The Best Of The Season

With it’s laid-back, country pub ambience, the Rum Fox is a fabulous place to dine and now that spring has arrived, there’s an array of delicious, new seasonal dishes

Making the most of an array of first-class local produce, talented chef patron Bob Geldeard has created some stunning new spring dishes at the Rum Fox in Grindleton.

Since the pub opened just over year ago, diners have enjoyed a constantly evolving menu that Bob adapts to the seasons – selecting the best produce: “I tend to decide what’s on the menu each week when I know what’s available,” says Bob, who uses produce from nearby Eaves Hall Farm in the neighbouring village of West Bradford.

In the coming weeks diners can expect to find delicious new-season lamb, pork and a first at the Rum Fox, goat: “We will be trying goat for the first time,” adds Bob, who has a special Good Friday menu lined up.

“There will be a selection of fish specials on Good Friday – with top quality fish sourced from Wellgate Fisheries in Clitheroe and on Easter Sunday there will be traditional roast spring lamb.”

The spring menu at the Rum Fox is set to be a real hit with diners, who enjoy the ever-changing lunchtime and evening offering, with dishes that are expertly presented and totally delicious!

“Native lobster with wild garlic butter will be back on the menu in later spring,” adds Bob, who was delighted recently when the Rum Fox took the Best New Tourism Business Award at the Lancashire Tourism Awards: “We were very happy to be named as a winner, especially when you consider who we were competing against. There were some really prestigious names there.”

With roaring fires, the décor at the pub is classic and welcoming – the cosy bar and garden room with views of Pendle Hill, are relaxed and dog-friendly and visitors can expect to meet a new addition at the Rum Fox – Otto, the pub’s adorable black Labrador: “We are a dog-friendly pub and they are welcome in the bar and garden room and we also like to see walkers, who maybe out in the spring sunshine and wanting a stop-off point for a drink and midweek lunch.”

With its fabulous restaurant, relaxed and informal bar, the Rum Fox also has The Den – a wonderful private space that seats up to 12 people, for gatherings with friends and family or for corporate meetings with the added use of a large wall- mounted screen.

To find out more about this wonderful addition to the Ribble Valley dining scene go to the website.

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



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