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Posted on: Wednesday, 23 June 2010

The Fox in Napier

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Last Saturday night we had dinner at The Fox in Napier and it was so good that I think it deserves a blog post all of its own!

Located at 10 Sarel Cilliers Street in Napier, The Fox is pretty much one of the first (if not the first) building you see as you enter the town.

Originally an 1860’s house, owners Mike and Louise converted the building into what it is today; The Fox.  One enters the restaurant through the small but pretty garden with a few tables and chairs outside for al fresco dining.  Inside the restaurant has approximately eight tables and the walls are covered with lovely pictures and paintings, copper pots and jugs and other English memorabilia.

 

The Fox Pub & Restaurant

 

The food was, quite simply, more-ish!  I opted for the blue cheese burger with salad and sweet potato wedges and my husband only just managed to finish the Beef and Guiness pie that The Fox is known for!  Served with chips and vegetables it’s a substantial meal.  Other items on the menu were butternut soup for starters or a large mushroom grilled with cheese and other tasty bits!

Lighter meals consist of hake and chips or toasted sandwiches and main courses included steak and Guinness casserole on mashed potato or lamb chops served with vegetables.  Apple crumble or malva pudding made up some of the desert menu but I would opt for their Kahlua coffee instead.

The bar itself is cosy and The Fox is the only pub in the Overberg to serve such a wide variety of beers from local and imported bottles to draught and included in that is Guinness.  In fact The Fox is the southernmost point in Africa to have real Guinness on tap!

Owners Mike and Louise Williams spent four years in the United Kingdom working and running various pubs and have their Publican Licence.  Mike followed his passion for cooking; creating wonderful meals for The Fox while Louise runs the restaurant and pub.

I can highly recommend The Fox and will be going back to sample their traditional Sunday Roast!

Contact The Fox Pub & Restaurant
10 Sarel Cilliers Street, Napier, Cape Overberg
Telephone: +27 (0)28 423-3293

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Helen Rushton

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After living in London and travelling the world for many years and more recently living in the Mother City, I now reside on a tranquil sugar cane farm in Kearsney; an area steeped in the history of South Africa’s sugar industry. During the summer months I get involved with the community by assisting the local primary school with swimming lessons at our country club. Some of my favourite things are reading or picking freshly grown vegetables and Iceland poppies in our garden. Milly, my boxer loves her walks to the river that runs through our farm and sometimes, Sandy the cat I hand reared, joins us for a stroll!

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