The closest pub to Goodwood

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

Food and music festivals

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.

Full event capability

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.

At the Fox Goes Free there is always something going on!

Live Music

November – From 7.30pm
22nd – Rachel Hawker
29th – Dan Powell
December – From 7.30pm 
6th – Jamie B
20th – Willie Austen
31st – New Year Celebrations with a DJ

Merry Christmas Quiz

Monday 11th December 7pm sharp


Maximum number in a team is 6
Put your thinking Santa hats on & get your team booked in
Free entry for booking’s in advance
£10 per head for our festive food offerings.

Fox Clay Shoots are back!

December 9th
Jan 27th  2024
Feb 17th 2024
March 23rd 2024

Spaces filling fast.

Fox Friday Raffle

Running throughout winter we will be hosting a raffle every Friday night, to raise money for local charities.
To get involved simply buy a ticket when joining us for a meal or enjoying a pre weekend pint!

Christmas Opening Times

Christmas Day – Drinks from 12pm
– Pre-booked lunch from 12pm

Boxing Day – Open for food & drink from 12pm.
– Last food orders 4.15pm
– Drinks only from 4.30pm

New Years Eve – Open from 11am, food served 12pm – 2.30pm
– New Years Eve dining reservations 7.30pm – 9.30pm
– Celebrate the New Year with a DJ to get you in the party mood

New Years Day – Open for food & drink from 12pm.
– Last food orders 4.15pm
– Drinks only from 4.30pm

Motorsports 2024

Festival of Speed

Thursday 11 – Sunday 14 July 2024

Goodwood Revival

Friday 6 – Sunday 8 September 2024

October 2023
Mon 24th – 28th Half Term
Sun 30th – Clocks go back
Mon 31st–Halloween

November 2023
Sat 5th – Guy Fawkes night
Sun 13th – Remembrance Sunday

December 2023
Sat 17th – Christmas Holidays
Sat 24th – Christmas Eve
Sun 25th – Christmas Day (Public holiday)
Mon 26th – Boxing Day
Tue 27th – Public holiday Christmas day on a Sunday
Sat 31st – New Year’s Eve

Sun 1 Jan – New Year’s Day
Mon 2nd Jan – Bank Holiday – School holidays end

2024 Local Events

Jan 2024
Mon 1st – New Years Day
Sat 27th – Fox Goes Free Shoot Day

Feb 2024
Mon 12th – Fri 16th Half Term
Sat 17th – Fox Goes Free Shoot Day

March 2024
Sun 10th – Mother’s Day
Sat 233d – Fox Goes Free Shoot Day
Fri 29th – Good Friday
Sun 31st – Easter Sunday
Friday 29th March – Friday 12th April – Easter Holiday

April 2024
Sat 13th – Members Meeting
Sun 14th – Members Meeting

May 2024
Fri 3rd – Goodwood season opener
Sat 4th – Goodwood season opener
Mon 6th – Bank Holiday
Sat 18th – Goodwoof
Sun 19th – Goodwoof
Fri 24th – Racing Goodwood
Sat 25th – Racing Goodwood
Mon 27th – Bank holiday
Mon 27th – Fri 31st June – Half Term

June 2024
Fri 7th – Goodwood Race Night
Sun 9th – Family Race Day Goodwood
Friday 14th – Goodwood race night
Sun 16th – Father’s Day
Fri 21st – Goodwood Race Night

July 2024
Thurs 11th – Festival of Speed
Fri 12th – Festival of Speed
Sat 13th – Festival of Speed
Sun 14th – Festival of speed
Summer holidays start Mon 24th Jul – Thur 31st Aug Tue 30th – Glorious Goodwood
Wed 31st – Glorious Goodwood

August 2024
Thurs 1st – Glorious Goodwood
Fri 2nd – Glorious Goodwood
Sat 3rd – Glorious Goodwood
Fri 23rd – Goodwood Racing
Sat 24th – Goodwood Racing
Sun 24th– Goodwood Racing
Mon 26th– Bank Holiday

September 2024
Tues 3rd – Goodwood Racing
Thurs 5th – Pre-Revival
Fri 6th – Revival
Sat 7th– Revival
Sun 8th– Revival
Wed 25th – Goodwood Racing