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The Rock

Tredegar Road, Blackwood NP12 1DD, Wales
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from a 3 month business trip and stayed in "The Rock", about a mile from Blackwood. Wonderful owners and staff. Very comprehensive help-yourself continental breakfasts, good, "honest", home cooked food from a comprehensive menu. (Try the great pepper sauce with the rib-eye, Caribbean chicken or the bread and butter pudding.) Excellent local and "guest" beers. (But) perhaps best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

We arrived at The Rock which we had chosen because of it's location being so close to Maes Manor where we were attending a Wedding. There is Plenty of parking at rear, we were greeted by Jennifer the owner who showed us to our rooms after arranging an early lunch for us as we had to leave quite soon to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

As always perfect. I'm a regular here for food but never thought about a review. You have to have the garlic mushroom starter mmmmmmm. Top class as always. Staff are very plesent it no complaints. 5 star every time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Me and my husbands first sunday meal in nearly 6 years and it was lovely. The owners were lovely and understanding with our son who is nearly 4 and wouldnt sit still. When we have our next meal out we will return. Thank you very much.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Where do I start? I travel extensively throughout the world with work and this was indeed a business stay. From being greeting me in the car park with an umbrella as the Welsh weather was once again being predictable, to my room with everything (and I mean everything...) you could possibly ever think about needing - my stay was one... More 

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Blackwood, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A warm welcome and good service from the staff but must agree with some reviewers that this is pretty standard pub food at gastro pub prices. Would benefit from a set menu for families. Fish and chips with a large piece of battered cod was very nice, starters very small portions for price, some of the puddings clearly bought in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I and members of my family frequent this pub regularly and are never disappointed. The staff and owners are lovely and make you very welcome. The service is always good. The menu is varied. The prices are good. The atmosphere is relaxed. Most importantly the food is always fabulous. The quality and portion sizes cannot be faulted. Real chips here... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Ate here recently at lunchtime. Both my partner and I chose the homemade corned beef pie and chips. The food was excellent the chips were homemade and the meal was great value for money. The pub serves lunch from noon till 3pm and has a good selection at good value for money prices

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Newport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We went .4 of us, on my brothers 75 th birthday last Saturday. Walked in very warm, pleasant surroundings. As a disabled lady it was important that the seating was comfortable. Thank goodness, NO hard dining chairs to play havoc with my spine. Found table 1 Comfortable PADDED seat and backs PERFECT Good start.. What about the lunchtime food? Absolutely... More 

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I use the Rock reasonably frequently to take my 87 year old Mum out for lunch. The menu is fairly predictable pub food (jacket potatoes, sausage & mash, fish & chips, corned beef pie etc) but it is always well cooked, delivered promptly and with a smile. If you are looking for 'designer dishes' then this will not be for... More 

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