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

Liverpool City Region Local Restrictions

So here’s the latest for what we are and aren’t allowed to do at the Fox now that we're in tier 3 here on the Wirral:

Those of you from Wirral, not huge changes, we’re still able to welcome you as a single household (and support bubbles where appropriate) up to maximum of 6 inside, but this now applies outside too. Also as much as we’d love you to be able to pop in for a pint or glass of wine, sadly you’ll now only be able to do that if you’re dining with us. Facemasks whilst you’re not seated and 10pm closing time obviously still apply.

Sadly those from outside of Wirral, you’re being advised not to travel into high risk areas, so we suggest you hang on in there until things are relaxed, and hope the withdrawal symptoms from your Fox fix aren’t too severe.

We thank you for your continued support and understanding as we all adapt to these new restrictions.


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.


25% OFF your Next Meal*

Following on from the government's 'Eat Out to Help Out' Scheme in August we are continuing with our own Autumn offer... dine with us once and receive a 25% OFF voucher for your next visit to be used any Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday during September, October and November 2020.

It's our way of saying thank you to all of our customers for showing your support since we have reopened and allowing us to get back on our feet after being closed for four months.

(*Maximum party size of 6 people with each voucher)


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.

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