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Bustling hostelry in the Vale of Gwent

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu

Fronting Usk’s old market place mid-way between the castle and fine priory church, parts of this inn date from the 15th century. Three generations of the Key family have been running it for over 50 years, lovingly caring for the flower-filled baskets above the pavement parasols in summer, and the beams, polished tables, rural artefacts and horse-brasses that create the traditional interior. Take your pick of the Brains and Buckley’s ales at the bar while perusing the menu. ‘Local and seasonal’ are watchwords for most of the classic dishes, but snails in garlic butter or frogs’ legs in hot provençale sauce can be ordered by the more adventurous.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 10.30–2.30 5–11
  • Lunch: all week 11.45–1.45
  • Dinner: all week 5.30–9.30

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

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