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The Fox House

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Penistone Road | Carlecotes, Holmfirth HD9 2TR, England
+44 1226 762536
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Called in on the off chance on a Sunday with out booking. We could have any table with out a reserved sign. It was busy at 4pm. The menu is extensive and offers lots of choice. Mixed grill for my partner, vegetable lasagna for me and fish and chips for my toddler. We had cheesy garlic bread to start to... More 

Thank Carrie W
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmosphere was OK and the staff good but the food is just stuff you can cook at home. If you are after large portions or a carvery then this may be the place for you. Not for me.

Thank h00ter1
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic food, Brilliant service, was not hassled whilst eating and was checked once. All staff had smiles on their face and were happy to help. Pudding was AMAZING! very generous sized portions to the prices you pay. Fantastic Ales, brilliant prices all round. would recommend to anyone who visits the area or who lives there. We will be definitely returning... More 

1 Thank naomikaren_xo
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of my favourites, I visit here at least 4 times a year. The atmosphere is wonderful - I love taking a trip to Holmfirth and stopping off here on a cold winter day for some food and to sit by the fireplace. The bar area is always decorated for Christmas and Halloween. They have a great menu... More 

3 Thank Donna B
Corby, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the Fox House for a sunday lunch and the adults had a carvery, grandkids ate off the kids menu. Friendly staff, food good and plentiful. Excellent value for money.

1 Thank David B
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The fox house is "alright"... ...we've been plenty of times as we live about 4 miles away and it's a lovely walk up from Holmfirth. They have an average menu, not the best for our vegetarian daughter as there's only 3 options and they're not that great... the Stilton pie isn't the best flavour combo and the vegetable lasagne usually... More 

Thank Chloe_brightside
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

We visited for a belated celebratory meal and having read the recent reviews was left a bit doubtful about our choice I was pleasantly suprised to find the welcome and staff very freindley and the food very good , everything hot and everyone in the party saying how enjoyable it had been

1 Thank colben_13
Cawthorne, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Booked a table for 1 pm arrived on time and after getting our drinks ordered our food which arrived and all very good after we had eaten our main course decided on a sweet, nice choice went to order to be told that as kitchen finished at 2 pm and doors locked at 2.30 prompt could we hurry so no... More 

1 Thank tonytileit
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Great food & nice beers too. I think the pub is now under new management & run by Basil Fawlty's son but enjoyed our visit & will go again, if only to Basil junior in action. 😄

2 Thank Jon W
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Went for a meal, as we used to go regularly years ago, it was difficult to find a seat that was clean enough to sit on, it looked like workmen had sat on all the seats with they overalls on, they were that bad. Wish we had changed our mind and gone elsewhere at that point, we decided to stay... More 

3 Thank Yorkshirelass2010

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Penistone Road | Carlecotes, Holmfirth HD9 2TR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Holmfirth
  • Phone Number: +44 1226 762536
Traditional British country pub just outside of Holmfirth serving a modern British menu from local suppliers.Carvery and Bar Menus served in a traditional country setting.A la'carte private dining available in the Restaurant.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?