Walking through the Bible Pass, across Lord Hereford's knob, Llanthony Priory jumps out of the Black Mountains for the weary traveller. Surprising to find a small pub in the ruins of a Priory, maybe the monks took a pragmatic view of their devotions. Interesting old photos on display in the small bar, not least ancient chestnut trees still growing nearby, salvaged from a captured Spanish galleon in the C16th.
Given the location, maybe best to save dishes like fish for elsewhere, but the Ploughmans and toasted sandwiches we had were excellent. Pleasant local cheese made with beer added taste. Unfortunately seeking a split cheese order to incorporate Welsh Brie, the customer didn't turn out to be right on that one !
From here, move on to check out St Mary's chapel at Capel-y-ffin.More