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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my husband have been here for a meal numerous times and takeaways and never had a bad meal and we aren't the type to complain BUT we called tonight to order a takeaway and actually the food was awful, I ordered a Chinese...chicken curry which came with rice, chips and prawn krackers, the rice was burnt, the curry was very stodgy and the prawn krackers were stale and looked like they were someone's left overs with bits of food already on them, needless to say it all went in the bin!! and will never go back.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely food, great portions proper value for money, staff were lovely and welcoming. Definitely would recommend. Great prices too.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 December 2023

Having had lovely meals/service here in the past I attended (pre booked) with 10 colleagues last night 20/12/23. Table booked and all seated by 18:15. Food started arriving in dribs and drabs after 20:30. People seated after us were served, ate and left in the...time we waited. We saw several ‘Fox in a box’ deliveries leave too. We asked how long the wait would be to be told “it’s on its way”. My ‘authentic’ curry was pillar box red and bland to say the least. People were brought half a meal with the veg arriving 10 minutes late undercooked and not as described on the menu. Skin on the gravy and bean chilli meals. Waiting staff were rude after we complained. Several members of the party had upset stomachs. Horrible experience.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 December 2023 via mobile

We rang the pub and asked if they were still doing Sunday lunch as it was 2.00 they said yes and we booked a table. We arrived was sat in the main bar area next to another couple with a young girl, they asked if...we’d brought ear plugs and when I asked why the lady said you’ll find out. We ordered Sunday lunch at the bar and by the time I got back to my seat the dinners were already on the way to the table. It was plonked down and the girl left, 5 minutes later the veg arrived there was apparently 3 different veg, cabbage carrots and green beans, but they were all the same colour and tasted the same, I asked for some English mustard to go with my allegedly roast beef, it was more like pulled beef from a slow cooker. The mash tasted like powdered and the Yorkshire was like a cheap frozen one and was like shoe leather. The star of the show was the roast potatoes they were spot on . Then on the large table of drinkers next to us a young child was playing on his iPad game and the sound was turned up to full, it was an alarm type sound and I thought it was the fire alarm as did a few others and started to get up. The parents were oblivious and not interested when the lady on the next table asked for the iPad to be turned down. She said it had happened lots of times and asked each time the parents were too interested in their own conversation. So all in all the dinner and whole experience was dire.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023

Such a great, homey atmosphere, awesome seasonal and local food, and the bartender was awesome and friendly, one of the highlights of our trip to the UK.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 21 July 2023 via mobile

Special kebab was was Lovely, Large portion it would feed two people. Will definitely be back to try something else. Had a bit of a wait with it being really busy but it was worth the wait.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 23 June 2023

Fab portion sizes! Boyfriend had a cheese burger, I had the spicy chicken burger and both were incredible! Proper pub food! Really great and attentive service too, young lad with dark hair and young girl with black hair! Lovely!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 10 June 2023 via mobile

Lovely traditional Pub that offers a very varied menu. We had Doner Kebab and it was massive. The Fox Chips are lovely, possibly the best I’ve ever had. Good value grub.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 2 June 2023 via mobile

We called in here with our two dogs for a Sunday roast. There’s a selection of roasts with plenty of sides and vegetables. We really enjoyed it and would recommend it.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 16 April 2023 via mobile

Enormous portions. Had beef Sunday lunch. 2 Yorkshire puddings, roasties, buttery mash, green beans, carrots and cabbage with real beef gravy. Beef was melt in the mouth. Absolutely delicious but it beat us. I hate wasting food but we had no choice. The rest if...the menu looked amazing. Will definitely be back. Staff were really friendly too. It was £12.95 each which was well worth the money.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 11 April 2023 via mobile

Came here for the first time for lunch for a treat. Although the food was beautiful and the portion sizes were huge- faultless on that part. The service was awful! No warm greeting unless you are a regular. Lady behind the bar was so rude...and short. She was going to serve her regulars that came in after us, before us. Poor. Found her abrupt when asking what wines they did, not helpful. Won’t return for that reason.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 5 April 2023

We came here as a party of 10 for a special event The food was lovely, although we all said we ate too much! The service was very quick and all the meals came out in on time nothing was missed, compliments to the chef...and kitchen team The bar staff was very friendly and accommodating Thank you The fox team for a lovely eveningMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2022 via mobile

The fox is probably one best place in Yorkshire for food. The Sunday lunch is just amazing. Always leave feeling full and happy. This staff are friendly and helpful. You do need to book for Sunday lunch. But you will not be disappointed The food...is amazing and plenty of it. Keep up the outstanding work guys.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 2 October 2022

Went for Sunday lunch and it was amazing! We had chicken & stuffing, pork and stuffing, beef and stuffing. Really tasty, succulent meat, and so much variety, you get mash, roast potatoes, vegetables, Yorkshire puddings, stuffing and gravy. We will be back without a doubt!...Book early though as it gets full quickly!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 7 September 2022 via mobile

We wanted to celebrate a special day with our family so want to try this pub because everyone was really pleased with it. We finished our dinner and I wanted to try the special offer cocktail.The lady behind the bar had no idea what my...husband wanted to order so I ordered a pina colada. After 20 mins still nothing, they kept service the other customers and I asked for a refund.Not even an apology at all....we are not really going out people so this incident really ruined our dinner... We will not coming back again....More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Adrian D
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Response from Wotstosay | Reviewed this property |
I'm sur you'll be able to book a table. Not sure what time they stop serving food. Last time we went we were waiting ages for our meals. It was very annoying.
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sheilah943
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I would ..as It’s gets very busy as it’s very popular especially on a Sunday
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Yes, The Fox Inn offers takeaway services.

The Fox Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4