Welcome to The Fox Bar & Bistro in Ripponden, between Halifax and Oldham and just off junction 22 of the M62.
The Fox is run by Patrick & Melanie Thornber whose experience is gained within some of the best loved restaurants in the area including La Luna, Ricci & Capones, Gimbals & The Design House.
Here at The Fox the eclectic menu has enough choice to satisfy whatever your tastes but Patrick is particularly proud of his fresh fish and seafood selection.
All of the food is feshly prepared from the best local ingredients available in house and presented either in our relaxed downstaris dining area or our elegant upper floor.
Whether it’s for a romantic meal for two, private function or simply to socialise you’ll be sure to find what you need at The Fox Bar & Bistro.
Cream of White Onion Soup (V)
with a Mini Onion Bhaji
Roast Shell-on Giant Prawns cooked in a Ouzo, Garlic and Parsley Butter
With Chargrilled Ciabata Bread
Individual Baked Camembert in a Box (V)
studded with Rosemary and Garlic with a Rhubarb & Date Chutney & Ciabatta Soldiers
Chargrilled Toulouse Sausage & Apple Stack
with Baby Spinach Leaves & A Grain Mustard Dressing
Toasted English Muffin topped with Natural Smoked Haddock
Welsh Rarebit & a Soft Poached Egg
Chargrilled Wood Pigeon Breasts
with a Red Wine Risotto & Crisy Leeks
Crispy Baby Calamari or Whitbait
Served Simply with Rocket, Lemon & Aioli
Chargrilled Fresh Nectarines
with a Serrano Ham, Feta Cheese, Frizzee Lettuce & Cashewnut Salad
(V) option without the Serrano Ham
£6.50 or (V)£5.95
Ideal for two to share as a starter, a main meal for one or simply to nibble at with a few drinks in the bar.
A Fantastic Selection of Cured Meats & Artisan Cheeses with Fresh Fruit, Mixed Olives, Red Pesto Bruschetta & Chargrilled Mediterranean Vegetables.
Fresh Fish & Seafood Board
Crispy Calamari & Tempura King Prawns with Sweet Chilli & Aioli Dips, Shell-on Crevettes, Smoked Halibut, Dressed Fresh Crab with Pitta Soldiers and Tiny ‘Fox Fish & Chips’.
Seasonal Main Courses
Chargrilled Venison Haunch Steak
on Braised Red Cabbage with Sun-dried Cranberries, Potato & celeriac Dauphinoise and Red Wine Jus
Wild Mushroom, Spinach & Dolcelatte Risotto (V)
with Pomme Gaufrette
Slow Cooked Minted Shoulder of Lamb (16oz)
with Crushed New Potaotes & Minted Jus
Crispy Confit Belly Pork
with Bramley Apple Compote, Butter-crushed New Potatoes & a Grain Mustard Cream Sauce
Fresh Fish Dishes
Roast Cornish Monkfish Tail wrapped in Serrano Ham
with Spicy Cous Cous Stuffed Piquillo Peppers & Tangy Tomato Sauce
Pan-fried Cod Loin
with a Fine Ratatouille & Sauteed New Potatoes
Whole Roast Fresh Fish of the Day
Please see the specials day for today’s Whole Fish and price
£ Market Price
A Kilo of Freshly Steamed Scottish Mussels
either steamed in Cider with Bacon & Leeks, in a Classic Mariniere or Chilli, Garlic & Tomato Sauce with Crusty Ciabatta Bread
£11-95 (or £6-95 as a Starter)
Please note the Fresh Fish dishes above include your choice of a side dish from: Mixed Salad; Rocket & Parmesan Salad; Freshly Steamed Vegetables; Hand Cut Chips or Buttered New Potatoes.
