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Ginger Fox

Muddleswood Road, Albourne, West Sussex, BN6 9EA
Although nominally a pub, this gastro-version, under the same ownership as The Gingerman and Ginger Pig in Brighton, is almost exclusively the domain of diners.

Expect a thatched roof, parquet floors, bare wooden tables (but with crisp white napery) and open winter fires.

The concise menu changes on a monthly basis and has built up an excellent network of local suppliers – and these are used to the full.

An early autumn menu listed ‘Wood Pigeon Salad with Jerusalem Artichokes, Toasted Pumpkin seeds & Pumpkin Oil'; 'Roast Butternut Squash Tortellini with Courgette & Roast Garlic Purée'; 'Spinach & Duck Egg Tart' and 'Oxtail & Tongue with Lentils and Pickled Carrots' (presented as a little caul fat parcel) among the starters.

'Char-Grilled Red Lands End Farm Ribeye with Dripping Chips, Confit Kohl Rabi & English Mustard'; 'Pan-Fried Venison Loin with Smoked Venison Sausage, Roasted Roots, Cavello Nero & Quince'; 'Grilled Rye Bay Plaice with Spinach, New Potatoes & Tom Hollandaise' and 'Vegetable Paella' listed among the mains.

If you still have room, you might finish with 'Mirabelle Plum & Almond Tart with Muscavado Ice Cream'; 'Peach Bavarois with Peach & Basil Sorbet and Peach Salad' and 'Chocoate & Coconut Croquettes with Mango Purée'. While those with a more savoury tooth can enjoy a 'Welsh Rarebit' (sic) or their selection of British & Irish Artisan Cheeses.

Service is friendly, but it and the kitchens capabilities can be very stretched – particularly for Sunday lunch, when the menu is also considerably restricted.

At weekends, try to arrive early to ensure a parking space, as parking on the road is restricted.
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Other Details

  • Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
  • Lunch: all week 12.00-14.00 (Sat 16.00, Sun 12.30-16.00); mains about £14 to £20
  • Dinner: all week 18.00-22.00 (Sun till 21.00); mains about £14 to £20
  • Seats: 50, plus 80 outside
  • Wine: a well-chosen list, has modest mark-ups, kicking off at around the £16 mark and offering an excellent selection by the glass
  • Children's portions: when possible
  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Nearest station: Hassocks (4 miles)
  • Directions: See the map at the top of the page
  • Parking: Yes, but restricted at busy periods
  • Outside eating

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Contact Details

Tel: 01273-857888
Address: Muddleswood Road, Albourne, West Sussex, BN6 9EA
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