On your doorstep: The Fox at Leafield

thefoxleafieldThe Fox at Leafield, like many local pubs, has had to work hard to attract customers. It was closed from Spring 17 to April 18 and faced a difficult future. Then Joe and Mo came along with their many years’ experience in the trade (they ran the Cheshire Cheese pub in Little Essex Street, London for 10 years). They have re-carpeted the inside, added their own memorabilia, refurbished the toilets and got the log fire working again to give everyone a warm welcome in more ways than one. Outside, they have added new tables and a smoking cabin. They now serve excellent food from Wednesday to Saturday (I know because I have tasted it) and on Sunday they do a splendid full roast.

Joe and Mo have returned the premises to a good traditional pub with family values; indeed, every time I have been in, it has been full of people of all ages. It is good to see many Leafield locals, who used to be regulars, returning to the bars; every village needs a good pub. Mo and Joe will soon be advertising special offers and hope to do discounted lunchtime meals for pensioners. The Wychwoods are well served with excellent pubs but, if you fancy a change, then a trip up to the Fox will not disappoint, especially after a good walk over the fields. Check the website www.thefoxleafield.co.uk

Glynn Allcock

February – March 2019