The current building is approximately 100 years old and during that time hasn’t changed all that much. Stange & Co. acquired the Fox in 1984, and made a few sympathetic improvements, converting some of the ground floor private accommodation and tea room into the lounge bar. We also created the car park out of the pub’s private garden, which took the lottery out of parking in the rear yard, accessed from the left hand side of the pub, can you imagine trying to back out onto Barnston Road today with the volume of traffic that passes by?!

As was the case for many decades with most pubs in Britain, the Fox is split into distinct rooms; the snug, the bar and the lounge.  The public house part of the building was originally just the bar and the snug, thankfully they retain all the original carpentry, stained leaded glass and open fireplaces and surrounds and original wood block and quarry tile floors, giving a unique, timeless charm. The lounge too retains many original features, and with a little more space making it ideal for a quiet drink or bite to eat.  Our recently added conservatory and garden room make for the perfect dining experience to try our delicious homemade menu.

Beer garden

We have a quiet and secluded terrace to the rear of the pub, offering a relaxing little sun trap during the warmer months.  Our well kept display of potted flowers and plants always makes for colourful surroundings.


Our pub has WIFI throughout.


We have a large free car park for customers with disabled spaces located near to the entrance.

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair access is available from the car park.  By all means please call ahead and let us know that you are coming and one of our team will happily be on hand to assist with the doors should you need it.  We have an accessible toilet on ground level.

Dog friendly

Dogs are welcome in our sun terrace as well as in our ‘snug’ so please just ask a member of the team if you cannot see a water bowl and would like a drink for your dog.  Feel free to make us the last port of call on your dog walk, dogs drink for free!


2015 to 2019 – Feature in the ‘AA Good Pub Guide
2014 – CAMRA Wirral “Pub of the Year
2010 to 2019 – We feature in the ‘Good Beer Guide
2013 to 2019 – Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Our History

The Fox & Hounds is built on a site that has been home to a pub for nearly 400 years, making it one of Wirral’s oldest pubs. There seems to have been a pub or pubs in the village since at least the sixteenth century.  Read more about the history of the Fox & Hounds HERE.