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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Disappointing for meat-eaters, and hostile to vegetarians.

Living in Newport, your dining expectations are always low. Pizza Express is as good as it gets, and we were excited by Nando's. I was dubious at the outset as this establishment has changed hands a lot. It was worse than I'd imagined. A big fuss is made about the steaks and yet every diner found... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
HelenNewp
via mobile
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Living in Newport, your dining expectations are always low. Pizza Express is as good as it gets, and we were excited by Nando's. I was dubious at the outset as this establishment has changed hands a lot. It was worse than I'd imagined. A big fuss is made about the steaks and yet every diner found theirs tasteless. The fish... More 

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cardiff
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A superb dining experience. Lovely place, and tasteful decoration. Peroni on tap. After our food Gareth, the head chef came to our table and asked us if we had enjoyed our meal. The service and food was to a high standard. The price is not bad at all. Gareth and heather, and all the staff do a great job. Thanks... More 

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Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

An excellent value menu 2 courses for £10. Great quality& presentation. I'm going there with my family next week ;)

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Our first trip to The Rock and Fountain turned out to be a wonderful lunch, we were met with a smile and a warm welcome, the service provided was excellent. The lunch menu is the standard £10 for two courses a nice blend of starters and main course, well prepared and presented. The lamb chops were outstanding and £3 extra... More 

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usk south wales
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Visited the restaurant recently could not fault it. The food is excellent,staff friendly and cannot do enough for you and the device is faultless.well done a restaurant as it should be.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I have been twice now and as a foodie was amazed to find such well cooked food for such amazing prices and would and have highly reccomend this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Lovely birthday treat with family early in the week.All the food was delicious and great value for money. The service was brilliant too and everyone very attentive. Thanks to Gareth and his team. Will be back soon:-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

After reading mixed reviews of the Rock and Fountain we weren't sure what to expect but we thought that if it was £20 down the drain then so be it ...... but we have just got home from enjoying an amazing meal and can't believe the poor reviews because we could not fault this pub. From the welcoming bar staff... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

We went for a meal on what was quite a busy Tuesday night. The food was excellent and the service was first class. The meals were two courses for £10 with a small supplement for a steak. The steaks were prepared as required and was melt in the mouth tender whilst the pork was melt in the mouth. The meal... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

After reading the bad reviews on here I was dubious about going for a family Sunday lunch. Well, it was one of the tastiest and best value Sunday lunches I've had for years!! My husband said it was the best beef he'd had for a long time and my lamb was delicious. All other family members enjoyed too. The place... More 

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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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