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The Racehorse Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, British
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Race Horse Inn Waunavon, Abergavenny NP7 0PU, Wales
+44 1495 310282
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Newport, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Been past a couple of times, and were prompted to try it after good recommendation from a family friend. We arrived early so were the first customers there, but it soon got busier. The Sunday lunch is a set menu, but the meal was excellent. We rarely have starters, but the vegetable soup was delicious. For the main course, it... More 

Thank ChrisBartley652
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

What a fantastic little inn... Hidden away on the mountain we were taken to this little treasure by friends we were visiting.. The car park was full which is an obvious sign of a good place.. On entering it was like stepping back in time to an old style pub.. This is not a negative it was so nice to... More 

Thank Cazza26
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The best steaks around. The bar is closed but if you're not eating, you can go in and watch a bit of TV by invitation. Landlord is super friendly.

Thank Elaine r
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

No nonsense approach, I camped and dined at the race-horse on the evening of the review left by sarahw2590. I must say the use of these younge ladies language, was appalling and could be heard from the lounge and they were seated in the bar. A younge French family sat at the adjacent table, the parents covered the children's ears,... More 

1 Thank Abbie T
Treharris, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

My motherinlaw introduced me to Rons we go quite regular and always enjoy the food, the staff are very helpful to the point my mum had an asthma attack there and they were fantastic with her which we were very thankful for I have to say a family run place who go out of their way to help and I... More 

1 Thank Deby637
wales uk
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Fawlty towers experience but the food is exceptional, home cooked and excellent value. Tried many local establishments for Sunday lunch before work and this is by far the best. Some could take offence to the proprietor when booking via telephone but he is very nice when you get there albeit not that cheerful. You have to be there 12.45 to... More 

1 Thank Jane F
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Although I am a local of the racehorse Inn and my family and I have been attending and doing vary business projects there I was not expecting the owner Ron 2 come out screaming at myself over some minor bad language. Also didn't expect him to catter for himself by turning the tv over from what we watching to what... More 

2 Thank sarahw2590
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Great place to eat and really friendly, Mandy was ever so helpful and provided us with the information we needed for the area. There is so much to do from Big pit, Rhymney brewery, Ironworks .....loads of walking, Blorenge Keppers pond etc. Mandy's dad make's a mean steak and great puddings, Sunday lunch is to die for. Not flashy, warm... More 

Thank thallon
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

An anniversary celebration was the reason for our most recent visit to the Racehorse and as usual, the food was excellent. The T-bone steak was very large, tender and perfectly cooked. The 7 meat mixed grill was also a huge plateful and all very nice. Nice choice of desserts too - many of them home made. This is a very... More 

Thank Draenen
Pontypool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

This is the second time we have visited this restaurant, on both occasions the food was excellent quality and quantity , the steak was one of the best I have ever had, It was all cooked fresh excellent value, its a little gem , well worth visiting ,they make you feel so welcome ...

Thank Karen W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Race Horse Inn Waunavon, Abergavenny NP7 0PU, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Monmouthshire  >  Abergavenny
  • Phone Number: +44 1495 310282

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?