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Pen and Wig, Newport - pub details

Address: Stow Hill, Newport, Gwent, NP20 1JD [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 43633) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Newport (0.2 miles), Cwmbran (5.3 miles)

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user reviews of Pen and Wig, Newport

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A week away (Friday night).

Nominally a Brains house with a reasonable selection of guests so went for Glamorgan Jemima's Pitchfork, which was ok.

Food was pretty good but the service was a little slow given the pub was fairly quiet, timed to arrive just as you finished a drink so had to get another one!

Given Newport's alleged reputation probably one of the safest pubs, didn't see anyone under 45 in the place!
ellisref - 10 Jun 2018 09:15
The Pen and Wig is just a short stroll from Newport train station.

It was in the 2013 Good Beer Guide and with their 5 varied ales on this is a decent beer drinkers heaven.

The choice of ales were St Austall Tribute, Bass, Pontypridd's 04 Colombo, The Kite Brewery Cwrw Gorslas and Tiny Rebel's Cwtch Welsh red ale. I opted for the Cwrw Gorslas, very good, nicely kept.

Most locals standing or sitting at the bar with a good level of banter. Nice to hear some Welsh accents after spending the day previous in North Wales where everyone was either from Liverpool or Manchester!

I was scrumping for beer mats and the landlord kindly went and retrieved some for me.

All in all a really quality pub, that should be on any beer drinkers radar when in Newport.

lezford - 23 Apr 2014 13:45

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