The rather cute explanation for the pub’s name is that a fox being chased by the local hunt ran into the cellar, where the landlord gave it sanctuary. And who’s to say otherwise? Interior features include a huge open log fire, old beams and half-panelled walls; the snug bar is the perfect spot for a pint of Weetwood. Classic pub food with an adventurous angle includes broad bean and cheddar risotto; and celeriac and potato soup as starters; then roast partridge, barley, glazed fig; smoked haddock omelette; or leek and mushroom lasagne as main courses. Outside is a secluded landscaped garden surrounded by unspoilt Cheshire countryside.
Closed: 1 January pm, 25-26 December pm, 31 December am
Open all week
Open all day
Lunch opening: Monday to Saturday 12-9.30, Sunday 12-9
Dinner opening: Monday to Saturday 12-9.30, Sunday 12-9
Food and drink
Real ales: Weetwood Eastgate Ale, Caledonian Deuchars IPA