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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

A lovely local pub to us in Blackwood. Never been for Sunday Lunch so took the plunge at the rock. For £16 each we had three courses and they weren't tight on the portions! Stunning quality food as always and after 1pm they had someone playing the piano too which was lovely. The staff as always were very attentive and...

1Thank Adam G
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We have been here several times for Sunday lunch and every time it's been good. Smallish portions and not a vast menu but adequate for a meal. Family makes a meal. Bread and butter pudding last time we were there wasn't wonderful.

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Reviewed 3 December 2016

I've written a review of this pub before and it had a glowing report. Sad to say on a recent visit was very disappointed with the standard of food so much so that I have rearranged a forthcoming lunch to avoid going there. The reason I had ordered duck breast with a blackberry and was told it was served with...

1Thank swinkle
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Have always dined here when staying at "Aunties" in Blackwood have always found friendly staff an tasty food would give it 8 out of 10 If the food is not quite right (this has not happened by the way) they put things right immediately no quibbling go try them GREAT GRUB

1Thank Dennis W
Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2016

My wife and i booked into The Rock at the weekend 27/8/2016 for an overnite stay as we were in Blackwood to visit my son and his partner. We had The Red Room which was fantastic lovely comfortable bed with bathroom on suite and t. v, breakfast was continental and wasnt disappointing the fridge was full to bursting with all...

Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

My parents are currently staying here but the food is outstanding! The room they are in is breathtaking and I would easily reccomeneded this to anyone :) The evening meals are faultless and the staff are exceptionally attentive as well.

Thank Adam G
Tredegar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Went here on Saturday with my boyfriend. Friendly welcome when we arrived. Beautiful building and very cosy. We were first sat in the 'snug' while we waited until 6pm to go to our table. Was lovely and relaxing in there. The lady took our order - we both ordered a curry only for the lady to tell us the chef,...

Thank slw4488
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We escaped from the well below average food offered at Maes Manor and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening at the Rock. Definitely worth the trip down the hill (and in less tnan comfortable footwear!!). Freshly prepared and tasty pub fare- great local fish and steaks. Hosts verry frendly and chatty. Would definitely reccommend.

Thank Chris S
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The friendliness and attention we received from Paul and Jennifer was also matched by their attention to detail and professionalism - a winning combination. The room was not only clean and well equipped but had nice touches like complimentary bottled waters and bathrobes usually only seen in 5 star hotels . Fresh flowers around the place and a feel good...

Thank John G
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

I must start by saying the landlord and landlady (Jennifer and Paul if I recall correctly) were very pleasant and friendly despite various reviews claiming the opposite. I will caveat this however that they do have a very familiar approach and whilst I personally was comfortable with their service style, others may take it differently. This review pertains to their...

2Thank Mr R

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Your hosts Paul and Jennifer Taylor extend a warm welcome to you here at The Rock. The former winners of the Enterprise Inns National Pub of the year competition have put their plans to emigrate down-under on hold. Having taken on the tenancy of The Rock in July, they have completely refurbished the entire hostelry throughout. We offer an elegant, well stocked bar, choice of real ales, interesting selection of wines and some old fashioned soft drinks which all catch the eye as you approach. The menu is comprehensive, predominantly fresh food based, catering for both those on the move lunchtimes, as well as those who prefer to linger. Our specials are innovative and changed regularly. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Rock

Address: Tredegar Road, Blackwood NP12 1DD, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Caerphilly County > Blackwood
Price Range: $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Rock 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“I highly recommend to avoid this place. The customer is never right and there are very offensive sig behind the bar.”
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“we did not stay”
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“Didn't stay so can't review the hotel.”
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“didn't stay here”
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