Wales Journals

Around Monmouth

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An August 2008 trip to Wales by Slug

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Punch House Monmouth

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Hotel | "The Punch House - Average All Round"

Punch House Monmouth Photo, Monmouth, Wales
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One of the more popular bars in Monmouth has to be the Punch House; however, I have to assume that it for its location, right in the main square than for anything else, although it is a fair sized and clean looking bar.The premium seats are those outside, which look over the historic Shire Hall and statue of Charles Rolls (yes the Rolls Royce guy) who was a toff of the town, and who bank rolled engineer Royce to produce early cars and planes. Rolls died in a plane accident around 100 years ago.The Punch House itself is a grade 2 historic building painted white and usually decked in baskets of flowers. The pub inside is rather unimaginative as it looks like any other modern chai...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 11, 2012

Punch House Monmouth
4 Agincourt Square
Monmouth, Wales 25 3

Monmouth Show Grounds

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Attraction | "Excellent Agricultural Show in Monmouth"

Monmouth Show Grounds Photo, Monmouth, Wales
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As a local to the area, I always remember Monmouthshire Show from my childhood. In those days it was excitement in a very small rural community when thousands of people descended upon the place, and it put Monmouth on the map. I guessed it had been 25 years or so since I had visited the show (I no longer live in the area) so a reappraisal was long overdue. Since I left Monmouth almost 30 years ago, it has experienced a constant gentrification; it is a rare South Welsh town that sports upmarket stores like Waitrose, White Stuff and a Marks and Spencer's Food Hall. Consequently, it is easier to buy a bottle of organic wine than it is to buy clothes pegs and the farmers show has also experien...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 10, 2012

Monmouth Show Grounds
Redbrook Road
Monmouth, Monmouthshire NP25 4LG
01981 580 710

Littledean Jail

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Attraction | "A fascinating collection of knick knacks at Littledean Jail"

Littledean Jail Photo, Littledean, Gloucestershire
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One place I've been fancying visiting for a while is the weird and wonderful exhibitions at Littledean Jail in the heart of the Forest of Dean and about 15 miles or so out of Monmouth. It's certainly one of those places with something for everyone. The exhibitions are set up in the original jail and I kind of wished there was a little more space devoted to the jail itself, although one or two cells are bare of exhibits so you get a feel for what a night in the cells might have been like. Given the width of the benches in the cells those foresters were a lot shorter than we are now!The entrance to the jail is littered with warning signs telling the easily offended not to enter and suc...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 24, 2012

Littledean Jail
Church Street
Littledean, Near Cinderford GL14 3NL
01594 826659

Wedges at the Coach House

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Restaurant | "Grab a slice of Wedges at the Coachhouse "

Wedges at the Coach House Photo, Monmouth, Wales
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Considering Monmouth is a fair sized tourist venue, there isn’t a huge number of dining choices in the centre of town.We recently visited Wedges, a restaurant that used to be down the bottom end of town (by the Monnow Bridge), before disappearing without trace or notice. It has now recently reopened in the former coaching house of the former Kings Head, one of Monmouth’s former plush hotels. The building dates back to the 1400’s or so, and in its time has been a pub, and the hospital as well as the stabling for the old hotel. Wedges is just a few steps from the main street in town, Monnow Street, so is a mightily convenient place to dine.Wedges looks more of a day café kind of ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 23, 2009

Wedges at the Coach House
St. John’s Street, Monmouth, NP25 3EA
Monmouth
(01600) 775517

Cripple Creek Inn

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Restaurant | "Up the Cripple Creek without a Paddle!"

Cripple Creek Inn Photo, Bryngwyn, Wales
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One of the dining pubs in the Monmouth area we have enjoyed eating at is the unusually (and perhaps politically incorrectly) named Cripple Creek Inn at Brygwyn near Raglan. The Cripple Creek is just a little off the main road, and is a handy place to drive to. Unfortunately, our recent overall experience was rather disappointing considering the price of the food is no steal.We decided to eat fairly late on Sunday lunch to avoid the worst of the weekend dining rush. Our arrival seemed positive, as there were a number of diners just finishing their meals, and a freshly laid table awaited. The pub itself is old looking from the outside, but unfortunately has few origin...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 28, 2008

Cripple Creek Inn
Old Abergavenny Road
Bryngwyn NP15 2AA
+44 (1291) 690256

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