Find this excellent foodie inn, just inside the Welsh border, and beautifully-set close to the river. Expect low beamed ceilings, stone floors, bare wooden tables and seasonal log fires.
The menu is displayed on a blackboard, and as well as having an organic emphasis, the provenance of the items are listed when possible.
'Seared Scallops with Cauliflower and Red Pepper Purées'; 'Carpaccio of Tuna' and 'Chicken Liver Parfait with Toasted Brioche' set the style more starters.
Maybe find 'Aylesbury Duck with a Red Wine & Shallot Sauce'; 'Salmon with Saffron & Lemon Risotto' and 'Poached and Grilled Best End of Lamb' among the mains.
Desserts such as 'Lemon Tart'; 'Hot Chocolate Fondant with Sweetmeal Biscuit & Malted Ice Cream' and 'Crème Caramel of Butternut Squash with Seasonal Fresh Fruit' maintain the high standard.
Their Sunday lunches are particularly popular!
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week; 12.00-14.30; mains about £15 to £23; set Sun L £18 (2 courses) to £22
- Dinner: all week; 19.00-21.30 (21.00 on Sun); mains about £15 to £23
- Seats: 60, plus 30 outside
- Wine: a top-quality wine list, with plenty of halves, kicks off at a reasonable £16
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible, but no children under 8
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Abergavenny Rail
- Directions: 11 miles (20km) west of Ross-on-Wye, on the B4521 just inside the Welsh border. See the map at the top of the page.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: 2 weeks in late Jan & early Feb; all Mon between Nov & March
- Outside eating
- Rooms available