Food Review | The Fox Bar and Bistro Afternoon Tea

Did someone say ‘Afternoon Tea’?

The mention of little scones (said the posh way), cakes, teas, great company and a wonderful atmosphere is all I need to head on down to a bar & bistro for a munch. I love to explore and find whats occurring in and around the North and when I found this on my feed posted by Sinead @daintydollymix I knew I had to try it for myself. Well done by the way on your superb SlimmingWorld journey!!


The Fox Bar and Bistro can be found in a little village called Ripponden half way between Leeds and Manchester off the M62 (Jct22). It has actually been opened for 7 years with some history or previously being a Chinese restaurant and before that a Police Station. I was reassured there were no prisoners left in the jail cell…

Anyway back to the reason why I was there. In this casual cosy rustic pub and bistro, the afternoon tea for two came out on mini but not SOO mini picnic wooden bench. Presentation was excellent and it was all explained what was what etc. I had the pescatarian option which included:
Mini Fish and Chips
Veggie Hot Dog
Homemade cheese & onion pastry
Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Sticky ginger Parkin Cake and treacle toffee wedge
Toffee Apple crumble
Pecan and raisin Flapjack
Mini GingerBread Man
Mini Satsuma
Mascarpone and Garlic Button Mushrooms
Mini bottle of Appletiser
+ Tea or Coffee



I enjoyed all the little bits that made up a lovely afternoon tea which did incorporate some British favourites. The veggie sausage was tasty and the ginger parkin was yummy. Not too fond of the apple crumble as it was mainly un-crumbly pastry but the scone made up for it. You do get a lot for the price £19.95pp.
They change their menu every so often which I’m guessing maintains their worthiness. For December they have a festive option which includes turkey, mince pies and other festive treats.
They are very booked until the new year so if you want to make a booking, it is better sooner than later! Oh, they also have a one off new years option too.
Other than the highly raved afternoon teas, they serve a variety of other warm/old dishes. The pasta options looked pretty great!

I would definitely recommend if you are in the area! Did I mention they have a fireplace for those frosty evenings… lush!

The Fox Bar & Bistro
46-50 Oldham Road
Sowerby Bridge

Here I reviewed afternoon tea at the Manchester Radisson Blu hotel.
Here I review afternoon tea at Ox Pasture Scarborough.

Know of any other places that do amazing afternoon teas?

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