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“Rather Special”

The Walnut Tree Inn
Ranked #3 of 105 Restaurants in Abergavenny
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: old pub conversion set in attractive Welsh countryside. Formerly a famous Italian restaurant but now the platform for chef Shaun Hill's style of cooking
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Shaun Hill is a bright star in the galaxy of British Chefs and cooks divinely in this small country inn in the heart of the beautiful Monmouthshire countryside.

To enjoy fully the experience of our dinner and the outstanding wine list we stayed in the charming adjacent cottage which has friendly and inquisitive sheep as neighbours as well as the looming presence of Skirrid Mawr.

The dining room is simply but elegantly furnished and the service friendly but very well informed; our waiter did not have to go to ask chef what was in the fish bourride; she knew, exactly.

The menu was interesting and unusual. We had veal and sweetbreads, turbot and lobster pudding; both delicious. However the truly remarkable dish was the first course fish bourride, with a rare intensity and subtlety of flavour.

After lingering over the wine it was a short walk through gardens to the cottage and its huge comfortable beds and the prospect of the morning and the do-it-yourself breakfast in the kitchen.

Would we have room for the smoked salmon, ham, eggs and cereals? Yes, I'm afraid we did!

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Thank JudithBristolUK
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

I asked for the Skirt beef with ox cheek to be cooked well done & it came pink. I asked them to cook it for longer which they did & the waitress then mentioned, thats the way its suppose to be & they dont cook it well done. OK! thanks for letting me know b4 I ordered! It was tough & chewy. expensive for what you get. Posh restaurant if u have the cash!

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Great welcome and fabulous food which, relaxed and cheerful atmosphere which was added to with a power cut but food and excellent wervice went on.

Thank BunMatthews
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We've been meaning to go to this restaurant for a very long time. We went there off the cuff mid week and manged to get a table for two. Considering it was a Tuesday it was busy. I felt slightly underdressed as we had not planned to go. The staff were friendly and reassured us that its not a stuffy restaurant but somewhere relaxed and pleasant that offers excellent food and it was. My husband and I opted for the A la carte menu opposed to the lunch special. It was delicious and highly recommended.

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Thank Wendy893
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We had eaten at Shaun Hill's previous Restaurant in Ludlow and loved it so were keen to try the Walnut Tree. The food and service (in fact the whole experience) were fantastic. We only had 3 days away but ate here on 2 of them it was so good.

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Thank Mike A
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