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!
12-2.30pm Wednesday to Sunday (3pm on Sundays)
6.00pm-9pm every day (8.30pm on Sundays)
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.