Pub Details

Chetwynd Aston
TF10 9LQ
(01952) 815940
Opening Times
11 - 11

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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
Always bustling and friendly, this spotlessly kept 1920s pub is extremely well run. It's a big place but there are cosy corners too, and the courteous 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 works 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, 40 malt whiskies, 20 gins and Phoenix Brunning & Price Original, Three Tuns XXX, Woods Shropshire Lad and three guests such as Beartown Peach Melbear, Goffs Mordred and Wye Valley Bitter 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 includes sandwiches, smoked salmon roulade with grapefruit, fennel and chicory salad, a charcuterie plate for two, pea, chickpea and coriander cakes with mint yoghurt, chicken, ham hock and leek pie, rare-breed pork, chilli and fennel sausages with onion gravy, duck three-ways (honey-glazed breast, confit leg and faggot) with parsnip purée and port jus, salmon, smoked haddock and prawn pie, and puddings such as waffle with boozy cherries and toffee sauce and crème brûlée.

Bar food times: 12 - 10 (9.30 Sun)


Good Pub Information

Dogs allowed in: Dogs Bar


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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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