Search > Fox Inn

NOTICE: Venues need your support more than ever as they recover following the pandemic.

Please be aware that venues may choose to keep some measures in place for the safety of customers and staff, and that opening hours and services may be different to those displayed here. Before visiting or ordering from any venue, we advise you to check its website or social media, or get in touch with them first to avoid disappointment.

If you see any details here that need updating, please let us know by submitting updates on the pub.

Fox Inn

(also known as Fox, formerly Painters Arms)

127 High Street

View on Map

Social Links

Opening Times


TuesdayMidday - 11.30 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.30 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.30 pm
FridayMidday - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

No Service Mon
12 - 3, 6 - 9 Tue - Sat
12 - 3 Sun



About the Pub

The Fox was once a part of the large local estate of the Shrewsbury & Wem Brewery, but is now one of three freehouses in Wem. It's a popular, friendly, and well run local with a good mix of clientele. Situated on the edge of town in an area once known as Ireland (reputedly because for a time the area was home to a predominantly Irish community). Basically a two roomed setup, it has a public bar and a separate room used as a drinking/dining area. But there's also a rather obscure little space which one could almost call a snug. The unusually high bar counter is the result of a previous refurbishment. The counter was moved back a few feet to create more drinking space as planned, but the presence of a large concrete block covering the cellar meant it had to be raised to sit on the top.

New Management August 2021.

Historic Interest

When this was a Wem Brewery outlet in the 1980's, it was managed by Gordon "Jockey" Richards, who claimed to offer "the best mild in Wem" (true), and whose father used to run the now closed Wem Ales Blacksmiths Arms at nearby Loppington - great days. Greenalls' asset-stripping attitude was greatly to be condemned, in stark contrast to that of the management at the old Wrekin Brewery in Wellington, also a victim in 1969.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Stonehouse Station Bitter

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Email this pub to a friend


  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden

    The outside drinking area is extensively boarded with embedded lights; also there's partial cover and heating out there. Overall, it's all rather swish!

  • Parking Parking
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Outside drinking area, with partial cover & heating.

  • SportsTV Sports TV

View on Larger Map

Fox Inn

127 High Street

Sat Nav Reference

52.85546, -2.73179


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Route 511

Nearby Station (950m)


Submit Pub Updates to CAMRA

We welcome the help of all users to contribute to this important campaigning project. Please use the form below to submit feedback or updates directly to the CAMRA branch for consideration.

Please note that any changes mentioned WILL NOT have an immediate effect on but will instead be emailed directly to the CAMRA branch Pubs Officer for consideration. If you provide your name and/or email address this information will also be visible to the Pubs Officer, who may use this information to follow up your feedback. IF YOU WISH TO CONTACT THE PUB DIRECT, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS FORM.

Results are based on your filters selected. View or change them on the search page here

Fox, Wem

Fox Inn

127 High Street

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Real Fire
  • Separate Bar
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports TV
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

Submit Beer Scores

The National Beer Scoring System has been upgraded and is now fully integrated with, making finding a pub and scoring your beers much easier.

Beer scoring is only available to CAMRA members. To start scoring please login below or join CAMRA on the national website.

Join CAMRA | Member Login

Campaign for your local

We campaign on a number of issues to help keep pubs open and pints affordable. If you love beer and pubs, get involved today!

Find out more

CAMRA Festivals


Save your local pub Join CAMRA CAMRA Festivals
Close overlay