Find this excellent pub, now owned by top-chef Stephen Terry, just south of Abergavenny. Expect dim lighting and bare wooden tables; but restaurant standard food, with long (overlong)? descriptions.
So perhaps ' Salad of Grilled Pear and Colston Bassett Stilton with Pine Nuts, Walnuts and Croûtons'; 'Crispy Breadcrumbed Belly of Gloucester Old Spot with Fennel, Rocket, Lemons and Capers' or 'Pan-fried Smoked Haddock Risotto Cake with a Poached Egg and Curried Spinach' to begin.
With maybe 'Grilled Rib Eye of Local Beef with Roast Tomato, Field Mushroom, Triple cooked Chips and Bearnaise Sauce'; 'Fillet of Red Mullet with Creamed Penne Pasta, Broad Beans, Asparagus, Rocket, Anchovy, Chili, Flat Parsley and Breadcrumbs' or 'Confit of Duck Leg with Chickpeas, cooked in Tomato and Smoked Bacon, with a Spinach and Black Pudding Salad' to follow.
If you have room, you might be tempted by 'Panettone Brulée Pudding'; 'Apple and Raisin Custard Cream'; 'Sticky Date Loaf with Toffee Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream' or their selection of Artisan cheeses served with quince jelly.
Don't expect instant food, but food cooked with care - for you!
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Tues-Sun 12.00-15.00; mains about £15 to £25; Mon-Fri set L £18 (2 courses), £23 (3 courses); set L Sun £23 (2 courses), £29 (3 courses); light dishes, such as grilled sandwiches, are also offered
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 18.30-22.00' mains about £15 to £25
- Seats: 70, plus 20 outside
- Wine: a good concise list kicks off at around the £20 mark
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Nearest station: Abergavenny
- Directions: See the map on this page.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: D Sun, all Mon, 25th & 26th Dec
- Outside eating
- Rooms available