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Our Story

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The Limping Fox opened its doors in July 2017. A family run business, set up following the success of our first award-winning pub; The Victoria Park in Bristol. A labour of love to provide the perfect environment to enjoy a delicious meal, have drinks with friends or spend an afternoon with the whole family in our south-facing garden.

Our attitude has never changed; to serve high quality wines, a vast range of premium spirits, craft beers and local ales at affordable prices. The menu revolves around the best ingredients we can find, lovingly prepared and crafted into unique and delicious dishes.

We have received great reviews and recently won the Best British Roast Dinner 2017 for the south of England, which has encouraged us to constantly move with the times and aim to be one of the best pubs in the area.

We hope to see you for a pint very soon!    Luke & Heloise.

One more thing… People keep asking us why we have named the pub The Limping Fox? Well, our 2-year-old daughter is obsessed with a fox, who walks with a limp, and wanders the streets of Thames Ditton. He can often be found down by the river, enjoys a bit of dog food from time to time and has been known to steal the odd shoe from people’s gardens! So, there you have it - The Limping Fox – based on a living legend.

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What's On at The Limping Fox

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Limping Fox Christmas Market 2018

Join us on Saturday 8th December for our first ever Christmas Market! A great selection of stalls selling handmade Christmas goodies and delicious cakes. We’ll be open for lunch and dinner as usual along with mulled wine and live music.

All money from the stall hire will be donated to Joel Community Charity, who transform the lives of vulnerable, isolated people in the Kingston area.

We look forward to seeing you there!

If you are interested in having a stall please contact:


Brunch at The Limping Fox

We serve brunch at The Limping Fox every Saturday morning, from 10am - 12pm.

From Eggs Benedict to a full english or a vegan sausage sandwich, teamed with a delicious Extract Coffee, it's the perfect way to start the weekend.



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Exhibitions at The Limping Fox

At the Limping Fox we will celebrating local artists with ongoing exhibitions throughout the year. We are currently really excited to be featuring the artwork of David Barker:

“My art is an accidental process; an explosion and study of colour and form as I see it. Although my art is of the moment - what I see and feel at the time - it is not instantaneous, but created over an extended period of time. I revisit the canvas again and again, paring back and adding to the painting in a more considered manner. It is an infinite process of layering and exploring the possibilities of colour, feeling and movement on the canvas.”

David’s previous exhibitions have included The Mall galleries London, The RCA, Artist Open Houses in Brighton and private shows. 

Please feel free to contact David at

For applications to exhibit at the Limping Fox please contact us at

Regional Winner - Best British Roast Dinner 2017

At The Limping Fox, we have recently been awarded Regional Winner in the Unilever Best British Roast Dinner 2017 competition. We are very proud to have received this award and want to say a massive thank you to our fantastic Head Chef Matt Wapshott for his culinary brilliance. Sunday roasts are served 12-5pm and booking is definitely advisable. Luke also makes a mean Bloody Mary for those more delicate Sunday mornings!





15 Rushett Road
Thames Ditton KT7 0UX
United Kingdom


Monday - Thursday 12pm - 11pm
Friday  12pm - 11.30pm
Saturday 10am - 11.30pm
Sunday 12pm - 10.30pm
Food served - 
Monday - Saturday: 12pm-3pm and 5pm-9.30pm
Saturday: Brunch 10am - 12pm
Sunday: 12pm-5pm and Dough Shack pizza 5pm-8pm

Christmas Opening Hours:
Christmas Eve: 12pm - 11pm
Christmas Day: 12pm - 2pm (drinks only)
Boxing Day: Closed
New Years Eve: 12pm - 2am
New Years Day: Closed


Please phone for a reservation
020 8224 2047



snra s, august 2017



In the three short weeks since this pub opened I have been three times and have recommended it to all my local friends. This is how you open a pub and impress a local crowd.

The food is delicious, well cooked and looks stunning. The children's menu also doesn't break the bank. The selection of drinks is plentiful and of good quality and the service is friendly and efficient. Given the staff are all new and you expect there to be teething problems in a new establishment, I have not experienced any on my visits.
The design inside is welcoming and I like the added touch of being able to purchase the prints.

If there was any constructive feedback, I would suggest adding a couple of Wendy houses in the garden (if there is a desire to attract parents with younger children) as the climbing frame is quite high.
Keep up the good work, and I look forward to my future visits.

debbie w, august 2017



"Me and my son went to the limping fox for our lunch today and I must say it was very welcoming and friendly I was very excited to see it all new and fresh outlay lots of space quite homely, we had a fantastic meal there I had the homemade soup it was lovely and pipping hot with a lovely fresh made roll my word it was good my son had the chicken which he throughly enjoyed, I had to have pudding as they looked so delicious and I must say we will definitely be coming again , compliments to all the staff and the chef keep up the good work"

holzfrog, october 2017



"We came here for dinner on a Saturday night having read amazing reviews in the paper and wow what a find! The atmosphere was buzzing but not rammed, the staff were super friendly and the food was fantastic. Dishes were all beautifully presented, tasted delicious yet not overly priced. Yummy vegetarian options. Good wine menu too. Thrilled that we have such an incredible local. We will definitely be returning!"