I was looking for somewhere local for my special girl’s birthday last Sunday. A friend suggested “Illtud’s 216” in Llantwit Major. Of course I knew it, but had never been. For me it was famous as where Pugsley went after leaving the well known Plough and Harrow in nearby Marcross. I quickly discovered that Pugsley had sold up and the place was now owned and run by Georg and Einar Fuchs. Georg had previously been executive chef in the St David’s Hotel in Cardiff Bay.
I booked a table of 12 in advance for Sunday lunch. A couple of days before I had to drop the numbers down to 10 and then 9, but they were nothing but accommodating every time I spoke to them. (more…)