The Anchor Inn
“Great views of Tintern Abbey” - AA Inspector
TINTERN PARVA, MONMOUTHSHIRE
By the River Wye, with fine views of the world-famous Tintern Abbey, this stone-built inn, once the abbey grainstore, dates back to the 12th century. Sympathetically restored and developed, this ancient building now offers more room, a garden terrace and a reconfigured restaurant with a centrepiece real log fire. In the newly expanded bar area, locally brewed ales from Kingstone in Tintern itself and Wye Valley stand shoulder to shoulder with up to three local ciders. Once the ferryman’s cottage and boat house, the restaurant showcases local produce in burgers and grilled steaks and chicken; beef, ale and mushroom pie; local pork and leek sausages; fish pie with vegetables; and three-bean chilli with rice. Finish with cherry and apple oat crumble. Best views of the abbey are from the Orangery.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Main course from: £1
- Open all year
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About the area
In their bid to control the borderlands of Monmouthshire – also known as the Marches – the Normans built a triangle of castles: Grosmont, Skenfrith and White. At first, they were simple wooden structures strengthened by earthworks, but when the lively Welsh refused to stop attacking them, it was decided more permanent fortresses were needed. All three are worth a visit and the views from the battlements at White Castle over the surrounding countryside to the Black Mountains are stunning, as is all the scenery in this area – consisting of a patchwork of low hills, hidden valleys, fields criss-crossed with hedgerows and small belts of woodland.
Monmouth itself makes a great base to explore the beautiful Wye Valley, as well as being known as the home of Rockfield Studios, where Queen recorded Bohemian Rhapsody in 1975. The largest town in the county, Abergavenny is creating a name for itself as the foodie capital of the Usk Valley, and has held a weekly cattle market on the same site since 1863. Its location just six miles from the English border means it’s often described as the ‘gateway to Wales’.
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