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The Rum Fox Ltd., Clitheroe, Lancashire

The Rum Fox Ltd.

4.8
4.8
146 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
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2 people

19:00


Booked 17 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri, Sat 17:30–20:30 Sun 12:00–16:30 Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00–14:00 Dinner Wed, Thu 17:30–20:00
  • Phone number
    01200 871691
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

What 146 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Lancashire

    Best Overall

  • Lancashire

    Best Food

  • Lancashire

    Best Service

  • Lancashire

    Best Ambience

  • Lancashire

    Innovative

  • Lancashire

    Great for fine wines

  • Lancashire

    Good for special occasions

146 Reviews
  1. LindaC

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time visiting will go back. I had said it was a special occasion when booking and the waitress brought a sweet with Happy Anniversary written on the plate which was a nice unexpected touch.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and service will definitely be returning

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  3. NickD

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently excellent. Second time we have been with friends and second time we have done the test menu. Fabulous food. Highly recommend.

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  4. KellyannF

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal, food and service exceptional and I would highly recommend. We did the 7 course taster menu and every dish was delicious. Will definitely be back.

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  5. PaulS

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michelin star quality at a fraction of the price. Outstanding food

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  6. johnc

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding as was the staff nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recommend you visit soon.

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  7. RichardB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a fantastic dining experience. The food was expertly prepared. We had asparagus with crispy poached egg and cheese soufflé to start, all perfectly cooked and with the freshest of ingredients. For the main course we had turbot and rack of lamb: again both dishes were beautifully cooked. The fish was extremely fresh, pure white in colour with nicely firm texture whose delicate flavour was not overpowered but rather highlighted by the morels; the lamb dish was superb and served ingeniously - there were two succulent cutlets with the braised lamb shoulder pressed into a terrine mould, as were the potatoes - delicious. The puddings were also excellent and inventively interpreted. This review should not give the impression this was fussy dining - it wasn't at all. The service was warm and friendly. Decor is very fine - and the kitchen and chefs are in view and available. 10 out of 10. Can't wait to go back.

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  8. JohnC

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and beautiful presentation. I had Venison haunch, crispy shoulder, cottage pie. so I guess venison 3 ways, it was absolutely superb.

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  9. MaggieH

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and atmosphere. We had Sunday lunch, but will return to try the tasting menu.

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  10. DanielJ

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant food and excellent service. The complimentary anniversary dessert was a lovely touch.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A group of five ladies for lunch. Each ordered differently… some from set menu. Some a la carte. Food simply stunning. Service unobtrusive. One keto had meal off plan. No issue. Albariño delicious. Bob ( chef) very much in evidence. Bar busy with dogs and walk ins. We were in a light and airy dining room. I’m ashamed to say I eat out a lot. I mean. A lot. This is my absolute number one. Private dining room also available.

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  12. JaneB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely venue for a lovely lunch after a walk along the beautiful River Ribble

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff, food and value all great.we had a really nice time.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as ever food outstanding, service outstanding. Cannot fault! Can’t wait to return.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding in every way. The food was amazing and the staff were delightful. We will definitely make a return visit.

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  16. Audi9irl

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely place, food was excellent service was great the staff couldn't do enough for you.. really lovely interior, Would highly recommend& will definitely go back.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Croatia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic evening, amazing food, each plate was just as good as the last. Inspirational food combinations and when the staff took my grandson into the kitchens we were blown away. They went above and beyond to make this an experience for him to remember

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautifully restored building. Exceptional food. Wonderful service.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place and great staff and the food was delicious,, be back soon

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Well worth a visit. Delicious food and great ambience.

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  21. LuisA

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent Sunday lunch menu. Service always attentive and prompt.

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  22. PJTJ

    Lancashire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the tasting menu. Excellent. Good VFM. Nice friendly staff , good service Parking can be difficult in and around the village, very busy even at 18:30. If I would add anything it would be a cocktail menu as a drinks option

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great find, good absolutely delicious the prawn toast on the side of the soup to die for and Sunday roast can be a bit hit and miss sometimes but not here even the roast potatoes were crispy and fluffy have been back already and will return can’t recommend highly enough.

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  24. BarbaraB

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm welcome on arrival and clear explanation of the menus available. We had the taster menu and every course was clearly explained and was delicious. Will be back!

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  25. SheilaH

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meal booked for a Wedding Anniversary. The staff were friendly and attentive. Had a set 2 course which was delicious. We were brought a small dessert to share as a surprise. Would definitely go back.

