In October 2001 John and Sue Millard, originally from Herefordshire, but more recently from Miskin, bought the Fox and Hounds from the villagers of Llancarfan and proceeded to rebuild the business. John, with nearly forty years experience of kitchen life and hotel management and Sue with twenty years hotel experience have brought the village inn to its present state. The upstairs restaurant was converted into eight en suite bedrooms in 2004 and in January 2010 the bar was changed to make way for a light and airy restaurant with seating for 50 people. August 2010 saw an ornate metal, glass roofed canopy erected over the patio allowing diners to eat outside even when it is raining.
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Situated in the Vale of Glamorgan the Fox and Hounds is off the beaten track, but still enjoys the fact that Cardiff is only 25 minutes by car, Cowbridge 10 minutes and the M4 motorway 15 minutes. Cardiff Airport and the Heritage coast are between 10 and 15 minutes.
Very welcoming and friendly! Comfortable room and delicious breakfast. I would definitely stay here again.
Visited for Sunday lunch with all the family. It was a very sunny day so we chose to dine outside. We had an excellent lunch , served by very pleasant staff. We all had a great meal and fantastic desserts. We then walked to the nearby 17th century church (200 yards from the restaurant), as recommended by the staff. What a surprise inside. A fantastic wall painting of St. George and the dragon.
We were very impressed with Sue and John who made our stay very enjoyable. They were welcoming, informative, and always at hand with any answers to our queries. The rooms were excellent and the food absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. A very enjoyable stay and we would recommend the Fox and Hounds to everyone without doubt. Thank you for a memorable stay.
Stayed just overnight while visiting Barry. Arrived a bit early but room was ready. Nice big room with settee and coffee table as well as the usual bed etc. Stairs would be a problem for the infirm but room spotless. Ate in the restaurant in the evening and food and wine was excellent, well presented and tasty. Staff and owners were very welcoming. Lovely quiet village.
very friendly and relaxing traditional country village inn. food excellent and good choice of specials, I phoned ahead and thankfully they kept the kitchen open for our late arrival, definitely will stay here again when next in this area
A friend and I had booked a table for midday (opening time) as a stop off on a circular walk we were doing. We arrived by 11.30 and sat in a covered area at the back of the pub expecting to wait 1/2 an hour before being seen to. The waitress came out almost straight away and offered us drinks - served very nicely in tea/coffee pots with jugs of milk and cream. We ordered and when the food was ready she called us inside. Overall the service was extremely friendly, dining room was clean and simply decorated keeping the old charm of the pub and some decent background music. Food was delicious and ample servings, excellent choice of food on the meun but it is quite pricey. We both had 3 courses plus the tea and coffee but didn't have any other drinks as there was a bottle of water on the table for us. Total cost was just a few pound short of £60
Very nice place to stay welcoming staff, great room and very clean, had a lovely meal in the evening. Breakfast was also very good. Ample parking set in a nice quite village, so I had a good nights sleep, would certainly recommend this as a place to stay if your in the area.
7 of us stayed here over the May bank holiday for the European rugby cup finals in Cardiff. Everything was great, good food, comfy and quiet rooms, warm welcome, decent real ale and even with a £40 minibus taxi into Cardiff it was still cheaper to stay at The Fox and Hounds than one of the chains in the city and frankly after staying here I would be inclined to return rather than pay through the nose in the city centre. Thanks to Sue, John and Nicola for looking after us! Hats off also to Llantwit taxis (01446 794545) who picked us up on time every time and made sure we got home each night.
A small group of us celebrated New Year's Eve at this wonderful establishment. Everything was perfect; very warm welcome from our hosts and their staff,comfortable well appointed and tastefully decorated bedrooms, fantastic showers, wood burning stoves provided cosy atmosphere, perfect full English breakfast and superb celebration dinner. Everything was perfect. We are definitely coming back. Thank you Mo and John for making our stay so memorable.
After staying in January for the first time every time I visit I stay here. Good is excellent, rooms are fantastic and John and Sue really go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Anyone visiting wales / Cardiff for business or short break should book here and not use the big chains. Rural setting but close to everywhere . Looking forward to my next visit.
Fox & Hounds
Vale of Glamorgan
Telephone: 01446 781287