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Rock & Fountain Inn

Ynysgollen, Glynneath Road
Aberdulais
Neath
West Glamorgan
SA10 8HN

 
 01639 642681
 
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Category: Public Houses, Bars & Inns

Average Rating:
 
 
6.7 / 10 (based on 13 ratings)
 
 
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The owners say:

Traditional, honest, good quality food at affordable prices served Monday-Sunday, 12-9.

Bookings taken by phone on 01639 642681. We also cater for buffets. Parties of all sizes welcome.
 
Opening Times
Monday11am-11pmFriday11am-11pm
Tuesday11am-11pmSaturday11am-11pm
Wednesday11am-11pmSunday11am-11pm
Thursday11am-11pm
 
Comments and Reviews
excellent food
  10 / 10
We decided to go here for food as we were told the food was excellent.
And we were not disappointed, we both had the rib eye steak and both were cooked to perfection and very tasty. Homemade chips were lovely, and the cauliflower cheese was good too. the staff were very friendly and the food was reasonably priced.
Would recommend to friends and family.
 
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avatar Posted by at 8:58 PM on Friday, 7th March, 2014
 
Well worth a visit
  10 / 10
We just had lunch there and it was superb. We both had t bone steaks and onion rings and mushrooms and chips. The chips deserve a special mention they really were home made. the staff were courteous and polite. We will definitely be going there again.
 
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avatar Posted by at 3:27 PM on Thursday, 29th August, 2013
 
Good food, large portions, fair price
  8 / 10
Decided at last moment for my birthday to try out this place ... passed it many times.
Easy to find for strangers as on main Rd, though new bypass means Rd is no longer the main Wales to Birmingham route.
Plenty of parking opposite, alongside their beer garden - which is very popular in the Summer.
Menus is reasonable size ... with a large board of specials ... a few items were 'off' ... but as it's still Winter and mid week - fair enough.

I had duck spring rolls to start, a little disappointing as oily and not much flavorful, I had thought (wrongly) that it would be like Peking Duck wraps, not deep fried.

SWMBO had Steak Rossini .. which is probably the most expensive item, but still going rate at £17 ... It was a very large piece of perfectly cooked fillet ...

I had the 16oz RibEye .... extremely tender and very little fat ..... I'm not a huge fan of steak, but it was certainly very good quality meat, cooked to perfection.

We opted for some Onion Rings & Mushrooms as sides ... and probably shouldn't have ... steaks come with mushroom & onion rings .. so we only managed to eat about 1/2 of the sides which were huge portions.
The Saute potatoes also an immense portion.
In addition there was peas, carrot & swede ................ way too much for us to finish ... you will not leave here hungry.
Not a chance to get to deserts - which from menu looked like frozen pre-portioned items, with some fresh cheesecake & chocolate cake.

The bill - a warning for you, they do not accept debit or credit cards ... which is VERY strange in the 21st century .... there is an ATM, at £1.75 handling charge.
They will accept cheques .. but as these are being phased out by banks ... they made need to re-think ..... at least accept Debit Cards ?

Cost was £52 ... incl 4 soft drinks ... not cheap, but value for money.

There were 2 girls running the place, very friendly & helpful .... genuinely made you feel wanted - you don't get this in a chain restaurant.

All-in-all good food, large portions .... I would go there again.
 
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avatar Posted by at 1:32 PM on Thursday, 7th March, 2013
 
NO PLEASING SOME PEOPLE
  10 / 10
I can?t believe the comment about Christmas dinner! I was there and it was lovely! NO processed meat it just melted in my mouth yum yum nicest meal Ive had in a while, anyway I think the food is great, the staff are polite and friendly and it is a clean and nice environment to enjoy a meal with your family as I do regally, mix grill next for me it looks amazing :)
 
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avatar Posted by at 5:10 PM on Tuesday, 12th February, 2013 (Updated on 12th February 2013)
 
Worst Christmas Dinner Ever.
  1 / 10
We'd had a meal at the Rock and Fountain before so we had no qualms about booking our Christmas dinner there. There were four of us. The place looked very festive and the staff had dressed up as Mother Christmas. The tables were nicely laid with quite good quality crackers. The gingerbread man at each place setting was a nice touch.
I had melon for starters and the rest of our party had pate. The pate was very strong and had an unpleasant texture. After one or two mouthfuls everyone left it. When the main course was put in front of us we could not believe our eyes....Both the turkey and the beef was PROCESSED. The "new" potatoes were hard and tasteless . The parsnips defied description. I am not being facetious when I say that I do not know whether they were boiled or roast as they were almost raw. They were tough and fibrous and had not even been peeled or scraped properly. I tried some of the turkey hoping that it might taste better than it looked....it didn't. My husband said his beef was awful too so we wrapped the meat up and took it home for our dogs. The gravy was tasteless. We were given plenty of swede, carrots and sprouts and we tried to make something of them but really everything was just bland and tasteless.
My husband had Christmas pudding which was okay. My son-in-law was given a huge portion of black forest gateau which he enjoyed. My daughter and I had ordered the raspberry roulade with white chocolate which sounded lovely. How wrong can you be? The concoction that was put in front of us was an undercooked meringue with a swirl of some pink stuff running through it. When I put a spoonful in my mouth the underdone egg white was just like slime. DISGUSTING.
We had instant coffee which was okay and there was a mince pie and an satsuma each, which we took home with us as we didn't want to stay any longer .This travesty of a meal had cost nearly £200 for the four of us. We were all still hungry and made sandwiches as soon as we got home.
In defense of the chef, I defy anyone to make a decent dinner with Processed meat.
PROCESSED MEAT FOR CHRISTMAS DINNER.....UNBELIEVABLE.
 
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avatar Posted by at 7:27 PM on Saturday, 29th December, 2012
 
 
 
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