The Bell at Skenfrith | Pub in Monmouthshire | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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The Bell at Skenfrith - Pub in Monmouthshire

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Skenfrith, Abergavenny, NP7 8UH, Monmouthshire
Wales, United Kingdom

Sarah Hudson
+44 (0)1600 750235(landline)

Set in a sublime spot surrounded by woods and hills, this chic and romantic inn serves very good food (and produce straight from the garden)

The Bell stands by an ancient stone bridge in a little-known valley with beautiful hills rising behind and a Norman castle paddling in the river a hundred yards from the front door. A sublime spot – and the inn is as good. In the locals' bar you find slate floors, open fires, plump-cushioned armchairs and polished oak. In summer, life decants onto the terrace at the back; priceless views of wood and hill interrupted only by the odd chef pottering past on his way to a rather impressive kitchen garden. Stripped boards in the restaurant give an airy feel, so stop for delicious food served by young, attentive staff, perhaps chicken liver parfait, duck with chorizo and mixed bean cassoulet, and chocolate fondant with caramelised banana and white chocolate ice cream. Finish with a fine cognac – the list is long.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

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Lunch from £5.95. Sunday lunch from £14.95. Dinner, 3 courses, around £38.



Paw prints Bringing your dog
Handy to know:

Secure garden; circular walks from the door. Beware of sheep and cows.

Dog treats:

Dog parlour and towels. Dog treats for well-behaved dogs.

Dog fee:

Dogs £20 per dog per night. Max. 2.

Bringing your dog

Skenfrith, Abergavenny, NP7 8UH, Monmouthshire


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