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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, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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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

The quality of the food and the service is not compromised by the low cost - two course meal for £10 ( steaks carry a premium) We have eaten here several times, as a couple and in larger groups and it never fails to please. We have not yet tried Sunday lunch here (still the same cost for two... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Cassie641791
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The quality of the food and the service is not compromised by the low cost - two course meal for £10 ( steaks carry a premium) We have eaten here several times, as a couple and in larger groups and it never fails to please. We have not yet tried Sunday lunch here (still the same cost for two courses)... More 

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Thank Cassie641791
Newport, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You'll struggle to find better value for money in Newport and the surrounding areas. Eaten here several times now and have yet to have a bad experience. It's always busy so booking is a must. I would strongly suggest booking at least a couple of days in advance, even during midweek. If you like steaks I recommend the lava stone... More 

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1 Thank Matthew C
Gareth L, Owner at The Rock and Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Mathew for a great review We strive to be the best value for money establishment in our area and are always pleased to read such kind words! Hope to see you again soon! Regards More 

Portskewett, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have eaten here several times. They offer a two course meal for £10 which is great value and the food has always been delicious.

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Thank BritsAbroad1309
Gareth L, Owner at The Rock and Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks Britsabroad for your kind review We hope you enjoy many more great visits here Regards More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely brilliant place to eat. I was taken there for my birthday and was not keen on the idea as I had eaten there years ago as a kid. However it was brilliant ! such a lovely venue, decorated lovely, service was amazing and friendly, food was wonderful and it was all at a Great price !! Heading there again... More 

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3 Thank Paddyo14
Gareth L, Owner at The Rock and Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Thanks paddy for your kind review! I am typing this on Sunday evening so I hope you enjoyed your visit on the weekend also Regards More 

Chepstow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met up with friends and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Food was of a high quality and the service was good but not intrusive. We're going back with our family in March for a special event so I'm hoping that the experience will be repeated

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Thank MDDG_12
Gareth L, Owner at The Rock and Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Hi Mddg and many thanks for a great review. We hope you enjoy many more visits to our establishment! Regards More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with friends Saturday afternoon for a meal. I must say that the chicken was bland not up to its normal standard. There was not much taste to it I had to add some salt and pepper but still no taste. Gareth have you changed your supplier I thought that it was a one off last time but no... More 

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Thank ann327
Gareth L, Owner at The Rock and Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Hi Anne and thank you for your review We haven't changed suppliers on our produce at all so I'm surprised the chicken tastes different. We hope you enjoy your next visit Regards More 

Magor, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here yesterday for a family get together and was expecting pretentious food at inflated prices. How wrong could I be!!! The restaurant was all you could ask for, warm, spacious with a lovely atmosphere, the service was second to none with all 21 people in our party getting their food quickly, all at the same time and served lovely... More 

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

Thank you Lee for your kind review We are chuffed that all 21 of you enjoyed your meal with us! Regards More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten here on several occasions, today it was my husbands birthday so we had Sunday lunch which was very disappointing. We opted for chicken which came covered in beef gravy with a massive Yorkshire pudding! No stuffing such a simple thing to do. Accompanying vegetables very poor - pre cut carrots , cabbage & broccoli & not a... More 

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Thank Alexjones2
Gareth L, Owner at The Rock and Fountain Inn, responded to this review

Hi Alex Sorry you didn't like beef gravy on your chicken and you could of asked for extra vegetables, as we would rather send out fresh hot extra veg than give out loads and throw most of it away if not eaten. And as for FROZEN chips... We have NEVER served them or frozen potatos so I strongly recommend you... More 

Chepstow, Wales, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful decor, lovely welcoming log fire. Staff very pleasant. Thought food a little over priced. Portions not very big.

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

Hi Cynthia and thanks for the positive comments on the staff and decor. But you mention you thought we are over priced??? Two fantastic courses for just £10 !!! Starters like dressed crab and carpaccio of beef followed by mains consisting of Welsh lamb chops and the biggest pork chop in Gwent, I would hardly say that's overpriced and small... More 

Chepstow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely superb..couldn't fault anything. Both my hubby and I had different to start and for main.course. It was all fabulous. Cooked to perfection.. Defiantly be booking again. You have most certainly got the whole package right.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 14
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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