Last week we were kindly invited to experience the new Autumn menu at The Fox Inn, Darsham.
The pub re-opened in the summer of 2020 when the owners Barbara and Philip Clifford took over from the previous landlords. Their nephew Harry Taylor and his wife Crystal Scott came onboard to transform The Fox into a thriving village pub full of atmosphere and charm.
The See Suffolk offices are just down the road, so we quickly became regulars, often popping in for after-work drinks and delicious dinners.
The company has gone from strength to strength and have started work on an extension to add more tables in time for the festive season. The team have also taken on a second property, The Poacher’s Pocket in Kelsale near Saxmundham.
We started the evening by sharing halloumi fries and duck liver parfait. Other tempting Autumnal starters on the menu included creamy wild mushrooms on toasted sourdough and crayfish salad.
The halloumi fries were delicious as always, with the addition of sweet warm honey and pickled red cabbage. The delectable duck liver parfait was served with melba toast and caramelised red onion chutney.
For main course I decided to go for duck again (I can’t resist!) and picked the new duck and dauphinoise dish with seasonal vegetables and port wine sauce. Guy opted for the daily special of pork belly with crackling and mash.
Duck and dauphinoise potatoes are two of my absolute favourite foods…and I wasn’t disappointed. Both were cooked to perfection – I’m definitely looking forward to ordering this dish again soon.
Guy said his main course was equally enjoyable with a stratifying crunch of crackling and tenderness of the pork belly. The braised red cabbage was a flavoursome accompaniment.
Other main courses on the Autumn menu include Thai green curry, chicken supreme and three-bean chilli. You’ll also find the famous Fox Burgers including the classic Foxy Burger, Crispy Buffalo Chicken Burger and Mac & Cheese Burger. For vegetarians, there’s the Mediterranean Mushroom Burger and the Plant-Based Burger for vegans.
And, of course, we were tempted by desserts. Warm chocolate brownie for me and a salted caramel honeycomb cheesecake for Guy. This was quite literally the icing on the cake of a lovely evening. The rich chocolate brownie melted in the mouth with every moreish bite! We went home very happy and with full bellies.
Disclaimer: This was not a paid post. We were invited to try the new autumn by The Fox Inn but did not receive payment for this blog post.
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