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The Fox Bar & Bistro

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46-50 Oldham Road, Ripponden, Sowerby Bridge HX6 4DP, England
+44 1422 825880
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:45 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 16:00 - 23:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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North West
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
Birstall, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 our food, and 2 requests to get our hot drinks after we had finished eating.... More 

1 Thank Rosie L
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

1 Thank PeterandTrudi
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very bad experience. I contacted them through Facebook and explained. They didn't get back to me so I contacted them again. They simply said they passed my comments onto staff, what did I want them to do. So I simply said an apology would have been nice. They then ignored me and blocked me

5 Thank traceypaper
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good was good but service was poor! We were seated straight away but when the bench was brought out service went down hill! Asked twice for napkins, and coffee wasn't brought out during transition from savoury to sweet! In fact 20+ mins after meal was done had to ask for it!! Very disappointing after had a fab experience last time!... More 

5 Thank Nicola P
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was greeted for the 2nd time this year at fox bar and bistro with pleasant staff, we got shown to our table which we immediately wasn't happy with however nothing was offered despite making it clear we wasn't happy in the way of the toilets and in the way of the food coming out however we was ignored and was... More 

5 Thank Katie C
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the fox as a recommendation. It was ok... nothing to write home about. The savoury food was quite bland and we all thought there should have been more savoury dishes. The sweets far outweighed the savoury. A nice experience though but could have been better.

2 Thank KPNUTS10
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used to adore this place, but today's experience was more than disappointing. We ordered from the lunch menu and our lamb dish was just not right. The meat and the potatoes tasted as if they had been reheated on the microwave and the lamb was completely dry . I asked for a jug of gravy but this didn't help... More 

5 Thank idaep67
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here after seeing photo's of the 'picnic benches' and we were not disappointed! The service is great, the place has a lovely atmosphere, the wine was lovely and the food was delicious! My only complaint would be the beef on the ciabatta was very rare so i could not eat it, however this was the only thing i... More 

1 Thank LisaMartin2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:45 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
Opening Hours Monday - Tuesday - 4.30pm-9.00pm Wednesday - Friday - 12.00pm-9.00pm Saturday - 12.00pm - 9.30pm Sunday - 10.00am - 8.00pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?