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At a glance

Bar menu
Dog friendly

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 twice baked Cheshire cheese soufflé; and white onion soup with cheddar and sage as starters; then game suet pudding, garlic mash and juniper sauce; smoked salmon omelette; lamb hotpot with red cabbage; or hand-made goats’ cheese gnocchi as main courses. Outside is a secluded landscaped garden surrounded by unspoilt Cheshire countryside.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 1 Jan pm, 25-26 Dec pm, 31 Dec am
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Sat 12-9.30, Sun 12-9
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Sat 12-9.30, Sun 12-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Weetwood Eastgate Ale, Caledonian Deuchars IPA

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

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On A49, 2.8m N of Tarporley

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