‘The Fox’ Winter Warmers
Saffron Cream Fish Pie with Cheddar Topped Mashed Potato
& Freshly Steamed Vegetables
‘The Fox’ Fish & Chips
Beer Battered Baby Haddock, Hand Cut Chips & Garden Peas
Homemade Individual Steak Ale & Mushroom Pie
Topped with a Traditional Shortcrust Lid with Handcut Chips or Freshly Steamed Vegetables
Sweet Potato, Chickpea & Spinach Curry (V)
with Warm Flatbread, Basmati & Wild Rice
The Fox Paella
Juicy Paella Rice with Chicken, Chorizo, Fresh Fish & Seafood,
Mussels, Squid & Giant Prawns, Roast Red Peppers & Lemon.
£12-95 per person (minimum order 2 persons)
(Please note this dish has a cooking time of 20-30 minutes
Freshly Cooked Pastas
Fresh Blue Swimmer Crab or King Prawn Linguine
with Chilli, Garlic, Cherry Tomatoes, Flat Leaf Parsley & E.V. Olive Oil
Traditional Tuscan Lasagne
(with Sliced Ham & Chopped Boiled Egg.) Served with either Hand Cut Chips or a Mixed Salad.
Spicy Salami, Olives & Cherry Tomatoes cooked in a Chilli, Garlic, Tomato & Basil Sauce on Penne Pasta.
(V) without Salami
Spaghetti Carbonara (V)
Smoked Back Bacon and/or Baby Button Mushrooms with Cream, Garlic, White wine, Parmsan Shavings & Flat Leaf Parsley.
Fresh Seafood Linguine
A Selection of Fresh Fish & Shellfish cooked in a Chilli, Garlic & Tomato Sauce on Linguine
From the Chargrill
Chargrilled 10oz Gammon Steak
with either Chargrilled Fresh Pineapple or Two Fried Eggs, Mixed Salad & French Fries
‘The Fox’ Burger
Char-grilled 8oz Home Made Beef Burger
in Toasted Ciabatta Bread, topped with Melted Goats Cheese & Balsamic Red Onions. Served with Hand-cut Chips.
Chargrilled Chicken Breast or King Prawns
On ‘The Fox’ Caesar Salad (Cos, Pancetta, Croutons, Anchovies, Parmesan & Caesar Dressing)
£10-95 (or £6-50 as a starter)
Local ‘Far Barsey Farm’ Sausages on Buttered Crushed Potatoes
with Red Wine Jus & Crispy Red Onion Rings
Yorkshire Steak Selection
We only serve finest dry aged Local Yorkshire Beef. This ensures tenderness & succulence of the meat, giving a rounder, fuller flavour.
Chargrilled 10oz Ribeye
served with either Hand-cut Chips or Fries, Grilled Tomato and Field Mushroom & Dressed Watercress
Chargrilled 8oz Fillet
Sauces: Dolce latté, Green Peppercorn or Classic Diane £1-95
(served on the side)
Upgrade your French Fries /Handcut Chips to Sweet Potato Fries for £1 on any dish.
Hand-Cut Chunky Chips £2-75
French Fries £2-95
Sweet Potato Fries £3-95
Buttered Baby New Potatoes £2-95
Rocket & Parmesan Salad £2-95
Mixed Side Salad £2-75
Freshly Steamed Green Vegetables £2-50
Wilted Buttered Spinach with Nutmeg £2-75
Homemade Focaccia Bread £2-50
With E.V. Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar
Garlic Ciabatta Bread £2-50
New! Picnic Bench Afternoon Teas
Available Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays
2pm – 5pm (by reservation only).
£13-95 per person including Tea/Coffee
£16-95 per person including Glass Prosecco
A miniature Picnic Bench of Homemade Sweet and Savoury Delights - an example would include Homemade Soup, Open Ciabatta Sandwiches, Handmade Individual Quiche, Mini Bucket of Crispy Calamari & Handcut Chips, Rocket & Parmesan Salad (on the seats), then on the table top Homemade Cappuccino Mousse, Cookies, Brownie, Macaroons, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Scone with Jam & Cream plus a miniature bottle of Freshly made Berry Ice-cream Milkshake. Vegetarian and Fish Free benches are available, however this must be mentioned on booking please.
