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Clarkes Restaurant at Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel

Pontypool Road, Usk, Wales
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Ranked #4 of 22 Restaurants in Usk
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 8, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I returned here for a meal for my birthday with my partner and it didn't disappoint. The food was perfect along with the service. This restaurant isn't promoted enough in the local area (I'm an Usk resident) as it is more of a wedding or event venue, but it should be as it's excellent. The dining room had a few... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I am very sorry to have to post a review that is not excellent for this place as I got married here 15 years ago and I have always found it to be excellent. Firstly the staff are amazing but generally the place is looking a little tired and old fashioned. You can't fault the portion sizes, for the £25... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

What other restaurant offers you a choice of how you would like your beef served - rare - medium or well. I don't know of one - I only wish I knew this sooner because we would have been many many times more. As always the service is excellent and with a choice of 5 vegetables. Great selection of starters... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We arrived at 12:15, and were taken to the bar by Matt to get some drinks. Whilst relaxing the menu was brought to us and our choices made. We were then shown to our table and our starters came swiftly. I had the duck starter which was amazing. The main of Sea Bass was cooked to perfection, and the lemon... More

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Cwmbran, Wales, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We visited The Glen yr Afon for the third time on Sunday for lunch expecting to have a lovely meal and we were not disappointed. We love the gardens and surroundings of the hotel and also the unusual architecture. And after a generous three course lunch it's very nice to stroll around Usk town. We enjoyed a drink or two... More

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We did not stay here but we wanted a proper hotel afternoon tea. It was superb. Huge amount of everything. Smashing plateful of simple sandwiches followed by pita bread stuffed with saled and charcuterie, then scones with thick cream and jam and finished off with a stack of cakes, patisseries and other delicacies . All supported by endless cups of... More

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We arranged a family & friends get together to Celebrate a significant birthday. The event was held in the Library , ideal location for a private gathering of 20 or less. Everybody chose of the normal Menu to the extent there where multiple selections of both the Starter & main causes. To the credit of the staff everything was delivered... More

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magor newport
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

My partner and I attended last weekend for the works Christmas party. I have been to the hotel before for a wedding reception so knew that it would be good. I was wrong, it was excellent! Fantastic atmosphere, very tastefully decorated for Christmas, staff were all smiley and engaging, food was very, very good, clearly very established for catering for... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This establishment is easily head and shoulders above the competition in this area, if not Wales. This opinion is speaking from experience, as we have tried quite a number of "pretenders to the throne". We pre-booked lunch a number of weeks ago so that we could celebrate our wedding anniversary this weekend. At that time we were informed that there... More

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Cwmbran, Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful evening at the Glan yr Avon last night to celebrate our wedding anniversary. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very special and very welcome. I had scallops to start whilst my husband had tagliatelle with mushrooms, both of which were delcious and accompanied by some gorgeous cheese and onion... More

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