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The Lodge at Pickled Pumpkin Catering, Usk, Monmouthshire

The Lodge at Pickled Pumpkin Catering

4.7
4.7
97 Reviews
£25 and under
Bistro
Welcome to The Lodge by Pickled Pumpkin Catering - All the flair & finesse of the Award-Winning Catering team, here in the Restaurant!
Come & join us, for Wednesday day time delights, Thursday Steak Nights, Friday & Saturday Gourmet Evening Eats and the BEST Sunday Lunch!

Open for brunch, lunch & small bites, as well as evenings now too, our celebrated Chefs & superb team will entice you with delicious local food, excellent service, and a bespoke bar- why not try a craft cocktail!

We are also bookable for Private Pickled Parties - Hire us to throw you an event at The Lodge- from Breakfast Buffets, to Festive Feasts all by Pickled Pumpkin Catering!

For table bookings, please use the widget below or email us: hello@thelodgebistro.co.uk
OR call us on our office HQ number - 01291 424 055 - can't wait to hear from you!

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2 people

21:00


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, Comfort Food
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Sun 09:00–16:00 Thu–Sat 09:00–20:30
  • Phone number
    01291 424055
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Kelvin Potter
  • Catering
    www.pickledpumpkincatering.co.uk
  • Private party facilities
    We have a cosy & private dining area, perfect for your celebrations - hire us for your events too!
  • Area
    Usk
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 97 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Wales

    Best Food

  • South Wales

    Best Service

  • South Wales

    Best Value

  • South Wales

    Great for brunch

  • South Wales

    Child-friendly

  • South Wales

    Innovative

  • South Wales

    Good for groups

  • South Wales

    Healthy

  • South Wales

    Vegetarian-friendly

97 Reviews
  1. DanielleS

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely friendly staff, great venue & outstanding food!

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  2. GaryH

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were very attentive and helpful.Lovely venue.

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  3. JoanneL

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely stunning great service and lovely food

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  4. AndrewN

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A real hidden gem ! Booked a meal for 2 on valentines evening. Food: Absolutely stunning ! …. We eat out a fair bit and I would say that this was up there with one of the best meals I’ve ever had. This isn’t pub food, this is restaurant quality meals. The Look of the dish, the flavour and how it all comes together was superb Menu: Not a vast selection, but a good range of meals that are well thought out Service: Great service, left alone to enjoy your meal but responsive when you need something. Between course wasn’t too fast(but in a good way), so you had time to chat and let your food go down. The chef even came out at the end of the evening to check that everyone enjoyed their meal Atmosphere: Not a large restaurant, but large enough so that you don’t feel crowded. Music was playing and enough people so that there a nice buzz. The decor of the building was nice but not spectacular Overall we absolutely loved the meal, we will definitely be returning and would 100% recommend

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  5. Pepe

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked the lodge at short notice whilst spending a day in the area and having driven past. (we had previously visited under its previous guise as The Rat Trap) On arrival the restaurant was quite quiet as we had booked an early evening slot but as the evening went on it got progressively busier with a nice buzz. Tables are well spaced to provide a degree of privacy. There was a good choice of small plates and mains. My wife went for the scallops as a starter whilst I selected the welsh rarebit with mushrooms. Both were beautifully presented, cooked to perfection and full of flavours. Scallops can be difficult to get right but these were perfect. For mains my wife had the chicken with a mushroom sauce whilst I opted for the glazed pork belly. Again both dishes were perfectly proportioned, well cooked and presented and full of delicious flavours, sufficiently filling but leaving just enough room for a dessert. mentioning dessert, well it would be rude not too, my wife went for the caramel fondant whilst i opted for the white chocolate cheesecake with sorbet. Once again dishes were of generous size, well presented and very flavoursome. Fo the quality of the food presented we thought it was reasonably priced and we would definitely recommend it. We will certainly return to try the Sunday lunch! Only minor ask would be that you get some local ales behind the bar as choice was a little limed.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As per their breakfast is so tasty, well presented and of excellent quality. Even though they were short staffed and extremely busy, service was efficient and personable. Really friendly staff and a welcoming place.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Lincolnshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A great find and a small bistro that deserves to have more clientele during the week. Superb food, great wine and friendly staff Give it a try - you won't be disappointed.

