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Cross Ash, Abergavenny NP7 8PB, Wales
0845 3881861
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Ranked #15 of 77 Restaurants in Abergavenny
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $74
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Pontypool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Visited the 1861 this evening. We were very lucky because a friend had found a discount offer so we actually paid approximately one-third of the actual cost of the meal! However, had we paid the full price we would not have complained. The food was excellent, interesting, tasty and perfectly cooked and presented. The service could not have been improved,... More 

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

With a choice of the Hardwick , Walnut Tree or the 1861 Restaurant, I would always go for the 1861 Restaurant. Excellent Pub food, sensibly priced and good service with a talented chef who is very amenable to any special request.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

First visit to 1861 and a real treat. A good menu and a nice wine list including wines by the glass. With a number of fine restaurants within a ten mile radius, 1861 holds its own very nicely.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Again a very enjoyable evening, 2nd visit. Food was good. Service & attention to detail was superb even down to little touches for my partners birthday. Would have liked to see the fire lit in the dining room to add a little warmth to the dining room on a december evening.

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We had lunch here today using a deals voucher from Amazon Local. The restaurant is 7 miles from the centre of Abergavenny - a 15 minute drive. The chef is obviously very talented and the service was friendly and professional - we thoroughly enjoyed it. Even though the voucher made it an absolute bargain the quality of the offering was... More 

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Abergavenny
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Went there with my better half on a Saturday lunchtime, having first purchased a voucher for £24, for two people to dine. Had a very pleasant welcome, and a nice glass of Prosecco whilst perusing the menu. It was explained to us that the voucher covered just the main course, and that anything else was extra. Ok, no problem there.... More 

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Wales
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We had a wonderful lunch there on a Saturday. Lovely homely welcome, very nice glass of Prosecco. Comfortable seats to sit and peruse the menu. We were shown into the restaurant, and a small loaf of bread was brought to our table, warm and delicious. I could have polished off the bread with no problem. A complementary amuse bouche was... More 

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South Wales
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Had a superb meal in 1861 last night. From the moment you walk through the door you feel extremely comfortable with your surroundings and Kate looks after your every need in a very kind and professional manner. The food is an amazing experience and well cooked by a very competent chef who has worked hard to achieve the standard he... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The greeting was very warm and welcoming but it went downhill after that. I had fish soup to start which was a bit bland apart from an overwhelming taste of dill. My husband had a game terrine which was mediocre. As a main course I chose Halibut which was the tiniest piece of fish served on lumpy mash with a... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The mini loaf with butter, followed by a small cucumber in jelly concoction came as a pleasant surprise as neither were ordered. The ordered food was a bit of a mixed bag. We had lamb, boar, and pork. My belly pork at nearly £25 was very good but rather pricey for what it was. My wife had the lamb which... More 

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Address: Cross Ash, Abergavenny NP7 8PB, Wales
Phone Number: 0845 3881861
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Monmouthshire  >  Abergavenny
Average Prices: USD 30 - 74
Cuisine: British

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