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“Family Birthday Celebration” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Clarkes Restaurant at Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel

Clarkes Restaurant at Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel
Pontypool Road, Usk, Wales
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Ranked #5 of 21 Restaurants in Usk
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Usk, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Family Birthday Celebration”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We are big fans of Clarks Restaurant at the Glen-Yr -Afon House Hotel! There are many reasons - the excellent & varied choice of dishes on the menu! The friendly & professional service that you receive from ALL members of staff! The indisputably glorious location irrespective of whether you go in spring, summer, autumn or winter! I would recommend Clarks restaurant to anyone & everyone to go try at least once! We as a family have never been disappointed with our meal & all its accompaniments! :)

Visited December 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Celebration”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

What a very friendly, well appointed family run hotel. I have stayed in 5 star hotels with little of the care and attention given by the staff at the Glen yr Afon House Hotel. When we first arrived to when we left everything was superb. The bedroom was 5 star as was the bath room. The bed was comfortable with crisp clean sheets and pillows, and made for a good nights sleep. Breakfast was excellent with a wide choice available: something to suit everyone. This is a place to relax for a short break and enjoy the scenery, and soak up the atmosphere of the old town of Usk. A definite place to revisit and spend more time.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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PWLLHELI
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Sunday with more than classics!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

When you go out with a group, particularly a group of fifty, for Sunday lunch you are never quite sure what fate awaits you! Sunday lunch at this hotel however does restore your faith in the ability of Chef and the staff to take good care of the customer. I was anticipating a menu, with minimal choices, showing the classical roast Sunday menu. This was not to be. From the moment I arrived, with my colleagues, I knew we were going to be well looked after, such was the welcome or croeso we received. When you travel a lot you do, sadly, come across establishments were some staff you first encounter forget that they are all part of the corporate image. There was a choice of five starters, four main courses and five puddings, before cheese and biscuits and coffee came into the equation. I struggled with decision making but abandoned the notion of soup, chicken salad, poached pear and belly pork in favour of a crab and king prawn cake with herb creme fraiche. It was both well presented and a delight to eat. My main course was the roast pork. One could have had beef, smoked haddock or cheese and lentil loaf. Served with a wide and generous selection of vegetables, the meat was succulent and, as should be, the crackling crisp. To complete this feast I opted for the berry fruit meringue roulade and a great choice it was. All those present were delighted with the food and the service. Indeed, by special request, the staff all presented themselves in the dining room in order that they could be thanked in person. With some twenty seven rooms in the hotel this premises beckons you back!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent service provided for a lunch for 40”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

For the last few years, I have organised an annual lunch for around 40 people at the Glen-yr-Afon House hotel, a regular lunch date for a group of retired academics. We have always been offered the ballroom for the event, a lovely airy room with doors out onto the lawn, good for a stroll or pre-lunch drinks when the sun shines. I have always found the staff really helpful and the service at the meal excellent. We have just had another lunch, with a good choice of main courses, to be chosen in advance, and a selection of starters and sweets, chosen on the day, followed by a cheese board. This time, we had sea bass in a nicely flavoured lemongrass and cumin cream sauce or roast lamb, well presented with caramalised shallots and spinach.

However, on this occasion, one of our regular members of the group had sent me a proforma to say he was coming, but it had been lost in the post, so he turned up without either me or the hotel knowing he was to be there! So we had two extra people to accommodate at the last minute; the staff were not phased at all, reorganised the tables and offered an acceptable alternative dish to satisfy our additional couple. Pricing very reasonable for good quality food and 4 courses.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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cardiff
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

We attended a birthday celebration for twenty guests in the Library Room.
Although the hotel was dealing with a wedding reception in another room, the attention, presentation, and quality of food was first class.
The staff were smart, pleasant and very professional.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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