We have eaten dinner here, as a family, several times and have never been disappointed. The first and most obvious thing about the place, apart from its lovely setting on the edge of this beautiful little town is the friendliness and professionalism of the staff. They manage to provide quality service without the stuffiness so many other inferior establishments in Monmouthshire seem to think passes for ‘style’. Courteous, friendly, professional and not intrusive. They even serve from the correct side and know how to pronounce ‘Scallop’. The Head Waiter is a charming professional who is attentive, knowledgeable and helpful.
The restaurant is well set out with plenty of space between the tables, which are ample in size for a party of four. A significant irritant in so many other places is the size of table and proximity to other diners. The ‘pack em in and pile em high’ ethos of some other places I could mention…. but shall not, is not followed here. The bar is intimate and welcoming with deep comfortable seating, perfect for an aperitif or quiet after dinner drink.
On a par with the service is the quality of the food. The menu varies appropriately with the seasons and we have not yet had a single disappointment. The food is not over ambitious and the quality is the result of a really good chef using the best of ingredients. Someone who cares about the food.
This is a great, great place for dinner. I recommend it for anyone liking good quality, locally produced and properly cooked and served food.
Amazingly the prices are highly competitive and many a pub in Monmouthshire will charge you more for a meal than will the Glen-yr-Afon. The wine list is excellent… many a bottle outside of my price range but many well within.
First Class but don’t tell anyone about it because it will get too busy.
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