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Fox & Coney Inn, South Cave

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Wasn't overly impressed with this place. The ale range was one of the best we found in East Yorkshire - Black Mill Black Gold, Crafty Little Brewery Wolf Bite IPA & Chameleon, Yorkshire Brewhouse YPA, Theakston Best Bitter & Timothy Taylor Landlord. But service from the young staff left a lot to be desired. There is a bar area at the front and a dining area at the rear. But one of the barmaids asked us if we had checked if there had been any tables in the bar where we could have sat at, instead of in the dining area. There hadn't been. But she still decided to go and check. But why would you query this, when there more spare tables than occupied ones in the dining area. Very strange behaviour and one that is probably enforced on the young impressionable staff. They clearly value diners more than drinkers, which is a shame, as the pub has potential.
blue_scrumpy - 26 Mar 2018 21:22
Things are looking up here once again. The beer is good. Seems to be getting a younger person's reputation but now they have the Bear Inn across the road maybe a good mix can be achieved. Not so keen on the food though - that has some way to go and speaking to a local I hear the turn over of staff means standard vary by the week. Will try again in a few weeks to see if things have settled down. Dog still there though - the dog drool was very off putting and no one seemed bothered.
peaps - 30 Jan 2011 15:59
Back in business again under the stewardship of Mike who used to run it when it was a popular locals pub. Glad to hear he will be having live music nights again. I will call in soon and report back on the beer.
RB1066 - 12 Jul 2010 15:38
Yet another new manager in May 2009 (Shane) who is keeping it ticking over while owners Enterprise try to find another new operator. Its had turbulent times but this is a genuine olde British pub that MUST be preserved. Not sure that dogs in the restaurant is very healthy though.
RadioMann - 20 May 2009 02:07
whilst on an Easter weekend break at withernsea where we own a static carravan, we decided to visit south cave (which i have to say is a beautiful village) to have a look round the farmers market, whilst there we called in the fox and coney for a spot of lunch and a drink. The girl who was behind the bar was very friendly and welcoming and the pub had an excellent choice of real ales i opted for a pint of Theakston's XB it was a lovely drink, for food I ordered the hot beef and onion sandwich on ciabatta and a bowl of chips, my wife ordered the pancetta black pudding and chorizo salad. when my lunch arrived it was presented quite average, cut in half with a crescent of crisps the ciabatta would have been a lot better if it had been warmed through in the oven for a couple of minutes to crisp it up. the beef was the ready cooked sliced beef in gravy with a few chopped red onions in it and the chips were undercooked, it was disapointing. My wifes lunch came and it looked fantastic very well presented on a big white plate with lovely fresh crisp salad topped with chorizo, black pudding and crispy pancetta the plate was garnished with a balsamic dressing and it tasted absolutely delicious we found it amazing that these two dishes came from the same kitchen, all in all we enjoyed our visit my wife enjoyed the food and i enjoyed the Beer. i would call in again if i was visiting south cave but i would avoid the hot beef and onion sandwich and chips.
keyz1511 - 11 Apr 2009 17:19
I just came across DoctorRadio's post and thought I'd better add that The Fox is still alive (though not kicking). It must have had a reprieve. I don't spend as much time in there as I used to, but it seems like some of the old atmosphere has been lost with the recent changes in stewardship. Don't let this put you off though - it's still a great village pub and the atmosphere will only return if people don't desert it!
robert_the_pear - 21 Nov 2008 14:02
Fox closed down today, the operator company has also closed 3 other pubs. Owners looking for a new operator.

That leaves South Cave with just one pub (the Bear, opposite) and the Triton in nearby Brantingham.
DoctorRadio - 9 Jun 2008 19:11
beer was ok but the accommodation was less than mediocre.
felledger - 22 Mar 2008 20:44
Called in for lunch on Saturday. Nice lively pub. Friendly staff and a good atmosphere. Timmy Taylor's Landlord was good as was the food.
Leodis - 18 Feb 2008 10:10
Friendly and helpful staff, decent beer, reasonably priced nice food, pleasant locals, in a thriving village. A worthy stop off on the hull to goole road!
dry_riser_inlet - 3 Sep 2007 15:51
Used to be a great old pub when Steve Gregry had it, but now its got no manager most of the time and no atmosphere really. Good beers though, Deuchars on draught. Food is a bit microwaveish.
LovelyLinda - 28 Jun 2007 18:48
Adequate but bland, Theakstons was only OK
mtaylor40 - 8 Jul 2006 23:30
A favourite for about 30 years, this pub was radically altered in the 1990s when they added accomodation. The current owners dont seem to train staff who are not really motivated - pretty poor management (if there actually IS any!) the chef even locks the fridges up at 9pm, so you cannot have a desert with your meal.

The rooms are clean and tidy, as is the pub. Standard range of beers, Deuchars is excellent and well kept. Cold Fosters is excellent. White wine kept at room temperature though.

Food is OK but a bit bland - very cheap however.

Staff are friendly and not to blame for slide in standards over the last few years here.
DoctorRadio - 23 Feb 2006 14:08

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