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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it, went for my birthday last September. My dad and his mate are regulars there anyway and said it was a good place. Super warm welcome, the pub has a nice atmosphere and cosy feel. Had the battered fish and some chips. Well, the chips are just out of this world amazing, the landlord was super friendly and there...

Thank Lydia106
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the rock last week and what a amazing place. Staff, first class, food, first class, drink, first class all in all first class. We didn't book but they fitted us in, the table next to us was going on about how great their food was, so we decided to have a meal instead of just a drink. Staff was...

1Thank phil b
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Went down The Rock this Saturday stunning food as per usual. Five of us went 2 had gammon , one steak and Guinness pie, 1 corned beef pie and one curry. The home made chips are incredible the best chips for miles around. Well worth going for a Saturday afternoon lunch

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Blackwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

One of the nicest places around. Been coming here for over ten years and I have to say Paul and Jen keep this place in A1 condition. Food quality and service is excellent. Three real ale beers - Fuller's London Pride, Greene King Abbot and Sharps Doombar served on draft, all very high quality.

Thank Mrmasterreview
Caerphilly County, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Wow! Have no idea where the landlord learned customer service skills! The staff couldn't have been more miserable, unhelpful, disinterested or unfriendly if they had tried! Called the Rock, so true, getting customer care is like getting blood out of a stone! Avoid this establishment, spend your money elsewhere!

2Thank nicrichards2016
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

A lovely local pub to us in Blackwood. Never been for Sunday Lunch so took the plunge at the rock. For £16 each we had three courses and they weren't tight on the portions! Stunning quality food as always and after 1pm they had someone playing the piano too which was lovely. The staff as always were very attentive and...

1Thank Adam G
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We have been here several times for Sunday lunch and every time it's been good. Smallish portions and not a vast menu but adequate for a meal. Family makes a meal. Bread and butter pudding last time we were there wasn't wonderful.

Thank joy m
Reviewed 3 December 2016

I've written a review of this pub before and it had a glowing report. Sad to say on a recent visit was very disappointed with the standard of food so much so that I have rearranged a forthcoming lunch to avoid going there. The reason I had ordered duck breast with a blackberry and was told it was served with...

1Thank swinkle
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Have always dined here when staying at "Aunties" in Blackwood have always found friendly staff an tasty food would give it 8 out of 10 If the food is not quite right (this has not happened by the way) they put things right immediately no quibbling go try them GREAT GRUB

1Thank Dennis W
Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2016

My wife and i booked into The Rock at the weekend 27/8/2016 for an overnite stay as we were in Blackwood to visit my son and his partner. We had The Red Room which was fantastic lovely comfortable bed with bathroom on suite and t. v, breakfast was continental and wasnt disappointing the fridge was full to bursting with all...


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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Your hosts Paul and Jennifer Taylor extend a warm welcome to you here at The Rock. The former winners of the Enterprise Inns National Pub of the year competition have put their plans to emigrate down-under on hold. Having taken on the tenancy of The Rock in July, they have completely refurbished the entire hostelry throughout. We offer an elegant, well stocked bar, choice of real ales, interesting selection of wines and some old fashioned soft drinks which all catch the eye as you approach. The menu is comprehensive, predominantly fresh food based, catering for both those on the move lunchtimes, as well as those who prefer to linger. Our specials are innovative and changed regularly. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Rock

Address: Tredegar Road, Blackwood NP12 1DD, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Caerphilly County > Blackwood
Price Range: ₹ 5,420 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Rock 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“we did not stay”
 of 5 bubbles suco, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
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“Room above the bar is a bit noisier by ok after about 21:30”
 of 5 bubbles peterhK826JY, 5 Aug 2015 | Read review
“didn't stay here”
 of 5 bubbles joyce383, 6 Apr 2014 | Read review
“All of their rooms are lovely, you not me disappointed!”
 of 5 bubbles Gray257, 1 Feb 2014 | Read review
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