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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (35 reviews)
“soup” (32 reviews)
“macaroons” (13 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 7:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
46-50 Oldham Road, Ripponden, Sowerby Bridge HX6 4DP, England
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1 - 10 of 708 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Booked online for the Picnic Bench afternoon tea for a party of four on a downstairs table. The restaurant is clean and welcoming but we were given a table upstairs which does not have the same atmosphere or outlook. The afternoon tea was nice liked...More

1  Thank Tracey M
Reviewed 2 days ago

food ok when it arrived. Service poor-painfully slow bearing in mind there were only 2 other tables with diners. Staff especially bar manager clearly been to comedy' school

Thank IanToft
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went for a family birthday meal, not quite what I expected, more of a cafe atmosphere than country pub. Lively atmosphere as full of special birthday parties, baby showers and anniversaries. Everyone appeared to be having the bench. Food ok, style over substance but then...More

Thank Ceri S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We'd seen pictures of the benches they do here on Facebook from some friends and thought we'd give it a try. Interesting start as when we arrived they didn't appear to have any details of my booking. I'd called a few days previous to book....More

Thank flashsam7267
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

took a few friends for afternoon tea, lovely quiet clean restaurant and the food was lovely too. We had the picnic bench. Lovely selection of gin and well presented

Thank Gill666
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a Birthday meal for myself with daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren. 30/09/17 When we arrived the barman made me a cocktail gin with fruits, the guy was an expert he even gave me a history of gin, the drink was fantastic. We were...More

1  Thank Kia122321
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for afternoon tea (27th September) after we won a competition on their Facebook page, after finally getting the afternoon off work both of us we ventured up, ringing before hand to see if we could fetch our little dog to make a day...More

1  Thank Amy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had really high hopes for this after hearing excellent reviews from friends but was a bit let down. There was nothing wrong, but there wasn't anything great either. We had the autumn picnic benches and the items were mostly desserts. I think they were more...More

4  Thank pinklooby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite turning up on the wrong day (stupid mistake I know!) the barman and manager were great in finding us a table (even though they were pretty booked up). Great selection of gin. Afternoon tea (picnic bench) was really delicious. All staff were great. Not...More

Thank ShaDowney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First impression of food on facebook were amazing presentation. Thought we try it out since we were in the area. Only 2 tables were taken when we entered tge restaurant and it was around 1210 and staff asked 'did you booked ?' (Whilst the whole...More

3  Thank jade150898
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Questions & Answers
maria l
9 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
8 December 2016|
Response from tomgunny | Reviewed this property |
I think they do the hygiene wasn't great when we went.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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
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