The Fox Tavern
at The Hancock Inn
Indoor seating has returned !
Outdoor seating in our back garden continues, weather permitting.
5:00PM – 8:00PM
Call 525 3318 x4 for Reservations
Seating offered by reservation only at 15-minute increments to enable social distancing. Tables spaced six feet apart for well-being. No bar seating. No walk-ins.
Please wear your mask when not seated.
Welcome Back - Starting June 5th
Together there are precautions that we will practice to make the inn a safe place to visit and dine. For an explanation of our cleaning protocols, your required participation and food service impacts, see our Stay Safe Plan.
We can’t wait to see you, please give us a call, 603-525-3318 or Book Online
The Fox Tavern
Currently Serving Outdoors & Take Out Only
Fox Tavern dining, with appropriate safety measures, returns starting Sunday June 21st!
The dining room, tavern room and back terrace are open once again for dinner. Our servers will prepare your dinner table upon your arrival to ensure your comfort and safety. Service is by reservation only and garden tables are weather dependent.
Please call 603-525-3318 x4 to reserve or order take-out.
We miss you and when you do come please be assured...
The Hancock Inn & Fox Tavern is actively creating a safe environment for guests and employees. We are committed now, more than ever, to the diligent upkeep of our historic property, implementing best practices established by the State of New Hampshire and the American Hotel & Lodging Association as well as the best practices developed by the Select Registry of Distinguished Inns and New England Inns & Resorts Association, so you can confidently plan your visit.
Breakfast at The Fox Tavern
served daily - year round
Early to bed and early to rise – beginning with a good breakfast – would have been an adage to suit the people that settled the Monadnock Region.
This adage is preserved for inn guests every morning. We serve a full, cooked-to-order breakfast featuring eggs, applewood smoked bacon from North Country Smokehouse in nearby Claremont, NH, home-made sausage and hash, fresh fruit, hash brown potatoes that we grate to order, roasted tomatoes, home-made breads and our renowned pancakes. Plus, Natalie’s Gourmet orange juice, Parker & Sons locally roasted coffee and Twining’s Teas.
One of our regular guests from Europe reported to us on a return trip, “I thought about your breakfast all the way across the Atlantic.”
Welcome back to the New World, we replied.
The Fox Tavern is open for regular dinner service May through October, Wednesday – Saturday, from 5:30 p.m. until the last seating at 8:00 p.m. and for Sunday lunch from noon until 3:00 p.m.
The Tavern menu celebrates the richness of our regional farmers and producers with the comforts of fine New England cuisine: steaks, pan-roasted fish, seasonal vegetables and flavorful, rich braises that are the hallmark of the New England country inn such as our famous Shaker Cranberry Pot Roast. Other Tavern favorites include the Fox Tavern burger, fish and chips and seasonal pot pies. Sunday lunch features our Sunday Roast in addition to our Tavern standards.
Our Wine & Spirits
The cocktail menu at the Fox Tavern reflects the Inn’s place in history. It has been serving drinks to travelers since George Washington was President. The menu places a premium on the classics – those cocktails that have found their place in history – relying on premium ingredients.
Our wine list is a compact selection of wines from around the world, though none from America. As with our classic cocktail list – as with everything we do – our goal is to delight our guests with experiences they might not seek-out for themselves at home. Our wines come from regions in South Africa, Spain, Portugal and even Lebanon – but not California. Some of the best values in wine result from this approach which we hope encourages you to explore.
November through April, the Tavern opens several times for various holidays and special events, including Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, Valentines, St. Patrick’s and Easter.
May through October the Fox Tavern is open to the public for dinner, Wednesday – Saturday, and for Sunday lunch.
Dinner service during the week starts at 4:00 p.m. with the Inn’s menu of Small Plates and continues with dinner service beginning at 5:30 p.m. The last seating each evening is at 8:00 p.m.
On Sunday, the Tavern serves lunch from Noon until 3:00 p.m.
November through April, the Fox Tavern opens several times for various holidays and special events. Here are currant dates and times for Tavern openings for the upcoming winter season.
Please feel free to check back here or call us for additions or changes to the schedule. Please note reservations are required for all special dining events. Thanksgiving, November 28 th , 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Christmas Eve, December 24 th , 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- New Year’s Eve, December 31 st , 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- Robert Burns Dinner, Friday January 24th , 6:00 p.m.
- Valentines Celebration, February 14 th &; 15 th , 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- St. Patrick’s Day, March 17 th , 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- Easter Lunch, April 12 th , 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Book Your Table
Comfort is at the heart of the New England country inn experience and it starts at the table. We look forward to welcoming you to ours.