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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1983

Hungry Fox

Open 2020+

Hempstead Valley Drive

Hempstead

01634 387552

https://whatpub.com/hungry-fox

Hungry Fox 2014

Above photo 2014.

Hungry Fox 2014

Above photo 2014.

Hungry Fox sign 1986

Above sign, August 1986.

Hungry Fox sign 1989

Above sign 1989.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

 

I have just added this pub to that list but your help is definitely needed regarding it's history.

As the information is found or sent to me, including photographs, it will be shown here.

Thanks for your co-operation.

 

From an email received 7 July 2021.

I was a service engineer at Whitbread's & did the draught beer install on the new build I guess about 1983.

A few things stick in my mind, it was to be the Snooty Fox, the name apparently was for a fox that used to sit on the roadside nearby watching the traffic and locally called the Snooty Fox, but there was a pub in London of that name owned by someone with powerful friends (or husband). Legal action was threatened and the name was changed.

The area manager forgot to apply for a licence and the pub was opened on occasional licences from , I think, the "Poachers Pocket."

The same area manager had had the idea of creating a bar for children and this was at the end of the main bar fronting into the kid's play area. We set it up with draught soft drinks, just finished when the Licensing committee arrived for an inspection and pointed out that it was illegal for alcoholic drinks to be served in the sight of children. Soft drinks hastily removed and a partition was put up.

Pete Mason.

 

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