Gwent is a mixture of agriculture and dairy farming to the East and mining and industry to the West. The Wye Valley forms the border with England and features some of the region's finest scenery. Newport is the administrative centre for the county, where a wide expanse of parkland is the setting for 17th- century Tredegar House. The North of the County is bordered by the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons and to the South is the Mouth of the River Severn and the two suspension bridges which takes the M4 over to England.
Skirrid Mountain Inn Llanvihangel Crucorney, Abergavenny, Gwent, NP7 8DH Tel: 01873 890258 The Skirrid Mountain Inn is situated in Llanvihangel Crucorney, a small village just outside Abergavenny and in the shadow of the Skirrid Mountain. It is reputed to be the oldest Public House in Wales and it's history can be traced back as far as the Norman Conquest. Good home cooked food is served in an ancient wood-paneled restaurant along with a selection of real ales.
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Greyhound Inn Llantrisant, Usk, Gwent, NP5 1LE Tel: 01822 672505 17th Century thatched inn with exceptional garden, located close to the River Usk, Llandegfedd reservoir and Wye Valley Forest. Excellent range of real ales.
Punch House 4 Agincourt Square, Monmouth, Gwent, NP25 3BT Tel: 01600 713855 Town centre inn dating back to 1771 opposite a statue to Sir Charles Stuart Rolls - part founder of the Rolls Royce motor company.
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