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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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Good for:
Dining on a budget

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Food

My partner and I went there on the 25th March, booked a table and my advice would be to book even during the week as it's busy. Staff were very helpful. Food came, I had lamb for starters and to be honest I could have eaten that again, even for my main meal. I had steak for my main which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Freemm
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Gloucestershire
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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147 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Gloucestershire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My partner and I went there on the 25th March, booked a table and my advice would be to book even during the week as it's busy. Staff were very helpful. Food came, I had lamb for starters and to be honest I could have eaten that again, even for my main meal. I had steak for my main which... More 

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Melksham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent service and choice of food ,very good value for money,well worth the visit.We were a party of 25 and we were given a room to ourselves that made the evening so much more private.

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Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

9 of us sat down to a stunning meal at fantastic prices - most of us had 3 courses for under £20 per head including drinks! All Food cooked to perfection - lovely surroundings and great hosts (Gareth & Heather) - Will definitely return Thanks for a great evening

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Coventry, UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

A great pub restaurant, unusual menu, very good prices. Not the usual pub food menu, but very good. Worth a look, you'll be pleased with your meal.

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south wales
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited on a Friday night with family, service was very slow from the start and we had to wait over 20 minutes for our drinks. We were told prior to booking there would be a vegetarian special along with another vegetarian choice but there was only a pasta dish suitable for vegetarians and my husband remarked that he could have... More 

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

Thank you for your review and we are Sorry becca that we didn't meet your high expectations. There are a few niggle things I would like to put straight tho. As we were extremely busy that night you may have had to wait for your drinks. The last meal to come out of the kitchen was my fault as I... More 

wales
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Delicious meal. Large portions and well prepared and presented. Variety of starters, we chose the crab and also garlic mushrooms in cream, Mains were roasts and a veggie choice I think. Asked for mixed meats and this was no problem. Desserts were £4.50 extra, lots of choice and again huge portions which you could opt to take home if you... More 

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south wales
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

6 of us went here for friends birthday its a very nice place offers good value for money on a limited menu food was very nice and staff welcoming and friendly, its a very nice eating here and pleasant atmosphere

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Visited the Rock and Fountain for Mother's Day. We were surprised to find the 2 for £10 offer in place on an occasion when most places ramp up the price. We enjoyed a mix of starters.....generous dressed crab, garlic mushrooms and warming soup. The bread was nice and fresh. We followed roast dinners....generous portions of nicely cooked pork, beef and... More 

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Newport
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I read with interest a recent review of this restaurant. I visited the restaurant on Friday 27th February. The atmosphere was good as was the magician and on the whole my husband and I had a good evening. However, there was not a vegetarian starter and only one vegetarian main course offered on the menu as the other review mentioned.... More 

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

Hello Elizabeth. We are slightly bemused by your review as you both enjoyed your evening yet you rated the experience as poor? Please tell me what animal product is in my pesto because that has also confused me. Sorry if your fish was overcooked. As for our menu now we have 3 veggie options on starters and on mains. Why... More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We went to the Rock and Fountain today for our anniversary. We had previously been here a few years ago when it was a pub and had always had good food but then it became an Italian and the service became awful so we stopped coming. However, I am so glad we decided to try here again as we had... 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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