Published: 30/11/2023 By Allan Fuller
The Stonegate Group, which operates the pub, says it has invested £233,000 in enhancements to the interior and interior as well as food and drink menus and entertainment offerings.
Its first day back will be Thursday 30 November but the following night (Friday 1 December) will see grand reopening party starting at 7pm with karaoke, fire breathers, stilt walkers, canapes and drinks.
The redesign is aiming to give the pub a modern and lighter feel with a redesigned bar, new furniture and the addition of more seating. The new bar will be home to the pub’s extensive and revamped drinks menu, which features beers of Peroni, Neck Oil and Guinness, real ales, wines, spirits and cocktails.
The new food menu includes pub classics such as burgers and fish and chips as well as introducing sharer plates. Traditional breakfasts and bottomless brunch will also be available.
The beer garden has also received a makeover, transforming the outdoor space for the winter months with a new roof cover, and additional seating with an outside TV, offering a different setting for the pub's live sports offering.
The venue will continue to place an emphasis on sports with 17 HD TVs all with Sky Sports and TNT Sports and the pool table has been retained.
Throughout the week there will be quiz nights, a student night on Wednesdays and the weekend will host Karaoke Junction and DJ in the Den.
Regulars will recognise a familiar face behind the bar, as at the helm of the Fox & Hounds is General Manager Zac Gardner, who has been operating the pub for over a year. Zac has a wealth of hospitality experience as he has been in the industry for over 10 years, and is looking forward to the pub’s new chapter.
He said, “The team and I are very pleased with the pub’s new look and feel, and are very excited to get the doors back open and welcome everyone back into our bustling pub. The Fox & Hounds is a venue for all, whether you are local, a tourist or a sports fan, we have just what you need, and are excited to provide you with our revamped offerings. We hope to see you all at our Grand Launch Party and over the coming weeks for a great time.”