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The Fox (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Lacons - TalonExcellent1
Salopian - Darwin's OriginExcellent1
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London GoldNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)Not Tried0
Lacons - EncoreNot Tried0
Butcombe - Rare Breed (or Adam Henson's Rare Breed)Not Tried0
Greene King - Black IPANot Tried0
Cottage - Imperial GoldNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Fox, Shadingfield, Suffolk
Picture 2. The Fox, Shadingfield, Suffolk
Picture 3. The Fox, Shadingfield, Suffolk
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

12 Sep 2015 (HSB)
16:50 A pub I have passed by many times but never had the opportunity to go in. A gem. An interesting conversation with the Landlord about his beers led to a cellar visit. I was actually spoilt for choice with the beers on offer not a regular occurrence for me. Having noted the previous CAMRA award I hope that the pub goes higher in future years. It certainly deserves to.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Salopian - Darwin's Origin4.30ExcellentCascade, Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin, and Saaz hops. A bitter start with an unusual aftertaste. I would describe it as a sweaty note. Sounds bad but it wasn't.
Lacons - Talon4.30ExcellentA new Lacons beer for me. Up to their usual standard.
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Gold4.00Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)4.10Not Tried
Lacons - Encore3.80Not Tried
Butcombe - Rare Breed (or Adam Henson's Rare Breed)3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Black IPA5.00Not Tried
Cottage - Imperial Gold4.00Not TriedCottage clips now just say CB as the brewery name.

About The Fox

The pub sign. The Fox, Shadingfield, Suffolk

Summary of Beer Scores

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Excellent2
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Website.

The pub is found in Shadingfield, Suffolk, NR34 8DD.

A genuine freehouse situated on the A145. Three rooms, bar to the left hand side and two dining rooms to the right. A wealth of exposed beams, unusual internal doors with mitre shaped tops. A number of the beams have carved foxes heads at their ends, some full face, some in profile. The landlord knows his beer and maintains an eclectic range of styles and flavours. Winner of CAMRA's Rural Suffolk POTY 2014. CAMRA Suffolk Pub of the Year 2018.

We have visited this pub once, seen 8 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NR34 8DD