The passion that chef Simon King has for food is evident in every mouthful of every dish that leaves the kitchen at 1861.

                Situated in the picturesque hamlet of Cross Ash, just outside Abergavenny, 1861 is one of the country’s most exquisite dining experiences, offering patrons an incredible taste of Welsh cuisine prepared at the hands of an experienced gourmet chef.     

                A family-run business, Simon’s and his wife Kate share a wealth of experience in the restaurant industry between them, and they bring this to their wonderful restaurant, for which the menu is strikingly superb.

                The sample menus on 1861’s website read like a culinary Bible, encompassing the finest local ingredients with plenty of home-grown goodies. Supreme of Guinea Fowl, garlic and parsley cream and fricassee of peas, beans, little gem lettuce and mint feature as sample mains, with the desserts able to convert even the most hardened of dessert-skippers. After all, who could resist an elderflower pannacotta served with an elderflower fritter?  

In glorious surroundings, with a menu that’s simply out of this world, 1861 is a must-visit restaurant for any lover of fine Welsh food and excellent fine wine.



Cross Ash, Abergavenny, South Wales NP7 8PB

Tel: 0845 3881861