Summer In The Garden Room

With a laid back country vibe, the Rum Fox is a smart, versatile space where guests can enjoy fabulous food in fantastic surroundings

The Rum Fox at Grindleton is constantly evolving both in terms of the menu and in the way the space can be used – whether that’s for luxury private dining or enjoying the views of Pendle Hill from the garden room that becomes a lovely al fresco dining space thanks to a retractable roof.

With comfortable armchairs, open stonework and large dining tables, the space is just perfect for summer dining in the sunshine. Light and airy, this addition to the Rum Fox when it was in the initial design stages, was a triumph and today it continues to be a favourite spot for many diners – especially with the arrival of warmer weather.

“It’s great that diners can enjoy the sunshine even when they are inside at the Rum Fox. It’s a lovely relaxing place to be and the views over Pendle are spectacular!” says chef-patron Bob Geldeard, who has been wowing guests with his stunning, creative dishes since the Rum Fox opened last year.

The classic bar area in the pub with it’s flagged floors and log fire, is a space where walkers and their dogs can gather to enjoy a drink and the popular set menu, which was originally a lunch menu, has now been extended to early evenings on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

With the choice of two or three-courses the great-value menu changes weekly. Diners can expect a meal that reflects the best of the season – among the starters maybe leek potato and wild garlic soup or Shetland mussels in wine, garlic and cream served with seaweed chips. Among the main courses expect to find a delicious home-made pie like the Rum Fox’s renowned cheese, onion and potato pie served with mustard sauce or cod loin in thai green curry sauce: “The set menu is very popular and it’s perfect for guests who simply want to visit for lunch, unwind after work or relax after a walk in the countryside.”

Having recently won the Best New Tourism Business Award at the Lancashire Tourism Awards, the Rum Fox is a wonderful place to visit for lunch or dinner. It has also become an extremely popular place for private birthday and wedding celebrations – a luxury private dining experience in the small intimate Den can cater for up to 10 people, the garden room can hold 30 people while for larger events the whole pub can cater for up to 70 guests with bespoke menus available.

The set menu is available Wednesday to Saturday lunchtime and Wednesday and Thursday between 5pm and 6.30pm.

The Rum Fox
Sawley Road, Grindleton
Clitheroe BB7 4QS
01200 871691



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