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1.1 miles from Newport Mansions
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A traditional Irish pub, The Fastnet Pub offers over 30 draft beers, live music, and more, such as; ping pong, pool, foosball, and darts! We also live stream sailing events, and on game nights we watch rugby and soccer games to cheer on our favorite teams.
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Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
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Irish, Bar, Pub
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Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed October 13, 2022

Great local pub with live music, cold brews, plentiful selection of tap beer, and delicious pub food. Closest place for a cold one where we stayed. Friendly staff, pool table and dart boards. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed July 21, 2022 via mobile

So good! Definitely try out the loaded grilled cheese!! Awesome beer selection also and the bartender is fantastic ☺️☺️☺️

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed January 13, 2022

Went to watch the Chelsea FC match on Boxing Day. Sunday Brunch/Lunch. Great pub atmosphere. Staff was great. Perfect selection of beers, especially IRISH beers! Food is pub food...but GOOD pub food. My 1st time ever having bangers & mash!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 26, 2021

Best experience here is watching soccer games... mostly premier league games... If you a soccer/football fan this is the place in Newport.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 15, 2021

They have large portions here. Lots of fried chicken dishes. You can sit indoors or outdoors. Located in downtown area.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 29, 2021 via mobile

Beer is cold on draft and a great place to watch soccer- very nice Irish atmosphere... but I was turned off with the drinks. We ordered draft beer -!which was $8 a draft and asked for an ice water- it is after all summer time...in Newport...we got a bottle of Poland springs first $2!!!! Yikes what a rip off and clearly I could see on the soda fountain hand held device that WATER was available there, . It felt shady... they should’ve mentioned that there would be a charge and it’s a bottle of water....too bad- this will turn me off for ever wanting to go backMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 16, 2021

I am litrally torn between rating this 1 star or 5! I went there for the UEFA Finals (Soccer) and it was PACKED, the place to be! Unfortunately, too busy to serve food which I was hoping to try. I see pictures of a FULL...Breakfast but its not on their menu so maybe a special? Anyway, for the most part it was good BUT one bartender ruined the entire day! Yes I 100% get it, no bartender wants to make mixed drinks when its busy but my GF really wanted a Margarita, I ordered a “Regular Bud”… his eyes rolled up as he looked at the people next to my GF and said very loudly “There is always one isn’t there” totally embarrassing her! He then gave me a Bud Light and I said, “It’s supposed to be a Regular Bud” to which he responded with a HUGE attitude very loudly “What the F%$&% is the difference” …. It took me deep breaths not to jump over the bar and smack him his attitude was so bad! Sorry my GF really wanted a mixed drink when you are busy, that one should not be too hard for you to make! The rest of the staff was good so I still tipped more than 25% on my tab as I know they all spilt the tips but if I ever do go back there and see him working I will walk out! If you hate your job that much get a different one! To the owner… most of your staff was good/great, get rid of the rotten apples they will ruin your bar! (and no I didn’t get his name sorry).More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 29, 2021 via mobile

Fastnet is a staple in downtown Newport. It’s always packed for sporting events and most weekends with locals and visitors. However, I don’t think it’s as great as the hype. During busy hours service is spotty at best. Any thing that isn’t beer is loaded...with ice so you’re not getting a full drink. Food is pretty good and there’s lots of room which is a selling point for downtown. It’s a fun time but nothing out of the ordinary.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 2, 2021

This is a good pub and a lot of atmosphere. We went there to watch the Champions League Final on May 29. The barman was not very friendly at all but the rest of the staff especially the young man just over from County Cork...Ireland were great. The first pint of Guinness was very bitter, not enough of a head. The second one was much better although ironically it came in a plastic cup when the first one was in a proper glass. Not so sure I would rush there again except maybe to watch soccer/football.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed February 11, 2021

My wife and I went there specifically to watch a lackluster performance by Manchester United against Arsenal, which I would give 1/2 a star. However, the Pub was great. The tables were a wobbly and in these Covid times the atmosphere was less than it...probably usually is. They had a good selection of beer, but were out of a few of them. However, the beer they had went down well, their Irish coffee was grand, the staff were wonderful, and they put the game on TV. We had chowder and fries, both of which were okay. I was nervous about parking initally finding a 60-minute spot across the street and then moving to a 120-minute slot right outside for fear of getting a ticket, but the bar supposedly has parking in the rear (that was my plan b), so you should be all set. I'd visit again.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed October 7, 2020

My husband and I ate here on a recent trip to Newport. They had a very Covid- appropriate outdoor patio, spacious and inviting. Bartender was very friendly and food was delicious. Absolutely recommend

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 6, 2020

Stopped by for a coctail and they were very Covid alert. the 2 coctails and waiter were great,. Ty Billy K Waukegan Il.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 7, 2020 via mobile

Very crowded. Staff never stops hustling. Irish food is good. Drinks come quick. After walking around found outdoor patio in back of bar. Looked like fun. Glad we found this spot. Staff was amazingly good

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed December 28, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I visited Ireland over the summer and since we got back, we always search for the Irish pubs wherever we visit! We love to try and get a taste of Ireland! Visiting family and they recommended Fastnet. We stopped in for a...late lunch and it did not disappoint!!! The fish and chips are as close as I have found to actually being in Ireland! They also have Teeling whiskey, which is a fantastic Irish whiskey. My husband had the Reuben and loved it as well! And don’t forget to get a Guinness! Great stop and the food is delicious! Can’t go wrong!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 15, 2019 via mobile

We stopped here for a few quick drinks before seeing a show down the street. Beer selection on tap was pretty extensive and I found plenty of beers to my liking (especially since I don’t like IPAs) The Christmas decorations in the pub were lovely...and I liked the local divey feel of interior without being an actual dive. Service was friendly and prices weren’t bad. Would definitely come back and try some food next time.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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The Fastnet Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4