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The Fastnet Pub

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1 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good place for a yacht hang out in summer

Food is mediocre at best, but great place to meet other yachties in summer in Newport, winter becomes a student hang out. Also good for live sporting events

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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Chernivtsi, Ukraine
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is mediocre at best, but great place to meet other yachties in summer in Newport, winter becomes a student hang out. Also good for live sporting events

Thank Princess__l0ul0u
Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice bar. Good service. Good choice of beers. International sport to suit the clientele. Enjoy my times there. In fact would like to be there right now....

Thank Michael K
Newport, Rhode Island
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What can I say? They have Kilkenny's on draft. Yum. Excellent Irish pub food, nothing fancy but very filling and the price is right. Good service. Booths so not so crowded. Interesting reaing in the loo -- English "wanted" posters for Irish heroes. Most of the folks at the bar are Irish (from the Old Country, not just the parade).... More 

Thank NewportTownie
Newport, Rhode Island
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Steak tips are the best. Great draft selection plus pool & darts! Outside seating is great for people watching.

Thank captcap
Waterbury, Connecticut
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

My son and I walked past this place on the way to another restaurant. We walked out of the other place due to poor service and came here. The fish was awesome and the fries were fresh cut. I was not disappointed and my son was happy with his fish too. The waitress, even being overwhelmed due to being short... More 

Thank Playwright69
Oakboro, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Went to the Fastnet Pub for late night drinks, and had a very good time. Locals and yachties gather here for company and good times with very friendly servers and good drinks at a reasonable price. Would go back here anytime.

Thank Scott R
Johnston, Rhode Island
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

The place is great to meet old and new friends. They have live entertainment at times. We sat outside theres ping pong in inside pool table. The signs covering the walls are great to read. Food was like your regular pub food service was good. Will go again.

Thank Dolly C
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Went here to get a drink. Seems like a more college-age bar. Decided not to eat here since the menu is your typical bar food.

Thank Susan G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Went for a few drinks here last night with friends. Had such a great night. Bar staff wet friendly and quick. The owner stood at the bar chatting with us, gave us information on what to see in Newport. Felt like we were sitting in a bar at home in Ireland, would really recommend this bar.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We weren't in the mood for the waterfront places, they looked too pricey & crowded so we wandered up the hill to look at Touro synagogue and noticed this more local hangout. Good beer choices. At lunch time it was quiet & relaxed. But be forewarned, the fish sandwich is HUGE - I almost regretted having chowder too (almost). A... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 401-845-9311

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget


Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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