An old stone pub with stunning views of Tintern Abbey, the Anchor Inn is child-friendly with a large pub garden including climbing frame and swing opening out onto the village green. The food is good pub grub; the only watch out is that it can be extremely busy at weekends and during the summer and service can sometimes be a little slow. Booking highly recommended.
The Angel Hotel is a luxurious, 4 Silver Star hotel, located in the centre of the town of Abergavenny. Providing a warm, friendly environment the stylish Angel Hotel caters for all tastes via three eating options – The Oak Room, The Foxhunter Bar or the Wedgewood Room. Whether you want to pop in for a sandwich, sample one of their award winning teas or have a cocktail, they offer it all. Sharing platters is particularly recommended as they are huge and delicious!
The lovely Black Bear Inn, just outside Usk, has an à la carte menu of seasonal British food which changes weekly. They aim to work with as many local producers and suppliers as possible, as well as some from further afield who sell exceptional products. The menu is concise to ensure that everything is fresh and made from scratch.
Deep in the Wye Valley, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, The Boat is set right on the banks of the Wye. Built in 1650 of local stone (making it cool in the summer and warm in the winter!) the pub boasts a terraced gardens leading up to a rock face waterfall. There is limited parking on the Penallt side so people regularly park in the Redbrook car park (pay and display). You then stroll over the victorian railway bridge which takes you from England to Wales. They serve a seasonally changing menu of home cooked food, a large range of local ciders and ales from cask to enjoy.
The Globe Inn is a traditional pub and restaurant located in the village of Alvington, on the edge of the beautiful Forest of Dean and close to the Wye Valley. It is a traditional yet modern free-house and restaurant where the staff are passionate about good food and use locally sourced and seasonal produce wherever possible. They also have a good range of cask ales, lagers, ciders and wines. The relaxing bar and restaurant areas feature oak beams and a log fire and for the summer months there is also a large sunny beer garden.
Green and Jenks Gelato House is in Agincourt Square, right in the centre of the historic border town of Monmouth. The gorgeous Georgian town house has a cosy seating area leading into the sheltered sunny outdoor terrace, the perfect place for a coffee and a gelato. Choose from a range of delicious freshly made gelato, sorbets and frozen yogurts made on the premises. The menu changes regularly but they always offer a range of classic flavours, seasonal specilaities and some of unique flavours made to a secret recipe exclusively for Green & Jenks customers.
A top, award winning restaurant in the area, near Abergavenny, The Hardwick has a great atmosphere, always buzzing and without fail, excellent food.
Situated on the lovely pedestrian street of St Mary’s in Chepstow, the Lime Tree is open all day with food served throughout. With a wide selection of food from tapas to burgers, this is a nice option for eating in Chepstow.
The chefs at The Old Chapel, Abergavenny produce recipes according to the season, using fresh ingredients often foraged or grown from The Chapel’s own gardens. The kitchen and cafe makes breakfasts, lunch and suppers, starting with fresh soda bread every morning. They sell pickles and preserves from the larder, jars of kimchi and apple and beetroot ketchup. Umbrellas of elderflower blossom bottled into cordial and chilled glasses of delectable biodynamic wines from the vanguard of European vintners are sold alongside local craft cider and ales. The menu changes daily according to availability of seasonal produce in the garden.
This lovely old pub is on the edge of The Forest of Dean and well worth a visit if you’re in the area. It is known for its excellent food and features in most good pub guides. The food is home made and there is a good variety. There are also up to 8 local ales available on tap. In the summer months there is a lovely large walled garden.
Panevino Restaurant is situated on the banks of the River Wye between Chepstow Castle and the Old Wye Bridge linking Wales and England. The Grade II listed building is known locally as the Afon Gwy built c.1735 and features in Turner’s painting of Chepstow Castle. They serve a varied menu of good, honest Italian food and the restaurant is a good place to eat in Chepstow.
Family friendly pub close to Chepstow race course with food to suit all tastes.
With a picturesque garden the Rising Sun, Moseley Green is the ideal place to bring the family on a sunny afternoon to make the most of the popular play area and pond. There is a pool table and games machines and they show Sky and BT Sports on our main TV in the bar area. There is a variety of great real ales along with a wide choice of other drinks to take your fancy.
Just a few miles from Penhein, The Rock and Fountain is one of our locals. Family pub with food at reasonable prices. There is a varied menu from which you can choose and the food is good, simple pub food. Booking is advised as they do get busy.
This nice coffee shop and restaurant is part of the wonderful cook shop Salt and Pepper in Monnouth, with a continental-style roof terrace, offering a simpole lunch menu with locally sourced ingredients. They also have a Weekly Specials Menu, bringing a touch of seasonal home-cooked favourites to Monmouth diners.
The Saracens Head Inn is situated on the banks of the River Wye at Symonds Yat. Always busy, the food is delicious, the atmosphere is buzzy and it consistently gets great reviews. Well worth a visit. Booking advisable.
With stunning views over the Monmouthshire countryside, The Stonemill in Rockfield, provides exceptional food in a rustic setting. The converted mill is simply decorated which adds to the enjoyment of the food with excellent service.
A former 17th century coaching inn, on the banks of the River Monnow, The Bell at Skenfrith is an award winning restaurant includng the ‘Best Place to Eat – Pub’ in the Wales National Tourism Awards. Oak beams, polished flagstone floors, open fires, classic and contemporary furniture coupled with comfy sofas and chairs creates a relaxed, easy atmosphere.The produce is seasonal and locally sourced. In good weather, guests may eat on the garden terrace or order a picnic basket and rug and sit up in the orchard which has amazing views over the Monnow river below.
The Wild Hare pub is a “true countryside pub experience” offering locally sourced, seasonal menus. With comfy sofas and a cosy log burner, it’s a great place to enjoy a delicious meal or a pint of local beer.
Tatler magazine described The Tudor Farmhouse as a “culinary oasis”, so why not try them for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner and see for yourself! The head chef is committed to quality and locally-sourced ingredients. Most are sourced from producers within a 20 mile radius of the hotel who share a passion for real, home-cooked seasonal food.
This Michelin starred restaurant on the outskirts of Abergavenny offers exceptional food and wine – a true foodie’s delight. Be sure to book in advance!The food is an eclectic mix, based on the Chef’s personal taste, paired with sound cooking techniques; rather than a particular country’s cuisine. A unifying feature is the core of excellent ingredients.
This wonderful restaurant has already won a clutch of awards, including a Michelin star, 4 AA Rosettes, AA Wine Award for Wales, Inspectors’ Choice at the AA Hospitality Awards 2017 and a place in the 2017 Waitrose Good Food Guide Top 50 UK Restaurants. Their passion is to deliver flavour, creating new menus using the freshest ingredients. The team prepare original dishes using locally sourced food flavoured with freshly foraged herbs.
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