Eating and Drinking

Although we’ve called this section Eating and Drinking there’s no great division in the foodie heart of Abergavenny and all the places listed below are as happy to serve you an excellent meal as they are to serve you a pint. We’re aware that most people use Trip Advisor to make their choices and there are many fine places in and around the town but these are some we’ve sampled and enjoyed ourselves on a regular basis.

The Crown at Pantygelli The pub is a lovely free house which has gone from strength to strength and now regularly features in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide. As well as up to 5 real ale hand pumps you may also find at least one beer tapped straight from the barrel during the summer months.

The Clytha Arms Now in its 24th year of trading with Andrew & Bev at the helm this country pub, with its warm friendly atmosphere open log fires, sofas and settles makes for an inviting comfortable pub & restaurant., Voted Country Pub of the Year 2015, 2014 and 2011 while highly commended in 2012 by CAMRA.

Abergavenny Hotel In the centre of town the bar is a heart-warming place to chat, celebrate or simply unwind. Its eclectic style combines antique furniture with leather sofas, a slate floor and soft lighting, old fireplaces, attractive artworks and memorabilia.

The Angel Hotel Built in 1829 as a coaching inn, and decorated with contemporary artworks is a 1-minute walk from Abergavenny Castle. The Foxhunter bar is a prime spot for locals enjoying the bar’s old world feel with a modern twist – and a blend of contemporary art. There are local ales and ciders on offer as well as cocktails.

Kings Arms Set in a late 16th-century coaching inn, this shabby-chic hotel with original architectural features is a 2-minute walk from Abergavenny Market and a 2-minute walk from Abergavenny Castle

The Walnut Tree Two miles east of Abergavenny. Shaun Hill offers Michelin starred dining and drinking in an informal setting. There are around 20 tables simply laid. The restaurant seats up to 70 diners and opens from Tuesday to Saturday, lunchtime and evening.

The Hardwick Stephen Terry’s fine dining pub/restaurant 10 minutes drive from Abergavenny: Michel Roux’s “favourite restaurant in Wales”

The Bear at Crickhowell A short drive to a lovely little town and a welcoming pub restaurant at the end. Built in 1432 The Bear has been owned by the same family for years and regulars return time and again for the food, drink, and atmosphere.

The Griffin at Felin Fach The Griffin seems to envelop those who enter it with a sense of welcome and calm. With its network of rooms downstairs, an open firs connecting the |Library and Bar, the Tack Room with its own fire and of course the Aga Room. You won’t be disappointed.

The Whitebrook Half an hour’s drive (perhaps taking in county town of Monmouth en route) will get you to the Michelin starred Whitebrook and Chris Harrod’s wonderful food and wine.

Eating In

Despite Fairlea Grange having everything you need to cater for yourselves you might want caterers to cook for you. If so here are some we’re happy to recommend:

Sugar Loaf Catering – 014955793325

Pav’s Kitchen – 01873 859026

Now you’ve taken a look, if you like what you see, BOOK NOW by calling Lewis on 01600 772929 or email