All £5-95 each unless stated otherwise
Chocolate & Frangelico Fondue £7-95 (for two to share)
With Fresh Fruit, Marshmallows & Handmade Cantucci Biscuits
Individual Rhubarb & Stem Ginger Crumble
with Vanilla Crème Anglaise
Sticky Toffee Pudding with Sticky Toffee Sauce
And our Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice-cream
Homemade Vanilla Ice-cream with a Shot of Espresso Coffee and a Liqueur of your choice (Amaretto, Frangelico, Kaluha, Baileys)
Bailey’s Chocolate Luxe Crème Brulee
With Handmade Shortbread Biscuits
Individual Sour Cherry Tirimisu
laced with Kaluha
Trio of ‘The Fox’ Homemade Ice-creams & Sorbets £4-95
With Handmade Cantucci Biscuits (Your waiter will advise today’s flavours)
Michael Lee’s Fine British Cheese Selection
A Selection of Four Handcrafted British Farmhouse Cheeses
with Biscuits, Fresh Fruit, Celery & Quince Paste.
Why not try a glass of delicious Dessert Wine to complement your Dessert?
Elysium Black Muscat 2009 (70ml) £3-95
With provocative Rose & Lychee Aromas from the Black Muscat Grape Variety accompanies Chocolate well or Vanilla, Red Fruits and Traditional Puddings. (Mel’s Favourite!!)
Chateaux de la Roulerie les Grandes Brosses 2009 (70ml) £3-95
Light, but quite bold gold colour, with delicate Peach, Grass, Honey & Apricot aromas. Rich honeyed sweetness on the palate with a hint of Eucalyptus.
Port with your Cheese Board?
Graham’s Late Bottled Vintage Port (50ml) £2-95
Taylor’s 20 year Old Tawny Port (50ml) £3-95
Hot Beverage Selection
(choose from Amaretto, Baileys,
Tia Maria, Frangellico, Brandy, Whiskey
and any other from our extensive bar)
Pot of Tea for One
Pot of Tea for Two
Cadbury’s Hot Chocolate
Twinnings Hebal/Fruit Teas
Re-fillable Breafast Coffee
(Avaiable with Sunday Breakfast only)
The Fox ‘Mini Menu’ All £5-95
All of our Children’s options are simply smaller versions of the dishes on the main menu.
Mini Fox Fish & Chips with Garden Peas
Mini ‘Far Barsey’ Sausages & Mash with Crispy Onion Rings
Mini Tuscan Lasagne with Hand-cut Chips or Fries
Mini Saffron Cream Fish Pie with Fresh Vegetables
Mini Spaghetti Carbonara with Bacon and/or Mushrooms
Mini Penne Pasta or Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato & Basil Sauce and any combination of the ingredients below.
Mini Greek Style Pitta Pizza with Fresh Tomato & Basil Sauce, cheddar cheese and any combination of the ingredients below.
Pasta & Pizza Choices: Feta Cheese, Yorkshire Ham, Olives, Mushrooms, Peppers, Onions, Garlic, Sweet Corn, Fresh Pineapple, Chicken Breast Chunks and Cherry Tomatoes.
Children’s Desserts All £2-95
Warm Chocolate Fudge Cake
Various Ice-cream Sundaes
Chocolate & Honeycomb Cheesecake with Chocolate Sauce
Selection of Homemade Ice Creams & Sorbets
(Please ask for Today’s Ice-cream & Sundae Flavours)
Winter Fixed Price Menu
Two Courses £13.50 or Three Courses £16.75
Available Monday – Thursday 5pm-9pm.
