RestaurantsMonmouthshireUskNP15

survey result

Summary

£65
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Josh & Hannah Byrne’s “remote country pub” punches way above its weight with a “small, exceptional menu that changes every day” of “innovative cuisine”, featuring “bold, delicious flavours” and “locally sourced ingredients, perfectly cooked”. Top Menu Tip – “the deep-fried oysters are a gem”“even if you’re ambivalent about oysters!”

Summary

£65
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “small, atmospheric gastropub in the back of the Welsh beyond” (closest town Usk), opened by Josh & Hannah Byrne four years ago, is “well worth seeking out for its innovative and well-priced food”. A “short (three main courses) and frequently changing menu makes the best of local produce and the chef’s inspiration”, delivering “incredible flavours in deceptively simple dishes”.

Summary

£43
    £
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “fantastic small inn in an unspoiled area” close to the Victorian market town of Usk. Their “obvious passion for ingredients” plays into the “short, well-considered menu” which changes weekly and is, by all accounts, “really good, high-level cooking”.

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Restaurant details

Yes

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£11.50 £20.50 £4.00 £7.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Bettws Newydd, Usk, NP15 1JN
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday6 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑4 pm

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