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Clarkes Restaurant at Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel

#14 of 23 Restaurants in Usk
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Pontypool Road, Usk, Wales
+44 1291 672302
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Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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4 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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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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1 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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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Recently had an excellent afternoon tea. Tranquil setting, lots of fantastic food (savoury and cakes). Copious amount of hot tea and coffee topped of with polite, efficient and friendly service. Will be back soon to try dinner menu which looks very nice.

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2 Thank FFpan0
Newport, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

had a family birthday celebration here. Staff very attentive and accommodating to our families needs. Had prawn cocktail starter which was very tasteless and disappointing. We complained and were offered free coffees. The rest of the meal was great and would go back but will avoid the prawn cocktail..

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Thank Tracy R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Arranged a secret birthday meal for my husband. He was under the impression it was just the 2 of us, however family and friends were smuggled in and surprised him. Great organisation and planning and all Glen -Yr-Afon staff were polished and professional throughout . The food was sensational as was the wine choice. The party stayed on dinner, bed... More 

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1 Thank Kathryn P
Wales
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45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

I tend to book Clarkes for special family meals as the food is always delicious and the service is always spot on - attentive but not intrusive. We've eaten in the main restauramt as well as booking out a room for a private event and am always very pleased with the experience. I'm also usually pleantly surprised when the bill... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?