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The Rock and Fountain Inn, Newport, Monmouthshire

The Rock and Fountain Inn

4.5
4.5
608 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub

Welcome to the Rock and Fountain

Traditional Country Pub serving Quality Home cooked Food

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Booked 30 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

Menu

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What 608 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. M

    Montysmum

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Five friends and I had a very enjoyable visit to the Rock and Fountain for our monthly get together. The service and the food were excellent. We booked our meals for lunchtime from 1pm- 3pm and the full menu was available. We have been to restaurants where there is a limited menu in the daytime compared to the selection for evenings. I would thoroughly recommend the Rock and Fountain to anyone looking for good food.

  2. AH

    AnnH

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely set meal with plenty of choice. Food was served hot and staff were fabulous and very attentive. Will see you again

  3. NS

    NikS

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly pub with good value, well cooked food, will be back to try some more of the menu

  4. L

    Lkh76

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely friendly staff, very popular place. Great menu choice & good value especially 2 course special. Selection of beers could be better and place looks a little tired in places. But great atmosphere and the food is of a very high standard. Pork Belly & Rump of lamb highly recommended.

  5. AB

    AmyB

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Really nice meal, had a few chavs that tried to have their meal for free but management sorted them out. Also had a drink added to our bill which wasn’t what we ordered but sorted out straight away.

  6. TG

    TracyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal and the staff were very friendly and the service was quick

  7. DJ

    DeborahJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal as always. Lovely friendly staff 😊

  8. HS

    HelenS

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent choice well prepared food - presented well - friendly attentive staff

  9. P

    Penguin

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Lovely food but portions too big! Was noisy as well with big parties. Service was excellent and staff was friendly

  10. W

    Wrights

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The staff made all the difference to our visit. Attentive but not smothering. Food was on point & we walked home stuffed! It would be dangerous for us if it was closer to home!

  11. DW

    DW41

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was excellent and the staff were friendly and helpful. The food was tasty and there was a generous amount of chicken in the chicken curry and the biscoff lotus cheesecake was divine. We would highly recommend.

  12. KS

    KimS

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Early evening so very quiet. We had the dog under the table and she was well behaved as no distractions. Service was first class as always and the food was very good. I like the salad served with the meals and the prawn cocktail was plentiful. We had the 2 courses offer and it was great value.

  13. BE

    BethanE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just a lovely experience with friends. Highly recommend

  14. LR

    LorraineR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Our food last night was not up to its normal standard I orderd a steak medium to well came out like it was rare and my partners fillet steak tasted as if it was full off water we have been here a few times and food is normally off a very high standard

  15. B

    Bamber

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The choices of food excellent. Value for money excellent. Service excellent. The Rovk and Fountain have it spot on

  16. TS

    TerriS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food,lovely staff,great value! Great dog friendly pub

  17. A

    sueA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was the first time back at the Rock and Fountain for a long time due to restrictions etc. It was a birthday celebration and we were so glad we returned! All our (different) meals were excellent, as was the service, we will definitely be returning..highly recommend.

  18. CS

    CaitlinS

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was brilliant, lovely atmosphere as usual and lovely staff

  19. PT

    PamelaT

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and staff are very pleasant, I always look forward to going, can highly recommend the Sunday lunch

  20. DS

    DarrenS

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Good food and very friendly staff.👍 Mix up with the availability of Specials but still plenty of choice

  21. DW

    DawnW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Nice pub with lovely staff who couldn't do more to be welcoming and accommodating. We asked for a quiet area to eat and talk which qas great to start with however the only drawback was a group who arrived and seemed to have come to watch stuff on each others phones rather than enjoy a meal out but not the pubs fault of course

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Excellent food and service

  23. DB

    DavidB

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Seems to of gone off the boil from previous visits Wife’s meal was burnt and had to be sent back Staff not as attentive as they have been in previous visits

  24. FH

    FayH

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Although the food was lovely, the service wasn't so great. Considering it was a Monday evening and fairly quiet, the service was extremely slow. It's just as well that we weren't asked to leave after the 1hr 45mins, as we wouldn't have finished our meals. The table was booked for 18:15 and we'd ordered about 18:40. We paid the bill straight after the dessert which was roughly £107, we were there over 2 hours.

  25. W

    Wales

    South Wales

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yet another absolutely fantastic meal, customer service is absolutely amazing, food is so tasty and for the price is excellent

  26. J

    James

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was served quickly but not rushed. Staff were very good, very professional. Food was excellent and outstanding for the price. Wish I lived closer so I could take advantage more often.

  27. TS

    TracyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Hi Our experience was very good except we were over charged on our bill by £15 not a good impression on a first visit. I challenged the waiter who then amended the bill . Thank you tracy

  28. SM

    SarahM

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food choice and variety is very good. All our meals were really nice and made very quickly. Service was really good apart from when we had to pay we waited about 10 mins and ended up paying at the bar instead. Apart from that a lovely atmosphere would def recommend

  29. EP

    EmmaP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our food was excellent and the waiting staff were very attentive even though the pub was busy.

  30. GM

    GeorgieMac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our favourite place to dine out. Staff are always friendly, polite and can't do enough for you. Food is always spot on and we have tried most the menu, we've been there at all times of day and evening never been disappointed. There is a reason you need to book a table in advance especially on the weekends. We have places alot closer to us but this is our number 1 go to every time.

  31. SL

    SharonL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Lovely and friendly welcome and service staffing were all great. Hubby chose chicken wings to start,great size portion and taste. I chose garlic mushroom,which although tasted lovely there was not many mushrooms at all. Mains,hubby had special crispy chilli beef. Again plenty of meat and lovely sauce but way too much sauce which made the beef a bit soggy. I had the belly pork which had a lovely flavour and the crackling was excellent. Unfortunately,which I know cannot always be helped this time of year,there were a few flies in the dining area which did spoil the meal a little bit. Overall though it was a lovely meal.

  32. WH

    WonitaH

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Food and service was superb! Just a shame about the flies (there were allot) can’t be helped in the country I suppose! But we ate like queens, every mouthful was sublime. Brought a friend from London and she was so impressed. Thank you so much

  33. E

    Emmaf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lots of choice, good portion sizes, freshly made . Very nice

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food seems to get better and better with each visit.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    Not as good as usual Long wait despite being almost first in Shame as we normally like it there

  36. SH

    SophieH

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great value for money. Great quick service. Would 100% recommended. Fantastic food and huge portions!

  37. C

    Claireg

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely Sunday roast and staff really friendly always.

  38. SB

    SophieB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was stunning and the staff were so nice and accommodating. Highly recommend.

  39. KB

    KerryB

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    A lovely friendly atmosphere with great food and service despite a very busy Saturday evening. Good vegetarian menu with plenty of choice all round.

  40. KS

    KayeS

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely choice menu. Service was great mist book before as very busy .

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 608 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 30 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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