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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 177
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 35
    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
A Delightful Dining Experience

We booked this restaurant using a voucher through Travelzoo and went with an open mind; we were not disappointed, in fact it was delightful and far exceeded our expectations. The experience started with a warm and friendly greeting by the owner and was followed by superb organisation, close... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
ghostie270158
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Hereford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
York, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We booked this restaurant for a family meal to celebrate my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary - a very special occasion, which was made clear during the booking process. We were a party of 14. Half were children, half of the group had come from North Yorkshire. We were dismayed upon arrival to find that we had been seated on 2... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We booked this restaurant using a voucher through Travelzoo and went with an open mind; we were not disappointed, in fact it was delightful and far exceeded our expectations. The experience started with a warm and friendly greeting by the owner and was followed by superb organisation, close attention to detail and excellent food and presentation. The atmosphere was homely... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Very peculiar atmosphere in this place. The food was fine but certain aspects of the service were rather comical. Our waitress was very good but the female owner is priceless. Imagine Mrs Bucket, sorry Bouquet, in her earlier years and you get the picture. Our group were in suppressed giggles from the moment we arrived. Our drinks order was frostily... More 

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Launceston, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I'd been hoping to come to 1861 for a long time. We came mid week and used our taste card, which made the meal incredible value for money. Despite me getting our booking time wrong, we felt totally looked after from start to finish. The scallop was perfect. Our palate cleanser of a cucumber and mint jelly was amazing -... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Recommended to us by many, including the writer and foody, Simon Wright we were excited to take our elderly ( though v spiritedly and exceedingly on the ball) step mum and sister. This was a lovely experience. The food is ample. The ingredients local. The service spot on but not over-done. The recommended wine v good value and the desserts... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I agonised between giving three or four stars and decided to be generous as we had a very pleasant day out in a lovely setting. Going into the restaurant felt like intruding into someone's house. There were two doors off the entrance hall, there may have been a sign which we missed, but we entered the right hand door to... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

On visiting 1861 for Lunch today I must say that I had one of the best restaurant experience I have ever had. I use the word 'experience' as from the moment we stepped through the door into the Chic Lounge, we were greeted by the female Owner and made to feel most welcome. On being handed drinks and nibbles of... More 

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Newbridge, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Although we did find it tricky to book because we had a voucher that could only be used on certain times and days , we was pleasantly surprised.. Food is out of this world , with very nice little touches eg olives on arrival , amuse Bouche .. Everything I tasted was full of flavour and presented beautifully . If... More 

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Mardy
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Started with a pleasant drive out into the fabulous Monmouthshire countryside from Mardy. From the moment we arrived the welcome and service could not be faulted. Our choices of lamb and guinea fowl were delicious. My dessert choice offered a superb range of various cheeses which could only have been improved if I was given a small card explaining the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visited 1861 for Sunday lunch and were blown away by the food. I am a vegetarian and had the unique experience of being given a 2 page menu listing vegetarian dishes. The choice was amazing. I started with the broccoli soup with stilton mousse and had goats cheese gnocchi for my main course. My companions had roast lamb (perfectly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 74
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?