Sir Fynwy

The Horse and Jockey, Pontymoel

A 500 year old inn located on the Usk road about a mile from Pontypool.  It is a thatched building standing opposite St Michael church and during the 17th century was used as a vicarage.  Formerly known as the Jockey or the Jockey Pitch.

Tradition has it the Horse and Jockey was a popular haunt for the thirsty ironworkers of nearby Pontypool.

The interior has been much changed over the years and the oldest part of the inn is the lounge, which has a low beamed ceiling and inglenook.

The New Inn, Pwllmeyric

A popular watering hole on the A 48 and dating back to at least the 16th century and has Tudor arch doorway which separated the hall and parlour rooms. 

Tradition has it that the New Inn was built by the bishops of Llandaff for pilgrims who owned land at nearby Mathern.

The Ship, Raglan

Located on the High Street and dating back to the early 17th century which has an attractive cobbled forecourt.  The central fireplace is said to have been brought to the Ship from Raglan Castle.  A brick bake oven can be seen at the back of the fireplace.  Four large trusses hold up the roof.  The oldest part of the inn include the dining room and the main bar. 

Greatly refurbished over the years with the adjoining shop being incorporated into the Ship which led to its becoming one of the largest inns in Wales at the time. 

Cross Keys, Usk

The white washed Cross Keys is the oldest pub in Usk dating back to the 1600s and stands on the site of an earlier building.  Thatched in earlier times with the interior consist of two main rooms with a bar in between which has a fireplace.  Stone steps lead down to a cellar from the dining room.  An inglenook is located in the lounge and has a carved oak mantelpiece.

The King's Arms, Abergavenny

The King’s Arms is said to date to the late 16th century located in Abergavenny which prides itself on being called the ‘gateway to Wales’.  Much of the area where the pub stands has been much redeveloped and the public house is gives an indication of what the town would have looked like in earlier times.

Tradition has it the colourful coat of arms on the outside wall is a commemoration of a visit by Charles II. 

Has its own restaurant and brewery.

The Rock and Fountain Inn, Penhow

A 17th century former coaching inn located close to the village of Penhow.  In former times mail coaches stopped here on their journey from London to Cardiff with the barn used to house straw and fodder.  Now the barn is used for various functions.

Refurbished with a £1m renovation during 2010 but retaining much of its original character.

Serving real ale.

The Piercefield, St Arvans

Former coaching inn dating back to the 18th century and located close to Chepstow Racecourse.  Name of pub derives from nearby Piercefield Park.

A former Brewers Fayre pub but now owned by S.A. Brains & Company.  Refurbished at the beginning of 2012 making it an open planned establishment but still retaining many of its original features.

A real ale establishment.

Three Salmons Hotel, Usk

Gwesty dwy seren sy’n 300 mlwydd oed wedi’i lleoli yng nghanol tref farchnad Brynbuga. Man delfrydol i archwilio dyffryn Y Wysg trwy gerdded neu bysgota.

Cedwir gwinoedd o bob ran o’r byd yn y seler wych.

Ar un adeg bu’n man cyfarfod I’r Wye Valley Otterhounds.

Defnyddir cynnyrch lleol yn y bwyty.

The Tredegar Arms, Shirenewton

Located on the village square.  Museum like interiors which includes an impressive collection of sugar tongs and farm implements adorn the walls. 

Serving real ales.

The King of Prussia, Abergavenny

An old coaching inn located on the old Abergavenny to Raglan road.  The inn is believed to have been named after Frederick the Great but during the 1914 war the patriotic landlord changed ‘Prussia’ to ‘Russia’ as they were allies.  The original name was replaced after the war.
Large beer garden to the rear and also a children’s play area.

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