A Brief History
A Grade II listed building, The Foxhunter was originally a railway stationmaster's house, part of the railway buildings belonging to Nantyderry station.
It was later converted into tea-rooms and more recently a pub.
The Foxhunter was named after the horse ridden by Nantyderry local, Sir Harry Llewellyn in the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games. Foxhunter won the only British gold medal of the games and the pub was duly re-named in his honour. Foxhunter is now buried in the hills surrounding Nantyderry.
Famous visitors to the pub include Princess Margaret, during the time she was dating Sir Harry Llewellyn’s son, Roddy.
Now completely renovated with restored Welsh flagstone floors and log-burning stoves, the setting is contemporary and the atmosphere informal and relaxed.
Set in one of the most picturesque areas of South Wales, between Abergavenny and Usk, the Foxhunter is on the edge of the Brecon Beacons national park and is surrounded by stunning countryside, with excellent fishing available in the nearby river Usk.
The village of Nantyderry remains quiet and unspoilt, despite being within a half hour drive of Cardiff, Bristol, Hereford and Gloucester.
AA Notable Wine List 2012
Perfect Pub Awards : Best Food 2007
Wales the True Taste (Cymru y Gwir Flas) - Dining Out Gold 2005
AA Restaurant of the Year for Wales
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