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  8. AlisonB

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food as always from Pickled Pumpkin (we have eaten at both The Pavilion and The Lodge). Friendly and professional service, with a good choice of wines and drinks. Strongly recommend and we will definitely be visiting again.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service. We really appreciated the waiter becoming our personal DJ! Shame we were the only customers there - lacking atmosphere but we had a great experience nevertheless.

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  10. JuliaL

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very nice and the service was very good (friendly, smiling staff). However, it was a little cold in the restaurant.

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  11. Charlotte

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pleasantly surprised by the visit to the lodge. Staff really attentive, food came out reasonably well timed (expected to wait as it was busy but it wasn’t very long at all). The food was very good, even better value for money. The portion size was fantastic also. Will definitely be back

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  12. LizF

    South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent Sunday roast. Service was great and efficient. The roast beef was cooked well and lovely and tender. Definitely highly recommend.

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  13. ClareE

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Sunday lunch. A good selection of vegetables. The date pudding was amazing. Service was great.

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  14. JosieP

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every meal we have had at The Lodge has been amazing. Lovely food and great service. Would 100% recommend.

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  15. ChloeF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is astounding. We love coming here. I’ve never had any issues with the food, drinks or service here, nor has anyone that we’ve brought here. We’ve brought friends, family, held our Christmas work do here. It’s perfect for any occasion. The food is very refined and tasty. There’s never any need to ask for more condiments or salt and pepper. It’s perfect. The service is always on point. The staff are so lovely here. Very friendly, very comfortable. It isn’t noisy and they’re also child friendly. There’s a small book shelf with books and puzzles on to keep the kids entertained. There’s an open plan bar and restaurant area. It’s chilled vibes, a really good pint and decent selection on the bar, awesome food and service. We come all the time. The chefs here actually do private dining events for the royals too. I’m not talking artichoke gels or seaweed dust sort . It’s wholesome, its proper food, it’s refined and it’s the best place to eat in this area. A hidden gem.

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  16. SueP

    South Wales

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely Sunday lunch - there were 16 of us as we booked two tables and they obliged by putting all tables together. Food was great and if it was noisy in there - that was us! A few hadn’t been before so they loved the venue and said the lunch was the best they’d had that wasn’t home cooked so that was a great recommendation 👍

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  17. LauraM

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our favourite places! We were a large table of 16 and the service, food and ambiance was perfect! Thank you so much, look forward to our next visit!

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  18. NadineN

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent festive meal with friends, the food and service was fantastic, would definitely recommend and return

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  19. HanaR

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We were really excited for our meal at the lodge and had looked at the menu earlier that day to see what we would like to order. Sadly the menu we were presented with didn’t resemble that of the the one online and there wasn’t anything really jumping out at us at all. The waiter offered us a steak board which we gladly accepted and was delicious. The atmosphere was sadly lacking, having been once before on a Thurs we had hoped come Saturday not long before Christmas it might be better which is unfortunate as the service and food that we ate were delicious.

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  20. TracyH

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fab meal at the Lodge. So much to choose from and the food is excellent. We’ve been a few times now. It would be great if it was a bit busier and we don’t understand why it isn’t. Posting this review in the hope it encourages more people to go along and try it as you’ll not be disappointed. A fab find just a short drive from Usk.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food presented by polite and attendant staff. Will come again.

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  22. JeremyH

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Firstly, the food was 1st class, we all enjoyed it very much. Value for money very good. However, it was obvious there were insufficient staff to cope with the number of customers present and the noise level in the venue made conversation virtually impossible. We would probably not go again for Sunday lunch but will try a week night to see if the experience is better.

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  23. JasonC

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing 3 course Sunday dinner with great service. Incredible quality at a great price. Top quality.

