August, named after the first Roman Emperor Augustus, is now with us. We still have our beautiful summer weather, and a bank holiday to look forward this weekend. So while the summer sunshine is still beating down on us, why not make the most of it by enjoying the wares of the Rose & Crown in Tintern?
Emperor Augustus had the month August named after him because of all the fortunate things that happened to him in that month, so August is the month for fortunate things! Who knows? Maybe an evening sampling the food and drink at Sally and Jason's could be just the thing for you. Fortune smiles on those who enjoy life so take an evening out at the Rose & Crown. You'll be glad you did. Simply click the header image on any page to send us an email.
March is a great time for meals with the family, spending time with friends, or bringing family out for a treat at the pub. There are lots of celebrations this month, including the days celebrating the Saints St David and St Patrick, as well as Mothering Sunday.
If you are a visitor to the Wye Valley at this time of year, it is a beautiful time to walk, paint, photograph or just look. Having done all that, you are likely to have worked up a decent appetite, so we reckon you will enjoy our menu of hearty traditional dishes, steaks, curries and specials, all satisfying and warming.
Our local customers, friends and families throughout the Tintern and the Wye Valley area will be taking advantage of our great food, company and atmosphere in our traditional pub. Many photographers, artists and painters come and stay with us to make the most of the natural beauty of the area and early and late light. While here they enjoy the hospitality and comfort of our bed and breakfast rooms. Sally's breakfasts are legendary throughout the customer base and will certainly keep you going through a good day of walking.If you would like to book a table for your family or group for one of the significant days in March, or just enjoy good food, drink, company, log fires and our welcoming atmosphere, call The Rose & Crown on 01291 689254 or click in the header of any page to send us an email.
February is the month to celebrate pancakes and love, but while you are not being romantic or eating pancakes you can take a look at our meals with the family, spending time with friends, or just popping in for a pint and a bar meal. Many of our customers are local customers, friends and families throughout the Tintern and the Wye Valley area, as well as visitors from all over the world.This February many of those customers will be coming to us because of the great food, great company and great atmosphere in our traditional pub. Many photographers, artists and painters come and stay with us to make the most of the natural beauty of the area and early and late light. While here they enjoy the hospitality.
The specials board is absolutely crammed with hearty, warming winter dishes to comfort the chilly traveller, walker, cyclist, or angler, and there is a great choice of ales, ciders, wines and soft drinks to wash them down with. If you would like to enjoy good food, drink, company, log fires and a welcoming atmosphere with the ones you love this February, call The Rose & Crown on 01291 689254
Every time of change is a time of opportunity. This is very true of January, the perfect month to look back on the previous year and of course look forward to the coming one, make the most of the new year opportunities ahead. Janus, the Roman god who gave this month its name looks forward and looks back and, we are sure would appreciate the consistently high standards of meals with the family, spending time with friends. By focusing on our customers including local customers, friends and families throughout Tintern and the Wye Valley who come to us for the great food, company and atmosphere from our traditional pub. Many photographers, artists and painters come and stay with us to make the most of the natural beauty of the area and early and late light. While here they enjoy the hospitality.
Make a great start to the year ahead by booking a table for your family or group then sit back and enjoy good food, drink, company, log fires and welcoming atmospheres. All you need to do is call The Rose & Crown, 01291 689254 or click in the header of any page to send us an email, and relax.
December is with us and winter is closing in, Christmas is just around the corner and this is always a popular time to think about meals with the family, spending time with friends. With limited time available before the whole country goes on holiday, many customers including local customers, friends and families throughout Tintern and the Wye Valley will be making the most of their last opportunities this year to benefit from the great food, company and atmosphere from our traditional pub. Many photographers, artists and painters come and stay with us to make the most of the natural beauty of the area and early and late light. While here they enjoy the hospitality, which has earned us our enviable reputation.
To book a table for your family or group so that you go into the holiday period enjoying good food, drink, company, log fires and welcoming atmospheres get in touch with The Rose & Crown, 01291 689254 or click the header image on any page to send an email.
We all like a good laugh, and few film series have provided as many as the Carry On films.Now, an enthusiastic band of laughter seekers will be gathering at the Rose & Crown on the third Wednesday of each month to watch a carry on film until we have seen all 31.
Not only will there be films and great company on offer, we also have an extensive selection of beers and ciders, wines, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks to lubricate your larynx for better chuckling. Also, in the spirit of the age, we will be providing fresh popcorn with optional choc-ices, just like there used to be when you were watching these great films at the cinema.
It's fancy dress at the Rose & Crown on New Year's Eve! No themes, no formalities, you are free to come as anyone (or anything) you wish. This is your last chance for 2015 to be whoever you want to be for the night.All the usual attractions, great food and drink, wonderful hospitality and a relaxed, informal party atmosphere are on offer. If it's cold, the log fires will be roaring so we will be warm inside while we see in the new year.We are looking forward to seeing you (or whoever you come as) there. Meanwhile, have a wonderful Christmas.
