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Welcome to The Fox and Hounds.

Winners of the Derbyshire Food and Drink Awards 2016/2017.

"Best Out of Town".

We are very pleased to announce that the Fox and Hounds has been awarded first place in the 2016/2017.

Derby Food and Drink Awards, Best Out of Town Catagory.

Many Thanks to Tracie and her staff, Front and Back of House, who have made it possible. 

The Fox and Hounds is set in the small hamlet of Coxbench just four miles from Derby City Center. We are a traditional English Pub serving hand pulled cask ales, keg beers and cider.  We are also much more, with our Award Winning food (Derby Food and Drink 2016/17) prepared on site from fresh produce. We would like you to join us, relax and take time out, whether it's a couple of pints of our great cask ale, a glass or two of wine or a fantastic meal. We won't rush you; your time with us is important, you are not just a customer but someone we wish to share our time with and get to know.

Whether walking the picturesque Amber Valley, cycling, mountain biking or heading here again, you will always find a friendly welcome. Drink, eat and share your time, there is no need to rush, your table is never double booked and your glass will always be re-charged.

We have a bar dedicated to drinking only in the evening, where you can relax with your 'poison', read a newspaper or magazine and snack on a  bag of crisps or pork scratchings without being surrounded by food, and pressurised into giving your table up by a steaming-hot steak and ale pie. Dining is divided into two levels, a lower bar area, and a mezzanine level if you want to be a little way from the bar. We don't have a pub full or TV's but do play an eclectic mix of music from classical thru soul, jazz, swing and blues to modern easy pop. You can get a pack of cards or dominoes if you want to play some traditional pub games. We have agarden patio,  and seating to the front of the pub where you can watch the world go by with a drink, or some of our exceptionally good food.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Opening Times

Mondays closed all day

Tuesday from 5.00 pm until 10.00 pm

Wednesday and Thursday:

 Noon until 3.00pm and 5.00pm until 10.00pm


Noon to 6.00pm.

Food Hours

Closed all day Monday

Tuesday: 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm

Wednesday and Thursday:

Noon until 2.30 pm and 5.00pm tuntil 8.30 pm

On Friday and Saturday evening the kitchen is open until 9.00pm.


Noon to 5.30pm for traditional roast lunch.



At the Fox and Hounds our ethos is to provide truely homemade food. We never have to pass  our food off as "homemade" when a butcher or factory has made it, because Tracie prepares  and cooks it all within the four wall at the Fox and Hounds

To do this we source fresh produce from the best local; national; and international suppliers and cook and finish each dish as you order  it. That means when you order your belly pork we re-roast it for 30 minutes, or so, to give it our renown crispy crackling, and your homemade pie has the pastry rolled, crimped on, and cooked there and then to ensure it's at its best when it reaches you.

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Karaoke Nights


The best event we do is welcoming you each and every day we are open, and that's what makes us so good.

That said, we have had some really fantastic events, including:

Book Signings - By Chez Martez, Vivian Edwards Series

Modern Art Exhibitions.

Summer Beer Festivals and Barbeque.

Great Bonfire and Firework Display.

Hunt Meets. 

However, if you want something really personalised we can do that too, so:


Wedding Receptions.


National Lottery Winning Parties.

Or anything else you might need, well perhaps


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What we offer