Friday & Saturday 12-2.30pm & 5pm-6.30pm
Sunday 12-8pm with Our Sunday Roast Options available.
with Homemade Foccacia Bread
Crispy Baby Calamari
with Baby Spinach Leaves & a Grain Mustard Dressing
On ‘The Fox’ Caesar Salad
(Cos, Pancetta, Croutons, Anchovies, Parmesan
& Caesar Dressing)
SUNDAY ONLY - Traditional Sunday Roast
Choice of Roast Beef, Pork or Lamb – with all the trimmings
Pan Fried Salmon Fillet
on Goats Cheese, Basil and E.V. Olive Oil and Salsa Verdi
or Any of our Fresh Pasta Dishes from the Main Menu
A Trio of Homemade Ice-creams
Please speak to your Waiter regarding flavours available
Individual Sticky Toffee Pudding
With Smooth Caramel Sauce & our Vanilla Bean Ice-cream
Chocolate & Honeycomb Cheesecake
With Dark Chocolate Sauce
Sandwiches, Pittas & Ciabattas
Available in the Bar area only, every day until 6.30pm
Back Bacon, Cos Lettuce & Beef Tomato,
stacked with Mayonnaise on Soft Brown Bloomer Bread
Greek Pitta (V)
Tangy Feta Cheese, Olives, Peppers, Red Onion & Cherry Tomatoes,
on Chargrilled Traditional Soft Pitta
Yorkshire Ham & Cheddar
With Homemade Tomato Chutney on Soft Brown Bloomer Bread
‘The Fox’ Haddock Teacake
Beer Battered Baby Haddock Goujons
in a Soft White Teacake with Homemade Tartare Sauce
Cajun Chicken Ciabatta
Cajun Spiced Chicken Breast with melted Mozzarella
in a spicy Tomato sauce on Oven baked Ciabatta
Juicy Crayfish tails in Homemade Tangy Marie Rose Sauce
with Rocket on Soft Brown Bloomer Bread.
Hot Roast Beef, Lamb or Pork
With Proper Gravy on Oven Baked Ciabatta Bread.
(subject to availability, please ask your Waiter)
Served 10am – 12.30pm Every Sunday
The Fox Yorkshire Breakfast
Two Free Range Eggs (cooked to your liking), Far Barsey Sausage, Lishman’s Black Pudding, Two Rashers of Smoked Back Bacon, Hash Brown, Grilled Tomato & Field Mushroom & Heinz Baked Beans.
The Fox Veggie Breakfast
Two Free Range Eggs (cooked to your liking), Vegetarian Sausages, Hash Brown, Grilled Tomato & Field Mushroom & Heinz Baked Beans
The classic of Poached Eggs and Yorkshire Ham on a Toasted Muffin, topped with Fresh Hollandaise Sauce
Smoked Salmon & Scrambled Free Range Eggs
on Toasted Malted Bloomer Bread
American Style Drop Pancakes
Fluffy Drop Pancakes with Maple Syrup and a Knob of Butter
add Two Rashers of Smoked Back Bacon
Made to Order Three Free Range Egg Omelette
With any two fillings of your choice, served with two slices of Toasted Malted Bloomer
Warm Soft Oven Baked Ciabatta Bread with Far Barsey Pork Sausages or Smoked Back Bacon
Add: Mushrooms, Fried Egg or Sliced Tomatoes to your Ciabatta
60p per extra item
The Fox Fruit Board with Yoghurt
Fresh Seasonal Fruit & Berries with a Pot of Low Fat Fruit Yoghurt
Freshly Baked Croissants with Butter & Conserve £2.00
Warm Pain Au Chocolat £2.00
If you’re looking for a Function venue then look no further. Our upstairs room can be used for anything from a business meeting to a Wedding Reception and whether it’s just sandwiches and coffee you’re after or your own custom made fine dining experience we’ll be able to help.
We don’t use set buffet or function menus because we think your event should be as unique and individual as you are - with this in mind we’ll take the time to understand what it is you’re looking for and tailor make the perfect solution to meet your tastes and budget.
Our convenient location makes us ideal whether your looking for function room in Halifax, Huddersfield or Oldham or simply one with easy motorway access as we’re just of Junction 22 of the M62. Give us a call or drop by for a chat to discuss your requirements and we’ll be happy to help.