There can't be many places in the world where you would gladly drive 150 miles for a days visit. Matt & Lisa's restaurant is certainly one of those - and I would do it again in an instant! From the moment you step through the door, you feel welcome in this beautiful building. Stylish uncluttered dining tables & comfortable chairs (the furniture is hand made), Welsh flagstone floors & log burning stoves all combine to give a feeling of wamth & comfort. A leather sofa & chairs allows you to relax & browse the constantly changing, seasonal menu over a drink.
Matt and his team create mouthwatering dishes using locally sourced & foraged ingredients, and The Foxhunter is an ideal place to try something new! As an example, the only offal I used to eat was liver (either in paté or fried with onions), but on this visit to the restaurant I decided to go out of my comfort zone - I tried a starter of duck heart. Thanks to Matt & his team, the beautifully tender slices of meat have now cured me an aversion to that particular food!
The lunch & dinner I had there were astounding, and as Matt's portions are VERY generous, it's a good thing there is beautiful countryside to walk around.
I had to return home the same night (yes, 150 miles back), but if you want to take advantage of the extensive wine list (and perhaps an after dinnier liqueur?), then Lisa & Matt have The Cottage & The Old Stable which are self-contained accommodation they let on a self-catering basis (the fridge is stocked with a good supply of breakfast items to give you a good start to the day). Also, some dishes can be ordered from the restaurant to "take away".
So, the travelling is certainly worth it - and if you live in (or are visiting) the area, then The Foxhunter is the place to head for - Wonderful people, comfortable dining & amazing food!
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