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Tredegar Road, Blackwood NP12 1DD, Wales
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The Rock
Ranked #4 of 6 Blackwood B&B and Inns
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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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English first
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I eat at the Rock regularly as I'm lucky enough to live nearby. It's by far the best little pub for drinks and food in the area. Home cooked food which never disappoints and friendly staff. Very often there's a live pianist which creates a lovely ambience and the free tapas on the bar on Fridays is a really nice... More

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Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this pub a week ago. Although we live local we always seem to travel towards the city for food. This time we were glad we decided to choose local. Fantastic staff who are very welcoming, we were a tad early for food so we were offered a drink in the "snug" which was very, umm, snug! Lol Great menu... More

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Blackwood, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Visited with eleven others. Food was excellent and served very efficiently and quickly. Would recommend this place to everyone. It is well worth a visit. Easy to find and plenty of parking. Friendly waiting staff and bar staff always smiling.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

First visit was as a works lunch, now go there most Thursdays with my wife. Always a good menu with a variety of meals and they also do bitburger alcohol free lager. This is not fast food and is well worth the wait

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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Have been here quite a few times over the years, always been happy with the service and quality of food served. The beers are always well presented ( I love real ale) and all in all a very clean and presentable place. The owners are very approachable having travelled extensively but I did find the one bar person quite aloof,... More

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barry island uk
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77 reviews 77 reviews
19 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

average pub grub at above average prices, went here for a birthday meal, large group. awful decor, outdated chintz and cheese, mediocre frozen food, not great.... amongst us we tried prawn starter , soup starter, average. various mains , including ham egg and chips, ( overcooked egg...solid )... steaks, pretty gristly... curry not bad. bit of a seen it all... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
11 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We visited the Rock Inn after purchasing a car from the garage next door. The food was amazing and the service faultless. My only complaint was no high chairs were available, bit weird for somewhere that offers kids meals. We'd go again.

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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

As I work in a 4* hotel in North Wales, I do have very high standards when it comes to staying away from home. As we were in the area for my grandfathers funeral I really wanted a nice, homely place to stay, not a standard premier inn room. After searching the internet for hours, we found The Rock!! When... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Yesterday evening, staying at my father's house took him out for an hour to a local pub at around 6pm, a treat for an 85 year old registered blind person, and being disabled myself recovering from a fractured spine and suffering from various diabetic conditions myself too. We were dropped off at THE ROCK and on entering the door, I... More

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We arrived here in a party of 7, 4 adults and 3 girls aged 9,14 and 16 at 2pm for a Xmas family catchup as my husband had just returned from Afghanistan. However, were told quite rudely on arrival that we could not stay and have a drink with the children unless we were dining, this included terrible facial expressions... More

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Address: Tredegar Road, Blackwood NP12 1DD, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Caerphilly County > Blackwood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
The Rock Blackwood, Wales

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Your hosts Paul and Jennifer Taylor extend a warm welcome to you here at The Rock. The former winners of the Enterprise Inns National Pub of the year competition have put their plans to emigrate down-under on hold. Having taken on the tenancy of The Rock in July, they have completely refurbished the entire hostelry throughout. We offer an elegant, well stocked bar, choice of real ales, interesting selection of wines and some old fashioned soft drinks which all catch the eye as you approach. The menu is comprehensive, predominantly fresh food based, catering for both those on the move lunchtimes, as well as those who prefer to linger. Our specials are innovative and changed regularly. ... more   less 
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