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Fox Inn

(also known as Fox, formerly Painters Arms)

127 High Street
Wem
SY4 5TT

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Opening Times

4-11 Mon-Fri; 12-Midnight Sat; 12-11 Sun

Meal Times

5-9; 12-3, 5-9 Sat; 12-3 Sun

Owner

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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.

Changed hands in July 2015, but the new management are familiar faces having worked in other pubs in the Wem area previously.

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 Beers

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Ruddles Best Bitter

Changing Beers

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Hobsons Twisted Spire

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Fox Inn, Wem

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub 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

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Fox Inn

127 High Street
Wem
SY4 5TT

Sat Nav Reference

52.85546, -2.73179

Transport

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Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Route 511

Nearby Station (950m)

Wem

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  • Cask Marque Accredited Cask Marque Accredited
  • Real Fire Real Fire
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Real Cider Available Real Cider Available
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Real Fire Real Fire
  • Quiet Pub Quiet Pub
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Function Room Function Room
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Cask Marque Accredited Cask Marque Accredited
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Real Fire Real Fire
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Parking Parking
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Railway Station Close to Railway Station
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes
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