A little bit off the main tourist area, this local tavern is a hidden gem that is well known among locals and beer connoisseurs. This authentic British Pub is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.
The Fox and Parrot prides itself on being a true British pub or tavern, but not a “bar.” Over the pond in Great Britain a pub is a place to take your family for a pint or a meal or both. A pub or tavern is a place or community space where people come together, often at the heart of many medieval towns, to talk, commune, eat and drink. Owner Brian Papworth sought to recreate this when he opened The Fox and Parrot Tavern outside Gatlinburg.
Inspired by a personal trip to England and his fascination with British ales, Brian opened The Fox & Parrot Tavern on September 9, 1998.Serving an impressive selection of imported and domestic beers, ales and ciders, The Fox and Parrot really has made their pub a beer lover’s destination. We have a wide selection of ales, lagers, stouts, and porters from the British Isles, Germany, Jamaica, and the US.
The Fox and Parrot not only serves a large quantity of British beer and ales, but this extends to their food menu. As noted on their website, “We could Americanize the British recipes or try to make them “our own version” – but that would be turning our back on the pub tradition. Our recipes were literally brought across the pond from the UK and are as authentic as locally available ingredients will allow.”
The made from scratch menu is as authentic as possible serving up dishes like: Bangers & Mash, Welsh Rabbit, The traditional Scotch Egg-Hard boiled egg surrounded by a Scottish pork sausage jacket, and of course Fish and Chips.
Just like in Britain, the Fox and Parrot is not a rowdy bar just for 20 somethings and hardcore party hounds. Instead the Fox and Parrot holds is true to its pub roots and loves for guests to bring their families. Yes, guests are encouraged to bring the kids and enjoy this tavern just as a family would in England.