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The Rock and Fountain Inn

Llanvaches road | Penhow, NP26 3YD, Wales
+44 1633 400297
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Ranked #118 of 246 restaurants in Monmouthshire
Price range: $17 - $17
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We are a family friendly exceedingly good priced restaurant with a well stocked bar, ample car parking spaces and disabled access and facilities.
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English first
Wales, UK
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Having been to the Stuffed Dormouse several times we went for to the R&F for celebration meal! All good restaurants have their bad nights and I think this was one! After waiting we had to ask to be shown to out table and then waited a further 20+ minutes for our order to be taken. Almost everything we wanted was... More

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Gareth L, Owner at The Rock and Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the review coxdodd. Some reviewers get my goat when they don't understand what goes on behind the scenes of running a restaurant. Firstly the restaurant up the road is closed for a week so we had a massive influx of customers on the Monday evening. Hence the girls were overworked. But they did brilliantly. The only thing you... More

Aberdare, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We have dined here about 6 times since the restaurant reopened in June and each visit has been superb. The food staff and ambiance are second to none

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Gareth L, Owner at The Rock and Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your kind review Chris. It's always great to see returning customers. And I hope we continue to meet your standards Regards More

Chepstow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Have eaten here twice in four weeks and the food has been excellent. The set menu changed between visits giving great variety. Between is have enjoyed crab, lobster, prawns, beef steaks, duck, Brie/cranberry parcel, all very good quality. I had rib-eye steak first visit and a sirloin second visit. Both cooked perfectly medium rare rare for me. Friendly service though... More

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Gareth L, Owner at The Rock and Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks armt for your kind review. To call us the best restaurant in the locality is a great honour and we hope we continue producing the goods. Regards More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Visited today for Sunday lunch, couldn't believe the quality, serrvice and value. The best Sunday lunch we've had in ages. Will be regular visitors now!

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Newport, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a beautiful building with lots of character in a beautiful setting. As it's very local to us we were very excited to try it for lunch. We had heard a couple of poor reviews about the service but that didn't put us off trying at all - we really wanted it to be fab. My husband had the... More

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Gareth L, Owner at The Rock and Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Hello Denise and thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry you didn't enjoy your meal here and I will look into the service you received. I must say tho that none of our staff have love bites on their necks. If so they wouldn't have been working. We hope you give us another try and hope it's a... More

Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We visited on a Friday evening having read an article on the family and Gareth's vision of locally sourced food at affordable prices. The restaurant was full with a great atmosphere. Unfortunately some staff hadn't turned up but there was only a short delay for our table and we were not in a rush. We were shown to our table... More

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Gareth L, Owner at The Rock and Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Maily for your great review. I am very happy you enjoyed your visit and your meal. The service will improve from now on because we welcome two good friends of ours who have decided to join us. Hope to see you again soon Regards More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Yes the food and value for money are so good that we have been four times already. There is a choice of 5 or 6 starters and 5 or 6 mains but the menu changes weekly and can even change on the night so you can usually find something different to eat. Last nights fish of the day was a... More

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Gareth L, Owner at The Rock and Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much Ray and Eileen for your kind review. We are very happy you enjoyed your meal. This week we have two staff joining us that I have worked with before so it will improve the service greatly. We hope to see you back very soon Regards More

wales
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Went hear with friends had a lovely meal. Lovely to the place open again !! The only thing if I was to be picky, my husband had steak and so did our friends husband the waitress must have give the wrong steaks out as my husband had the well done one, the men could not swap as the other person... More

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Gareth L, Owner at The Rock and Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Hi Taffy and thank you for the review. I am personally sorry to hear about the steak mix up and reassure you I would have cooked two more to replace them. I will look into why myself or heather weren't told to come and see you at the table. we hope this doent deter you from returning. regards More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

We went to the Rock & Fountain last Friday evening for the two course set menu. It was excellent value for money and the we enjoyed the food. The steak was very well cooked and the oreo cheesecake was lovely. It was also nice to see adventurous meats on the menu, even though I wasn't brave enough to try it... More

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Gareth L, Owner at The Rock and Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Hi lucwill and many thanks for the review. We have had a great response from the local residents as well as people from far and wide. we hope to see you back soon regards More

Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My wife and I visited for the first time on spec. after being informed of its opening only a short time ago, we were told by friends that it was excellent, this description did not do it justice, we would say superb, and so did diners we spoke to, friendly and well informed staff, great selection of wines,beers and spirits... More

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Gareth L, Owner at The Rock and Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Hi carpo and thanks for the review. It would be great to win some awards as restaurant of the month. Hope to see you back soon regards More

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