Sweeping Vistas From the Fox & Grapes
With Common views and local charm, The Fox & Grapes is a great post-walk pitstop
The Fox & Grapes sits on the edge of Wimbledon Common in South West London and is the only independent pub in Wimbledon Village. Beloved by regulars and newcomers alike, this almost rural gem has become an established and respected part of Wimbledon’s dining scene.
The menu covers pub classics to worldly inspiration. The best burger in town, locally smoked salmon, a handmade pie and the legendary fish and chips are always available, alongside dishes showing off the kitchen’s creativity and innovation. Italian head chef Andrea is inspired by food from around the globe but it’s the dishes from his Italian homeland that are getting all the rave reviews – homemade pasta, gnocchi, whole baked fish, slow cooked lamb with courgette flowers and desserts that will transport you to the Tuscan hills.
Friendly and cosy, The Fox & Grapes is the ideal everyday local, as well as the perfect spot for a celebration lunch or a relaxed dinner. Available for private hire, The Fox can cater for weddings, birthdays, family occasions, filming and corporate events. The focus is on high quality food, wine, and service, delivered in a relaxed environment which retains the charm and character of a classic British gastropub. There is also a cosy private dining area for those milestone events if desired (seats up to 14).
Every Monday is BYO night; bring along your own wine to enjoy, or take advantage of 20% off bottles from the wine list when each guest orders a main course from the à la carte menu. On Tuesdays, it’s steak night – a meat eater’s heaven – all sourced from small Surrey farms, grass fed and dry aged on the bone for 21 days. The Fox and Grapes recently held a wonderful Italian wine and food matching dinner and plan to do more in the future.
The pub also boasts three luxurious, double ensuite bedrooms, which are inviting and relaxing. These are offered on a bed and breakfast basis. Proximity to The All England Club make them a perfect choice for a stay during Wimbledon Fortnight.