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The Rock and Fountain Inn, Newport, Monmouthshire

The Rock and Fountain Inn

4.5
4.5
652 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

23:30


Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Area

    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 652 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CD

    CarlyD

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Sunday lunch and our service was fab and the food delicious hot and perfectly timed. They were trying to manage late arrivals due to a major accident but even so it felt flawless!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Usually have a lovely meal here. However today myself an family went for a nice relaxed Sunday lunch to be sat next to a table of around 30 plus people. The kids were so loud we couldn’t have a conversation. Our meal came and the amount of lamb on the plate was pathetic baring in mind it was an extra £4 for the lamb. My daughters meal came missing beans and we had to ask for mint sauce twice, by the time it came we didn’t want it as didn’t have much lunch left. The staff who waited on us were very friendly but just a shame about the negatives.
  3. RB

    RebeccaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Website advertised 2 courses for £12 yet it was £14 on the menu. Our meals took quite a while to arrive but it was busy with large parties. Food was ok but not much choice of veg and not quite enough for 4. It was ok but wouldn’t hurry back
  4. RF

    RachelF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service, been here a few times and never disappoints. Great value menus to fit any budget and specials by the chef are amazing. Attention to detail is good and always feel welcome. Atmosphere is relaxed and you never feel rushed into making choices etc. would highly recommend for any occasion.
  5. SJ

    SaraJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, excellent portion sizes and value for money.
  6. KA

    KarenA

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    The food at the Rock was as good as ever and very good value. The only issue we had was the time we had to wait for food, about 1hour for our starters.
  7. TW

    TracyW

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely welcoming staff ,quality food overall good consistent standards. Another good experience does not disappoint!
  8. KB

    KateB

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great night out with friends food was very good we all had an excellent time. could recommend to anyone.
  9. HJ

    HelenJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We both had the rump steak which was beautiful and cooked perfectly. It was really busy and I was surprised on a Tuesday so advisable to book.
  10. M

    Mikhit

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A warm welcome, friendly service together with good food ensured that we had a lovely evening. We will be return.
  11. CL

    CathLJ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very impressed with Alex who served our drinks. Meal was very good but disappointed that the burger was not available and no alternative offered as limited menu for sunday lunch.

    The Rock and Fountain InnResponded 7 days agoHi Cath, Sorry about the non availability of a Burger, we usually only sell a few on Sunday as we mainly do roasts but this Sunday we had a run on them and sold out around 16.30 sorry.

  12. MR

    MarieR

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Usually a lovely meal in the evening but first time for Sunday lunch and was quite disappointed. Food was brought out slowly and in dribs and drabs so food was cold by we had a full meal. And a medley of veg was peas and snap peas. Had to pay £3 for 3 extra roasties and anything else to make it a tidy meal
  13. CG

    CornwallGal

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great food, roast potatoes a little hard. Very busy which reflected in a slower service and very high noise levels especially when seated close to the bar
  14. J

    Justin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to take someone for a meal , excellent food , service & great value for money in a wonderful setting
  15. DB

    DeirdreB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is excellent and great service , Staff always friendly and ample parking
  16. SF

    StuartF

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent value, service polite and considerate, and food tasty and plentiful
  17. A

    Amwa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice selection for lunch...choice of jacket potatoes...baguettes or full on meals...good quality at reasonable price. Nice ambiance to sit and chat with friends
  18. HP

    HollyP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was absolutely lovely - What a perfect Father's Day.
  19. BD

    BenD

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Unfortunately service has been consistently slow every time we have attended.
  20. S

    Seesaw

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We visit the Rock and Fountain Penhow every few weeks and would highly recommend a visit. Food always excellent especially the Sea Bass, staff always very helpful, food excellent value for money. Plenty of parking
  21. IT

    IanT

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amanda was very polite and helpful x she helped me choose my food selection
  22. LB

    LauraB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Rock and fountain has been our favourite place for a Sunday lunch for a long time, but this is the second visit this year where we have been disappointed. The quality of the Sunday lunch seems to have changed for the worse. The potatoes were hard and not roasted, the veg selection was all greens only including sugar snaps which are a bit odd as a Sunday lunch vegetable (cabbage would have been better) the gravy lacked flavour. The meats were OK and portion size fantastic but nothing compared to the Sunday lunches we were having between 2019 - 2021. I ordered the turkey which is meant to come with stuffing, the stuffing was missing but when I pointed this out the waiter did bring me some. Not sure what's happened but we won't be returning anytime soon :(
  23. MR

    MalcolmR

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time in the rock and fountain, excellent food 👌 good quality and great service, a young man served us what a gentleman, will we go again, definitely, thank you to all involved 👍
  24. C

    Cobby71

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything excellent as usual. We really cannot fault it!!
  25. MD

    MichaelD

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm welcome and taken to our table. Drinks served promptly followed by delicious starters & main courses Finished off by sitting outside taking in the atmosphere Overall perfect evening meal thank you
  26. MC

    MitC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Good food, great service, and we thought the 2 courses for £14 was great value for money
  27. JG

    JenniferG

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The service was good throughout our dining experience. Staff are friendly and helpful. We had a slightly longer wait than usual for our main courses, but the quality of the food was very good and freshly cooked and worth waiting for. The fixed price lunchtime menu is good value and have sufficient choices for most dietary requirements.. Thankyou R&F, will be back soon.
  28. ST

    SusanT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, the venue and food were perfect. We five had such a lovely lunch with our catch up. We have been here on a few occasions now and it is always excellent.
  29. AW

    AnniW

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Another lovely meal. I would just like to see some different desserts, they always seem to be the same.
  30. RC

    RobertC

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Sunday lunch food was excellent . Will definitely book again, staff were great
  31. S

    Selb

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Throughly enjoyed the whole afternoon. Food was hot, plentiful and delicious. Well done, the Rock and Fountain.
  32. JH

    JulieH

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely country pub and very tasty food . Two courses for £14 really great value . Will definitely come back .
  33. LM

    LornaM

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I accidentally booked for 2 instead of 8, and despite being busy, they still accommodated us and we were seated Almost straight away. Service was fantastic despite being really busy. Waiting staff were efficient and attentive. All courses were served timely, and everyone was more than happy with their food. Drinks were flowing and everyone was more than happy with food, drinks, service throughout the night. Excellent value, lovely settings and lovely staff Will continue to return
  34. NB

    NigelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding and food matched. Will definitely be visiting again.
  35. NR

    NeilR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice venue good service . No issues to be honest . Would definitely return was worth the visit.
  36. CP

    ClaireP

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food. Lovely staff. Great menu selection and prices. Would definitely recommend. Looking forward to going again.
  37. V

    Voisin

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an absolutely beautiful lunch from the à la carte menu. Food beautifully cooked, by a chef, not an elevated pantry boy. Excellent value, they put virtually everywhere else offering food in this area to shame.
  38. RW

    RachaelW

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favourite place to eat. All fresh home cooked food. I have been here for many occasions and many many times. And not once had anything negative to say.
  39. SW

    ShaunW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time visiting the rock and fountain bit it definitely won't be our last visit, both food and service were both 5 star
  40. NJ

    NatalieJ

    South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always well done all the team food and drinks on point service superb ❤️

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Rock and Fountain Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 652 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

23:30


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for The Rock and Fountain Inn

LLanvaches Lane Penhow Newport, Monmouthshire NP26 3AD

Additional information

  • Area

    Newport

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–23:00

  • 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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