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T:01243 811461 E: enquiries@thefoxgoesfree.com Charlton, Nr Goodwood, West Sussex PO18 0HU
News & Events

News & Events

At the Fox Goes Free there is always something going on! The Fox Goes Free is the closest pub to Goodwood, so our busy events calendar regularly includes Horse Racing, Glorious Goodwood, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival and similar motor related gatherings.


Our close proximity to West Dean Gardens enhances our events calendar with food and music festivals which start in April and go on till October. The Fox Goes Free is often a popular watering hole for keen ramblers and cyclists enjoying our location at the foot of Levin Down in the beautiful South Downs.


We offer an excellent pre or après social for all the local events and cater for these with a well organised food, drink and accommodation offering. We often enhance these events with barbecues, outside bars all within our beautiful garden over looking the South Downs.


Our social calendar also includes live music on the first Wednesday night of every month which always has a lively atmosphere and is great fun too! We have our own monthly clay pigeon shoot, which operates from September till April and is a firm favourite with our loyal regulars and newcomers alike.


With quiz nights, wine tastings, Friday night meat raffles and charity events there is always something to do and see at the Fox Goes Free! See you soon.

"I go on a Friday night after work to unwind, meet the locals and try my luck in the meat raffle."

Live Music events start at 9pm in the bar. 3rd May - David Hay duo, rock and soul 28th June - Willie Austen 27th Spetember - Wille Austen 13th December - Wille Austen

The best long weekend end in the calender. For most this starts Thursday evening, so dont forget to book your table....hopefully the garden will be open for some early spring sunshine. Book now!!

Dates 2017 May 20th - limited space October 21th 2017 November 18th 2017 December 16th 2017 January 27th 2017 February 17th 2018 March 24th 2018 April 21st 2018 The Fox Goes Free Clay pigeon shoots. The day begins with arrival at The Fox Goes Free at 11am sharp for tea/coffee and bacon sandwiches. Customers then make there own way to the shoot ground at 12pm where they take part in a 50 clay shoot which includes tuition and cartridges. Once the shooting is over dinner is the served back at The Fox...

Every Tuesday we serve our delicious Fish N’chip’s and a pint for only £10 (Offer includes either Fox ale, Carlsberg 125ml red or white wine or selected soft drinks only) This is a very popular deal so we do advise you to call ahead and book a table.

Every Friday night at The Fox Goes Free we host our ever popular and locally renowned "Meat Raffle" Tickets are sold at £1 per strip and for any vegetarians out there we also chuck in a couple of bottles of wine also so there is something for everyone to win. Dont miss out- better odds than the Euromillions! And tastier!!

The opening event in Goodwood’s 2017 race calendar. Come down to the fox Goes Free and let us help you celebrate the start to the Goodwood season. Saturday 6th May 2017.

A fantastic array of food and racing, why not come and sample some of our fantastic food offering at The Fox Goes Free.

Sunday 11th June, family afternoon racing at Goodwood. Why not bring the family to the Fox Goes Free after and enjoy the garden for a bite to eat with beautiful views of the southdowns.

Goodwood are hosting the famous three Friday night racing events on 2nd, 9th and 16th June. Each evening world renound D.J's wow the crowd with club and dance music, lots of fun and a great way to end a days racing. However if the music isnt your cup of tea why not come down the the bustling pub at the bottum of the hill and join us for something delicious off the menu or continue the party here!

The Goodwood festival of speed is a notorious event in the racing world, bringing like-minded people together to enjoy the fast paced and exciting sport they love. The Fox Goes Free is an ideal meeting venue for anyone attending Goodwood for lunch, dinner or drinks. Popularity means we are often very full so be sure to call and book your table in advance.

The undoubted sporting and social highlight of the seaon, the Qatar Goodwood festival gets underway in 2017 with an Opening Ceramony on Tuesday 1st August. Throughout the week come and enjoy the most picturesque pub in Sussex.

With three day of magnificent racing as well as heaps of family entertainment start and finnish your day at The Fox Goes Free. 25th- 27th August

Tuesday 5th Spetember and Wednesday 27th September its the perfect way to enjoy a days racing at a more relaxed pace, finnishing at The Fox Goes Free.

The Goodwood Revival is an event dedicated to re-living and reviving historic motor racing.The Fox Goes Free is the ideal post revival meeting point, serving exceptional home cooked for and a fantastic selected of drinks.

This Autumn race meet, Sunday 15th October, is as popular as ever with a prefect end at The Fox Goes Free.