The Whitebrook

“Vibrant seasonal dishes featuring wild and foraged ingredients” - AA Inspector



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The lush Wye Valley setting of The Whitebrook is also the source of much of the produce found on the menu, such is chef-patron Chris Harrod’s passion for the food on his doorstep. This whitewashed former drovers’ inn, now a comfortable restaurant with rooms, seems to fit organically into its environment, in a wonderfully secluded location very much off the beaten track. It’s an unpretentious and relaxing setting for the vibrant, dynamic cooking. There is real vitality to each of the nine courses of the seasonally changing menu – with dishes often incorporating foraged and wild foods. So, maybe start with chalk stream trout, fermented cucumber, wild garlic with garden leaves and flowers, and follow on with Huntersham Farm Ryeland hogget, local leeks, turnips and ramsons. For dessert there could be meadowsweet cake and sorbet with preserved quince. The wine list includes bottles from organic and biodynamic growers.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

4 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
AA Notable Wine List
The Whitebrook
WHITEBROOK, Monmouth, NP25 4TX


  • Seats: 26
  • On-site parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 6
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 2 weeks January
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 10
  • Wines over £30: 145
  • Wines by the glass: 10
  • Cuisine style: Modern British, French
  • Vegetarian menu

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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