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Clarkes Restaurant at Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel

#15 of 22 Restaurants in Usk
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Pontypool Road, Usk, Wales
+44 1291 672302
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Wales
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We booked a table to celebrate our anniversary. When we arrived we were directed to the small bar and were served by a very pleasant young man who asked us what the occasion was and chatted very easily whilst he prepared our drinks. We settled into nice comfy chairs whilst we studied the menu and our waiter was very helpful... More 

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2 Thank Nannie
San Francisco
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Cannot recommend the Sunday lunch too highly. Excellent choice of starter, main and desert. Generous portions and the service is attentive and professional without being intrusive. First class all round.

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2 Thank Alan B
Uk
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97 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We had booked a table for 19:30. We arrived in the restaurant a bit confused by how to get in due to the Chaos of a large wedding. Was shown to our table and given a menu, taken a drink order, all ok. The drinks arrived and then we proceeded to wait 30 minutes before our order was taken. We... More 

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Thank MarkMo
Usk, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

My wife organised her 2016 works Christmas meal for 18 people here. The hotel is a lovely, characterful old building set in pretty grounds, just off the A472 near the bridge in Usk. It does look truly lovely upon approach, especially when sparkling in its Christmas adornments. We live locally and have passed the hotel on a daily basis for... More 

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5 Thank Volemangler
TStrong, Owner at Clarkes Restaurant at Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Volemangler Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am glad to read that you approve of our building, the Christmas decorations and our staff. We remember the night very well, you did seem to arrive fairly unrelaxed, maybe not quite into the Christmas spirit yet? The ham hock starter – On our menu as “Ham... More 

Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

What a feast! Highly recommend the Sunday lunch for exceptional value and taste . Can easily say this is one of the best Sunday lunches in South Wales with exceptional attentive service .

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1 Thank J J
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

The quality of the food is amazing; I have never had better steamed vegetables and the chef could get into heaven on the fried potatoes alone. Our first dinner came with an amuse bouche to start, and a sorbet between courses. The second time we dined, we went for one course and still only managed a dessert between us. The... More 

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1 Thank judith_cutler
Oxford, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

and called in for a drink on Saturday afternoon of the bank holiday. We have never been here before and had a coffee and beer. The coffee was lovely and I would like to mention the young waiter that served us, Rob. Rob was helpful, friendly, chatty, gave us information on the history of the hotel (when I enquired). Service... More 

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2 Thank Euphan
Newport, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

I have to agree with the poster who commented on the birthday afternoon tea. We took a party of 10 for Sunday lunch to celebrate my sons Christening. We got married at the Hotel last year and have had numerous family meals and afternoon teas there too. However, we won't be rushing back. We were running about 10 mins late... More 

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6 Thank Rachel R
TStrong, Owner at Clarkes Restaurant at Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rachel I have just read your review and I must admit to being stumped? Certainly there was no issue from the hotel with your party being late, you were shown through to the bar where menus and a wine list were handed out, I took your order myself and there was no fuss or rush from our side of... More 

Hamburg
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

After several lovely meals at this restaurant, I booked afternoon tea for my mum's 92nd birthday. It was a special visit from me from abroad and I told them why we were coming. Admittedly, it was a quiet Monday afternoon. But all the reason to give better service. The food was fine, the service ... NOT! Once the teapot was... More 

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2 Thank doobedooHamburg
TStrong, Owner at Clarkes Restaurant at Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear DooBeDoo Hamburg I was saddened to read review about your visit on 21st March. It was a fairly quiet Monday with just a few lunch and afternoon tea bookings. Thank you for your comments about the afternoon tea itself, I am pleased that this was fine, I have passed this onto Head Chef and her team in the kitchen.... More 

South Wales
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed overnight (separate review)at this hotel and had our evening meal here. From the time the menus were presented and our orders taken (in the lounge) to the time we left, it was first class all the way. White linen tablecloths always a big hit for us. We were attended to by Javier, an extremely polite and professional man, who... More 

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4 Thank JustMeSouthWales

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, British
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pontypool Road, Usk, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Monmouthshire  >  Usk
  • Phone Number: +44 1291 672302

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?