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Countryside pub offering a warm welcome and excellent food

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 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.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 1 January pm, 25-26 December pm, 31 December am
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12-9.30, Sunday 12-9
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 12-9.30, Sunday 12-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Weetwood Eastgate Ale, Caledonian Deuchars IPA

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

On A49, 2.8 miles north of Tarporley

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