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The Hound Country Pub & Bistro

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US$4 - US$12
CUISINES
International, Bar, Grill
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 20/08/04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/08/04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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All reviews pork belly fish and chips calamari the owner excellent food his team snail soup family lunch lovely place mark dogs henley gem occasion villiers humour surprise
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was absolutely delicious. Decor was really interesting and made for great conversation with the owner Mark. It really is all about dogs and his are on-site and part is f the experience

Date of visit: May 2022
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ALPHA HOUND, Owner at The Hound Country Pub & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Cathryn So pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Delighted that the experience agreed with you and really grateful for your generous rating. Looking forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 23 April 2022 via mobile

Quaint venue, great service, welcoming host and excellent food. Wine displayed in a vintage pram the latest addition. Tasty melt in your mouth lamb curry and pork belly with crunchy crackling. Beautiful dessert with spun sugar decorations.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Mark G, Owner at The Hound Country Pub & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2022

Many thanks for your generous rating Sandra. Delighted you enjoyed your visit and looking forward to seeing you soon again

Reviewed 22 April 2022 via mobile

My family and I decided after 5 years for missing out on our lunches at The Hound to have lunch on Friday 22/4/2022 but to a major disappointment. Yes I can understand we were all closed due to the covid for 4 years but when...a restaurant starts up again and you’ve lost 30% of your business then it’s time to close up and call it a day. And this restaurant really deserves to finally close its doors. We ordered the fish and calamari combo and told the waitress that we wanted crispy fried chips. To our disappointment when our food came it looked nothing like it should’ve. The chips was old and soggy and not crispy at all. The hake didn’t have a taste and had a blueish colour and the batter wasn’t great at all and too thick deep fried and it had an old frozen taste. As for the calamari it had a rubberised taste and a too thick batter and everything tasted like old deep fried oil (like an old fish and chips shop). Even the salad had a terrible taste too. I think the owner buys poor quality food and thinks it’s clients must be happy with the quality food they get. The only thing that I can say is when you want to open a restaurant in Montague then you will have big competition of fantastic restaurants in that area that will gladly close you down. So give it a go and wait and see. By the rate you’re going now you can pack up now and leave. The pictures posted on your website of the fish and calamari combo doesn’t look anything like people have imagined it should look like. It’s a total disgrace and a disappointment for anyone to eat food like that. And of course it’s always a complaint from the owner as he doesn’t know how on earth his food is prepared and that his kitchen chefs made a mess of the food.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Mark G, Owner at The Hound Country Pub & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2022

Clearly our apologies and offer of replacement cut no mustard with you. Once again, sorry your experience was sub standard. Once again well refund your meal if in your opinion it didn’t cut the mustard. Really regret your lengthy diatribe and unkind sentiment

Reviewed 27 March 2022 via mobile

Had a family lunch here on the occasion of visiting our mother who lives in Villiers. My sister and I had been visiting from Europe (Germany & England) and mom has been singing The Hounds praises leading up to our visit and was very proud...to “show it off”. The fire thing you notice when you step into the pub is it’s decor. Utterly unique and quirky. The artwork is witty, tongue in cheek and colourful. This pun is not just a feast for the eyes though, the food was just as impressive. The vast menu caters for every taste and the portions are very generous. Our meals were well presented and were bursting with flavour. All served by charming waitstaff. The owner, Mark & his trusty hounds dropped but to say hello and regaled us with hysterical stories! We had a fantastic time here, thanks Mark and team for making it so memorable!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Mark G, Owner at The Hound Country Pub & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2022

Thanks for your generous rating! We’re delighted you enjoyed and had a happy visit. Looking much forward to next time!!

Reviewed 2 March 2022

This is my ‘must go to’ hostelry in Henley, such a great place, and excellent food, but above all, the ‘head of house’......Mark, who always makes me very welcome, with his great wit, humour and repartee. I highly recommend The Hound, it will not disappoint....Thank you Mark, keep on trucking!!!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Mark G, Owner at The Hound Country Pub & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2022

hanks so much for taking time to rate us so generously Suzi. We're delighted you've enjoyed the Hound regularly, and are working hard to keep trucking.....:) Look forward to seeing you soon again.

Reviewed 16 January 2022 via mobile

We really enjoyed our evening at The Hound. The decor was captivating, and the food excellent. Definitely amongst our favourite restaurants and we will be back! The snail soup was absolutely marvellous, as was the lamb shank. We adored the ambience with the lights, the...bench on the porch, the cosy setting. Also caught sight of the resident hound! Easy dining, excellent food, a really lovely place that will certainly see us again! Excellent service!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Mark G, Owner at The Hound Country Pub & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2022

Thank you for taking time to rate us so generously ! We’re delighted that you enjoyed your meal and all the other trimmings and look forward to welcoming you soon again!! Stay safe

Reviewed 8 January 2022

My second year to have my birthday lunch at The Hound. We travel from our farm near Villiers to enjoy the special setting, freshly prepared food and our pup is welcome too. Thank you Mark and your team for making this a special day for...me.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Mark G, Owner at The Hound Country Pub & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2022

So pleased you enjoyed your birthday bash with us again,Christa. Always a pleasure to host you See you before the next one, I hope. Mooi bly!

Reviewed 21 November 2021 via mobile

Thoughful food presented with care and design. Each morsel is full of flavour. There is no doubt that Mark and his team have given attention to the little details that just adds to the experience. You get the distinct impression that they are not in...the business of turning tables.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Mark G, Owner at The Hound Country Pub & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2022

You are so right. Delighted you enjoyed a leisurely meal and deeply grateful for the generous rating. See you soon again, we hope

Reviewed 18 July 2021

Every time I visit the Hound I convince myself to order something different but the pork belly is just too good to pass on. So here I go again, going there for lunch today, guess what I will be having?!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Mark G, Owner at The Hound Country Pub & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2022

Best you get more adventurous Thanks for regular support!!

Reviewed 21 May 2021 via mobile

We have never been disappointed when visiting The Hound in Henley on Klip. We have lived in Henley for four years now and have tried and tested every single restaurant that Midvaal and surrounds have to offer. It is no surprise though that we always...come back here. The Hound has perfected the dining experience. Gourmet meals in a comfortable relaxed atmosphere. My wife, tonight, declared the Pork Belly her most favourite meal of all time. For me however, choosing a favourite has not been quite that simple. I love the sole, probably the best I’ve had anywhere. The fish and chips are amazing too, as is the calamari. Not to mention the steak selection. Then the Apple Crumble. What a discovery that has been. This is, without any doubt, our favourite restaurant.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Mark G, Owner at The Hound Country Pub & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2021

Thanks so much for your generous rating, Rudolf. Consistency is all in the restaurant business and I am glad to note that you are experiencing a consistently high standard of offering - We're grateful for your support and look forward to welcoming you again soon

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The Hound Country Pub & Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5