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Tredegar, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here on Saturday with my boyfriend. Friendly welcome when we arrived. Beautiful building and very cosy. We were first sat in the 'snug' while we waited until 6pm to go to our table. Was lovely and relaxing in there. The lady took our order - we both ordered a curry only for the lady to tell us the chef,... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We escaped from the well below average food offered at Maes Manor and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening at the Rock. Definitely worth the trip down the hill (and in less tnan comfortable footwear!!). Freshly prepared and tasty pub fare- great local fish and steaks. Hosts verry frendly and chatty. Would definitely reccommend.

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The friendliness and attention we received from Paul and Jennifer was also matched by their attention to detail and professionalism - a winning combination. The room was not only clean and well equipped but had nice touches like complimentary bottled waters and bathrobes usually only seen in 5 star hotels . Fresh flowers around the place and a feel good... More 

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Coverntry
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

I must start by saying the landlord and landlady (Jennifer and Paul if I recall correctly) were very pleasant and friendly despite various reviews claiming the opposite. I will caveat this however that they do have a very familiar approach and whilst I personally was comfortable with their service style, others may take it differently. This review pertains to their... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

yes we went twice in two days as we wanted to try lunch as well as dinner. there were six first time and 10 second visit. family time was easy here they made you feel welcome . Food! well all chips were fresh cooked and boiling all meals tasted nice no one left anything, does that say it all NO... More 

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Worksop
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely 2 night stay here spring bank hol weekend. Our room was very clean and attention to detail is apparent. The only downside I would say is the shower with shower curtain (my pet hate I'm afraid) . The breakfast room was really a lovely idea well stocked if there wasn't anything you liked well there's something wrong... More 

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Went out for a meal with friends who we haven't seen for a while. They chose the restaurant as I am normally too fussy! Food was to a very high standard served quickly as well. I had a rib eye steak and to say I am fussy with my steak would be an understatement. The cut was very good and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

I went here with a couple of friends. I've been a few times and the food is always excellent. The 3 of us had different meals which we all enjoyed immensely . Well worth a visit if you are near. They also do a 2 course lunch time menu for £10. Excellent value .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

A Superb venue to meet up with friends for Lunch or an evening meal. I have tried the mushroom rissotto, Sunday dinners and the Steak and could not find fault with anything. Plenty of comfy seating and it also has a small outside seating area which is great in the Summer. The food is served quite quickly by friendly staff... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

my husband and i poped in to the rock on the off chance that they had a table what lovely staff very wellcoming and polite we were seated straight away and once we had ordered our meals arrived soon after very happy with the service and quality of the food thanks very much pat

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Your hosts Paul and Jennifer Taylor extend a warm welcome to you here at The Rock. The former winners of the Enterprise Inns National Pub of the year competition have put their plans to emigrate down-under on hold. Having taken on the tenancy of The Rock in July, they have completely refurbished the entire hostelry throughout. We offer an elegant, well stocked bar, choice of real ales, interesting selection of wines and some old fashioned soft drinks which all catch the eye as you approach. The menu is comprehensive, predominantly fresh food based, catering for both those on the move lunchtimes, as well as those who prefer to linger. Our specials are innovative and changed regularly. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Rock

Address: Tredegar Road, Blackwood NP12 1DD, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > South Wales > Caerphilly County > Blackwood
Price Range: $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Rock 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
The Rock Blackwood, Wales
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