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Quiz Nights Begin

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The Fox

Every Monday evening
(Starts Monday 19th October)

All welcome
Hosted by our very own Kate

  • £1 each to enter
  • Maximum of 6 in a team
  • 50 Questions including picture round
  • Half time bonus current affairs question – bottle of wine up for grabs
  • Roll over snowball
  • Cash prizes


Bonkers about Conkers!!!

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The Fox North Luffenham hosts

Rutland’s 1st Annual
Conker Championships

Sunday 11th October
12 noon
(Application forms available from the pub)

Competitors required to register attendance between 11-11.30am
Open to all adults over the age of 18 years
£3 entry fee (Donated to the multiple sclerosis society)
Restricted to 32 competitors, advance application forms
available from the bar


Great fun – Great beer
Hot beef and pork baguettes
Raffle in aid of Multiple sclerosis

Free strung conker’s available for children

The Fox Pinfold Lane North Luffenham Rutland LE15 8LE   Tel 01780 720991

First Beer Festival

Good news for lovers of fine beers and ales:

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1st Annual Beer Festival

1st – 4th May Bank Holiday Weekend

 Its here – warmer days – lighter nights, summers fast approaching and The 1st Fox Annual Beer Festival. The festival takes place May bank holiday weekend from Friday 1st at 6pm to Monday 4th May.

 Come along and enjoy the delights of a dozen wonderful ales from local breweries, offering an experience to set your taste buds alight. With ales starting at 3.5% abv moving through to a distinguished 7.4% for the brave hearted. (Did you feel the gauntlet ?) Fresh to our pumps you will also find Oakham Ales Green Devil at 6% a wonderful craft ale experience.

We are confident that you will find an ale you really enjoy – a perfect way to spend a long, lazy afternoon / evening supping in good company – and it doesn’t stop there…

Join us on Sunday afternoon/evening for a barbecue on the patio and live music from Nick Haylock 3 piece band – feel free to join in if you know the words or even have a dance. Who knows you may even spot North Luffenhams very own “dancing queens” – “Nicky and Vanja”

The beer festival commences at 5.30pm on Friday 1st through to 6pm on Bank Holiday Monday at 6pm.

 The Fox will be offering its normal menu on Friday evening and all day Saturday until 9pm,   Sunday lunch will be served from 12noon to 4pm and a Bank holiday Monday menu will be available from 12noon to 4pm. Booking in advance is advisable for these day.

We will also be offering a BBQ on Sunday afternoon along with some live music from 4pm to 7.30pm. (BBQ weather permitting)

 For more information please contact : Website :

 The Fox 1 Pinfold Lane North Luffenham Rutland LE15 8LE. Tel : 01780 720991

 Contact           –   Tricia Clarke          07725251790 

 Contact           –   Jason Allen            07773396153

And the beers:

Brewery                                                         ALE                                                    ABV

 Blue Monkey                                                  4 Wise Monkeys                                3.6%

Atomic                                                             Strike                                                  3.7%

Oakham Ales                                                 The Forger                                          3.5%

Tom Woods                                                   Old Codger                                        4.0%

Newby Wyke                                                Comet                                                4.0%

Red Brewery                                                 Old brown Mouse                              4.0%

Great Oakley                                                 Tiffield Thunder Bolt                           4.2%

Nobbys Brewery                                          Swift Neck                                          4.3%

Hopshackle                                                    Hopnotic                                             4.3%

Tres Bien                                                       Cascade                                            4.5%

8 Sail Brewery                                               Kibbled                                               4.6%

Tydd Steam                                                   Armagedon                                         5.0%

Langton Brewery                                           Welland Poacher                                7.4%


Oakham Ales                                                 Twisted Tree                                      4.8%

Aspells                                                           Harry Sparrow                                   4.6%

(A variety of bottled ciders also on offer)

Craft ale

Oakham Ales                                                 Green Devil IPA                                 6.0%


Thank you from ‘The Fox’


“Thank you to everyone who has supported The Fox and your kind feedback in our first week of opening.

As we enter our second week we would like to clarify our position as to the welcoming of children at the pub as there would appear to be some misunderstanding.

The Fox is a community pub which strives to welcome all, including of course well behaved children accompanied and supervised by an adult. We would however respectively request that no children are in the bar and lounge area after 8pm as you will appreciate this is an adult environment after this time.

Again a massive thank you from the whole team to all who have made our first week so enjoyable”

The “Dirty Cowboys” to play at the Fox & Hounds

On Saturday 11th January we have more live music with the Dirty Cowboys at the Fox & Hounds.

Another local band with a big following.

Free entry as always.

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For more events happening this month, please go to the January What’s On Guide for North Luffenham.

