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1861 Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
British, Welsh
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Cross Ash, Abergavenny NP7 8PB, Wales
+44 845 388 1861
12:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 21:00
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Llangarron, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was one that we had looked to visit for a while, and reading the reviews we were looking forward to going. We visited 2-3 weeks ago as a group of friends/couples. On arrival the lounge area for drinks was nice and relaxed. However, the overall restaurant lacked atmosphere. Yes it was quiet, only another couple eating that evening,... More 

1 Thank Fiona B
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to 1861 for the first time for my mum's birthday, and cannot praise it enough. As soon as we arrived there were sofas set up by the fireplace with snacks ready for us - and two of us can't eat gluten, so there were already gluten free nibbles there. We also had our own full menu, which you... More 

2 Thank liz153
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

A warm welcome and comfortable lounge area for pre meal drinks, accompanied by savoury nibbles. A la carte and TDH menus available. Both with attractive and varied dishes. Restaurant has a very pleasant ambience, and the tables are well arranged. Service of dishes is well timed, and food attractively presented,and taste does not disappoint. An excellent meal experience.Well worth a... More 

3 Thank John W
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We have eaten here several times in the past and always meant to write a review so now is the time. The food here is absolutely superb, cannot praise the level of presentation, quality and taste enough. Always warm welcome and friendly service. On this occasion we had a main, dessert, coffee and petit fours. 1861 has a good choice... More 

1 Thank poppygreen77
Douglas, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

This restaurant is located on B4521 approx seven miles from Abergevenny and should not be missed if you are in the area.The chef/owner trained at the famous Waterside inn at Bray on Thames.The food is outstanding and is worthy of a Michelin star which will surely come.Based in a wealthy area the prices are low compared to London for the... More 

Thank Alistair211
Abergavenny, Wales, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I've been to 1861 several times and have never been disappointed. Went this time with a group of friends and took advantage of the restaurant's November offer. As usual, the service was excellent - discreet yet attentive and the food, superb. We have a coeliac in our group as well as me, the awkward vegetarian - and we both got... More 

Thank Eleri S
Wales UK
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410 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Again didn't book just turned up and had a table. No change in the warm welcome received. 2 really good courses of food which was faultless along with the usual high standard of service, thought the trio of game was excellent and an opportunity to try 3 different meats. Rounded off with coffee back in the lounge, and their house... More 

Thank Commz
Lyon, France
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Great country restaurant with a varied menu and excellent friendly service. Christmas menu is great and also the ala carte menu. Good choice of reasonable priced wines. Souffles a speciality for the deserts.

1 Thank lyon_traveller
Banbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This place is amazing! The quality, service and atmosphere is fantastic!! If you truly appreciate fine dining, then this is the place for you! If you want chips, a pub lunch, or a meal deal - then go elsewhere, as you won't be able to appreciate what you are being served If this place does not win some awards soon,... More 

1 Thank PamS2011
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

What a treat this restaurant is. Great menu both fixed price and a la carte. Lovely touches throughout the meal between courses with little extras given. Arrived 12.30 left 3 hours later after a great meal. Will go again.

1 Thank Ian P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$60
British, Welsh
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cross Ash, Abergavenny NP7 8PB, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Monmouthshire  >  Abergavenny
  • Phone Number: +44 845 388 1861
Restaurant 1861 is a small rural family run restaurant in monmouthshire using locally sourced produce and home grown fruit and vegetables. The restaurant is a friendly professional relaxed fine dining venue ideal for all occasions.

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