This grade two listed building was originally a railway stationmasters house, before becoming a pub - and now an excellent restaurant, in a contemporary setting - named after the famous show jumper; buried nearby.
Chef/proprietor Matt Tebbutt's menus follow the seasons and include as much local produce as possible - some of it organic. His starters might include the likes of 'Black Pasta with Crab Meat'; 'Grilled Polenta with Gorgonzola, Roasted Walnuts and fresh Oregano'; 'Roast Diver Scallops with Cauliflower Purée and Chorizo Sausage' and 'Home-Soused Herrings with Blackpepper and Crème Fraiche'.
Perhaps to be followed by 'Roast Monkfish, Courgettes and Tomato Salsa'; 'Longhorn Rib-Eye with Crisp Onions and Sautéed Field Mushrooms'; 'Cornish Brill with New Potatoes, Dill and Lemon Butter' or 'Risotto of Wild Garlic, Courgettes, Basil and Parmesan'.
Finish with something like 'Chocolate Marquise with Mint Ice Cream'; 'Rice Pudding, Caramel Sauce and Roasted Hazelnuts' or 'Banana Bread and Chocolate Pudding with Clotted Cream'.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Tues-Sun 12.30-14.30; set L Tues-Sat £18 (2 courses) to £22; set L Sun £22.95 (2 courses), £27.95 (3 courses); mains about £20 to £25
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 19.00-21.30; mains about £20 to £25
- Seats: 50, plus 12 ouside
- Wine: an interesting list covers the globe and kicks off at around the £17 mark
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Abergavenny
- Directions: between Abergavenny and Usk on the A4598. See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: D Sun & all Mon; some Bank Holidays
- Outside eating
- Rooms available