Find out more about what is being done for the village by your Parish Council and attend the next meeting on Monday 20th  January 2014. 

Do you have one of these social media accounts?

  • Facebook – You can now add your own posts to the North Luffenham Facebook timeline.
  • Twitter – If you follow or mention North Luffenham on Twitter, we’ll follow you back and retweet all mentions. 
  • Google Plus – Follow the North Luffenham website’s Google+ page, or join and post to the North Luffenham Community page on Google+.

Fox & Hounds over Xmas and New Year

Carols round the treePlease join us at the Fox and Hounds for carols around the tree on Friday at 7.30 followed by the Christmas draw.

Christmas Day, we are open lunchtime only (but not serving food.?!?).

Most other times are normal except New Years Eve, when we’ll be opening at five in the evening instead of six and going through until 2014 (the year that is!)

The weekly quiz will be running as of New Years Day ( due to popular demand!)

Best wishes to all our customers for the festive period and for 2014.

Sian, George & Maz Roberts

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Fox News! – Funds raised for Fibromyalgia, Body Shop party, Quiz kitty and Winter leagues starting

Quiz Update

Monthly quiz returned last evening and was won by Anty’s Mob. Runner’s up, Lads On Tour both winning cash prizes.

We’ve changed a couple of things in the quiz and we now have a kitty that the pub adds £5 every month (rollover if it’s not won).

Next monthly quiz is Oct 13th and the pot will be £10. Everyone welcome £1 pp entry fee, no limit on team members AND a free bowl of chips at half time!

Charity Events

Fibromyalgia Association UK LogoThe weekly quiz last week was in aid of charity and it was written and run by Sian. We held a raffle as well and on Saturday, a car boot sale. We raised £280 in total, half donated to FMAUK (Fibromyalgia Association) and the other half to Stamford Fibromyalgia Support Group.

If anyone would like any information on the condition that Sian herself struggles with, please pop in and have a chat to her. She’d be happy to help and put you in touch with the local group.

Many thanks to everyone that donated raffle prizes and items for the car boot sale and for coming along and spending your money!

Winter Leagues

Winter being around the corner, the quiz and domino leagues start again over the next two weeks.

Along with this, we are now entered in a local darts league and are looking for those that have already put their names down to play, and anyone else interested, to come along this Thurs eve at 7.30 ish to go over the details.

Upcoming Events

Oct 7th we’re hosting a BODYSHOP party. 7.30 start and everyone is most welcome. No pressure to buy ( not even a drink!).

Nov 4th will be a Christmas (and general) card and small gift evening. As above.

1st Anniversary

This week sees our first anniversary here so (as always) we’d like to thank all of our customers for their continued support. Here’s to an even bigger and better twelve months!

Sian, George & Maz, the Fox and Hounds

Pub Quizzers raise £150 for MS Trust’s Be Bold in Blue

The Petanque team have not had the best of starts to the season with a couple of losses under their belts!

Wednesday May 1st saw us holding the M.S. Trust’s Blue Week quiz. As Colin & Janet Heasell were in charge of the questions, I got to take part and had great fun, joining the team that came second to Anty’s Mob.

The pub and Colin & Janet donated a few prizes and we held a raffle for them. With the money from the raffle and Anty’s Mob handing over their winnings to the cause, we raised £150 for the trust!

Thank you to everyone that came along and supported this and it was lovely to see two teams from South Luffenham too!

Lovely Yoga Faces!

A Face Lift Yoga workshop was held in the sunny Inspire2tri studio on Saturday 20th April for people to try out yoga and learn about the benefits of yoga for the face.

A talk was included highlighting the negative effects of stress on the skin and face muscles and the session ended with a guided relaxation exercise.

Yoga Smiley Faces

This photo shows the lovely ladies of the Manton group basking in the sunshine with their faces all a-glow following the massage and yoga exercises.

The workshop was organised and ran by yoga teacher Deb King of Do-Yoga!

Find out about further workshops and regular classes held at their website –

Anyone for Petanque?

PetanqueThe Petanque season got underway Tuesday evening, seeing us at home in a cup match. Sadly, we had to give a game away and lost as we were a player short. So, if anyone fancies trundling out on a summer’s evening and trying their hand at it, please let us know.

The weekly quiz saw a guest quiz person! Kay took over the running of the quiz last night and did an excellent job. It enabled me to have a go at answering the questions for a change. Have to admit to being on the winning team 😉

The next monthly quiz is on April 21st and we’d love to see you here.

New garden furniture has arrived and we have some giant dominoes and a connect four type game for the children (whatever age!) to play. All we need now is summer!

Following Sian’s illness, the kitchen will be open as normal from Friday evening.

