne & Rice – £9.00

Ham, eggs & Chips – £9.50

Sausages & Mash in Onion Gravy – £9.00

Deep Fried Scampi, Chips & Salad – £9.50

Lasagna & Garlic Bread – £9.50

Tortiglioni & Meatballs – 9.50
served in a spicy tomato sauce

Choose from a tempting selection of desserts – £4.50 each

Tel: 01327 858048

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seb - 6 July, 2011 - (4)

Silverstone Pubs & Locations

Silverstone Grand Prix Pubs & locations have been added:

These are all up to date for the 2011 Silverstone British Grand Prix.

There is more to life than a drink on the kerb outside if you are prepared for a bit more walking. Obviously, we would never condone drinking and driving.

The below are based upon distance from the middle of Silverstone Circuit, your milage will differ based upon where you actually are.

The Fox & Hounds
44 High Street
Whittlebury
NN12 8XJ

The Fox & Hounds pub is situated in the village of Whittlebury, Norhamptonshire, within easy reach of the home of British Motor Racing, Silverstone. We are only ten minutes walk from Gate 5 at the start of Copse.

We offer a fine selection of international wines and as a ‘free house’ a broad choice of real ales, lagers and spirits along with soft drinks. Beer garden to the rear with awning and an outside bar. We have an extensive menu available during the British Grand Prix.

Motor racing stars have featured in the past, including Team Ducati after the British MotoGP 2011.

Tel: 01327 858048

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The Royal Oak
Brackley Road
Silverstone
NN12 8

Although it does not technically belong in this section, as it’s all boarded up, it does open during major Silverstone events. There is a large garden to the rear with live music and entertainment.

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The White Horse
1 Stocks Hill
Silverstone
NN12 8UW

The White Horse pub is a 17th Century Coaching Inn steeped in history. Motor Racing is the predominant theme throughout, being only a 10 minute walk from the world famous Silverstone Circuit. The White Horse has seen many stars from motor racing come through the doors; these include Graham Hill, Stirling Moss, Murray Walker and more recently Mark Webber, Anthony Davidson, Sebastian Bourdais and Nigel Mansell.

Tel: 01327 858550

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Green Man Inn
Brackley Hatch
Syresham
NN13 5TX

They serve food and they serve beer.

Tel: 01280 850209

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The King’s Head
2 Abbey Road
Syresham
NN13 5HW

This pub ‘rests in a picturesque little village’, two miles from Silverstone racecourse. Here, comfortable accommodation is found in a converted barn, offering modern facilities whilst retaining a rustic feel. The hotel pub has recently been refurbished to a high standard. The restaurant offers a relaxed dining experience.

Tel: 01280 850280

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The Sun Inn
Farrer Close
Whitfield
Brackley
NN13 5TG

Under new management, serving fine real ales and great value home cooked food prepared by the resident chef, The Sun Inn is a traditional English pub with a warm, friendly atmosphere.

With Rooms at the Inn, 3 bar areas, log fires in the evenings and good company, we look forward to welcoming guests.

Tel: 01280 850232

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The New Inn
Silver Street
Abthorpe
Towcester
NN12 8QR

Excellent pub, serving a good range of Hook Norton cask beers and with a good food menu using many locally sourced ingredients. A little difficult to find but now signposted from the main road.

Tel: 01327 857306

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Barley Mow
53 High Street
Paulerspury
Towcester
NN12 7NA

The Barley Mow has been the only village pub in Paulerspury since 1740, and offers good fare from Ciaran’s kitchen in great surroundings. Come and visit us soon.

Tel: 01327 810139

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The Queens’s Head
Main Street
Buckingham
MK18 5JF

Nice village pub in the middle of Chackmore with a reasonable selection of home-cooked fare.

Tel: 01280 813004

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Upgrade your Silverstone Grand Prix

Whether you are a die-hard fan who likes to stand with nose pressed to the chain link fence on the banks at Woodcote or a would-be Hoorah Henry who is more interested in quaffing champers in the British Racing Drivers Club House there are always ways to enhance the experience. Here is our slightly irreverent but by no means exhaustive list of suggestions for getting the most out of your Grand Prix Experience.

One day General Admission – Friday or Saturday

The cheapest way to gain bragging rights on your stay-at-home fair weather F1 fans. Currently you can soak up the atmosphere from as little as £56 with a general admission ticket on Friday, although admittedly you’ll only get to see a couple of practise sessions and some parachutes (ok there’s a bit more on than that but you get our drift). Thumb a lift to Silverstone and walk through the gate in nothing more than the clothes on your back and you’ll spend little more than the cost of a night down the pub with your mates, but even so you can still get the best out of your day with a few cheap or no-cost enhancements.

Sight & Sound

Don’t leave home without a portable radio at the very least and preferably a scope or binoculars as well. On a general admission ticket you’ll be pretty close to the track but it’s a known fact that wherever you want to be the nearest TV screen will be too far away to view unaided and the rudimentary speakers mounted on random poles that Silverstone likes to refer to as a PA system was last used effectively to call World War II pilots to scramble.

Whenever an F1 car goes past (and they have a habit of doing that quite often) you can’t hear a thing. A radio with some tight fitting bud earphones will give you at least a fighting chance of hearing the commentary. In addition to this you might want to download the live timing App to your phone. Versions for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Nokia can be downloaded here. If you own an iPhone or iPad you can also download a much more extensive service here although at a cost of £19.99 it is expensive for a one-off.

Finally the most expensive option, but the one that will keep you totally up to speed is to hire a Fanvision portable handset, allowing you to read multiple news feed, personalised driver info and in car footage. We’ve hired these every year since their debut (formerly known as KangarooTV) and would be lost without them but a cautionary note. The batteries they supply can be pretty hit and miss so make sure they supply you a fully charged one and if anything goes wrong with it, such as loss of reception, they will feign confusion when you mention the word refund afterwards. Info on Fanvision here.

Pros: With a Fanvision handset you’ll be able to follow the race almost as well as if you were watching it at home on your TV.

Cons: If you spend the whole race looking at a Fanvision handset you might as well be at home watching it on TV.

Comfort

OK, if you’re hardcore look away now, but for the rest of us sitting on wet grass for six hours is no fun. Take a small fold-up camping chair and an umbrella. I’ve just done a quick search on eBay and you can get a serviceable chair for £4.75 which means you can throw it away (responsibly) afterwards without having to carry it home.

Pros: Relative comfort for less than a fiver.

Cons: Once you’ve found a good spot with your chair you’ll be tempted to stay there rather than walking around the circuit to view the action from different vantage points.

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