Fox, Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire   2 comments

Fox Broughton Gifford sign

The air was dense with mercaptans from the cooking sprouts when I entered the pub and realised that I had interrupted the Mothering Sunday lunch festivities.  Oh well, nothing a decent, medium-body cider and conversation about Mother’s Day crowds and England not beating Scotland soundly enough in the 6 Nations tourney wouldn’t set aright.

The Fox was supposed to be pub #2 this run, but The Bell, a few hundred meters uphill, got in the way. Food oriented, the pub has avoided the pitfalls of many gastropubs.  For instance, the good selection of beer and cider is reasonably priced and the furnishing is sympathetic to the architecture … modern but eclectic and not a whiff of Ikea.  The staff  was enthusiastic and friendly without being pushy.

Fox Broughton Gifford mothers day

Having mentioned the Mother’s Day bit with my seatmates in the couch cubby, I looked around the dining area at the depressing sight of people locked into pained but obligatory conversations with people they barely know anymore.  At regular intervals you could see the scene captured above wherein one or both diners retreated to their palm-held devices.  Put them all together they spell “mother.”

Fox Broughton Gifford

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Posted March 17, 2015 by Drunken Bunny in Pubs

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