An excellent family-run gastro-pub on the B4598 just south of Abergavenny. It was a former dower house, and is pleasantly set in two acres of grounds. Although the locals still play darts and good real ales are served, there is a comfortable dining room with well-spaced tables, and that is our main interest here.
Local food is used as ever possible and the kitchen produces the likes of 'Seared Scallops with Black Pasta, Tomato and Ginger'; 'Mushroom Risotto' and 'Leek and Laverbread Rissoles with Beetroot Chutney' as starters.
Maybe 'Wild Sea Bass with Coconut and Coriander'; 'Breast of Duck with Beetroot and Sage' and 'Wild Mushroom & Goats Cheese Soufflé' among the mains.
Perhaps finish with some Welsh cheese or puds such as 'Treacle Pudding with Custard' and 'Hazelnut Meringue with Plum Ice Cream'.
Lighter dishes, including tapas are available at the bar.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Tues-Sun 12.30-14.15; set L Tues-Sat £20.00 (2 courses) to £23.00; set L Sun £17.00 (2 courses) to £23; mains from about £13.50 to £22; a bar menu also available
- Dinner: Tues-Sat; 19.00-21.30; set D £20.00 (2 courses) to £23.00; mains about £13.50 - £22; bar menu also available (except Sat & Sun evening)
- Seats: 60, plus 40 outside
- Wine: an interesting wine list, especially by pub standards, has modest mark-ups, and offers plenty of choice at under £20
- Children's portions: Yes
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Abergavenny
- Directions: from the A40/A449 junction, east of Abergavenny, follow signs for 'Old Road Abergavenny/Clytha'. See the map at the top of the page.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: Sun D; all Mon
- Outside eating
- Rooms available