A good 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 ‘Bourride of Shellfish’; 'Perlas Blue & Port Soufflé' and ‘Bacon, Laverbread & Cockles’ as starters.
Maybe ‘Pork & Wild Mushroom Faggots with Black Pudding Mash’; ‘Lemon Grass Chicken Curry with Jasmine Rice’ and ‘Stuffed Ham in Cider Sauce with Garlic & Rosemary Potatoes or Ham with Parsley Sauce and Bubble & Squeak’ 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-Sat 12.30-14.15, Sun £12.00-21.00; mains about £10 to £18; a Tapas bar menu also available; set L Sun £15.50 (1 course), £19.50 (2 courses), £23 (3 courses)
- Dinner: Mon 19.00-21.00, Tues-Sat, Sun 12.00-21.00; mains about £10 to £18; Tapas 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
- 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 on this page.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: L Mon
- Outside eating
- Rooms available