The Fox and Hounds Llancarfan

4.8
161 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 161 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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billj
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

average pub lunch, silly fuss about seating ,service poor,a great disappointment.

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Thursdaynighter
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

We have ate at the Fox and Hounds on numerous occasions and the food this time was as good if not better than usual. There were two members of staff working that evening one was engaging, bubbly and fun unfortunately the other was quite surly bordering on rude

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you’ve not already tried the Fox & Hounds for their Sunday lunch, do it!!! OMG everything about it is DELICIOUS, we were absolutely stuffed. Staff are lovely too.

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SallyE
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Fabulous food and good selection. Lovely garden environment too. Dog welcomed!

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RobH
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service, with very good food. Quite different to sample dinner menus online in the types of food on offer, however, with no daily specials, which gave a different experience than anticipated. It could be that they are running a limited menu at present (perhaps an all-in-one enhanced lunch menu). However, the food ordered was very nice, especially the Fox chips - which were superb!

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ArthurH
Wales
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were held up with traffic on the M4 and turned up half an hour late but we received a warm welcome and enjoyed the meal which was beautifully cooked and efficiently served. We appreciated the efforts that were made for us to enjoy the experience with Covid restrictions.

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Localcritic
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the excellent food, we will be back 😁

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ColinD
Wales
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Service was a little slow considering the number of people dining, had to ask for the table to be cleared and order dessert.

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BethanO
Wales
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

So pleased to be able to eat inside at the fox and hounds again. Staff were as welcoming as ever and the food was lovely.

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KarenW
Wales
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food in lovely old pub. Friendly staff and good choice of drinks. Definitely recommend. Also nice to walk around the lovely old churchyard afterwards.

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MatthewB
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely meal. Thank you. I had the crab linguini, excellent. Very generous amount of crab, and my mother in law was able to adjust her meal to meet her needs. Pleasant space and service. Can recommend.

PG
PaulG
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First Sunday lunch since lockdown and enjoyed every minute of it. Excellent food and service.

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RosieM
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great location. Would definitely recommend

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elizabethr
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We like to eat outside and had a nice table under cover but able to see surroundings. Warm enough good friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
5 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food & service as per usual!!

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Emme
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous glass canopy with fairy lights - really pretty and atmospheric.
Tasty food. Friendly ambience and helpful staff.

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SallyA
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food as always. A lovely afternoon. Thank you.

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Ruby
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always absolutely delicious food and great service. Highly recommended.

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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
Wales
2 reviews
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
3 reviews
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
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
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
3 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

FAQs

The Fox and Hounds Llancarfan is rated 4.8 stars by 161 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.