The Fox is that relative rarity in these parts, a genuine free house, and Bob is keen to take advantage of that freedom on the real ale side. Currently there are two regular beers - Adnams Bitter and Greene King IPA - plus a changing guest (which was Bartrams Jester Quick One, a delicious porter, on a recent visit). However a fourth pump should have arrived by the time you read this to dispense a second guest.
The pub features a separate, smartly furnished no-smoking restaurant which specialises in Mexican food, including burritos, enchiladas and fajitas. To accompany the food there is a huge range of tequilas but also a selection of bottled beers from Bartrams, each carefully matched to different items from the menu. More traditional food is also served and there are lunchtime special meals for pensioners at £5.95.
The main bar comprises three separate drinking areas and looks very attractive following the much-needed smartening up and deep clean. There is still work to do in the large garden where a petanque pitch will be available. The pub has also recently started salsa classes and has begun organising charity events. Bob and Louise have already noticed a lot of new people coming in as word spreads about the extent to which things have changed for the better here. The Taylors' philosophy is to find out what people like and then try to give it to them - can't say fairer than that.