Christmas can be very hard work. in the last few days before the big event, it is possible to feel that you may not make it through to Christmas Day at all. To give yourself a bit of a reward and to keep you going, join us for our Christmas Supper Club on Tuesday the 22nd of December. Arrive at 6:00pm and sit down for a relaxing time enjoying a mouthwatering selection of local seasonal dishes, all expertly and lovingly prepared by Sam.
Jason is off on a fishing trip from Plymouth this week and that means different things to different people. To Jason it means a day doing the thing he loves most of all. To the rest of us, it means that there will be a fantastic selection of fresh fish on the menu from Monday onwards.Jason always brings home a good bag of cod, ling, whiting and pollack, all of which make it onto the menu in their own right. If we are really lucky, a conger eel or a shark is also in the box of goodies that come back to the Rose & Crown. The pan fried conger steaks are just out of this world. Try the fisherman's pie too if you really feel like a treat, and the battered cod bites with swet chilli sauce are so popular, you have to get your order in quickly.For the best fresh fish selection in the Wye Valley, get along to the Rose & Crown just after one of Jason's fishing trips and you will be delighted.
This night time picture of the pub was taken by a customer on an evening boat trip here. The lights reflecting on the water make a great sight and there is plenty of good food and drink when you get here.We very often see boat trips from Chepstow mooring outside the pub so that passengers can enjoy their choice from our extensive menu and a few drinks before taking the tide back. Tide timetables are always available in the bar, so give us a call or click in the header of any page to send us an email and we can tell you when the tide times will be right for taking such a trip.
Tintern regulars and visitors alike were treated to a great night of heavy metal dished out by Children of the Gravy here at the Rose & Crown on Saturday night. The Black Sabbath tribute band transported us all back to the golden age of metal and it as as if Ozzy himself was in the room. Keep an eye on our calendar of events for more gigs as they unfold, or call us on the number above to find out what is going on in Tintern.
Children of the Gravy is one of the finest Black Sabbath tribute bands out there. They will be playing here on November the 8th. This is a night not to be missed.Get along early to make sure of a good spot to soak up the great classic metal sound and go home jangling from head to foot through good old fashioned rock overload. Clothing will be black, heads will be banging. Just for one night in Tintern, it WILL be 1970 again. Be a part of it!
As with the Edinburgh Festival, the best entertainment is so often found at the Fringe. So it was this year with the Rose and Crown playing host to many of the musicians appearing at Tintern's Folk on the Lawn festival this year.Informally dubbed 'The Fringe of the Lawn', for three nights the Roase & Crown bar was transformed into an impromptu folk venue, with artists from all over the UK taking it in turns to share songs of their home.
Wikka Bones made a huge impact with the locals by performing every night with songs ranging from their own new compositions to standard Irish folk classics that got the whole place dancing and singing along.The Fringe of the Lawn has been gathering momentum for a few years now, and is definitely one of the attractions of the weekend. For a great time, great food and great beer to go along with the music, book into one of our rooms for next year's event and make sure of your place at the bar.
If you are visiting the Wye Valley, you will find stunning views wherever you go. The outside seating area of the Rose & Crown, Tintern is no exception. Overlooking the river, you can eat and drink while taking in the views, if you are lucky, our local otters or perhaps even a seal will put in an appearance. Hills, fields and vineyards surround our pub, and you can see the old railway bridge that used to carry the products from Tintern's iron works back in the days of steam.
The next thing downriver from there is Tintern Abbey, a world famous ruin from the Dissolution of the Monasteries under Henry VIII. Everywhere around here you will find history, from civil war sites to shipbuilding levees.It is not hard to see why this is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Come and look for yourself. Better still, stay a while, sit overlooking the river and enjoy local beer and food with great service and a great welcome.
These information boards are finding their way onto many tourism sites operated by Monmouthshire County Council. The one pictured is at the Old Railway Station in Tintern, about half a mile from the Rose & Crown.The idea is that by using a simple touch-screen navigation menu, visitors to the Wye Valley can find places of interest, activities and, of course, places to eat, drink and stay, such as the Rose & Crown for example.So, if you are visiting the Wye Valley and want some great food, entertainment, good beer, a great atmosphere and a comfortable place to stay, you can look up all the information you need on the kiosk.Alternatively, you could just come straight here of course :-)
Anglers are always welcome at the Rose & Crown. Fishing is Jason's great passion but he doesn't get as much time to do it as he would like. Well, busy pubs don't give you much time for anything other than work, so he is here in the bar, cellar or kitchen. However, in his mind he is fishing, so has added some angling decorations to the back bar in the shape of antique fishing tackle and pictures, including this one of a massive catfish he landed in France.
These days, when Jason does get out fishing, it is usually at sea off Plymouth so that whatever he catches can go on the menu, giving the Rose & Crown, the best selection of absolutely fresh fish dishes in the Wye Valley.If you like to catch fish, talk about fish or eat fish, then the Rose & Crown, Tintern is well worth a visit.
