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1861 Restaurant

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Cross Ash, Abergavenny NP7 8PB, Wales
0845 3881861
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Restaurant 1861 is a small rural family run restaurant in monmouthshire...
Restaurant 1861 is a small rural family run restaurant in monmouthshire using locally sourced produce and home grown fruit and vegetables. The restaurant is a friendly professional relaxed fine dining venue ideal for all occasions.
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  • 205
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quality fine dining and service in a lovely setting.

our small dining club returned to the 1861 for the 4th time in 2 years . (on this occasion was also my wedding anniversary) We have had consistently good food and excellent service here. Our party of 10 all had different choices and on this occassion i had the fish soup and hake for main... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
dougskeggs
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herefordshire
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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herefordshire
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

our small dining club returned to the 1861 for the 4th time in 2 years . (on this occasion was also my wedding anniversary) We have had consistently good food and excellent service here. Our party of 10 all had different choices and on this occassion i had the fish soup and hake for main course. Both of which were... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Starters were disappointing. Fish soup much too fishy in a "dirty harbour" sort of way. Chicken terrine lacklustre and too cold (just taken out of the fridge). We had beef three ways as a main and I have to say it was very good, on a bed of spinach with beetroot and runner beans. The blackcurrant soufflé for pud was... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

1861 is a little unusual, it has a nice façade with car park across the road, 5 miles from the Walnut Tree. Inside it is clean and well maintained, critically I would say a little charmless but the hosts were welcoming and on Saturday evening and it was full, many seemed regulars. There is a little reception to order a... More 

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Torfaen
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My parents booked dinner at 1861 to celebrate my graduation. We have never visited before but heard great reviews. We were welcomed warmly and shown to seats in the living area by owner Kate. My mother informed Kate why we were celebrating that evening. After a few minutes we were shown to our table and it was decorated with graduation... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

After a reasonable time searching for some fine dining as a birthday treat, we settled upon 1861 as their website suggested not only great food, but a willingness to tailor it to the diner. Never before have we been able to try a tasting menu as they typically contain a few things that one of us cannot eat. At 1861,... More 

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Aberdare
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I recently took advantage of a voucher and booked lunch for myself and my wife at 1861. Past experience of using vouchers have been a very much "hit & miss" affair but I can honestly say that this was very much a "Hit" From the moment you step into the restaurant you are given a very genuine welcome and unlike... More 

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Caldicot
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We have just visited the 1861 Restaurant which we booked at the beginning of the year with a Travelzoo special deal. On arrival we were met by the owner and served a glass of Prosecco which was lovely. The menu was limited but did offer a good variety of choice. We decided that we would forego the starters and have... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Having read some amazing reviews of this restaurant it has been on our list for some time, and we were not disappointed. After a cross-country journey following satnav directions we arrived to a friendly welcome from Kate. The seasonal menu was mouthwatering and featured lot sod locally sourced produce. The foie gras in passionfruit sauce was delicious followed by a... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We read a report on this restaurant in a book reviewing around seventeen Welsh eateries -" Relish Wales", and when an offer came up on Ncrowd we bought a voucher and then tied it in with a day in the town, and a night's stay at the Riverside Hotel in Monmouth. Both were good choices, but 1861 proved to be... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We arrived early and received a lovely greeting from the owner and made to feel welcome. We had a Travelzoo voucher a gift from my nephew, our drinks were promptly brought to us along with olives and cashew nuts. We chatted with the owner and found out the history of the place and what they intend to do. We were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cross Ash, Abergavenny NP7 8PB, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Monmouthshire  >  Abergavenny
  • Phone Number: 0845 3881861

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 75
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

Restaurant 1861 is a small rural family run restaurant in monmouthshire using locally sourced produce and home grown fruit and vegetables. The restaurant is a friendly professional relaxed fine dining venue ideal for all occasions.

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