As always, thank you for your continued support.

Sian George and Maz, The Fox and Hounds

Easter Car Boot Sale raises £242 for Charity

First of all a huge thank you to everyone who came along on such a bitterly cold day to buy and/or sell at the car boot sale here on Easter Monday. With the money from the pitches and the raffle we held for the Tower of Temptation, (won by Tracy Bannister) we raised a little over £242!! Thank you everyone.

Wednesday quiz was interesting! Seems Anty’s Mob are great quizzers but no good at maths, so initially, they were announced to have come last with Alzheimers first and the Old Contemptibles in second place again. Anty then realised they’d not added their score correctly ( and I put my hand up to admit my shame in not double checking as I always do!) so they tied with the Alzheimers! Several tie-break questions later, Anty’s Mob were again victorious. Looking forward to next weeks quiz as one of Anty’s Mob has volunteered to write the questions so I can take part! (thanks Kay).

Many thanks for your continued support. It means so much to us all.

Sian, George & Maz x, Fox and Hounds

Mob Rule

Dominoes had their last shuffle this week in a cup match which they sadly lost.

Anti’s Mob won the weekly quiz this week, with The Old Contemptibles second and Alzheimers third.

Easter Monday sees our car boot sale in aid of the M.S. Trust. Pitches £5 pre- booked or £7 on the day. A barbecue will be available, regardless of the weather but let’s hope it at least stays dry.

Sian, George & Maz, Fox and Hounds

Have you pre-booked your pitch for the Easter Car Boot Sale?

Another month has gone by and the winners of our monthly quiz were Anty’s Mob with KCMS second.

Both the quiz and domino teams scored a victory this week. End of the season for the quiz so we’ll be starting Petanque very soon.

The weekly quiz was won by Alzheimers (by ONE point from Anty’s mob.)

Hopefully we will see the back of this snow very soon and the Easter Monday car boot sale can go ahead as planned – without getting cold and wet!  Save £2 and book your pitch in advance.

Tickets still available for the beautiful Lindt chocolate presentation boxes. £1 each, all money to go to the MS Trust as will the car boot pitch money.

Hope to see you over the Easter period if not before.

Sian, George & Maz, the Fox and Hounds

Easter Monday Car Boot Sale

Quiz team scored a resounding victory over The Noel Arms this week. This was their pen-ultimate game of the season, so we’ll soon be playing Petanque on Tuesdays 🙂

The weekly quiz was won by Anty’s Mob this week, closely followed by The Alzheimers then The Old Contemptibles. Great night, full of fun. Just how it should be!

Easter Monday we are hosting a Car Boot Sale at the pub from 11 am – 4 pm. (Gates not open before 10 am!) Pitches are £5 pre-booked or £7 on the day and all the money from the pitches will go to the M.S. Trust. We are also doing a barbecue that day – regardless of the weather!

We have donated a beautiful four-tiered collection of Lindt chocolates with three small bottles of wine. Raffle tickets are available as of now, priced at £1. Again, all the money raised will go to the M.S. Trust.

Please call us to reserve a pitch on 01780 721667 and/or pop in to buy the raffle tickets. The draw for this will take place during the day Easter Monday.

Sian, George & Maz, The Fox and Hounds.

Anyone for Scrabble?

Been a busy and competitive week here at The Fox & Hounds!

Saturday saw the mixed double Valentine’s dart match with Ellen & Tom winning the first prize, runners up were Kay & Mike.

Sunday was the monthly quiz, well attended and won by The Turkey Giblets with the Bates Band second.

The league quizzers scored a victory but sadly the dominoes lost.

Thursday evening saw the Knit & Natter group meeting as usual and the monthly meeting of the Book Club.

We’ve been asked if we could start a Scrabble Club, and of course, yes we can! Looking like Monday evenings, starting in March. Please pop in or contact us to join in.

This Monday (25th Feb) we’re holding a Body Shop party from 7.30pm. Please come along and feel free to bring some friends.

As always, thank you for your continued support. It is much appreciated.

Sian, George & Maz, Fox and Hounds

Contented Old Contemptibles

It is with HUGE pleasure that we announce that last night’s weekly quiz was won by The Old Contemptibles. After languishing in last place most weeks, to see them win on a tie-break was a fantastic! Well done! Anti’s Mob lost out on the tie-break, followed by Alzheimers, then the Quizzards and last but not least, the Lone Ranger.

The monthly quiz is happening this Sunday (17th) and we look forward to seeing you there or at the mixed doubles darts match on Saturday (16th).

Pub domino team claimed another victory this week but the quiz team lost out again.

Thank you for your continuing support.
Sian, George & Maz, Fox and Hounds