The Fox and Hounds Llancarfan
Jim and Rhiannon Dobson look forward to welcoming you to The Fox and Hounds - a destination pub in the secluded village of Llancarfan on the banks of a little brook. We have a large terraced area which is perfect to enjoy a chilled glass of wine or beer on a summer's evening. In the winter, relax in a comfortable chair in our newly refurbished bar next to the roaring log burner.
We are open every day for dinner, bed and breakfast. Lunches are available from Wednesday to Sunday. We are closed for lunch on Mondays and Tuesdays, opening again at 6pm those days.
Dogs are more than welcome at The Fox and Hounds and they can join you at your table should you wish. There is even a jar of doggie treats for them on the bar!
Excellent Sunday lunch - only minor negative was slightly slow in clearing table after main course.
Lovely food best fish and chips weve had in a while. Waitress/bar lady very nice. Gorgeous fires and decoration. Very clean. Lovely pub overall if I had to be picky I'd say it needed a bit of music as it was too quiet.
I had high hopes because I'd heard good things. I found the food ok. Except the dessert (chocolate mousse) which I couldn't eat. Others liked their desserts though, but nothing was spectacular. The soup was very nice. There was a fire in the bar area which was lovely, but in the restaurant area it felt a bit cold and lacking in any ambience. Also the music was terrible! At least it was quiet. But some nice music could have added a bit of atmosphere to the place which was otherwise lacking. Also I was personally put off by the fact that, despite all three tables of diners being Welsh speakers, the waitress made absolutely no effort to say a single word in Welsh to anyone. Considering that everyone learns some Welsh in school and that we were in Wales, would it have hurt to say a little "diolch" or a "croeso" occasionally? Even one word would have made a huge difference to my parents and would have made us feel a lot more welcome.
I have stopped several times for lunch or dinner this year 2018 on my own. Food most of the time high standard, location rural but great to drive friends to show piece of history around and can sit out or in. Loving the fire place and the terrace. I come for location and food as it is better than else where, for many of my old age pensioner friends it’s perfect little walk around the church.
Beautiful Beef Dinner, the best I've ever tasted. Hoping to come back very soon :)
My boyfriend and I came here for some pub food and we were delighted. The pub is really cozy and friendly. The food was excellent.
Beautiful location, trendy décor, amazing food & service
Very friendly and attentive staff, beautiful food and wine. Had a lovely quiet dinner. Wish there had been more vegetarian options in line with the carnivore menu (the mushroom risotto was excellent, but only other option mac n cheese). Would be great to do a family gathering here. Will definitely be back!
Great place for a group get together- we chose to eat in the bar so that we could take the dog in with us. Three of us opted for the haddock and chips, one had ham and eggs and the last of the part a steak. All yummy. Great selection of real ale.
Went as a group of seven for Sunday lunch. Chose the lamb option. I thought the lamb was as good as I’ve ever tasted, cooked relatively rare, it was quite excellent. Very good attentive service. An all round top notch experience!
Very friendly staff. Quick and attentive ser i e. Good food and beer and a reasonable price in a lovely village.
The Fox and Hounds is a picturesque restaurant inside a classic ‘out in the country’ inn .. and a gem, just 15 minutes from Cardiff! Great food, friendly and knowledgable staff, great ambiance .. and did I mention the food!?!!
Lovely stay nice and homely . Nice relaxed atmosphere the most amazing curried parsnip soup to start.
Not been for a while, and very impressed with the new layout, very friendly helpful staff, lovely food and wine......highly recommend
A lovely country pub in a gorgeous village setting with a stream running by and a church next door.
Food and service was excellent. Will definitely return.
An off the beaten track location, but don't let that put you off. The food was excellent and the service was good to. The only thing would be the very small car park which when we arrived at 7.15 was already full to overflowing. Next time we plan on staying the night.
Second time we have stayed at the Fox and Hound, the first occasion with our dog and latterly without. The rooms are lovely with excellent tea/coffee facilities and biscuits for that peckish afternoon feeling.
On both occasions the evening meal has been very good, particularly the fresh fish option on the menu, and also the steaks. I had visited to eat several times prior to staying as I have business in the local area and every time have had a thoroughly enjoyable meal, although nothing has yet surpassed the fantastic banana souffle I had on my first visit. The breakfasts too are first class.
Service is prompt and friendly; a very good wine selection is on offer, as well as good local beers.
Dog friendly tables are available, which for us always gets the final seal of approval, and I very much appreciate the facility to book a table online.
Avery enjoyable meal or stay is guaranteed and I heartily recommend you try it.
Our third visit & it just gets better. Very helpful in satisfying a vegan & dog
We are both vegetarians so we could only choose from a limited menu. The food in terms of taste was excellent but the quantity was tiny. We noticed that the carnivores were getting much larger portions so this is probably an excellent restaurant for most people. We won't go again.
The food was excellent and reasonably priced. Service was spot on. Waiters were very attentive, but not overbearing, which was great.
