This converted dower house on the old Abergavenny to Raglan road stands on the edge of parkland dotted with small woods. From the large garden, captivating views embrace the lush and shapely Vale of Gwent. The main bar is full of character, with old pews, tables and rustic furnishings, as well as posters and a wood-burning stove. The pub is renowned for its ever-changing range of real ales which number more than 300 in any given year, along with some great artisan ciders and perrys. Grazers can sift through a list of 20 tasty tapas dishes, or choose a simple ploughman’s with Welsh cheeses. The restaurant menu delights with its flavour combinations; some dishes, such as cockles with bacon and laverbread, can be served as either a starter or a main course.
Closed: 25 December
Days closed: Monday lunch
Opening times: 12–3 6–12 (Friday to Saturday 12–12 Sunday 12–9)
Lunch: Tuesday to Sunday 12.30–2.30
Dinner: Monday to Saturday 7–9.30
Food and drink
Real ales available: Wye Valley Bitter, 4 guest ales (300+ per year)
Real ciders: Gwynt y Ddraig Black Dragon, Ragan Perry, Clytha Perry
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome
Play area available
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
From A449 and A40 junction (east of Abergavenny) follow Old Road Abergavenny and Clytha signs.