The Whitebrook

“Foraging, flavour and contemporary finesse” - AA Inspector



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The lush Wye Valley that surrounds this whitewashed former drovers’ inn is also the source of a good deal of the menu, such is chef-patron Chris Harrod’s passion for the food on his doorstep. This restaurant with rooms seems to fit organically into its environment and is an unpretentious and relaxing setting for dynamic cooking. There is real vitality to each course – an excellent plate of Cornish brill might be accompanied by sweet and creamy crown prince pumpkin, plump mussels, rainbow chard and garlic chives. Sweet courses like the palate-cleansing blackberry and chamomile with blackcurrant sage are thoughtfully conceived, while ‘Tea & Cake’ is a Great British Menu-winning dish and a stunning end to the meal, every mouthful a different journey. The vegetarian menu is equally creative and compelling, and the wine list includes bottles from organic and biodynamic growers.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

4 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
AA Notable Wine List
The Whitebrook
Phone : 01600 860254


  • Seats: 26
  • On-site parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 6
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: false
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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