Exceptional Food - Local Hand Pull - Log Fires - Great Wine & Gin - Pub Garden - Dogs Welcome

Set in the Roman Village of Piercebridge, The Fox Hole sits almost centrally between the towns of Darlington, Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland and Richmond.

From the welcoming “Wellie” bar through to the relaxed yet elegant dining room and al fresco dining terrace the emphasis is on high quality, carefully sourced food and drink combined with traditional pub values.

Daily deliveries direct to the kitchen and bar from the finest local organic, biodynamic, free-range and artisan producers demand an ever-evolving menu governed by the season.

A warm welcome and friendly service, makes The Fox Hole ideal for a light lunch, delicious three course dinner, traditional Sunday lunch with the family or a pint and homemade sausage rolls.

Meet the team


Ellie Richmond

Proprietor & Head Chef

With a career that spans from the Yorke Arms, Ramsgill in Nidderdale, under Frances Atkins to Smiths of Smithfield to RAC Club, Pall Mall, Ellie has recently returned from a well earned two years travelling the world with her fiancé Jack, to set up The Fox Hole.


Jack Bowles

Proprietor & Front of House

Originally from Hampshire, his early career started out in local pubs but quickly took him to London managing the bars of restaurants such as Tom Aiken’s Somerset House, Smiths of Smithfield and Searcy’s Gin Joint.

Job opportunities at The Fox Hole

We are always keen to hear from passionate and dedicated individuals who would be interested in joining our front of house or kitchen teams.

With extensive in-house training; there are ample opportunities for our whole team to develop and further their career within the business.

To register your interest, please email hide@the-foxhole.co.uk.

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