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Name of the pub

The Rum Fox

Address of the pub:

Sawley Road , Grindleton , BB7 4QS

Landlord/landlady name:

Bob Geldeard

How long have you been the landlord/landlady for?

8 months

Bar staff and their names:

Kiaja Monk, general manager, Daniel Puttock, restaurant manager, Benjamin Martin, chief supervisor

Give us some history about the pub

The pub was previously called the Buck Inn. The pub had been shut for about five years before we bought it and renovated it.

Is food served? Is so what’s on the menu?

Our menu is a mix of both pub and restaurant dishes also featuring a five course surprise tasting menu. Pub side of the menu offers four bar snacks and main courses such as pies, suet pudding and steak and sticky toffee pudding. The seasonal menu changes weekly with four starters, four main courses and three desserts plus cheese. one of each option is vegan. The five course surprise tasting menu is created on the evening from the seasonal menu and can be adapted to the guests taste. Price wise snacks range from £5-£9, starters £8-£14, mains £18-£36, desserts £9, tasting menu £60

Is there a beer garden

The old beer garden has been converted into our garden room which has Louvred roof that we open when the weather is fine

Do you have any darts/snooker/pool teams


Most popular drink served is:

Moretti and Timothy Taylor’s Landlord

Most memorable moment at the pub

The opening night, having all the villagers in to finally see the transformation

Do you have an entertainment line-up?


Have you faced any challenges within the industry

Rising costs of ingredients and energy

The best thing about running a pub is

Having a pub full of happy guests

The worst thing about running a pub is..

Long hours

The perfect hangover cure is...

Our ox cheek suet pudding and a pint in the bar