As of last week, the Rose & Crown, Tintern is a free house. This means that we can choose our own beers to offer the drinking public of the Wye Valley and all our visitors a wider choice.The local area produces some fine beers and to start the ball rolling, we have installed Wye Valley Brewery products, Wye Valley Bitter, HPA and Butty Bach. Coming soon, look out for Severn Ciders and beers from our very own local Brewery, Kingstone on draught and in bottles. All the regular favourites are still on offer, so pop in and try some of the new ales and ciders soon.
Having spoken to the nice people at Murray's Minibus Hire and the organising club, costs for the Tintern Jolly Persons' outing to watch local bike racer, Neil Hesman at Oulton Park have been established.Become a part of team Farkham Hall Racing for the weekend at one of Britain's finest and most historic circuits. Soak up the paddock atmosphere and watch a great programme of mototcycle races. Party Central every night in the paddock!
Based on a party of 12 people, the cost will be £75 a head for the entire weekend. This includes:
Jason is going out fishing on the boat Size Matters out of Plymouth again this week, hunting fresh fish for our restaurant. Fishing off the wrecks, up to 65 miles out, the skipper can always be trusted to take anglers where the fish are. Jason always comes home with a good catch, this time, he expects to bring home cod and ling for the restaurant.
Give us a call to find out what the fish specials are this week, you will find some very good eating indeed. Fish just can't be fresher than this.
The place was really jumping on Saturday when Outlaw'd played a stomping set of classic and modern rock covers to an enthusiastic crowd here at the Rose & Crown.During an energetic performance, the band's guitarist made the most of just about every chair and table in the place to jump on and off, really getting in amongst the audience who joined in the jumping around with gusto.
We all hope to see Outlaw'd back here in Tintern again before too long for more high energy rock.
The new mobile version of the Rose & Crown website goes live today. This means that you can now dip into the atmosphere and latest news from your favourite pub wherever you are.Webinthebox® mobile sites present the most important and up to date information in a simplified layout that works with the lower resolution screens on mobile phones. You still get to keep up with who is playing who at what, when, as well as checking out the pictures from the latest party or gig in the pub without strainng your eyes.
Saturday night saw us celebrate the birthdays of Jason and resident old git Neil in great style. The band Jester played a fine set and there was a lot of so-called dancing going on. The disappointment of Wales losing to Ireland was soon forgotten, washed away on a tide of beer and good food. The Irish contingent of two had a lot to celebrate as well. Cake was consumed and a good time was had by all.
During the evening, yards of ale were attempted by Chris Luff, Muingo Prentice and Jason, with Jason's yard disappearing in a very short space of time to prove himself the undisputed champion of this formidable event.The accommodation rooms were all full and everyone waved a fond farewell to Tintern after a hearty breakfast on Sunday morning. The Rose & Crown is a great place to celebrate, so if you have a special event coming up, give us a call on the number shown above or click in the header of any page to send us an email and give your family and friends a night to remember.
More high tides on their way! On Saturday February 1st, more high tides are expected to affect Tintern. The last high tide caused the River Wye to burst its banks and come across the Monmouth Road into the bar. This drew quite a crowd to gather for the half an hour or so of the flood. How about making a morning of it and meet up with friends in the bar of the Rose & Crown for a grandstand view and a great Floodwatch Full English Breakfast? It may be cold outside but you will always find a warm welcome at the Rose & Crown.
During the last flood, a video was posted on YouTube by Joanna Goodwin. This has now had over 12,000 views. The coming high tide could make it your turn to become an internationally known videographer by shooting your own movie from the pub. Make the most of the grandstand view of the area that the Rose & Crown gives you for viewing, photography and video. The high tide is expected at just before 9 am but call us on 01292 689254 for up to date estimate of time and to book your place to watch the forces of nature at work. You can also click in the header of any page to send us an email. Booking early is advised as we are expecting a good turn out of locals and visitors.
Last week's exceptionally high tides, combined with large amounts of rain caused the River Wye to burst its banks at Tintern on Saturday morning, flooding the bar of the Rose & Crown as well as many houses further up river from us.The police arrived and closed the road to traffic for some time and road sweepers were out clearing up any silt that the flood waters had deposited on the main Chepstow to Monmouth road that runs past our door.
The level of the floods can clearly be seen gauged against the bathtub flower bed that lives in our riverside outdoor seating area. Luckily this is full of soil so couldn't float away.Some YouTube footage, shot by a local has been requested by national media organisations, so Tintern floods are famous.Naturally, none of the flooding caused any disruption in service here at the Rose & Crown where it was business as usual. However, the Tintern AFC match did get cancelled as the pitch was underwater. I did suggest that we bring on the sub, but was shouted at so kept my specialist football advice under wraps from then on.
The band Whereabouts played to a packed house at the Rose and Crown last night. Their set of rock classics went down well and we hope that they will come back and play for us again in the future. The guys are all local and make a great, tight sound with a repertoire that has something to please all age groups and tastes.Check out our calendar of events for more entertainments coming to the Rose and Crown soon.