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The Inn at Penallt

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Kids play area
Dog friendly

Narrow, winding lanes drop steeply from tiny Penallt's trim village green into the River Wye's famous gorge, which strikes along the foot of thick woodlands close to this appealing stone inn. It's very family and dog-friendly and a favourite stop with ramblers on the area's many footpaths. Although there’s been a change in ownership here, the business is essentially unaltered; the inn remains packed with promise, both for drinkers seeking beers and ciders made just a few miles away and for diners keen to sample the generous larder of Monmouthshire and the southern Marches. The flagstone-floored bar, with log-burner and pine settles is a restful place to sit and peruse a menu ranging from starters like crayfish tail risotto with roasted garlic and Herefordshire double cream; or straight to a main of pan-roast salmon steak with beurre blanc, fresh asparagus and new potatoes. Seasonal availability is reflected in the choices. There’s a popular supper and drink club on Wednesdays, whilst it’s the steak and wine supper on Thursdays.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 4-21 Jan
  • Days closed: Mon (ex BHs)
  • Opening times: 11-11 (Tue 6-11 Sun 12-9.30)
  • Lunch opening: Wed-Sat 12-2.30, Sun 12-3
  • Dinner opening: Tue-Sat 6-9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Wye Valley Butty Bach, Kingstone Classic Bitter, Kite Brewery Cwrw Gorslas, Purity
  • Real ciders: Ty Gwyn, Gwynt y Ddraig Black Dragon

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Play area available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From Monmouth take B4293 to Trellech. Approx 2m, left at brown sign for inn. At next x-roads left. Right at war memorial

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