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John Wallace Linton, Newport

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Busy Wetherspoon's post football but we were still quick to be served. Decent selection of ale including some very good offerings from Glamorgan.

duchyjim - 23 Oct 2016 12:40
Large 'spoons just across from the station that isn't half as bad as the reviews below make it out to be.

10 ales on pump being Abbot, Ruddles and the rest are Welsh offerings with several being from Micro breweries.

I go for the Chilli Plum Porter from the Waen Brewery @ 6.1%.

Busy at 6pm on a Saturday with plenty of people getting ready for their night out as well as being several hen do's in.

Decent pub with a nice atmosphere, the last of the 3 pubs in visited in Newport and enjoyed all of them.

lezford - 29 Sep 2013 14:00
Yes its always full of CHAVs, its Newport afterall.
They can be entertaining to watch at a distance;-)
The beers well kept and the current manager's well meaning.
its a little understaffed for such a busy place but the foods got better lately (out of peak times) so don't right it off.
Give it a try if your passing
Stuee - 17 Dec 2011 20:49
I was going to nip in here for a swift pint while waiting for my take out curry.... what stopped me ? Some obese slapper dragging her poor toddler in a set of reins only stopping to slag some other tart off while her offspring was playing with the discarded dog ends in front of the pub. She finished her slanging match and duly dragged the toddler inside. She wasn't the only bint/toddler combination in the place either. This Wetherspoons is a disgrace even by Wetherspoons standards.
anonymous - 10 Jul 2010 23:55
handy for the train station usual spoons beers & guests which included titanic
anonymous - 3 Dec 2009 07:03
Chaos last saturday evening,Leeds had just mashed Newport 78 nil at Rugby(league?) so there was a party going on.

Better service than previous visit and the Saltaire beer was very good. I must single out though a duty manager type,asian looking chap with curly hair,his name came up as "Sandra(!)" on the till. You broke all the rules of McSpoons mate-YOU KNEW WHO WAS NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Many thanks. Under normal spoons circumstances I would have had to make do with only a half but I got served a pint twice in the limited time between choo choos. Tim should give you a medal,well done.
an_ecunemical_matter - 25 Aug 2009 18:03
Another MacSpoons poor show tonight. Walked in through the traditionally open doors that aircondition the street ,the place was busy with old blokes and lager drinking middle aged's. A solitary overworked looking barwoman was beavering away,a manager type girl was attempting delivery of dinners to idiots that had moved from where they said they'd be. 10 handpulls,4 with 3 of the usual suspects on,6 guests but 3 of the guests "coming soon". Not good though not bad I thought. However I'd thought incorrectly because after a wait of beard growing proportions the pleasant,though as previously mentioned, overworked barwoman delivered the news that the "choice" was Ruddles or Pedigree!!! A bottle of Westons cider had to be had. It appears there had been an "ordering problem" and the beer was in the cellar,not much help to those misled into waiting because of the pumpclips not being turned around. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
an_ecunemical_matter - 30 Jun 2009 21:53
Breakfast was excellent here a few weeks ago,washed down by decent ale. Even my spoons hating company was impressed. I call in for a sneaky if changing trains,the nights can be bedlam though,with plastic glasses at weekends. Draw your own conclusions.
an_ecunemical_matter - 16 Feb 2009 11:15
Like most Whetherspoons a cross between a retirement home and a day care centre. They may have a range of ales but they're awful and I could microwave the food better myself at home
PMG - 26 Aug 2008 16:50
Busy when the Dragons are playing at home. Close to the railway station. Good range of real ales on.
snowdog2112 - 19 Nov 2007 09:13
Pub has been renamed John Wallace Linton after WW2 VC holder.
cwrwtaster - 11 Jan 2007 12:16
just like every other pub in this chain, cheap and cheerful gets very full on weekends when usally with the grey army!
anonymous - 23 Sep 2005 12:32

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