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The Groes Wen Inn

Penhow, Caldicot, NP26 3AD +44 1633371764

((((* British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Great meal and service , I had the duck and it was excellent. Well done

Deb Prigg 14 November 2016
from Newport

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With fantastic views over Wentwood in South Wales and a classic design of clean white with black beams, The Groes Wen Inn in Penhow is the ideal country pub. It serves traditional and well-loved pub food, either inside by the cosy log-fire or in the al fresco garden to enjoy the view. Formerly a charming cottage, the eclectic furnishings and squashy sofas aid the feeling of hospitality.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Groes Wen Inn menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Groes Wen Inn ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

While in the peaceful country village of Penhow, The Groes Wen Inn is merely 14 minutes’ drive from Newport.

The Groes Wen Inn

Penhow, Caldicot, NP26 3AD

Contact +44 1633400978
Reservations +44 1633371764

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Customer reviews for The Groes Wen Inn

3.8 ((((* (based on 36 reviews)
83% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (22)
  • lunch (17)
  • value (10)
  • romantic (5)
  • business (4)
  • views (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • large parties (3)
  • private dining (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((( 14 January 2017 by Kate Goodwin from Newport

    Excellent service and food

  • ((((* 8 January 2017 by Paula Caunt from Newport

    Taken to our table very quickly, even though we were early, acknowledged by our server even though she was busy with another table. Served within a reasonable time scale, the food was amazing and staff were pleasant- overall a good dining experience.

  • ((((* 14 November 2016 by Deb Prigg from Newport

    Great meal and service , I had the duck and it was excellent. Well done

  • ((((* 25 October 2016 by Gillian Malcolm from Abercarn

    Very nice meal always consistently good. Service efficient and friendly.

  • ((((( 10 October 2016 by Lawrence Adams from Newport

    Food was excellent but lacked on the drinks

  • ((*** 7 October 2016 by Paul Morgan from Caerleon

    Luckily having eaten here before which i couldn't fault,I hope this was a one off experience! Almost an hour waiting for food,only main course ordered,when we received our lunch the potatoes weren't cooked and the cauliflower cheese was nice but if the cauliflower was cooked it would of been even better!! The platter for two my children would of eaten which for close enough too £25 was a rip off!! And the cheek too charge £5 for 3 extra roast potatoes hmm...being a chef I know how much a sack of potatoes cost so that was a bit cheeky. Hopefully this was a one off as the groes wen is a lovely place and usually has much higher standards

  • ((((( 6 October 2016 by Matthew James from Newport

    Excellent service waitress so friendly & helpful. I did feel sorry for her using a phone for ordering & looking up info as it was so small & she had to trawl through screens. Food was also excellent.

  • ((((( 12 September 2016 by Heather Morgan from Caerleon

    Lovely warm welcome on arrival, very busy with all tables occupied but staff quickly took our drinks order and gave menus. Plenty of choice of meals and specials. Attentive staff, very polite and friendly.
    Thoroughly enjoyed our meals, great service and value for money.

  • ((((( 30 August 2016 by Howard Shields from Ashford

    Waitress Faye was very friendly and helpful and although she was very busy she looked after us very well. Out of the 5 of us there was only two slight criticisms of the food. Smoked Duck starter could either do with a couple more slices or about £1.50 cheaper. I would rather the extra duck. Looked nice but no curd. Only three small cubes of Summer Pudding and an orange segment cut up into small pieces. Other comment is about the Sherry Trifle. Couldn't taste the Sherry and splashed my Rioja in there to taste. Every other dish was superb in our party. Slightly disappointed to see the cauliflower cheese and the onion rings gone from the menu. Next time we travel down from Kent we'll be back again. My kids don't want to eat anywhere else in this area.

  • (**** 9 August 2016 by David Walker from Newport

    The food was excellent as was the waiter who was fantastic. The dining experience would have been great apart from the Jazz band. When I booked online if it had said live jazz band I would have not dined with you.

    We came with friends from Holland for a quiet evening but the band was so loud we had to shout to hear each other and in the end we rushed our food so that we could leave as quickly as possible.

    We have often dined here in the past and have loved the menu and the staff are always lovely but if the band is going to be a regular feature we will head elsewhere.

    Even the waiter was unable to hear our order and in the end it was a case of pointing to what we wanted.

    Very disappointed.

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