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The Rock and Fountain Inn

4.5
4.5
301 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub

Welcome to the Rock and Fountain

Traditional Country Pub serving Quality Home cooked Food

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Booked 15 times today
  • Area

    Newport

  • Entertainment

    null

  • 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

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

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What 301 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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  • South Wales

    Best Value

  • South Wales

    Group Bookings

  • South Wales

    Lunch

  • South Wales

    Outdoor Eating

  • South Wales

    Special Occasions

  • South Wales

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • South Wales

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Had a lovely meal and drinks with a fab atmosphere! While service was good it was very slow and took a while for orders of drinks and food to be made throughout. Will be dining again soon!

  2. JE

    JulieE

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our friend was visiting from Bahrain and was very impressed with the the Rock and Fountain. The staff were very accommodating, the food was very good. We look forward to seeing you next time

  3. D

    Debbiep

    South Wales

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    Asked for vegetable soup and when it came it looked like it was just a chopped tomato with herbs in it. Certainly not worth the money and we also had sirloin steaks with a Stilton sauce but it was missing the Stilton and it was served with ordinary knives rather than steak knives so it made it impossible to cut, also very fatty Don’t think we will be returning any time soon

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Food excellent but food took an hour to be served. All serving staff very helpful.

  5. N

    Nicola

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely meal.. food was amazing 😍. Excellent service, very efficient staff. Will definitely be back

  6. SE

    SueE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First visit on spur of the moment booked an hour before, really nice place, service great from the moment you walk in from all the staff . food was lovely and menu covered all tastes would recommend and definitely return.

  7. AP

    AmandaP

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and good service all staff were very helpful as one of our party is on a gluten free diet

  8. d

    davidb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic venue, friendly staff,food was fantastic,I would recommend this place to anyone.

  9. DB

    DawnB

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was absolutely outstanding and represented fantastic value for money. We chose outside seating as it was lovely and warm and they have an abundance of seating to choose from. Good friendly service and outstanding food and menu. Would highly recommend.

  10. GW

    GaryW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very little bad to say, except I'd prefer more chips with the main courses. Starter (spicy chicken mini fillets with flatbread and minty yoghurt sauce) was very tasty. Burgers are very nice. Service was friendly and prompt. I like the outdoor space, nice ambiance and just feel more relaxed out there in these strange Covid times. When the weather gets colder I'll probably still sit out there but wrap up well!

  11. S

    Seesaw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    We have given the service 3 stars due to having to wait 57 minutes for our food to arrive. We regularly use the Rock and Fountain and have never waited this length of time before. When the food arrived we did admit the 57 minutes had been worth the wait. However the wait may have put others off had it been there first visit. We have booked for our November catch up. Staff are always friendly and our waitress was excellent especially as it was her first day. It was great to be back and we were thrilled you had survived the Pandemic.

  12. JG

    JoyceG

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Great country pub grub. Not a quick lunch, 3/4 hour wait. But for a catch up with friends it's ok. Two courses £14. Good choice of mains we had the fish, burger and lasagne. Excellent. The went for orange and passionfruit cheesecake, but came out as strawberry, which we ate anyway and was delicious.

  13. AG

    AmyG

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Helpful staff, lovely food and calm atmosphere. Great dining experience.

  14. BL

    BenL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food, quality and quantity 👌 the prices are really reasonable and delicious food.

  15. BN

    BNew

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Had seabass - flesh fine but skin not at all crispy. Potatoes were listed as roasted - they weren't they were really just overcooked boiled potatoes. Sister had veg curry - v tomato tasting - not what you'd really call a curry. Rice was like boil in the bag overcooked. Chips v nice though. Had lemon meringue tart for desert - nothing special. Thin layer of lemon underneath the meringue. V unlikely that I would eat there again. Disappointed.

  16. MR

    MartynR

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, as usual. Good food choice, great value. Always a really enjoyable atmosphere.

  17. JB

    JillB

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very atmospheric place, lovely staff and great food

  18. R

    Ruthie

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a wonderful meal with the family as always the food was all home cooked and tasted delicious. The staff were brilliant as well. The 2 courses for £12 is excellent value and we were very happy this was available on weekends as well. Will definitely be back.

