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The Bargeman's Rest

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Little London Quay, Newport PO30 5BS, England
+44 1983 525828
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Today
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 34
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pub Grub at it's best

Located in Newport alongside the Medina River next to the Quay Arts Center this old pub offers an excellent menu and live entertainment. The food is hot comes quickly and the generous portions will satisfy the heartiest appetite. Parking at the pub is limited so it is recommended that you park next... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Bryan C
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Sandown, England, United Kingdom
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Sandown, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Located in Newport alongside the Medina River next to the Quay Arts Center this old pub offers an excellent menu and live entertainment. The food is hot comes quickly and the generous portions will satisfy the heartiest appetite. Parking at the pub is limited so it is recommended that you park next to the Quay Arts Center and walk along... More 

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Bargemans_Management, Manager at The Bargeman's Rest, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Your positive feedback is most welcome. More 

Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Been here many times with family and friends , always a good hearty meal and nice location, food always prompt , staff friendly , recommend this lovely place to anyone .

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Bargemans_Management, Manager at The Bargeman's Rest, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued custom. Your review and recommendation are very much appreciated. More 

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Had the jacket potato with cheese and baked beans. Very nice Only disappointment was the salad which was very bland just bitter lettace leaves and one cherry tomato cut in half. Also not butter provided so had to ask for some.

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Bargemans_Management, Manager at The Bargeman's Rest, responded to this review

Although I was pleased you enjoyed your jacket potato I was disappointed that you did not enjoy the accompanying garnish and had to request butter. Your feedback is most welcome, thank you. More 

Sandown, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Good pub menu which allowed me to eat something other than the usual GF 'choice' of jacket potato, and the food was excellent. (Seems ungrateful to say I'd have liked a GF dessert also). Always a nice atmosphere too when I come here, and the service is smart and considerate.

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Bargemans_Management, Manager at The Bargeman's Rest, responded to this review

It is good to read that our new gluten free menu has been well received. Our gluten free dessert range is currently quite limited and is something we are looking to change. I do recommend the homemade gluten free chocolate brownie on our specials board. Thank you for your review. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I like the Bargeman's and am a regular visitor. However, having had my comments to staff fall on deaf ears over the years, I've been compelled to join Tripadvisor just to get my comments noticed. As a real ale drinker (and CAMRA member since its inception), in my opinion the beer is above average for the IoW. Sadly, they will... More 

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Dan M, Manager at The Bargeman's Rest, responded to this review

I am pleased to hear that as a regular visitor to the Bargeman’s you are happy with our food and service, however I disagree with your remark that we never flush pipes between barrel changes. Whenever possible all real ale lines are flushed using an automatic line cleaning system when changing barrels. All 29 beer lines in the Bargeman’s are... More 

Cowes, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Have reviewed before but so disappointed by live bands felt the need to share ! Great food, good atmosphere generally, some interesting people and nice beer and wine. However, the selection of live music is all to often appalling. Crowded with people eating and drinking at the bar then the band starts (so loud you cannot have a conversation) 30... More 

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Dan M, Manager at The Bargeman's Rest, responded to this review

I am glad that you enjoy our food and atmosphere but I am naturally concerned with your comments on our live music. It would be very helpful if you could contact me on 525828 to discuss which bands are not to your liking. I can then relay this feedback to our live entertainment manager. More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

great food, local beer, welcoming staff and lovely location. We would definitely recommend this place to anyone. They are dog and child friendly with an excellent choice of food - many of which are gluten free!!

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Bargemans_Management, Manager at The Bargeman's Rest, responded to this review

Your comments on our food, drink, staff and location are most welcome. As you have stated, our most recent menu has included more gluten free options which are proving popular. Thank you for your review. More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is a really nice pub. It has a good ambience. The staff are friendly and helpful. The service was good. The food which is standard pub grub is very tasty. The portion size was massive, could only eat half. This is great place to eat if you have a large appetite. Overall it was an enjoyable experience.

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Thank you for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Bargeman’s and hope that you can return soon. More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Last visited in March, but I often visit here when I am Isle-side. I just love the interior of the place, really gives it great character! Meals are always huge, and you never have to wait long to receive your meal. Definitely would recommend.

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Bargemans_Management, Manager at The Bargeman's Rest, responded to this review

Your positive comments are much appreciated, thank you for your recommendation. More 

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

always eat here 3 or 4 times a month drink here weekly never had a bad meal good selection of ales staff are very good keep up the good work.

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Bargemans_Management, Manager at The Bargeman's Rest, responded to this review

Many thanks for your great review and continued custom. It is reassuring to know that we are maintaining a good standard. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Little London Quay, Newport PO30 5BS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 525828

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 29
  • Cuisine: British, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?