New gastropub opens near Edinburgh


A new gastropub with an authentic farm-to-fork philosophy has just opened, on the outskirts of Edinburgh. The Fetching Fox, where the emphasis is on an appreciation of local and Scottish produce, is the latest venture launched by the Gammell family  owners of Conifox Adventure Park and the recently opened indoor Activity Centre in Kirkliston. 

The 100-cover gastropub is housed in the park’s newly refurbished former Stables Bistro and features an outdoor area, with gourmet barbecue in the summer months.

The creative team in the kitchen is led by Grant Mercer, a veteran of Edinburgh eateries including The Raeburn and Kilted Lobster in Stockbridge. His menus include steaks, Blue Murder cheese sauce, scallops with curried and pickled cauliflower, chocolate French toast for brunch and cardamom rice pudding. 

James Gammell, Managing Director of Conifox Adventure Park, says: This is a wonderful new project for us and is really a natural extension of the familys entrepreneurial spirit and farming history. With our experience of hill farming and having had sheep and cattle in Conifox, we know exactly what it takes to get the very best out of our land.  

In Scotland, we rear some of the best meat and produce in the world and thats something we wanted to celebrate in our menus. Were excited to share our vision with our customers and look forward to welcoming diners who have the same appreciation of great, seasonal, Scottish food and drink. 

Local suppliers include Castle Game and local fish supplier, Welch Fishmongers, Edinburghs Pickerings Gin, the Ferry Brewery, Days non-alcoholic beer, Forth Coffee Roasters and S. Luca of Musselburgh ice cream.

Category: Bar & Pub, News, Restaurant
Tags: Conifox Adventure Park, Grant Mercer, James Gammell, The Fetching Fox