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The Fox Bar & Bistro

46-50 Oldham Road, Ripponden, Sowerby Bridge HX6 4DP, England
+44 1422 825880
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
46-50 Oldham Road, Ripponden, Sowerby Bridge HX6 4DP, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I took my partner here for her birthday treat we had the picnic bench. It was lovely a Yorkshire twist on a high tea. It consisted of warm savoury items & sweet treats on top. We had the cutest portion off fish & chips &...More

1  Thank Rachael M M
kamis798880, Manager at The Fox Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review!! And I am glad you enjoy your sake :) And just in case we are launching a whole new menu so keep your eyes on Facebook it’s going to be something special and I am...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Came has a half way point and googled before we came and the menu looked very appealing. As we got there we were greeted with miserable faces of a collection of about 3-4 young waiters/waitresses. They saw us and continued their conversation behind the bar...More

2  Thank nharbz
kamis798880, Manager at The Fox Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Hello first and foremost thank you for taking the time to write this review I always find the feedback to be a great way of finding what needs to be improve on! First of all I am sorry the younger members of staff made you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having frequented The Fox for many years and had fantastic meals we had a break when they got a poor health review. We decided to start going back after the original owner/chef returned. We ordered the steak and ale pie, being an old favourite, however,...More

3  Thank grahamsmith1949
kamis798880, Head Chef at The Fox Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Hi I am very sorry to hear this mainly due to the fact that the steak and ale pie hasn't been on the menu for almost 12 months so I was quite surprise it has took you this long to put up a review about...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent cream tea, we shared 4 between 5 of us and still had to have doggie bags to take some home, a great atmosphere, we had to ask to have clean plates for our desserts, the maître de was very much on the ball,...More

1  Thank KellyBrighouse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The afternoon tea was fabulous the staff could not do enough for us, truly a place to visit xx All fresh home made

1  Thank Carol W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went today for lunch after many people reporting it was great!....our experience? Not so great. The place seemed dirty and a little "down at heel". From ordering our drinks at the bar with a "sticky" bar surface, dirty chairs and a dirty carpet, our first...More

2  Thank HuddersfieldMarco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not been to this restaurant for several years and will not rush to repeat the visit. It was very average and the atmosphere was not very welcoming. Service was however good but far too many questions about the meal.

3  Thank elmada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met up with old work friends for an Easter catch up over afternoon tea. The service was rather slow, despite the restaurant not appearing to be too busy. It took 3 requests to get our Prosecco brought to the table, after we had already received...More

2  Thank Rosie L
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Excellent. Food amazingly good. We all had the "Easter Picnic Bench". Really good value, refreshingly different and really great service from Peter.

2  Thank PeterandTrudi
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Great food 2nd time we have been would highly recommend the picnic bench staff always plesant cant do enough for you

1  Thank P200sue
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maria l
Would it be suitable for a wedding? Maybe 50 people?
January 9, 2017|
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Response from plainfields22016 | Reviewed this property |
You can have exclusive use of the upstairs room but not sure if you would get 50 in. Definitely worth asking though
Stephanie O
Do You Still only have 3 hygienic stars?
December 7, 2016|
Response from tomgunny | Reviewed this property |
I think they do the hygiene wasn't great when we went.
Jacky R
Do you open at lunchtimes ?
March 22, 2016|
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Response from K1TTB | Reviewed this property |
Yes it will be open at lunch time Regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46-50 Oldham Road, Ripponden, Sowerby Bridge HX6 4DP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Sowerby Bridge  >  Ripponden
  • Phone Number: +44 1422 825880
  • E-mail
Opening Hours Monday - Tuesday - 12.00pm-7.00pm Wednesday Thursday - 12.00pm-8.00pm Friday Saturday - 12.00pm-11.00pm Sunday - 12.00pm - 10.00pm