TRELLECH, Monmouth, NP25 4PA
Built in 1580 as a brewhouse and inn by a former sea captain, the Lion consists of two rooms, both with open fires; one is a traditional bar, the other a restaurant. Although best known for its food and drink, the pub also once showed true versatility by providing the best-dressed entry in the Monmouth raft race. Debbie Zsigo who runs it knows instinctively what works. In the bar the answer is Wye Valley Butty Bach and Felinfoel Double Dragon, and a number of local ciders including Raglan Cider Mill Snowy Owl. In the restaurant Debbie provides bar snacks, baguettes, ploughman's, omelettes, light meals and a range of main dishes, typically home-made lasagne; mild chicken curry; locally sourced faggots; and wild mushroom, brie and cranberry Wellington. There's a stream and an aviary in the garden, and beautiful views from the suntrap courtyard. Time a visit for the beer festival in June or the cider festival in August.
Tel: 01600 860322
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Felinfoel Double Dragon, Wye Valley Butty Bach, Tiny Rebel Cwtch
All day all week
12-11 (Thu-Sat 12-12 Sun 12-10.30)
Coach parties catered.