Possibly Monmouth's oldest pub, dating back to the 16th century, with clientele to match when the SAGA coaches hit town! Entry through a great old wooden door gives access to two low beamed rooms with much wood and thick stone walls in evidence; making you ponder what those walls might have overheard over the years. Before Catholic emancipation one of the upper rooms was used to celebrate Mass. A popular dining and drinking place near the ancient fortified Monnow Bridge, the extensive menu has quirkily named sections called 'Comfort Food', 'Vegetable Patch', 'Dinner Jacket' and Meat Locker'. Food can be enjoyed in the front or Stables dining rooms or al fresco in the garden (with play area) in fine weather. Occasionally another ale may appear instead of Abbot, e.g. Old Speckled Hen. Parking is adjacent on Blestium Street.