Fox

Pub Details

Address
Chetwynd Aston
Shropshire
TF10 9LQ
Telephone
(01952) 815940
Opening Times
Weekdays
12 - 11 (10.30 Sun)

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Fox, Chetwynd Aston, Shropshire, TF10 9LQ – The Good Pub Guide

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Civilised dining pub with generous helpings of well liked food and a fine array of drinks served by ever-attentive staff
What a delight' and what a splendid pub' are just two comments from our readers on this handsome, spotlessly kept 1920s pub. Though big and usually busy (with some cosy corners too), the friendly staff cope well with the crowds. A series of linked areas, one with a broad arched ceiling, has plenty of tables in all shapes and sizes, some quite elegant, and a loosely matching diversity of comfortable chairs, all laid out in a way that's fine for eating but serves equally well for just drinking and chatting. There are masses of attractive prints, three open fires and a few oriental rugs on polished parquet, boards or attractive floor tiling; big windows and careful lighting contribute to the relaxed atmosphere; board games. The handsome bar counter, with a decent complement of bar stools, serves an excellent changing range of about 18 wines by the glass, 50 malt whiskies and Phoenix Brunning & Price Original, Three Tuns XXX, Woods Shropshire Lad and three guests like Goffs Tournament, Lymestone Stone Cutter and Purple Moose Snowdonia Ale on handpump; good disabled access. The spreading garden is quite lovely, with a sunny terrace, picnic-sets tucked into the shade of mature trees and extensive views across quiet country fields.

Good Pub Guide Food

Good, enjoyable food from an extensive menu includes sandwiches, duck liver pâté with red onion jam, pork and black pudding croquettes with tarragon dressing, aubergine parmigiana, pork sausages with mash and onion gravy, crab linguine with ginger, chilli and coriander, chicken with wild mushrooms pasta and parmesan, braised pork belly on rice noodles with sticky teriyaki glaze, slow-cooked rose veal with chive and saffron risotto, lamb rump with greek salad and puddings such as treacle tart with mascarpone and raspberries and waffle with butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice-cream.

Bar food times: 12 - 10 (9.30 Sun)

Awards

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Dogs allowed in: Dogs Bar

Rating

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Rating: 3/5 (855 votes cast)

Reader Comments

Recently (May 2011) went for dinner. Very well presented menu at reasonable prices.We had steak & kidney pudding & chips. Not very good for the diet but extremely satisfying, my wife had coronation prawn with salad and a large creme brulee which she said was gorgeous. Even though it was a Thursday evening it was packed and we were lucky after a wait to get a table.Good draught beer. Recommend booking if eating.

This is a well run Brunning & Price pub set in the countryside with ample car park and lovely open views at the rear over their garden. They are building a huge wooden structure in tanalised timber with pitched roof for smokers in the beer garden which will spoil the view. A series of linked dining areas, we picked the one with the only open fire in a huge fireplace with mirror above. Several stripped pine, oak tables and a mix of chairs on a beautifully polished parquet floor with rugs. The friendly staff served our very quick lunch chosen from their light bites menu. I chose a poached egg on roasted root vegetables which looked like yesterday's (Sunday) roast reconstituted! and my partner had pork pie with salad. The barman provided the story behind the unusual arched 'nissen-hut' styled ceiling in the room with the fire. When renovating and extending the house prior to converting into a pub, they stripped back the lowered ceiling to put in the electrics to find this marvelous ceiling and decided to make a feature of it. The pub takes its name from the old Fox pub opposite, (now a house). Well kept ales.

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