Food & Drink

Great food and a wonderful dining experience in the heart of the Welsh countryside, just two miles from Monmouth and the Wye Valley. The Stonemill offers superb food, wine and hospitality with traditional values and a modern twist.

The Stone Mill Restaurant, Rockfield, Monmouth, Monmouthshire NP25 5SW Telephone : 01600 716273

This 17th-century farmhouse and inn has quickly gained a reputation for culinary excellence. Food is very much to the fore. The local suppliers provide the ingredients. From Herefordshire asparagus to Welsh pork and beef, ducks and poultry from Chepstow or line caught local trout. The bar, with beams and a wood-burner, offers a good selection of beers and spirits and a sound wine list.

The Inn at Penallt, Penallt, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, NP25 4SE Telephone :01600 772765

The Bell at Skenfrith in Monmouthshire, a former 17th century coaching inn on the banks of the River Monnow, has eleven individually decorated bedrooms and is one of Wales's finest restaurant with rooms. Whether you are looking for a peaceful few days in the country away from it all, a romantic escape or long walks in some wild, totally unspoiled quiet welsh countryside and delicious locally produced food, then this is the place for you.

The Bell at Skenfrith, Monmouthshire NP7 8UH Telephone : 01600 750235

Winner of the best Gastro-pub award (National Restaurant Awards, 2010/2011), The Hardwick comes highly recommended by food critics throughout the UK. The original country pub, built in the 1800s has now been extended with 8 luxurious guestrooms, a new bar and private dining facilities.

The Hardwick, Old Raglan Road, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire NP7 9AA Telephone : 01873 854220

The Crown at Whitebrook established in 1971, gained its first Michelin star in 2007 and it has retained this ever since. Set in a C17th drover’s inn in three acres of tranquil landscaped Monmouthshire gardens and surrounded by forest views, The Crown is one of just four restaurants in Wales to hold a Michelin star it offers a modern British menu with classical French disciplines.

The Crown, Near Whitebrook, Near Monmouth, Monmouthshire NP25 4TX Telephone : 01600 860254

The Carpenters Arms is traditional country pub serving excellent locally sourced food and a varied bar including local real ales. Located between Monmouth and Chepstow in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Carpenters Arms, Llanishen, Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 6QH Telephone : 01600 860812

The Raglan Arms is located in the heart of the peaceful rural village of Llandenny between Usk and Raglan. There has been a pub in Llandenny since 1852 and Giles Cunliffe moved here in 2005. They offer an informal pub surrounding with an emphasis on good food, wine and beer.

The Raglan Arms, Llandenny, Usk, Monmouthshire NP15 1DL Telephone : 01291 690 800

The Walnut Tree offers proper dining and drinking in an informal setting; for a glass of good wine with a plate of something, through to a full lunch or dinner. The menu is based on personal taste, sound cooking techniques and excellent ingredients (local where feasible).

The Walnut Tree, Llanddewi Skirrid, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire NP7 8AW Telephone : 01873 852797