Traditional pub & dining

Traditional pub & dining


Homemade british menu

Homemade british menu


Sheltered rear terrace

Sheltered rear terrace


Local real ales

Local real ales


Relaxing lounge bar

Relaxing lounge bar

Temporary Pub Closure

We are truly saddened to say that following Merseyside entering tier 3 in December and now the national lockdown, our doors will remain closed until Spring 2021.

What we must hope for now is that the vaccine and lockdown will do its thing, and we can open back up in the Spring with some cracking British weather and once again being able to meet with friends and family over a drink or two at the pub.

'The Fox @ Home' takeaway service

In the meantime however we are continuing with our popular takeaway service.

OUR TAKEAWAY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES:
Friday & Saturday: Orders 5 - 8.30pm / Last Collection 9pm
Sunday All Day: Orders 12pm - 7pm / Last Collection 7.30pm

Click & Collect | Call & Collect 0151 648 7685 | Home Delivery £5

View our takeaway menu  Order through our App

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you all back in the pub in the Spring.

Mark and the team.


Welcome to The Fox & Hounds

JOINING US FOR A DRINK? Our bar tables are on a first come first serve basis so just pop down. At busy times you may be asked to queue whilst a table becomes available.

WANT TO DINE WITH US? If you would like to dine with us then you can BOOK A TABLE ONLINE or give us a call on 0151 648 7685 to make a reservation.

Our diners and drinkers can rest assured that we are doing everything we can to create a safe and enjoyable environment for all. In keeping with government guidance we have put some extra measures in place, please click here to find out more along with some helpful FAQs that should answer any questions you may have.


The Fox & Hounds, a traditional country pub nestled in the beautiful conservation village of Barnston.

The Fox & Hounds has stood the test of time, with a public house being recorded on the site since the 16th century. For the majority of its life "the Fox" as we’re affectionately known, was a place for quenching one’s thirst after toiling in the local fields or travelling with your horse up and down the dale and through Barnston. In recent years however our customers tend to come from a little further afield and usually under the power of more than just the one horse. The pub retains much of its architectural features and charm from when it was rebuilt in 1911, still offering traditional separate lounge and bar areas. Our traditional bar offering something for those preferring to ‘rough it’, or for those looking for something a little more refined and quiet, our lounge area should suffice.

We stock a cracking range of local cask ales, lagers and ciders. Our most popular pint pulled is the locally brewed ‘Trappers Hat’ from Brimstage, just over a mile away. We have a great selection of over 60 malts and whiskies, together with a variety of gins, vodkas and rums. We also have a carefully selected wine list along with a choice of soft and hot drinks.

Our hearty homemade menu is served seven days a week along with our popular Sunday roasts. Wholesome pub classics make up much of our menu, with a number of seasonal and local specials for those looking for something a little different, and to finish an assortment of mouth-watering desserts.

We pride ourselves on our warm and friendly atmosphere creating a homely and relaxed pub where we hope you’ll make yourself at home. If there is anything that you would like to know about the pub, or have any special requests please just ask one of the team and we’ll do our very best to help.

The Fox & Hounds

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