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The Rock and Fountain Inn

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Llanvaches Road, Penhow, Caldicot NP26 3YD, Wales
+44 1633 400297
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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  • 100
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  • 35
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  • 11
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent value for money with menu changing regularly

We have eaten here many times. Cant agree with people who have reviewed awful food. The last visit was for a roast dinner which was excellent. Two of our party had steak, and yes the hot plate is novel, but if you want the steak "rare" there is no place to put it when its done! it just keeps... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Wales
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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Newport, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We visited the Rock and fountain to join the celebration of the golden wedding of our friends John and Jackie Beck. With a large party and many diners downstairs we were apprehensive of the service and how hot the food would be. Our concerns was soon dispelled, as the food was served very quickly by extremely friendly smiley staff. What... More 

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Caldicot, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Held our Golden Wedding Anniversary party at the Rock & Fountain yesterday in the function room upstairs. There were 32 people in our party, & the room was plenty big enough for all. We were served by very pleasant staff, & everyone commented at the high quality of the food. Several of our guests will be booking for future family... More 

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Wales
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Had a wonderful time and a fabulous meal her on sunday. Great service, friendly and helpful staff and superb quality food. Very happy and impressed. So much so we are going again on Monday for the steak!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

We visited The Rock & Fountain for a large (12 plus) family celebration of a Golden Wedding Anniversary. We arrived early and were warmly greeted & shown to our table with a drinks order placed. A very relaxed food service continued with our order taken, food arrived swiftly and didn't disappoint. Younger members were given their meals with our starters... More 

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Wales
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We have eaten here many times. Cant agree with people who have reviewed awful food. The last visit was for a roast dinner which was excellent. Two of our party had steak, and yes the hot plate is novel, but if you want the steak "rare" there is no place to put it when its done! it just keeps cooking!... More 

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Caldicot, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Booked a family birthday and had the 'luxury' of the Library room upstairs, absolutely fantastic to mark any occasion where a few more of you may be dining. Felt like eating in a Michelin starred restaurant with, not pub prices, but cheaper and more on par with a fast food chain, how so cheap, I'll never know. Even the 'fillet... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We decided to try the Rock and Fountain for lunch today after having seen an advertisement in our local magazine. We had eaten here before a few times some years previously when it was under different ownership and we were not very impressed and so it had disappeared from our radar. We often eat out on a Saturday lunch time... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Me and a few others thought we would give this a try for ourselves after hearing mixed reviews. Upon arrival we was quickly seated to our table by the waitress with an Australian accent. I would like to add that she is extremely professional and a delight to yourselves. However, near our table was another waitress who was young, she... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was my second visit to this restaurant. On the previous occasion I was with a party of 12 but this time it was just four, celebrating my fathers birthday. We booked well in advance (2weeks prior) as we knew it would be busy at the time we would want to be there. The chances of walking in and getting... More 

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is our second visit to this restaurant and what great value for some fantastically cooked food. Two courses for £10 and there was a wide variety to choose from. Staff were friendly and very attentive and I would recommend this great restaurant to anyone.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Llanvaches Road, Penhow, Caldicot NP26 3YD, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Monmouthshire  >  Caldicot  >  Penhow
  • Phone Number: +44 1633 400297

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 15
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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