The Fox and Hounds Llancarfan

4.9
143 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
A COUNTRY INN AND GASTROPUB WITH BAR, RESTAURANT, ROOMS AND A COVERED OUTSIDE TERRACE OVERLOOKING ST CADOC'S CHURCH IN THE PICTURESQUE VILLAGE OF 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.

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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 143 People Are Saying
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4.9
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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WPD58
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very cosy restaurant, good food, nice choice, good service.

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BethanO
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highlights of our meal this time were the beef croquette starter , hake with brown shrimp sauce and the mince pie ice cream and Fox’s special was lovely. The food gets better each time we visit and the welcome is warm and friendly despite the current restrictions.
Bwyd a chroeso arbennig. Diolch

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TonyJ
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous!
Great pub with great food served by very friendly staff. Felt very safe in current Covid situation

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SalvatoreF
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very very good quality ☺️☺️☺️ Food and staff very very good

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LisaB
Czech Republic
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased we found this pub to stop for Sunday lunch while passing through. The roast beef was incredible and the staff were all very friendly, welcoming and helpful.

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Ralph
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcome warm and friendly despite all the restrictions. Safe environment with adequate spacing between guests and all adhering to mask wearing etc. Food was all delicious as usual. I especially enjoyed my main course, so many yummy tastes and different textures
in a plate sized vol au vent!

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sebastianm
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The nicest meal we’ve both had in a long time. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. Food was delicious. Fish and chips a must.

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SarahM
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful service. Best place to eat in the Vale.

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PaulG
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely to get out and meet some friends for lunch. Pub very quiet due to restrictions but first class food and service. Have already planned our next visit.

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Andy
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, the service was quick and there was a nice relaxed atmosphere with good music playing.

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EmmaC
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, food was lovely, what we expected which was good food and good choice. Definately recommend

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ianf
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Look - this is our local, 50 meters away! We love it, we support it, it's the centre of our community. And we enjoy visitors, as much we hope as they enjoy our welcome. A very special place to stay.

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TerryTibbs
Wales
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent. Really nice food, generous portions at reasonable prices. £80 for 3 courses, 2 pints and a coke.

I'd say the only downside was the over extravagant local couple sat near by. The gentleman knew everyone in the pub and after a few bottles of red, he wanted to make this clear to everyone within a 3 miles radius.

I would definitely return but be cautious of some of the locals that can come across quite snotty, with endless pockets and big mouths.

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DianeC
Wales
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little gem! We love this place. A cosy village pub with fantastic food. We were reassured to see the staff clearly following the Welsh COVID regulations. Good spacing between the tables and a one way system around the pub in place. The staff here are always friendly and helpful and the food is superb. Menu is varied and there’s a good choice of wines. We definitely recommend the Fox and Hounds and will certainly be going again.

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JoWilliams
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was lovely, the service the right level of attentiveness. Children sceptical with whether they find something they liked, but absolutely did. The blackcurrant mousse was possibly the nicest pudding I have ever had.

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Steve
Wales
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. Would recommend it.

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RachelM
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday dinner and very welcoming to our family - toddler and dog included 😃

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PaulG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First meal out since March and very impressed. Restaurant well set up to deal with COVID. The food and service were both first class. I couldn’t recommend highly enough. We have booked again for next week.

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HughM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday roast was excellent and very good value. Staff very friendly. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, a lovely atmosphere and great wine 👍

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Alan
Wales
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sense of peace as you enter. Seem to have good old fashioned values but in a modern setting. Very professional outfit.

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Ralph
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great rural location with superb food and a great wine list.
Dog friendly so Ralph can enjoy too. Its great to support a local business during these difficult times as they are doing such a great job. Would highly recommend

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johnhaunting
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very friendly staff, excellent menu choices and a choice of seating areas. They even stock a decent non alcoholic wine.

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SWMW
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely food and good service. Restaurant could do with a bit more love on the decor front

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JenT
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our visit to the Fox and Hounds on Sunday. All the staff were very attentive and cheerful. The wine and food were brought out in perfect time and the beef was incredible.

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JackieC
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to visit was really impressed Had a Sunday lunch will definitely be returning

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ChristineB
Wales
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely Sunday lunch and vegetarian option. Good COVID procedures in place. Staff were friendly enough although it was understandably difficult while wearing face masks. Beautiful setting although narrow lanes to access the village.

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SusanO
Wales
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious. We had starters of whitebait, scampi, bread and polenta chips between four and they were all very good. Mains: chicken with an onion and mushroom tart and two cod with fish stews. All excellent. Desserts were also very tasty - frangipane tart and rhubarb sorbet with vanilla pudding and cheese board. Service was a little slow but otherwise very good.

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ANDREWG
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyable food, very enjoyable first visit. We shall return!

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Waynep
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Lovely place very friendly atmosphere found menu bit limited and was quite expensive for what it was but as they say u get what u pay for and the venue was outstanding

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KarenW
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely old pub with great food and friendly staff.

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JuliaD
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely old pub with restaurant
Decorated well with plenty of room around tables
We sat in a corner table for two
Food was very good and portions were not too big which suited me
On the night we visited we shared our part of the restaurant with a large group of twenty something females who were loud and excitable . We have children that age so it did not bother us too much until their use of bad language increased !
I had the feeling they may have been locals or more local than us . With low background music we had no choice but to listen to their natter.
That said the food was good and this would not put us off visiting again .
However more thought should have gone into where we were put to eat knowing that the noise levels were likely to be high and intrusive

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BDavies
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little local pub, the food was amazing. My husband and I both had the roast beef dinner, it was so tasty, was the best we have ever had. The staff were so friendly and could do enough for us. Will definitely be visiting more often.

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RC83
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

After hearing so many good reviews I opted for this pub for my brothers 40th birthday.

Food was barely average I’m afraid.

The Fox and Hounds Llancarfan
Responded on 1 March 2020

We are, of course, really sorry that clearly we did not live up to your expectations on this (important) occasion. Truly sorry. With best wishes

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BarryB
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

What an excellent pub/ restaurant. We have not been here for about 18 months but it was so good in every way that we will be back quite soon. All the food tasted freshly cooked and was first class in every way. Service was knowledgeable and very pleasant.
We were about 30 minutes late but all because we got lost on the way and did not allow enough time - not again!
We will be returning quite soon and will encourage all our friends too!

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LorraineP
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Sunday lunch but service was hampered by two larges tables turning up late. However, the offer of free dessert or drink was greatly appreciated for having to wait a while for our meals. Thanks

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IanM
Wales
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

1st class food & service as always. Best Sunday lunch by a mile. Great choice of wine as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff. Sunday lunch was very good.

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GrahamH
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really enjoyed the Sunday lunch, the food and the service were very good. Very friendly staff, the only slight issue was that we were seated in an area that seemed particularly cold which put a bit of a dampener on the experience. But it won’t put us off going again.

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AlisonP
London
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good brunch on New Years Day, helpful staff and great value.

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The Fox and Hounds Llancarfan is rated 4.9 stars by 143 OpenTable diners.

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