Food & Drink in Abergavenny
" Food, Food, Glorious Food " - was written after a visit to Abergavenny. O.K so we fibbed, but it could have been. The more affluent may be familiar with the famous Walnut Tree out on the old Ross road but that is just the cherry on the top of Abergavennys gastronomic cake. The town is home to a fabulous Food Festival held in September. Whatever your taste, there is a Restaurant or Take away to suit.
Take-Away Food in Abergavenny
Cross street has the largest concentration of take-aways.
- The spices of India from Balti Delight or Abergavenny Balti
- supplemented by oriental dishes from Sing Lee and
- Turkish delight ( kebabs actually ) from Istanbul.
- Not forgetting that Great British institution - Pizza from Pick a Pizza and
- Mighty Bite - the towns version of the fast food company beginning with M and ending in ucdonalds
- Fried chicken more to your taste ? - Mizzippi Chippy can cater or
- traditional fish & chips next door at Market St Chip Shop.
Abergavenny Restaurants & Pubs
Why not spoil yourself and have your food brought to you. Dedicated restaurants include :
- The Angel Hotel serves delicious food in excuisite surroundings.
- Shahi Balti for dishes from the clay oven or
- Peking Chef for the best in szechuan cuisine, all in Cross St.
- The Malthouse serves food from the style setting nation in Europe.
- The Greyhound Vaults has a well deserved reputation
- as does The Bay Leaf Indian restaurant, both in Market St and
- The Trading Post has a good atmosphere to accompany the food in Nevill st.
If you don`t mind not drinking you can drive to :
- The Horse & Jockey on the old Raglan rd (B4598),
- The King of Prussia a little further on near The Bryn or
- The Charthouse half a mile further still.
- The Llanwenarth Arms Restaurant can be found on the Crickhowell rd (A40) and
- The Lion on the Heads of the Valleys (A465) at Gilwern.
- Many of the Public Houses also serve quality food throughout the day with the list reducing in the evening.
There are more than 15 pubs or bars in the center of town alone. Beyond the scope of this page, so here is a far from exhaustive list of this authors favourites :
- Live folk music is often heard at The Bridgend Inn at Govilon
- Hen & Chickens in flannel st has a traditional feel with frequent folk or poetry nights - Relaxed.
- The Market Tafarn in Lion St has live music Thursday through to Sunday.
- Grasshoppers or colloquially named "Cockroach" on the other hand is a young, noisy but enjoyable cocktail serving establishment.
- The Bridge Inn over the river at Llanfoist is just the place on a lazy summers evening
- and The Station Hotel on the Brecon rd serves a damned good pint.
- More formal dress is required at the swanky Auberge
- and more live music can sometimes be heard in The Coach and Horses in Cross st.
- And not forgetting Wales` oldest inn - The Skirrid Mountain Inn at Llanvihangel Crucourney ( try saying that when you have had a few ).