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Great beer is our passion! We’ve always got Theakston’s Best, Black Sheep, and two local Yorkshire Dales Brewery beers on draught, as well as Amstel and Moretti lager, Inchs cider and Theakston’s Old Peculiar. Our wine list has been hand-picked by our regulars and features New Zealand and Chilean Sauvignon Blanc, Italian Pinot Grigio, French Picpoul de Pinet and delicious reds including Merlot, Shiraz, Malbec, Rioja, and Cotes du Rhone.


Food at The Fox is all about great quality and great value. With daily specials as well as our regular menu, and the very best roast beef Sunday lunch. We take pride in serving a mix of pub classics and some of our own favourites. Always freshly-prepared using local produce.


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Please note, lunch is served from midday to 2.30pm (Thursday – Sunday) and evening meals from 6pm – 8.30pm.

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About The Fox

The Fox
Yorkshire Dales

The Fox & Hounds in West Witton is one of the oldest dwelling places in the Wensleydale area (built circa 1400 & Grade II listed) and was originally a resting place for monks from the nearby Jervaulx Abbey! Situated in the Yorkshire Dales National Park in the Wensleydale village of West Witton, The Fox is a friendly and welcoming traditional local pub, with cask conditioned ales including Theakston’s and Yorkshire Dales Brewery, lagers such as Moretti and Amstel, Inchs cider, a superb wine list, and a wide range of spirits. Home cooked food is prepared daily using local produce.

The Fox is at the heart of West Witton life. A traditional local, it’s very much a community centre for the village. Dogs and children are most welcome. The pub has active teams for dominoes and quoits so if you’re lucky you’ll have a chance to see these traditional games being played with a passion! There’s a large beer garden to the rear of the pub with a heated covered section for cold nights, and a good-sized car park. Joanne, John, and the team look forward to seeing you soon!


Wath Morris

September 10 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Wensleydale Tour 2022. Dancing at The Fox, West Witton.


Monday to Wednesday
Open from 4pm – close 10:30pm
Food between 6:00pm – 8:30pm 

Open from 12:00pm – close 10:30pm
Food between 12:00pm – 2:30pm and 6:00pm – 8:30pm 

Friday and Saturday
Open from 12:00 pm – close 11:30pm
Food between 12:00pm – 2:30pm and 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Open from 12:00pm – close 10:30pm
Food between 12:00pm – 2:30pm and 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Contact Us

The Fox & Hounds
Main Street, West Witton, North Yorkshire DL8 4LP

We are located halfway along Main Street in West Witton, Wensleydale DL8 4LP.


01969 623650


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Enter DL8 4LP in your sat-nav as the postcode. The Fox pub is on the A684 approximately 4 miles West of Leyburn in the center of the village of West Witton in the Yorkshire Dales. There is a large car park to the rear, the entrance to which is directly alongside the pub; it’s a tight turn so take it slow and watch for cars leaving. If you approach the village from the South, please note that sat-navs may direct you down ‘Grassgill‘. Although a very pretty approach, it’s a narrow road with several hairpin bends on 1:4 hills and is effectively unpassable for caravans and large motorhomes or vans.

In the winter it’s often icy and dangerous for the unwary, even in a 4×4, and can be completely impassable so an alternative route is recommended. The A684 is kept clear even in quite bad snow conditions so is the best approach at most times of year. If you give us a ring before you come we’ll be able to tell you what the road conditions are like.