Staying covid secure

Things are different since re-opening after lockdown. We are restricted on customer numbers and operating with smaller teams. Gusto hospitality remains key to everything we do and we are determined that ‘Less really is more’. The safety and well-being of our team and our customers is at the heart of our plans and everything has been designed to comply with all government guidance and legislation.

the fox

We re-open on 17th May.

You can view our opening hours here:

opening hours

the fox experience

Eating or drinking is in socially distanced, seated areas only. We’ll show you to your table and bring everything to you.

We have Brewshed beer at the ready as well as a small range of other beers and Aspalls cider. If you’d like a glass of wine, we have a compact list of wines by the glass or bottle plus a small range of spirits and soft drinks.

keeping everyone safe

We are really confident that we can offer you the same great Gusto hospitality that you’ve experienced in the past with us whilst complying with all government and industry guidelines.

We want to reassure everyone who visits (or is considering visiting) us that we have always taken cleanliness and hygiene very seriously and will continue to do so. We have carried out a risk assessment and our Staying Covid-19 Secure certificate is on display. We use Suma Bac D10 to sanitise which is effective against corona viruses. Your table is cleaned between each use and you will be served by one team member (where possible) at your table who will follow a frequent hand washing regime and do their utmost to socially distance from you. Payment is by card only. Current government guidance permits 1 metre plus social distancing where other mitigating factors are in use, such as frequent hand washing or use of sanitising gel, increased cleaning of frequent touch points and good ventilation.

We need to ask a few things of you if you’re paying us a visit to keep us all safe:

  1. Don’t visit us if you have any symptoms.
  2. Wear a face covering (unless you are exempt) inside the building except when you are at your table.
  3. The rule of 6 or a maximum of 2 households applies inside from 17th May.
  4. Respect social distancing & don’t interact with other groups during your visit.
  5. Once you are seated at your table, please stay there (unless you need to visit the toilet) & we’ll bring everything to you.
  6. Your name & contact details must be recorded for NHS Test & Trace (everyone over 16). Please scan our QR code on arrival using the NHS Covid-19 app to check yourself in (or we can record your details).
  7. Avoid touching your face & cough or sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve.
  8. Follow good hand hygiene by washing your hands or using sanitising gel.
  9. Children are welcome but must remain with you at your table (unless visiting the toilet when we ask you to go with them).
  10. Payment is by card only.

current social distancing rules
We’ve tried to keep our rules to a minimum but are 100% focused on keeping everyone safe and will ask you to leave if you don’t stick to these. Please be kind and respect our team, they are working really hard to make your visit enjoyable and safe. If you’d like to get in touch, you can e-mail us at

thank you

We want to thank you for your support, it is much appreciated.

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