A new management team has been appointed at the Newbridge on Usk, the latest addition to Celtic Manor’s collection of restaurants.
General manager Stephen Wadcock joins head chef Paul Mottram as a new menu featuring modern British dishes launches at the idyllic country inn, six miles upriver from the main resort. Both arrive at the Newbridge with a wealth of experience in top UK restaurants and are looking forward to re-establishing the Newbridge’s reputation as one of the leading lights in an area which boasts a rich culinary pedigree.
“The aim is to provide hearty fare of excellent quality in a relaxed and informal, brasserie ambience,” said Stephen, who ran the Rivington Grill sites in Shoreditch and Greenwich.
“We hope to celebrate regional, seasonal produce in this amazing location by the river whilst drawing on the highest standards expected by the five-star Celtic Manor Resort.”
Paul’s CV includes five years on the QE2 as well as the three Michelin-starred Chez Nico on London’s Park Lane. “I’ve spent a lot of time working in fine dining restaurants and I’m looking forward to bringing those skills and attention to detail to a more relaxed atmosphere,” he said.
“The Newbridge on Usk is a lovely traditional inn with a well-deserved reputation as one of the places to go and eat out in South Wales. We think the new brasserie-bistro style menu will see it return to its very best.”
Steaks from 21-day aged, Usk Valley beef and Madgett’s Farm duck with duck fat chips will be among the menu offerings sourced from local suppliers.
The Newbridge is an 80-cover restaurant with rustic wooden floors, fireplaces, traditional bar, a spacious mezzanine and terraced gardens for al fresco dining alongside the river. The property also includes six stylish bedrooms, with oak floors and oak and teak furniture.
For more details visit www.celtic-manor.com/newbridge or call Reservations on 01633 410262.