When we left home we had no intention of going here. However when my other half didn’t want to go to the place I had picked, we decided to head for Tredunnock. Well to say this is miles away from anywhere is almost an understatement – it has a Usk postcode but is quite a distance from the town itself.
When we arrived it was very quiet – only 2 others seemed to be present, however we were well received by the young lady who appeared in charge. We were shown to the lounge area offered drinks and the menu and after a while others arrived but it was not busy.
Obviously the place has had a lot spent on it and no doubt it is busier in the evenings especially when the rooms are also taken.
The menu had lots of interesting choices and combinations; it was really difficult to choose because I wanted to try everything!!! There were also a couple of sharing starters which is unusual to see of a menu of this class.
We were given a window table with views over the river – yes the view itself was worth the visit.
For starters I had Salmon Three Ways (Homecured treacle salmon, salmon rillettes and smokehouse salmon with a soft boiled quails egg in the middle – this was served similar to a scotch egg) – this indeed was excellent. Chrissy had the Mushroom and White Truffle Risotto which was also very good.
Main course – well there were dishes from the land or sea or the land and sea mixed together as well as from the Charcoal Grill. We choose to share the Cote de Boeuf. Again this dish you do not see very often. It was served with VERY BIG CHIPS (wow!!!!) half a tomato, large mushroom and we ordered Béarnaise Sauce as extra. This was really great and there were even to many chips for me!!!
Dessert – well we were not going to have a dessert because we were full. Oh how weak we are but I am so pleased I was weak – I had the Chocolate Temptation which is served with warm chocolate sauce – goodness knows how many calories it was but it was to die for!!! Chrissy has the Pineapple Refresher which she enjoyed very much but in the end it was too much for her and not even I could finish her dessert.
When we departed there were about 12 others there – shame not busier for a Saturday lunchtime.
The food was excellent, the service was excellent the location was excellent, what more could one ask for?
Well, it could be nearer to home and a little nearer to home but I guess you cannot have everything!!! What a great find.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Newbridge sits in an enviable and idyllic location on the bank of the river Usk. Just ten minutes drive from the historic town of Caerleon, famous for sites such as the amphitheatre and barracks, Romany Legionary Museum and Fortress Baths. Renowned for its award winning menu and extensive list of fine wines, and with the addition of 6 beautifully appointed bedrooms makes The Newbridge the perfect setting for lunch, dinner or an overnight stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Newbridge On Usk Hotel Tredunnock