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Fox Tavern

Open 2020+

85 (29) Hartnup Street


01622 729530 / 07709 950528


Above photo, date unknown.

Fox 2005

Photo taken in August 2005 from by John Law.

Fox 2014

Above photo by Roy Moore, 18 May 2014.

Fox sign 1995Fox sign 2014

Above sign left, May 1995.

With thanks from Brian Curtis

Sign right by Roy Moore, 18 May 2014.


Local knowledge, further pictures, and licensee information would be appreciated.

I will be adding the historical information when I find or are sent it, but this project is a very big one, and I do not know when or where the information will come from.

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From the By William Janes, 23 October 2018.

Car crashes into wall of The Fox pub.

A popular pub has been left badly damaged after a car smashed through the wall.

Patrons at The Fox in Hartnup Street were left shocked after a blue BMW ploughed into the building at around 10.30pm on Friday.

One woman, who was sitting on a bench on the other side of the wall, was taken to hospital to be treated for whiplash but no others were harmed.

Barmaid Marianne Roberts was working behind the bar the moment the car came careering through.

"I just heard this almighty bang and it literally shook the building," she said.

"It almost felt like an earthquake. Just before the bang I saw some lights come quickly round the corner.

"I ran to the door and I could just see that he was in the car at the time and he was dazed. I don't know how the guy survived.

Fox car crash 2018

The blue BMW smashed into the corner of the pub's extension.

Fox car crash 2018

The car was holding up the building until structural supports were added.

The driver, left dazed in the vehicle, was held by pub-goers for the police to arrive.

"There were a couple of ladies sitting in the corner that got hit. It could have been a lot worse," continued the 39-year-old.

"I went back inside the pub and all I could see was a haze of dust and there was an oily smell.

"I opened some windows, I didn't know if the car was going to go bang."

Michael Hawney

Landlord Michael Hawney was in good spirits, even making jokes, as the car was finally removed.

Landlord Michael Hawney says although the pub has managed to stay open, the car had to remain in place over the weekend.

"When we had the structural engineer out he said that we would not be able to get the car removed because it was holding up the building."

Repairs are predicted to cost over 100,000.

The car was finally taken away earlier today after temporary structural supports were installed.



WAGHORN William 1882+

GURR Henry 1882+

WHITE William Henry 1891+

TREE James 1903-30+ (age 65 in 1911Census)

TREE Gladys Mrs 1938+

HAWNEY Michael 2018+


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