The Analox Palate, where we visit pubs and restaurants in and around North Yorkshire, has found a new permanent home on the Analox People blog. To celebrate, we drove over to nearby Guisborough to visit The Fox and Hounds pub.
The Fox and Hounds pub is a former coach house on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. It's been around for a very long time and not only offers food and drink, but also accommodation (with online booking) and special evening events.
The dining area was quite busy when we visited, with not only couples dining, but some larger parties. The staff were friendly, and our food was brought out quickly (hurrah for being able to pre-order). All the food on offer was quite carb-heavy, so if you want something light like a sandwich or a salad, the Fox and Hounds may not be for you.
One of the main reasons people go to the Fox and Hounds on a lunchtime is the carvery, and most of our team took advantage of this. For £4.99, you can help yourself to a plate of roast beef or roast turkey, as well as vegetables, potatoes and your own personal gravy boat. This led to a very interesting discussion in the team as how best to maximise the amount of food you can get at a carvery - from strategically building a wall of roast potatoes around your plate to bringing your own larger plate, à la Alan Partridge.
In summary, we enjoyed our food, although we were tempted to sleep it all off in the afternoon!