A Brief History of The Fox Inn in Ousden, Suffolk
If you look in the rear car park you will see the remains of a flint and brick structure, this is believed to be the original brew house dating back to the 15th century, linked to the fox cottage next door hence the name “The Fox Inn”
Later, possibly in the 16th century, the main timber frame building was added to accommodate travellers, harvest workers and increased trade. This was built by the Ousden estate which owned the Fox Inn at the time. (Although mention is made in the doomsday book of the estate having to support 135 people so possibly The Fox existed then!)
At the turn of the 20th century Greene King acquired The Fox from the Ousden estate. Up until that point, beer would have been brewed on site.
The Fox Inn is now in private ownership as it was bought from Greene King at the beginning of the 21st century by a local business man who refused to see his local pub close.