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The Fox Bar & Bistro

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46-50 Oldham Road, Ripponden, Sowerby Bridge HX6 4DP, England
+44 1422 825880
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 12:00 - 19:00
Wed - Thu 12:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my partner here for her birthday treat we had the picnic bench. It was lovely a Yorkshire twist on a high tea. It consisted of warm savoury items & sweet treats on top. We had the cutest portion off fish & chips & the chips were sooo tasty, then a lamb kebab, corn cob & a salad with... More 

1 Thank Rachael M M
kamis798880, Manager at The Fox Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review!! And I am glad you enjoy your sake :) And just in case we are launching a whole new menu so keep your eyes on Facebook it’s going to be something special and I am sure you will approve :) More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came has a half way point and googled before we came and the menu looked very appealing. As we got there we were greeted with miserable faces of a collection of about 3-4 young waiters/waitresses. They saw us and continued their conversation behind the bar before we actually mentioned we had a table book to a response of "yeah?" I... More 

2 Thank nharbz
kamis798880, Manager at The Fox Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Hello first and foremost thank you for taking the time to write this review I always find the feedback to be a great way of finding what needs to be improve on! First of all I am sorry the younger members of staff made you feel unwelcome i have discuss this review and l have looked into how i can... More 

Rishworth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having frequented The Fox for many years and had fantastic meals we had a break when they got a poor health review. We decided to start going back after the original owner/chef returned. We ordered the steak and ale pie, being an old favourite, however, it arrived dry and required more gravy, what arrived was a highly concentrated packet gravy... More 

3 Thank grahamsmith1949
kamis798880, Head Chef at The Fox Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Hi I am very sorry to hear this mainly due to the fact that the steak and ale pie hasn't been on the menu for almost 12 months so I was quite surprise it has took you this long to put up a review about it!! To put your mind at ease the jus we used in our pies was... More 

Brighouse, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent cream tea, we shared 4 between 5 of us and still had to have doggie bags to take some home, a great atmosphere, we had to ask to have clean plates for our desserts, the maître de was very much on the ball, we will definitely be going back.

1 Thank KellyBrighouse
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The afternoon tea was fabulous the staff could not do enough for us, truly a place to visit xx All fresh home made

1 Thank Carol W
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went today for lunch after many people reporting it was great!....our experience? Not so great. The place seemed dirty and a little "down at heel". From ordering our drinks at the bar with a "sticky" bar surface, dirty chairs and a dirty carpet, our first impressions were not that good. Our food was served on an old wooden board...seemed a... More 

3 Thank HuddersfieldMarco
North West
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not been to this restaurant for several years and will not rush to repeat the visit. It was very average and the atmosphere was not very welcoming. Service was however good but far too many questions about the meal.

4 Thank elmada
Birstall, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met up with old work friends for an Easter catch up over afternoon tea. The service was rather slow, despite the restaurant not appearing to be too busy. It took 3 requests to get our Prosecco brought to the table, after we had already received our food, and 2 requests to get our hot drinks after we had finished eating.... More 

3 Thank Rosie L
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent. Food amazingly good. We all had the "Easter Picnic Bench". Really good value, refreshingly different and really great service from Peter.

3 Thank PeterandTrudi
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Great food 2nd time we have been would highly recommend the picnic bench staff always plesant cant do enough for you

2 Thank P200sue

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46-50 Oldham Road, Ripponden, Sowerby Bridge HX6 4DP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Sowerby Bridge  >  Ripponden
  • Phone Number: +44 1422 825880
Opening Hours Monday - Tuesday - 12.00pm-7.00pm Wednesday Thursday - 12.00pm-8.00pm Friday Saturday - 12.00pm-11.00pm Sunday - 12.00pm - 10.00pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?