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Fox & Hounds, St Mellons

Cardiff’s hidden treasure – a truly traditional pub with a stunning beer garden and log fires.

About Us

Cardiff’s hidden treasure – a truly traditional pub with a stunning beer garden and log fires.

contact us

Chapel Row, St. Mellons, Cardiff, CF3 5UB

02920 790077

Opening hours

  • Mon - Sun // 12:00 - 23:00

Food service hours

  • Mon - Sat // 12:00 - 21:00
  • Sun // 12:00 - 20:00

Facilities at this pub

  • Parking
  • Families Welcome
  • Outside drinking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Wifi
  • Darts
  • Disabled access facilities
  • Baby changing facilities
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Enjoy a warm welcome

Located on the eastern side of Cardiff in the heart of St. Mellons, lies this fantastic hidden treasure.  Boasting a particularly traditional interior and a stunning beer garden there is always a warm welcome at the Fox in more ways than one.
When the seasons turn to autumn and winter why not relax in our lounge area and enjoy the real log fire.  We have an extensive food menu, and there is always something special on the board to tickle your taste buds.

Get Involved
We have open arms for guests new and old.  Come and introduce yourself at the bar.
Watch sport on our 2 big screens, or maybe find some solace in a cosy nook and enjoy a hot drink from our Great Little Coffee Company drinks selection. If you are feeling just a little indulgent why not accompany this with a slice of our delicious cake?


The Cask Marque Award is an accreditation which guarantees guests the perfect pint of cask ale, every time. All the cask ales on sale are tested twice a year by a qualified assessor for temperature, appearance, aroma and taste and every beer must reach the required standard in order for the licensee to pass the inspection. Mystery visits may be carried out at any time and feedback is invited from the public.

Cask Marque is an independent, non-profit making organisation formed in 1998 with the aim of improving beer quality in British pubs through the accreditation scheme, training courses on cellar management and the setting of industry standards through a series of beer quality charters, including cellar management, glass-cleanliness and line cleaning.

Over 10,000 pubs hold the Award and each one participates in the ‘World’s Biggest Ale Trail’. This allows drinkers to scan the Cask Marque certificates in the pubs using their phone and the more scans they make, the more prizes they win. Download the CaskFinder App to join the fun!


Looking for a gift for that hard-to-buy-for friend or relative? With our Brains gift cards you can give them the perfect present. Load them up at the bar with the value of your choice* and let your friends and family enjoy food, drinks or even a night’s stay at a Brains Inn of their choice.

Or maybe you know a budding beer enthusiast who would like to add to their collection? Our very own Brains Craft Brewery cans and original Brains Beers are now available in gift packs. Cheers!

*Minimum top-up value £5. Terms & Conditions apply. Visit for details.

Facilities at this pub

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