We are real ale buffs and we found three ales on the pumps - Old Speckled Hen, London Pride, and Eclipse (from a local brewery). Son and wife had the Eclipse and they enjoyed it. I had the Moorlands Old Speckled Hen.
The food was fantastic - Tom had the whitebait and the Plaice, Gala had the deep fried camembert and river trout, and I had the three smoked fish plus duck in orange and plum sauce. The food was delicious.
We like really old pubs like the Red Lion in Penderyn and the Plough and Harrow in Monknash, which are ancient pubs. Although this one dated merely from the year 1580, it was a great atmosphere, and we added it to our list of favourite pubs.
- Also Known As:
- Kings Head Hotel Usk Wales