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“gone down hill”
Review of The Usk Inn

The Usk Inn
Ranked #34 of 68 Restaurants in Brecon
Price range: US$57 - US$57
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“gone down hill”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

We called in Good Friday to have lunch. The place really looked uncared for -not as we remembered it from our last visit. The meal and service had also declined to being bad. The young man who served us didn't stay more than two minutes and we had to ask for butter for the toast for out pate , for mayonnaise for salad dressing etc .
We ordered scallops wrapped in smoked salmon for our main They were served on wet tasteless spinach and additional veg that we sent back - broccoli was yellow, green beans were over cooked and I have thrown better out, carrots were over cooked.
Scallops were OK but bland and the smoked salmon had been cooked and was dry .
Our table we had to ask to be cleaned and my husbands plate was not clean
The ladies toilet had a container of liquid soap that was almost empty and was sticky , the one hand towel was soaking wet.
Where we ate there we dead plants on the window sill and the bar was not manned so it as a wait if you wanted anything.
Very disappointing our bill was over £40 and whe I complained to the man who took our money he just shrugged his shoulders !

  • Visited April 2014
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
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1 Thank AEL73
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Quiet little pub!”
Reviewed 3 February 2014

We only stayed for one drink on what was a very quiet Saturday night, which might be explained by the weather and time of year. However, comparing the general layout, atmosphere and availability of drinks to the other pubs in the area it was probably the third best on the list of pubs that we found in Talybont-on-Usk.

Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Roland S
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Crowborough, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Traditional pub”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

Popped in for a couple of drinks after our meal, they were very welcoming and friendly. Nice traditional pub

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Becki T
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“gr8 food”
Reviewed 6 September 2013

we had a meal at this pub / restaurant , back in july , the food was gr8 ,the service to .i had a meal that was peri chicken it was lovely and came with homemade chips wow as most places they are frozen , my husband had lamb shank that came with all fresh veg , would highly recommend this place .

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank vwcamperlover
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Worthing, Uk
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Well worth the ten minute walk from the canal”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

This place is a bit like a mini country house hotel. Very friendly welcome, great choice of food on the menu. Food arrived in a timely manner and was excellent. Only criticism was that all but one of the bitters was 'off' the night we visited.

Would definitely return.

Visited August 2013
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Thank R0bert_T
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