A foodie gem just outside Abergavveny in the picture postcard hamlet of Cross Ash, the 1861 Restaurant has caused quite a stir among Wales' gastronomic elite. Boasting two well deserved AA Rosettes, 1861 is the brainchild of chef Simon King and his wife, and front of house lead, Kate. Between them, Simon and Kate have several years experience in the restaurant business - and it really does show. Set in a beautiful old house complete with wood beams and original fireplaces, 1861 is welcoming and comfortable yet refined while service is of the very highest standard. The 1861 menu is produced using lovingly sourced ingredients produced nearby - often on neighbouring farms or at Kate's father's nursery - to ensure traceability and sustainability.
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