The Hardwick

“Compellingly simple cooking in revamped country pub” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

ABERGAVENNY, MONMOUTHSHIRE

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Our Inspector's view

Hard at work in a revamped old inn just outside Abergavenny is Stephen Terry, a chef with a wealth of experience at the sharp end of the restaurant biz. Food is unpretentious, mood-enhancing stuff. Set lunches and Sunday lunch are a cut above the norm.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

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2 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
The Hardwick
Old Raglan Road, ABERGAVENNY, NP7 9AA
Phone : 01873 854220

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 100
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 10
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 30
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 11
  • Cuisine style: Modern British

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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