Have been coming here on and off for over ten years, initially it was surprisingly good, I say surprisingly simply because back then little places like this were few and far between.
However as the years rolled on it became pretentious and frankly, not that great, more style 9or lack of it) over substance.
So when it went bust last year I can't say I was surprised, it had been a cash cow for the owners and really was not worth the money.
So back to now...
Yesterday we went for lunch, was welcomed by a lovely young lady who we later learnt was new to the job, but frankly is already doing a great job. Shown to our seats and handed a drinks menu by an equally charming front of house chap who also really knew his stuff when it came to wine - a real credit to the Crown.
I wont ramble on about individual dishes (we both had three courses) but I will say that everything was absolutely spot on, I even discovered I like Kale, at least the way its served here - superb.
Wine was very reasonable ( we had a Macon for less than £24) though as often is the case,wine by the glass is a tad pricy. Before we left we asked to see the rooms (yep, you can stay too!) given the modest size of the Crown they were surprisingly good, decor was fresh, clean and modern and the bathrooms would not look out of place in s five star resort hotel (hack of a lot nicer than the Celtic for a start)
Would we go again - absolutely, no question.We can not wait
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A restaurant with rooms set in the beautiful Wye Valley, 5 miles from Monmouth and just an hour from Bristol and Cardiff, The Whitebrook is a haven from the stresses of modern day life.The Whitebrook is an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding Wye Valley and other areas of outstanding natural beauty such as the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains, Tintern Abbey on the River Wye and the famous Offa's Dyke path ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Crown At Whitebrook Hotel Whitebrook
- Crown Hotel Whitebrook
- The Whitebrook