Lunchtime Aug 1st with my husband inside looked clean and fresh but as it was a nice day we sat outside . The outside area leaves a lot to be desired table dirty (waitress didn't wipe it ) it needed a good clean from the lighting to the floor .It was a shame as it could be a nice outside space.Food was ok not the best my starter was good (asparagus) main chicken burger was overdone .Myhusbanss choice of fish was probably a better option
We have eaten here a number of times now and the food is excellent, the beer is good. It has a great beer garden and the interior of the pub is very welcoming.
Great staff, pleasant surroundings, great food, beers and wines.
Worthwhile to drive the extra mile
Convenient located, close to Cardiff Airport
It was some 36 years since I last ate at the F & H and I know that there have been major upheavals in the pub and the village since. However, it was absolutely delightful to find out that it was still as good as it was before.
Well worth the effort to get out into the Vale - a beautiful part of the world that is all too often taken for granted.
Fantastic meal, excellent service by Amy and John, we had a fun night out with excellent seasonal food and wine.
Food was excellent. Stayed here on holiday and the quality of the food was a wonderful surprise!
Just returned to the area and remember the pub from my youth. Many changes but remains an excellent pub restaurant. Pleasant staff good food and lovely place. Worth a visit
Lovely location and lovely ambience. From personal choice I would have preferred an additional fish option. Food was reasonably priced. I had the goats cheese tartlet which was delicious but should have been served with an additional side dish. Crab starter was lovely.
Delicious him cooked bar food. All ingredients prepped and cooked on the premises which leads to quality! Not a huge menu but good variety!
Overall average won’t be rushing back
Having read reviews in Cardiff life we thought it would be worth a little drive out
Service was ok, however food did not live up to our expectations and one of our friends did not eat their main meal, although the food was removed from the bill and she was offered to pick a new meal, it’s not the same eating your food way after your dining companions
We drove to Llancarfan but had a little trouble finding the Fox & Hounds. Llancarfan is a fantastic and quaint village with an abundance of colour and even a ford for a river (stream). This added to the ambiance of the pub.
On arrival to the car park by the stream we were in high hopes that this idilic setting was just the beginnings of a good evening, the beer garden overlooked the stream and surrounding village, it was fantastic. We went in the front entrance that leads to the bar and was welcomed by the bartender. Again the decor was fantastic, a step into our distant past, what country pubs used to be like, a welcome change from the modern take on a country pub trying to look olde worlde by just hanging old black painted farm equipment and brass everywhere, this pub was the real deal. The bar area was where the Special Board was situated.
We were taken to our table and immediately we were given a bottle of ice cold water in an old fashioned bottle, fantastic. Our menus were brought and we were given plenty of time too browse the list. There were a few at the table options, bread, olives etc. The menu was well balanced. The quality of the food was good and had no complaints there. But the menu was aiming at probably fine dining but the presentation of the food was rustic. We ordered Beer Battered Cod, Triple Cooked Chips and Crushed Peas. Now the food was delicious, the chips were in my top 3 of chips but the menu description didn’t fit with rustic appearance of the food. I had Honey Mustard Ham with a Duck egg, pineapple chutney and Triple Cooked Chips and again the chutney was unusual but very good. I think high end rustic is what their menu should be not fine dining served rustically. The Steak we ordered was mouthwatering. The sorbet and iced cream were great amazing selection of sorbets.
The staff were attentive and very helpful but the survive felt slow. I’m all for not being rushed but there’s a fine line between relaxed and what felt like forgotten
We booked a table for 8pm, arriving at 8 on the dot to be told they were fully booked and running late. We sat in the bar for at least half an hour until we were shown to our table and our starters were brought at 9pm.
There were empty tables in the restaurant which were not filled while we were there.
The food was really good if overpriced we felt. Fish of the day £18 is rather over the top in our opinion. The waitress we had was excellent and very friendly. When the bill arrived we were not even given a free drink for our wait which we felt was quite poor.
We probably would not travel the half hour it took us to get there again as there are restaurants much nearer which are cheaper with food of equal standard.
Just great and will return again, food is good and the beer is fab.
Lovely place with outstanding food - we’ll go back.
Stunning food & service as always, Wonderful place to relax.
Excellent service and the whitebait was a really good choice of sharing starter. The haddock and chips - choice of skinny or triple cooked was the best we have had for a long time. Shared panacotta and sorbet was the perfect finish to a delightful evening.
Just a great restaurant, the menu is packed full of local ingredients and always delicious. The staff are so friendly and the owners are great and have a passion for customers.
So good and will definitely visit again!
Very nice meal, pub was well presented and friendly staff
Can not recommend enough- the pub/restaurant is stunning- the staff were really friendly, impeccable service. The food for a pub restaurant was just WOW- the soup of the day was sublime, the blade of beef was truly delicious - and the deserts were amazing - worth the drive and would thoroughly recommend.