The Goldcroft Inn, Caerleon

The inn closed its doors in 2010 and the new owners completely refurbished the establishment.  It reopened after a £350,000 makeover with comfy new sofas and wing armchairs in the bar area.  Now open planned and mostly catering for diners.

Queens Hotel, Newport

Conveniently located close to the city centre and railway station the Queens Hotel is a Grade II listed building built in 1863.  The hotel is named after Queen Victoria and was built by one Henry Pearce Bolt a stonemason originally from Devon.  Later he served as Mayor of Newport from 1875 to 1876.

Lloyds Bar, a J.D. Wetherspoons establishment opened within the Queens Hotel in July 2009 and soon became a popular and lively destination.

Serving a wide selection of real ales.

On Facebook.

Bell Inn, Caerleon

Tafarndy 400 mlynedd oed o ddyddiau’r goets fawr wedi’i leoli yng Ngaerleon.  Nodweddion traddodiadol a gardd gwrw ddigonol.

Rhennir y dafarn yn ddwy, i yfwyr a’r rhai sydd am fwyta.  Bu’n enwog am flynyddoedd am fwydydd da, cwrw seidr traddodiadol.  Enillydd Tafarn Seidr Cenedlaethol y Flwyddyn 2011 yn rhanbarth De a Chanolbarth Cymru.

The Engineers Arms, Newport

The Engineers Arms is perched on Albert Terrace and the first public house to be seen on entering Newport by train.  Dates back to the 1870s and popular destination for real ale drinkers.
In May 1950 it was sold at auction for £4,500 after the death of Miss L.L. Whitts whose family had occupied the pub for seventy years
Pool table in lounge

The Lamb, Newport

In 1872 the Lamb was owned by Lord Tredegar but in 1905 was the property of Simonds of Bristol.  The Lamb for years was troubled with water seeping into the cellar and it is believed that an underground spring ran underneath Baneswell. 
A popular city pub

The Picton, Newport

Dates back to the 1880 and became a Hancocks house in 1905.  The landlady of the Picton in 1890 was summoned for ‘suffering gaming upon her licensed premises – gaming in the form of playing skittles for beer’
Walls decorated with various photographs – Newport rugby, transporter bridge etc
Pool table

The Alexandra Inn, Newport

Dates back to the 1870s and in 1905 acquired by the Hancocks Brewery.  The newspaper Star of Gwent reported in February 1890 that the Alexandra had been put up for auction but at the price of £2,250 the property was withdrawn. 

Television set in the corner of the bar and pool table located in the back.  Laurel & Hardy paraphernalia above the bar.

A locals Pillgwenlly public house.

The Alma Inn, Newport

The Alma Inn, located on the corner of Commercial Road and named after one of the battles of the Crimean war.  In 1872 the pub was owned by Lord Tredegar. 

Pool table seen on entering establishment

Known locally as the ‘Alamo’!

The Golden Hart, Newport

A former Ansells public house whose name still depicted on inn sign.  In 1893 the tenant of the Golden Hart was a recruiting sergeant who was well known for pausing whilst pulling a pint to ‘measure’ would be recruits!
A compact one room pub with recent bequeathed large mirror with painting of coaches in centre hanging from wall.  Recently installed CCTV
Serving real ale
Statuette of deer high above the inn

The Hornblower, Newport

Formerly known as the Exchange and in 1949 Fred Hando wrote that it still possessed ‘in its excellent model of a wind-jammer, evidence of its popularity among seafaring men’

The public house dates back to at least 1870s which was then known as the Ram.  Popular with the music fraternity with various drinks promotions

Serving Felinfoel real ale


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