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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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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: Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 210
    Excellent
  • 145
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
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
Worth looking for

Previous experiences of finding a nice, dog friendly pub on the Island open midweek and off season led to a net search showing up this place. Not easy to find but certainly worth looking out. My wife had a very generous prawn salad and I had a "cod piece" aka as fish in a bun and chips which was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
ANDY K
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Previous experiences of finding a nice, dog friendly pub on the Island open midweek and off season led to a net search showing up this place. Not easy to find but certainly worth looking out. My wife had a very generous prawn salad and I had a "cod piece" aka as fish in a bun and chips which was very... More 

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

Thank you for your great review and pleased to know once you found us you enjoyed your time at The Bargeman's Rest. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. More 

Reading
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had read good reviews and we weren't disappointed. We hadn't booked and just wanted something quick and we were lucky to find a table as it was a busy Sunday lunchtime. We had wedges and a sandwich, which were both delicious, and large! The main meals being eaten at other tables looked really good! We were served quickly and enjoyed... More 

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

A great review and I was very pleased to read that you intend to return. Thank you. More 

Yeovil, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

the lite bite meal was lovely,served very quickly and the staff were very friendly ,highly recommened

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Thank katherine791
Bargemans_Management, Manager at The Bargeman's Rest, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of our food, service and staff. Your recommendation is appreciated. More 

Bracknell, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wanted something nice for lunch. Went for fish and chips, what a huge portion that arrived. Even though I detest wasting food, I could not finish the chips. Great atmosphere inside with a wide age range of people socialising. The fish was succulent, so often it can be dry, not this time, chips weren't greasy either. Decent wedge of... More 

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

Our beer battered cod has proved to be a very popular dish and I was pleased to read that it did not disappoint on this occasion. Thank you for your review. More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would totally recommend the Bargemans, been eating here regularly for 5 years. Great food, excellent service and staff

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

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

sandown, isle of wight
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76 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Happened upon here by chance, heard good reviews in the past so decided to give it a go, when we arrived was quite busy, lots of people eating and a few loud tables of people drinking, we moved tables at first and got an end pew, we both had the top side of beef roast for £9:95 and was really... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind review. I was pleased that our Sunday roast met with approval and hope that you can return. More 

Andover, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we regularly visit the Island and having used the Bargeman`s Rest before thought we would try it again. on average we find it that bit more expensive than similar mainland pubs, they seem to think everybody wants an enormous portion, I suppose this helps to justify the price, people would be far more likely to buy more courses and eventually... More 

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

I was disappointed that you consider the Bargeman’s to be overpriced in comparison to mainland pubs. It is my opinion that we are however competitively priced with similar establishments across the Island and neither our portion size or meal prices have changed since the time of your previous review. For a pub located in a busy town, I consider our... More 

Cowes, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the Bargeman's Rest a couple of weeks ago with the family. We all ordered something different, all the meals arrived together. They were nice and hot and presented very well. One or two of us had a sweet, they were delicious. The Doghouse Band were very good, not too loud.. Altogether a very pleasant evening.

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Thank Mary_SM560GA
Bargemans_Management, Manager at The Bargeman's Rest, responded to this review

I was pleased to read that you and your family enjoyed you evening and hope that you can visit again soon. Thank you for your review. More 

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oh what a shame! Last time I ate in here it was good but this time!!!! I thought I would play it safe with a minced beef pie from the special board, they kindly changed from new potatoes to chips! When it turned up, which was less than twenty minutes! it looked huge as in the photo. But hard uncooked... More 

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Thank Kinger007
Bargemans_Management, Manager at The Bargeman's Rest, responded to this review

I was very sorry to read that your recent visit to the Bargeman’s was such a disappointment. It is clear from your review that your main and dessert were not up to our usual standard and your table should have been checked. Please accept my apologies. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very extensive menu. Something for everyone, from light bites to main courses. Most main meals are around £11. They serve until 9.30 at night as well which is good and desserts up to 9.45. It can get very busy as they entertainment at the weekend and possibly mid week as well. They have a website so you can check... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review the Bargeman’s. We do have entertainment on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, and also Sunday lunchtimes. As you rightly mentioned all entertainment is listed on our website. 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 - 28
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?