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  26. RichardD

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Family birthday celebration and we all enjoyed our meals, the friendly service and the ambiance. Between us, I think we covered off most of the menu choices plus a couple of bottles of nice wine. It was our second visit in as many weeks and The Rum Fox did not disappoint, our favourite spot to eat in the Ribble Valley. Be back soon!

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  27. JulieW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent as was the service we received. I wasn’t able to reserve a table in the dining room so we ate in the bar which I personally found noisy. However, there was a really good atmosphere so the noise level didn’t detract much from the overall experience. We will definitely be back.

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  28. MarkK

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service, great atmosphere mixture of parties

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  29. Suzanne

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant and atmosphere although it was a very quiet night. Food really good and good sized portions. Thank you.

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  30. ChrisT

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We appreciated an unusual and intersting menu, high quality food served by excellent staff in a relaxing ambience.

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  31. JohnS

    Lancashire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We visited as a result of a very kind Christmas gift of a £100 voucher. 2 courses and 4 glasses of wine cost £140.00 in a woefully drab environment. The service was OK and the food was good, but not spectacular. Very poor value tbh.
    The Rum Fox Ltd.Responded on 29 February 2024
    Good evening John, extremely sorry that your Christmas gift did not live upto expectations. Having spent two years refurbishing the pub we get numerous comments daily on how beautiful the pub is. To describe it as woefully drab is something we've not heard before. Apologies its not to your taste. If you'd like to elaborate on your comments then please don't hesitate to email me bob@therumfox.co.uk

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  32. filwalsh

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We did enjoy the evening Don't like banquette seating.Large table,we felt far away on our anniversary.Online I ticked the occasion box,nothing said or done to acknowledge it,No salt and pepper on the table.Mushroom soup was good.Sweetbreads were excellent,my best dish.Rib eye steak and ox cheek was good.Well done steak was perfectly cooked but squashed.Presentation was abysmal.Ox cheek pudding,dark plate,brown gravy no garnish not even a green sprig.Several minutes before anything else arrived.Looking at a plate of brownness! so started eating.The steak wasn't much better,did have 2 onion rings.The vegetables and chips arrived late,better on the plate to provide some colour.Vegetables I think was one portion,the carrots, perfect but the tender stem broccoli was a minute or two from perfection.Al dente is often used to excuse under cooked veg.Rhubarb and apple pie it was actually a crumble so I had the curiously titled"Blood Orange",the panna cotta swayed my choice.Expecting an innovative presentation of "Blood Orange"I was disappointed to see a heaped kaleidoscope of colours that reminded me of torn bits of foam underlay.I rummaged around looking for the orange and eventually found it amongst the granita and pistachio sponge hiding the panna cotta.The panna cotta was really delicious,but too small.Pistachio,a delicate flavour,difficult to bring to the fore.Too sweet and little flavour.I pay by card and leave any gratuity in cash,The bill referenced Service Charge not compulsory, but already factored into the bill.A a lot of places have adopted this strategy,I don’t like it,I think I am being embarrassed into leaving a tip.Paying.The youngest most inexperienced member of the staff appeared.A more senior member of staff would have seen this as an opportunity to have some conversation with their guests for first hand feedback also get to know a little about their potential future customers.After a conversation about my payment we left and we were politely bid goodbye.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as ever cannot wait to go back, the food, drink and service was flawless.

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  34. DerbyshireJessie

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best Sunday lunches we can remember. Plenty of well-trained servers and a busy but calm kitchen. Beautifully refurbished building. Faultless.

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  35. Graham

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best Sunday lunch in a long time! Would highly recommend this place 🙏

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  36. PatriciaP

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding dining experience, a definite put on your to do list !!!!!

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  37. SallyE

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love eating here. The food is lovely but the sauces…they’re special! Would highly recommend. The decor is beautiful too 👍

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  38. MartinB

    County Durham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the surprise tasting menu with wine pairing, and it was delicious. Service was excellent, and seven courses for £70 cooked to that standard is impressive! It’s not been open long and is still evolving in the right direction, it’s only a matter of time before they will get recognised and receive some culinary awards. A total gem and I highly recommend.

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  39. CeCe

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing lunch. Chose from the set 3 course menu . The cheese soufflé starter the absolute highlight . Can’t wait to go back ! Highly recommend the ambiance, food, service and everything else . Nicest restrooms in Lancashire!

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  40. MatthewW

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about this place is great, especially the leek & chicken pie!! Highly recommend!

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The Rum Fox Ltd. is rated 4.8 stars by 146 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 17 times today
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Sawley Rd, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 4QS

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Sawley Road
  • Area
    Clitheroe
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri, Sat 17:30–20:30 Sun 12:00–16:30 Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00–14:00 Dinner Wed, Thu 17:30–20:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
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