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“Visited on Thursday 12th March 2020. The only person in there for the whole hour, just me and the owner. Three cask ales, three keg beers and loads of cider. Still feels new (which it is), a bit hollow, with an echo as you speak, we discussed 'bafflers' for the ceiling. Oblong room with the bar at the far end from the door, clean, neat and tidy. Basic and modern in design and lay out.“
BlackHaddock 199 days ago
“Brand new micropub / cider bar in Newport from Hurst View Cider, based just over the border in Staffordshire. Smart, basic set-up in a square box shop, hidden just off the main high street, large map of the world covering the entire length of one wall (which I'm sure will spur the regaling of many drunken travel stories). At the back is 2 cask lines, 2 craft keg, 2 of their own sparkling keg cider, 2 lagers from Germany's Aktien brewery (now ubiquitous in West Midlands micropubs) and a choice of around 6 Hurst View box ciders. 5 different bottles to take out. Staff very helpful, friendly, talkative. Low-volume Northern Soul music gives a bit of atmosphere, that lacks in nearby Bod and other such micro-pubs. Nice place, great to see Newport's beer / cider scene developing nicely.“
minutemat 210 days ago
76 /100 19 HIGH STREET
“Visited on a cold and wet Friday afternoon; 28th Feb 2020. This is the fourth Bod that the Titanic brewery has opened, most in ex-Nat West Banks. Smart and modern design with an open stairway up to an upper level. Coffee shop, cafe like during the day, more bar by night. Titanic beers to the fore (four on cask, more in keg form and in bottles/cans). The two guest hand-pulls had beers from Wantsum and Everards, keg lines and the fridge offered a decent selection of beers too. I liked the vibe of the place and the beer quality was fine.“
BlackHaddock 213 days ago
74 /100 19 HIGH STREET
“Nice, smart cafe-bar -slash- micropub operated by Staffordshire's Titanic Brewery. Goes for a kind of shabby chic kind of vibe, reclaimed wood, industrial touches etc.. but overall effect is of a smart, interesting micro-bar. Coffee and cake served during the day with assorted baguettes, breakfast items, bacon baps, ultra posh locally sourced pork pies / sausage rolls etc.. I went for a pork and apple sausage roll slice that was presented well. Beer range was focussed on Titanic beers, around 5 on cask, a few on keg, with some others from Everards, Tiny Rebel and Signature Brew. All exceptionally well kept, impeccable condition. One tall bottle fridge with some interesting 'craft' options from Black Iris, Vibrant Forest, Tiny Rebel and numerous others. Dog Friendly. Nice vibe here. Good option for interesting beer in this secluded corner of Shropshire.“
minutemat 237 days ago
“A small alehouse right in central Newport, close to the High St. Six ales on gravity and a few bottles. No local beers at our stay. Polite service and a local feel. Quite disappointing though. (Visited with Finn 21.10.2019).“
Rune 327 days ago
“Beautiful location by the river Medina. Large dark wooden pub and restaurant with marina decorations all over the place. Outdoor seating by the river. Eight cask ales, two of them brewed on IofW at our stay. Their cask ales can be bought in thirds on a flight with three glasses. Classic British pop songs in the back, including Sandie Shaw's great tune Long Live Love. Opens before noon. Polite service. (Visited with Finn 21.10.2019).“
Rune 327 days ago
62 /100 16-17 ST JAMES' ST
“After a long journey by train, buses, and boat (Red Jet from Southampton), we finally arrived for a good traditional breakfast at this JDW, situated right in the central part of Newport. It is located in a former congregational church, and opened as a spoons in 2014 (information at the entrance). We had a table close to the altar with a view to the church gallery upstairs. Among the 10 cask ale there were one local ale brewed at IofW. Polite service. Over par for a JDW, I would say. (Visited with Finn 21.10.2019).“
Rune 327 days ago
“Tiny cozy pub with a limited selection.“
Finn 343 days ago
“Top pub close to the river. Good beers as well!“
Finn 343 days ago
“The sign for the Bargemans Rest proclaims 'for Weddings, Wakes and Conferences'. Cool. It's spacious, multiroomed and nautically atmospheric as befits its quayside location. More a restaurant than a bar, although they offer six handpulls. A few beers by Ringwood and a couple by Goddards, so you may be able to get an IOW tick or two. I was not ready for dinner but the food smells delish. Unfortunately it's very expensive (I paid £2.25 for a half of standard cask ale). It can be missed on a Newport pub crawl, especially as it's a few minutes outside the town centre, but it's a neat place.“
jjsint 366 days ago
“Very comely, if surprisingly small, the Newport Ale House has an old timey vibe which contrasts with the relative modernity of Newport's identikit centre. There aren't so many beers on offer but it's quality over quantity here. Four sessionable beers from the likes of Hopback and Silver Street dispensed by gravity, plus a keg stout from Wadworth and a German plis & schwarzbier. You can get three thirds if you wish. Reasonably priced. Great all around.“
jjsint 368 days ago
“Visited June 2019. More a hotel than a beery bar. Deco very much hotel lobbys.. beer list very slim..“
Brugmansia 465 days ago
“Visited June 2019. A very local boozer, unfortunately no locals beer on. Friendly service.. lots of beer coasters as decorations. Short walk from the bus station..“
Brugmansia 465 days ago
78 /100 2 STAFFORD RD
“Enjoyed our visit to this Joules pub with a great selection from their beer range. We chose Old No 6 a winter warmer, and Penny Pincher. The inside is sort of open plan layout with separate areas going off it. There is a lovely laid out garden with plenty of seating.“
gillhalfpint 981 days ago
68 /100 2 STAFFORD RD
“Third visit on 10th Jan 2017 (for a CAMRA meeting). Joules spent a lot of time and money refurbishing this place from ’an old man’s pub’ into a slick, food orientated destination. Four of their own beers on cask: the three regulars and whatever is their seasonal, one guest beer also on hand-pull. Like most of the Joules refurbs wood is prominent on the walls, flooring and furniture. This is no different and has some nice features in all it’s many rooms. One main bar serves all areas. A bit too foodie for me, but it’s very popular because of the menu. Prices a bit high for this area, staff always pleasant and the food is actually quite good.“
BlackHaddock 1356 days ago
“A very central pub in the small (but large by Isle of Wight standards) town of Newport by the church. It looks out onto a pedestrian square which also doubles as its outside patio area. Inside it is comfortably modern with plenty of cosy soft furnished wooden furniture amongst exposed and purpose built brickwork. This place is also a hotel and serves food with a restaurant section. It’s front exterior offers little to shout about though. Ales are served.“
ManVsBeer 2649 days ago
“A fantastic pub which only opened in 2011 and is a welcome addition to the pub scene on the island. It’s very small, but the atmosphere is unique (in a good way) and the staff are friendly. The cask beers are served by gravity and 3 or 4 are usually served at any one time. They had beers from Spinning Dog, Triple FFF and Wadworth’s when I visited. They also sell a selection of wines from one of the vineyards on the Isle of Wight.“
SaintMatty 2936 days ago