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Good Pub

It is a good place to go. It has pool tables, dartboard and a air hockey table. There is often good... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve D
Caerleon, United Kingdom
Place to Vape ?

First time I've been there in years. Pleasantly surprised at the decor and atmosphere, very... read more

Reviewed November 24, 2017
Neil P
Newport, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Average7%
  • Poor23%
  • Terrible7%
2 weeks ago
“Good Pub”
Nov 24, 2017
“Place to Vape ?”
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Clarence Place, Newport NP19 7AB, Wales
+44 1633 546144
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a good place to go. It has pool tables, dartboard and a air hockey table. There is often good quality entertainment and its quite busy. The choice of Ales and other drinks is good. It probably benefits from being just outside the City...More

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Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

First visit to this venue last night, was really disappointing. The drinks selection was really poor, obviously it’s all about the cheapest products there to keep the prices down. The staff, the manager in particular was also unhelpful, not allowing tabs to be set up...More

Thank SRPorter
Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

First time I've been there in years. Pleasantly surprised at the decor and atmosphere, very nice. Excellent staff and lovely looking food. Only downside was several people vaping at the bar ☹.

Thank Neil P
Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

had great food in the evening before a few drinks and games of (free) pool(thursdays).great artists playing a wide style of music from open mic nights to top tribute bands.cheap prices ,great food ,free pool in a good atmosphere.whats not to like?

Thank Chris P
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Visited here twice in the last few weeks , both Saturday night visits and delighted to find live entertainment . It's a nice friendly place with attentive bar staff .

Thank totty01
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

Showed up early with friends to enjoy local ska night. Luckily the venue was packed. Sadly had to wait half an hour to be served at 9pm only to be refused service due to not having the correct change. Bought tickets to the show, was...More

Thank Rhys E
Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

This place has been completely turned around by the new owners. Excellent artists, excellent selection of quality drinks and a clean friendly place for a good night out.

Thank Dean A
Reviewed March 2, 2017

The Riverside Tavern is offering maybe the best view in all Newport and as well a nice pool table. The drinks are not expensive and there are many choices, making this place one of my favourites in this city. As an extra, the place is...More

Thank menq
Reviewed December 29, 2016

This place is on the up! It has a bad name due to the old management, but the new team from the restaurant next door are slowly turning the place around. Give it a few months and a referb and this place will the bar...More

Thank Joe5857
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Horrible atmosphere and a drinking place and sports venue only. Beer choice very standard and poor. Pool table takes up most of the bar area. Rough and ready.

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