Inside a refurbished wood-ensconced Victorian building next to the courthouse in downtown Dover, GREY FOX GRILLE & PUBLIC HOUSE opened for biz in the fall of 2015. Boasting ‘upscale dining and relaxed attitude,’ the friendly pub retains a quaint speakeasy feel reinforced by topnotch pub fare.
Grey Fox’s wood-shined central bar features 16-plus taps, sundry wine selections and a brick-faced emblem. A fireplace adds warmth to the right side dining and upstairs seating offers lounge-y privacy to the pristine pub.
My wife and I plus dog Roscoe grab a table at the plank-floored, umbrella-covered back patio early July ’19 to eat crab cakes and a steak sandwich while soaking up a sampler of beers crafted by nearby Fordham & Dominion Brewing.
While I’d previously quaffed Dominion Double D Double IPA, Dominion Candi Belgian Tripel and Dominion Oak Barrel Stout, both Fordham Midnight Blue Gose and Fordham Gypsy Lager were new to me. (All reviews in Beer Index).
A fine family-oriented local hideaway well worth exploring while journeying thru northern Delaware’s still-growing brewpub scene.