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  24. PhilippaB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely stunning food. Staff gorgeous. Perfect evening. If you haven't been....go!

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  25. clydec

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant is very nicely decorated. Nice and warm on a wet and cold night. We had the steak platter to share at £64, the sirloin and rump steaks were fine but the T bone was not great to be honest, which was a shame. Both had a desert which was very nice. Restaurant had been recommended to us so was a bit disappointed that it did not live up to our expectations. Would probably try again but did not wow us after this visit.

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  26. miket

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Could not initially find the Bistro as the postcode sent us way into the countryside outside USK down dirt tracks to a farm. If we had known it was previously called the RAT TRAP, that would have been better!

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  27. AndreaC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Popped in for lunch and so glad we did. Food was really lovely, and as it was a saturday we went for the 3 course lunch which was great value for money. The lady serving us was great too!

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  28. Cath

    South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous service. Tasty food. Nice ambience. I loved this place

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  29. LouiseH

    Bristol

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice, super impressed with the food. Especially the main course. Delicious. Desserts would have liked a few more options but that’s just personal preference and not something I have marked them down for. Staff were very friendly and efficient. Really nice atmosphere. Already booked to come back again with friends. I shall share the good news of a great new find for Sunday lunch!!

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  30. Nikki

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great decor, service and food. Really enjoyed. We have already booked again.

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  31. JanC

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sunday lunch with friends. Staff were friendly & professional. Food was delicious but did wait a while for main course. Would revisit & recommend.

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  32. HelenC

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, nice atmosphere, good service, reasonable price. All good!

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  33. Justin

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening. Great food especially if you want more than standard pub grub.

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  34. AnnyS

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic place to eat. Food quality and presentation were great. My children enjoyed the ambience. Will definitely be returning.

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  35. Pearce

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love this restaurant ! The best Sunday roast l😁 Nothing is too much for the staff , great service.. Highly recommend 👌

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  36. TaraB

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    First time at this location it’s much better than the caldicot location much nicer location. Only negative was the first tables you meet just inside of the door don’t feel part of the rest of the restaurant almost like a waiting area as there is a wooden classed wall separateing you from the rest of the restaurant which looks great/ the food was amazing.

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  37. PatriciaB

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Table surface was sticky. Roast potatoes soggy probably due to the fact that they were buried underneath the meat. Would have referred the carrots and roast pots to be served separately as the other veg was. However very tasty and the ambience was lovely.

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  38. GrahamM

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and staff invisibly attentive Would recommend this for Sunday lunch
    The Lodge at Pickled Pumpkin CateringResponded on 23 August 2023
    Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so proud of our Sunday Lunch.. do come back and try us on Friday or Saturday evenings, or Steak Night from Sept 1st <3

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  39. AliceH

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food. Would highly recommend
    The Lodge at Pickled Pumpkin CateringResponded on 23 August 2023
    Glad you enjoyed!! With our new menu, excellent team & updated hours - with Gourmet Evenings to shout about, we'd love you to come back! xx

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  40. DavidB

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Have visited here on a few occasions but this was the first for Sunday lunch. Unfortunately on this occasion I would only rate this visit as disappointing average. Starters and deserts below average, the main was tasty but on the cold side. Service was very quick.
    The Lodge at Pickled Pumpkin CateringResponded on 23 August 2023
    Thank you for your review, we have been trying very hard through a trying time - & we've got an excellent Chef team with new Head Chef! We who would LOVE you to come back and try us again!! Call us and we can book you in (we will blow your socks off- promise)!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Lodge at Pickled Pumpkin Catering is rated 4.7 stars by 97 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

21:00


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for The Lodge at Pickled Pumpkin Catering

Chepstow Road, Usk, Monmouthshire NP15 1EY

Additional information

  • Area
    Usk
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Sun 09:00–16:00 Thu–Sat 09:00–20:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Kelvin Potter
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01291 424055
  • Catering
    www.pickledpumpkincatering.co.uk
  • Private party facilities
    We have a cosy & private dining area, perfect for your celebrations - hire us for your events too!
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