Finding a pub that isn't all high tables and backless stools or cold concrete & fake retro deco,multiple wide screen TVs, thumping music and pokies is nearly impossible, but the opposite to that is the Fox & Hounds Inn on the Mount Tamborine & Oxenford Road.
The old pub ambiance is there in spades, and the Inn is welcoming and comfortable (Air conditioned ) relaxed and interesting. A place to sit and have a few on tap English or Irish beers or Aussie bottled beers if you prefer, a good wine list, with tasty traditional meals on offer, (I am addicted to the Damper ) and the most delicious traditional desserts ( the Eton Mess, yum) friendly, attentive staff. I couldn't ask for more!
I spent 3 hours there mid week (Thursday) with my daughter who was equally enchanted, and who also enjoyed and delighted in the wonderful display of Irish and English memorabilia in the Irish and English bars, which are superbly decorated. The only thing that eventually,reluctantly, drove us out was that it doesn't provide accommodation..to wake up to a Cooked English breakfast and enjoy the delightful bush surrounds early morning, before returning home would have been perfect. I wish I could transport this pub to my home at Tweed heads and make it my 'local'!
My second visit but certainly not my last.If you want to go back in time, to experience the traditional pub with just a touch of modern and non intrusive comfort, and enjoy the warmth of the personal interaction of the people who own the pub, running the pub..go and enjoy the hospitality of Vicky & Stewart at the Fox and Hounds Inn.
- Also Known As:
- Fox & Hounds Country Inn Australia/Wongawallan