The Crown

“Family-run free house with fine views” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

PANTYGELLI, MONMOUTHSHIRE

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Our View

A charming family-run free house dating from the 16th century, The Crown has fine views of Skirrid known also as Holy Mountain. Walkers and cyclists love it, but it’s a genuine community pub too, serving Bass, Rhymney, Wye Valley HPA and guest real ales.

The Crown
Old Hereford Road, PANTYGELLI, NP7 7HR
Phone : 01873 853314

Features

Children
  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
Facilities
  • Free Wifi
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
Opening Times
  • Open all year

About The area

Discover Monmouthshire

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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