  19. H

    samanthaH

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing, great quality pub food. We were served so quickly, and the staff were all friendly, attentive, and could not have been more helpful to us on our first visit, we’ll be back very soon!

  20. A

    Arakis

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Stopped in for dinner. Garlic Mushroom starter had no garlic, medium rare steak was medium at best. Service was none existent. Had to go to the bar repeatedly to order drinks as poor or no table service. Really disappointed….

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Overcooked inedible burger, a replacement was offered however this was 15 mins after our mains arrived and we had already waited half an hour for them after having our starters cleared. The starters were ok. The waitress did take the burger off our bill. We then waited over half an hour for our desserts. Whilst we didn’t want a rushed evening 3 hours for a 3 course meal was rather excessive, the food was adequate at best and not the birthday celebration we were anticipating we won’t be returning any time soon.

  22. P

    Perm

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Food not great . Hit and miss some meals were lovely others were not specifically the ribs and chicken I don’t think it was quality meat used as chicken was very rubbery and ribs were fatty and little meat... I would Compare to the chicken at weatherspoons or Iceland . Kids meals were over cooked and again very dry as were the chicken wing starter . However the belly pork sea bass and pasta dishes were perfect . As were the mussels Staff lovely service a little slow but to be expected when busy and setting was lovely .

  23. FN

    FrancesN

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Ordered steak to be medium when it was received totally overdone bordering on burnt. Every meal we looked at looked overdone

  24. JD

    JulieD

    South Wales

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good meal, 2 courses for £12,.

  25. LM

    LaurenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and good food at a reasonable price!

  26. CJ

    CharlotteJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good quality food. Generous portions. Service good.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always love visiting the rock and fountain, food is excellent quality and very reasonably priced, staff so friendly and helpful

  28. AJ

    AlisonJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, reasonably priced and prompt and polite service. Would definitely recommend.

  29. MS

    MichaelS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Do not go on a party night. We waited over an hour for our main course. One meal came out cold. Good selection of meals. We will try again in the future.

  30. L

    Locals

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Not impressed! Overpriced compared to other local establishments. Extra drinks at the table, service really slow! Really noisy, struggled with table conversation! Thought it would be better with the new owners, but won’t be returning!

  31. CH

    CharlieH

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Menu was exciting and interesting but all of it was overcooked. The crevattes were dry and rubbery and the burger whilst delicious was very dry. Such a shame. They handled the complaint well and discounted our bill

  32. C

    Charlie1

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Lovely meal, had a long wait due to a party, but that was explained before we ordered, so was fine. My only quibble would be we did feel a little rushed to order and the plate clearance, but that’s a minor quibble after an overall enjoyable meal. Would recommend.

  33. KD

    KarenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Absolutely brilliant service. The girls waiting on you are can’t do enough for you and are so polite and professional in their role. This stuck me straight away as soon as I arrived. The main meal was very tasty and hot on arrival to my table which I was thankful for. The dessert let the meal down as I found the meringue hard like if it had come out of a fridge that was too cold for its storage, but overall the meal, the staff and it’s surroundings was a wonderful experience. Thank you so much for a good time.

  34. JT

    JamesT

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was beautiful. Service was amazing, couldn’t fault it.

  35. AK

    AndiK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Menu, service, food, atmosphere and good value considering the quality. Staff were great. The best steak I have had in years!

  36. PT

    PamelaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food lovely staff who were very kind to my husband who has dementia, will definitely be going back

  37. PA

    PeterA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    We had the 2 for £12 deal and it wasn’t great. Soup you could stand a spoon up in and a very dry Angus Burger

  38. L

    Leigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 August 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Food was excellent, we ate off the set menu and it was great value for money. Only negative was we were seated on a table very near to the bar where people were waiting to be seated, hovering around our table which was quite loud and uncomfortable.

  39. AJ

    AmandaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food gorgeous, staff so lovely , service brilliant

  40. SC

    SherranC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 August 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Very good lunch and good value with helpful friendly staff

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The Rock and Fountain Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 301 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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Booked 15 times today
Google Map for The Rock and Fountain Inn

LLanvaches Lane Penhow Newport, Monmouthshire NP26 3AD

  • Area

    Newport

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    Pub, British, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    null

  • 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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