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The Rock and Fountain Inn, Newport, Monmouthshire

The Rock and Fountain Inn

4.6
4.6
1388 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub
Welcome to the Rock and Fountain

Traditional Country Pub serving Quality Home cooked Food

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Newport
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,388 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Wales

    Best Service

  • South Wales

    Best Value

  • South Wales

    Great for brunch

  • South Wales

    Kid-friendly

  • South Wales

    Most Booked

1,388 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing Food, service,price Can’t wait to go back!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious as usual and our young waiters were very polite and attentive

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  3. RosiH

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, the staff attentive and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Excellent portion sizes and value for money. The environment was clean and well presented with space so no one felt cramped.

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  4. Simon

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great with a good choice and it was good value. Service was excellent but not pushy as it sometimes can be. We came about a year ago and it is refreshing to see that standards have been maintained. Easy to book and good communication. Thank you

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  5. LisaM

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really accommodating, service was really friendly and efficient and the food was fabulous, will definitely be back

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  6. RoseB

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We made a last minute booking. Arrived 15 minutes early but was received by a friendly member of staff who showed us to our table. Food was great and service was also great and friendly. Booked to go again with family

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  7. RuthT

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We were seated at a table that wasn’t clean or prepared so we had to get up and go and wait at the bar. When the table was ready our waitress didn’t tell us what wasn’t available on the menu. We asked if Salmon was available as we had it there a few weeks ago to be told “no love” I didn’t think that was a professional way to address diners. The food however was tasty and hot.

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  8. MartinG

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent lunchtime meal. Good choice of food. Very good service (knowledgeable advice on menu dishes). Comfortable and warm on a cold damp day. Attractive exterior and interior.

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  9. JulieB

    South Wales

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked last minute for my husband’s birthday meal Staff friendly and professional Menu choices were great They discussed our allergies and options Nice to have the live singer who was singing lots of our favourite songs

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  10. leed1983

    Worcestershire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and great service. The food was great. The two courses for £16 is great value

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  11. GabrielleW

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fantastic evening. The food was beautiful, service also great and the staff are happy and very helpful. The whole feel at the pub is warm and inviting. A lot of choice on the menus and a good range of drinks were available. I highly recommend going there to anyone.

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  12. FayeC

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely meal with friends. Did think 2 courses for £17 was a bit steep but it was delicious, if I had one critique it would be to add peas to the gammon dish… 😋

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  13. LaurenH

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was cold. We had Sunday roast and it was probably the worst we have had

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    So disappointed! Sunday lunch was poor . Cold , still only warm when replaced with a new meal and tasteless. Food is usually excellent but won’t be having Sunday lunch there again and I’m sorry to say will definitely not be recommending it . Staff are lovely .

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  15. Anngie

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff pleasant and helpful. Service a little slow. Only one main vegetarian option and that had changed from nut loaf to veg tart which was Luke warm. Sunday lunch ok but not terrific. Vegetables were very bland and needed cooking slightly longer, green beans were tough. Had to ask for the gravy and water for the table!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All delicious as always. Lovely helpful friendly staff always smiling too. One of our fave places to come.

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  17. nathan

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food would highly recommend great value and a great atmosphere

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and atmosphere, will be back very soon.

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  19. JeanneH

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was very busy, but the service was brisk and efficient. Ordered the steak from the specials menu, it was cooked exactly as I asked and was delicious. Looking forward to my next visit.

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  20. JeanetteW

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love the Rock and Fountain. The service is always good and the food is great.

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  21. Ernie

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely welcome, great food ,great value, loved the fire would definitely recommend to family & friends

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  22. Federica

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and really nice service. Plus piano live music! Can't wait to go there again!

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  23. AmandaS

    South Wales

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was nice, when it eventually arrived! The wait was horrendous , table booked for 1.30 received food at 3 pm. Staff did take price of four soft drinks off bill but my mother’s birthday was still spoilt. Had to rush dessert because of time main took.

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  24. SaraB

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service when we cam for dinner last night. Lovely evening. Will definitely be back.

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  25. MaureenR

    South Wales

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service very good, value for money, staff very pleasant yo customers

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  26. Seesaw

    South Wales

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as usual, staff are amazing, we meet here every other month and are always looked after. Highly recommend.

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  27. Welshie

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great friendly service, lovely food and atmosphere. Came back again as was really impressed the first time.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the piano playing, was a super lovely and cosy atmosphere!

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  29. TanjaW

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Two of us went on steak night and the fillet steaks were superb, generous and perfectly cooked to our order. The chips were very tasty, crispy and hot. The service was lovely too.

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  30. JoanneH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Nice food at a very reasonable rate. Unfortunately we were seated next to a very large party with a lot of young children. The lunch was to catch up with friends and the noise level made this difficult with where we were sat. Suggestion to maybe keep large parties together and seat smaller (table for 3 in our case) parties in a quieter area

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  31. JANEW

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This review is for sunday lunch 3rd March. The restaurant was able to make changes to our table because of a mobility problem - no fuss. The food was mainly good. They provided extra gravy when asked. The roast beef was perfect, and the yorkshire pudding was the size of ..... Yorkshire! I would have preferred more green veg: the roast carrot and parsnip were a bit hard. Nothing major. The puddings were super.

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  32. Markd

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dont go there often but when i do doesn't disappoint great food and service

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  33. Shazza

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    4 of us fined here . Lovely welcome from staff . All very friendly and customer focused. Service was excellent considering it was really busy . Food was delicious. 10 /10 well done . Good customer service is rare today .

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  34. MandyM

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food Lovely service Garlic mushrooms was amazing

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  35. Kevlar

    Bath

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Group of us have eaten here several times now on afternoons after walking there is something for everyone on the menu the food is very high quality and decent portions we had the 2 course menu for £16 which we thought very good value for money all the staff were friendly and helpful would definitely call in again if over that way

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  36. JadeF

    South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Terrible had to wait one hour for our food. Time and table management is poor

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  37. PipC

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I met friends here and we had lunch. Food was fab as always. And a good selection to choose from. It was an awful wet, cold, windy day. So sitting by the cosy fire was perfect.

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  38. LeeC

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolute top notch . Lovely food , great service , very reasonable prices . Will be seeing you very soon . Kind regards , Lee

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  39. CarolineA

    Herefordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Has a great Sunday lunch. Highly recommend and will go again

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  40. Kizzy

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and friendly staff, very attentive and not left waiting at any time, highly recommend a visit

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FAQs

The Rock and Fountain Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 1388 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for The Rock and Fountain Inn

LLanvaches Lane, Penhow, Newport, Monmouthshire NP26 3AD

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Newport
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub, British, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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