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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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On-Circuit

This list will be updated during the Silverstone Formula 1 Grand Prix 2011.

Bistro

Fabulous Feasts

Enjoy the high quality food on offer from Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts Bistro. This bistro offers traditional, locally sourced produce for the general public. The facility was designed to offer people an alternative to mobile catering with a relaxed seated dining experience and a high quality menu. No pre-bookings can be made. The bistro is open Friday to Sunday, 6.30am – 5pm offering a choice of breakfast, salads, main meals and desserts.

Located adjacent to the Club Silverstone enclosure on the corner of Becketts.

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Pizza

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International Pits Straight

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Copse

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Thai

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Village

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Woodcote

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Noodles

Vilage

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Club A

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International Pits Straight

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Indian

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Sushi

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Chinese

National Pits Straight

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Paella

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National Pits Straight

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Seafood

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Fried Chicken

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Coffee

Village, Fairtrade

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Copse

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Copse D

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Club Corner

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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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Silverstone Restaurants & Locations

New restaurants & locations close to Silverstone Circuit have been added:

The Fox & Hounds
44 High Street
Whittlebury
NN12 8XJ

The Fox & Hounds restaurant is situated in the village of Whittlebury, Norhamptonshire, within easy reach of the home of British Motor Racing, Silverstone. 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.
Run by Antonio (Tony) Garcia a restaurateur of some 30 years experience. Tony prides himself on providing the very best culinary experience through a distinctive fusion of both British and Mediterranean cuisine in contemporary, informal surroundings.
We are ten minutes walk from Gate 5 at the start of Copse.

Tel: 01327 858048

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Murray’s Restaurant
Whittlebury Hall
Whittlebury
NN12 8QH

Named after iconic F1 commentator Murray Walker, the two AA rosette restaurant is an intimate fine dining venue where visitors can treat themselves to British and European cuisine while viewing a collection of photographs with F1 celebrities and some unique printed anecdotes from the commentator’s memorable career.

Tel: 01327 857857

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Vine House Hotel & Restaurant
100 High Street
Paulerspury
Towcester
NN12 7NA

Undoubtedly the best place to eat and stay in rural Northamptonshire if you are seeking a warm welcome, splendid food in an historic setting with charm and style combined. One of the finest restaurants in Towcester, Milton Keynes or Northamptonshire. The Multi-award winning Vine House is a 300-year-old English country property set in the tranquil Northamptonshire village of Paulerspury – an ideal location for those looking for restaurants close to Silverstone Circuit.

Tel: 01327 811267

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Buddies USA
Brackley Road
Towcester
NN12 6TQ

We pride ourselves on serving top quality produce & as many home made recipes as possible, a small example of this; All of our eggs are free range, our sausages are local and produced to our requirements, our ribs are home smoked by our chefs, our famous chilli is cooked to our original recipe & matured for deep flavour, our famous creamy coleslaw is prepared daily to our 25 year olf standard, by our chefs and on our premises.
And the list goes on . . .

Tel: 01327 354953

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Little Chef
A43 Brackley Road
Towcester
Northamptonshire
NN12 6TQ

Our aim is very simple: to be the motorist’s friend, serving up quality food and offering great value for money. Expect freshly prepared food, using the best ingredients we can buy. Enjoy a welcoming, informal setting and watch out for some new additions to our menu like our Tasty Toasties and Fish and Chips – helping you beat the rush hour (and the hunger pangs).

Tel: 01327 359044

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