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The Red Fox

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Penllyn, Cowbridge CF71 7RQ, Wales
+44 1446 772352
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in here for Sunday lunch and although the staff were lovely and friendly the waiting time and food were disappointing . Starts were lovely and piping hot but the roast dinner was a massive let down . Both the roast and boiled potatoes were undercooked and hard as were the carrots . Desserts were nice . So after an... More 

Thank Jane C
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best Sunday lunch I have had out for a long time. Excellent food and excellent service - we will be back!

Thank Siobhan98
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Locally sourced food, cooked to perfection and served by extremely friendly staff... a hidden gem for a lunchtime treat.

Thank Richard N
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A hidden gem in the local area! If you want a traditional pub with amazing hosts, food and a wide range of beers then visit the red fox! I visited with my family for a birthday meal and loved it. Really lovely people run the pub and make you feel welcome. Highly recommend a visit if your passing through or... More 

Thank LCEC17
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

I booked a table for Sunday lunch with my Mum and Aunt last week and we thoroughly enjoyed it! The Sunday lunch was first class! Plenty of roast lamb and fresh vegetables and extra gravy available too! Staff were extremely polite and friendly and I will definitely be returning again! Also, a beautiful pub. We ate in the bar which... More 

2 Thank Cheryl E
Horsham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

We went to this pub a couple of times during a summer holiday at nearby Pen Fistla Barns. It is a fantastic place - the service is really friendly and helpful, the locals in the pub were also friendly (not always the case in pubs), good ambience with seating both out front and garden in back. The food is lovely,... More 

1 Thank Cheri M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

All I can say is wow! Visited today for my first time, food was perfect and delicious and received amazing service from a young lady named Leah & and a man named Matt, top customer service owner should be extremely proud of staff and quality of food!👌🏽

1 Thank Thomas P
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62 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Met friends here with the kids as it has a lovely large garden to the rear for them to run around in. Food is decent pub grub and the staff are great.

1 Thank MJMendoza1979
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

This place has some really bistro type dishes worth trying like the belly pork, it has quite a good range of dishes on the menu both traditional and gastro and some great ales on. The desserts were very good if you had room! The bar area is always decorated with hops, lights type things and looks inviting. Good for a... More 

1 Thank ChristopherMorris
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

This pub is a favourite in our family. Fab food, lovely staff and a large garden to keep my football mad son entertained! I recommend the prawn cocktail and the steak and ale pie.

1 Thank seren468

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Penllyn, Cowbridge CF71 7RQ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Cowbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1446 772352
Charming village pub serving home cooked meals, real ales, great wines. We offer a choice for most diners including Gluten Free and Vegan.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?