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Reviewed 31 March 2024

I lucked in on Saturday at Garboldisham's community pub 'The Fox', having one of the best evenings of conversation and music I have had in a long time. Run by locals on a voluntary basis, I got the chance to enjoy the truly special atmosphere...The Fox offers up, both quietly over a few drinks at lunch as well as later that evening when we had to return because of the promise of the 'pretty good' band who were to be playing. Yield was that in spades, and the pub's conviviality and warmth shone through altogether differently, yet ultimately with the same result; a feeling of being welcomed, looked after and a little bit spoilt, considering that this could be seen as just another English village pub. It isn't, and I will be back.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 30 October 2023

This in my opinion is one of the very best community pubs I have ever visited and always go back when visiting family in nearby Diss. Very friendly staff, very reasonable prices and always keeps good beer and ciders. Although no daily menu is available...(no on site catering) food is often available on selected published evenings (off-site caterers attend) and a lovely Sunday lunch is also available on selected dates through the year (again off-site caterers) This pub has an excellent atmosphere, and is very often busy when they have a "theme" night or at Christmastime - we love it. Check out their face book page for information on events and what beers they have on tap - which is ever changing as they are a free house.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023

Lovely ambiance, 3 drinks 2 alcoholic for just over a tenner. Serves food generally on a Saturday but we did not partake today.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 April 2023

Dropped in for a beer. Lovely pub. Really cosy and a warm atmosphere. Friendly staff , and a great pint of Broadside on draught. 100% recommendation from me. Thank-you so much.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 24 December 2022 via mobile

It was a Random pub for Christmas Eve. We could not have picked a more welcoming pub. Great beer. Friendly staff & local. Already planning a time to revisit.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 5 October 2022

Best thing about pub is friendly faces behind bar and variety of drinks, beers and ciders on offer. However seats uncomfortable if your having a meal and not much space to move around those seats to get around table as other tables close by. Also...could hear everyones conversation so perhaps some background music would help this. We had Sunday lunch provided by the Field Kitchen an outside catering company and at £15.25 was disappointed by the temperature of the food and therefore some food items reflected this (the roast potatoes were not crispy) There was more slow roasted beef than topside on my plate and the pork belly again did not have the fat crispy so no crackling. It reminded me of how my grandmother would cook it not much seasoning in the gravy more flour based and no wine. I did however enjoy the butternut squash and parsnip puree, cauliflower cheese, yorkshire pudding and unusual stuffing with feta, leek, prune and sage. We looked at the desserts at £6 each that came to another table but it didnt excite us, perhaps some garnish with the chocolate torte instead of just cream i.e. some berries and the portions looked quite small (we were not sure if these were homemade or shop brought as it is not mentioned on their menu?) Also I did not rate the paper cartons for the apple, mustard and horseradish sauce as I am actually sitting down at a table with a knife and fork and paying those prices rather than at a food festival setting.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 25 July 2021

This is one of the best pubs in the area. We have been lucky to watch it grow from a derelict building to the welcoming pub it is now, and hope to see it continue to flourish. Beer is well kept. And there is always...a great selection from local breweries. Staff are charming and hard working. Pop-up food is a brilliant addition. The welcome you get here, even if you are not local ( and we aren't) is unsurpassable. Check out the opening hours and special events, it's a gem not to be missed.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 3 July 2021

Always so happy when pubs get a new lease of life, and this is exactly what has happened here! A team of dedicated community volunteers run a fantastic pub here, with well kept local ale, and visiting food stalls throughout the year. Service was quick,...staff very welcoming, pet friendly too! Will come back again.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 June 2021 via mobile

This is a truly great pub and for real ale lovers you won’t be disappointed. I have been to 100’s of pubs across the country and the beer in this pub is as good as any pub I have ever been into. Everyone is really...friendly and there is a lovely dog friendly beer garden. On Saturdays they do a variety of street food as well. A beer lovers paradise with ever changing local ales.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 27 May 2021 via mobile

We stopped off for a well deserved pint one Saturday afternoon. It was my first visit but my partner had been before. The ale was excellent. The garden is lovely and the tables are well spaced. Good for social distancing and when your lockdown dog...is still learning how to behave at the pub. The staff were friendly and I was amazed to learn how hard the locals have worked to keep the pub. Community spirit is alive and well at The Fox and I look forward to visiting again soon.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 20 December 2020

My friend and l live 45 miles away from each other. The Fox is about half way, so that's where we met for lunch. Good food. Good beer. Friendly and efficient people running the place. Safe 'COVID' systems in place. So, I have no doubt...we'll be repeating the experience.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 26 June 2019

A great pub, great beers and ciders. The staff go the extra mile to make your visit a pleasure. Will be back again when next in the area and will recommend to our friends.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 29 April 2019

Great to see the Fox flourishing after 10 years of decay with great ales, bites, street food and lovely new developments each time we visit. I love the Fox and atmosphere but please please retain that welcoming feel. Some "locals" look down on others not...from the village, please please don't let this continue as you will drive away passers by and those from nearby villages who love it and only want it to thrive.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 20 April 2019

Having seen the publicity about the community owned pub, we decided to call in for a drink. Rarely have I felt so welcome at a pub. The staff were brilliant and on the bar was a choice of 5 beers, four of which I reckon...were from the best four local breweries in Norfolk/Suffolk. There was draught cider and Simnel Cake for Easter. It is clear that the pub is at the heart of the community and it was a pity we were there at lunchtime and not evening when Lebanese street food was on offer. A tremendous village local.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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60eddiet, Community volunteer at The Fox Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2019

Hi Jeff1903, many thanks for your positive and kind words about our community pub, we have all been working very hard over the last 3 years to get the pub open and to the stage we are at now,(we still have a lot to do)....More

Reviewed 19 March 2019

We all love the fox pub since the village have taken it over! The pub come alive once more and is still work in progress. It is very clear that it has given the village a new lease of life and has become united once...again. It has a great atmosphere, everyone is happy and definitely worth a visit, with a large range of Ale, and beer. All the achievements to date have been done is by hard working volunteers who give up their time to renovate, and work in the pub. At present they do not serve in-house food but at weekends local pop up cuisine is set up outside and can be eaten along with a beverage inside. This changes weekly so look out for the signs on what is on offer!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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60eddiet, Community Volunteer at The Fox Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2019

Hi there many thanks for your review, it is always good to hear from our customers with their comments, it has been a long hard journey so far but we are making steady progress, as you say all the work is carrilut by our volunteers...More

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