Review on Bell at Skenfrith
Dating back to the seventeenth century, this slate-roofed, white-painted pub has been given a new lease of life by current proprietors William and Janet Hutchings. It stands right by a hump-backed bridge over the River Monmow with hills rising steeply in the background. Inside, it looks bright and airy, with open-plan areas in natural shades, and flagstone floors adding a dose of character.
Candles, white cloths and fresh flowers set the mood in the dining room, and the menu avoids flights of fancy while keeping things interesting. Here you might find seared scallops with pea purée and warm raspberry dressing alongside Caesar salad, or roast rack of Monmouthshire lamb with potato purée and red currant jus competing for attention with baked skate wing, tabbouleh salad and lemon confit dressing. Steaks from Welsh Black beef come with hand-cut chips and béarnaise sauce, while desserts could run to iced mango parfait with roasted pineapple as well as that old standby, sticky toffee pudding.
The 100-strong wine list moves confidently from easy-drinking New Worlders to first-growth clarets from gold-standard vintages.
Bell at Skenfrith is also featured in: Good Food Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.30pm (9.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express