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Golden Lion Hotel, Newport Town, Newport

East Street
Newport
SA42 0SY
Phone: 01239820321
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Golden Lion Hotel

A pleasant pub/hotel/restaurant in the centre of this very nice village, it consists of a long bar running along the front of the pub along with a small snug to one side and a restaurant at the rear. Staff seemed friendly enough and there was a pool table at one end.

Décor wise, it’s quite traditional with black beams on the ceiling, sanded wooden boards on the floor, exposed stone walling and a wooden bar counter with some intricate carving. A small brick fire-place was at one end with, appropriately enough, a golden lion above it, as well as various other bits and pieces such as an old flat iron, some bellows, an old suitcase and even a miner’s lamp. A small snug/lobby at one end had a couple of low leather sofas. We did not go in to the restaurant, but as far as I could see this looked to be much more contemporary.

The menu was perhaps a step or two up from your usual “pub grub” dishes with most of the main courses being in the £10 - £15 range, although they still consisted of options such as pie of the day, scampi & chips, Thai green chicken curry, burger, fish & chips, etc. On top of this there were a few steaks and a specials board, although these mostly came in at £15+. My haddock in a light coriander and chilli tempura batter was a decent and tasty dish which I very much enjoyed. Maple syrup and black pepper chicken was similarly well received on the other side of the table. The white wine was unfortunately rather warm though, with no evidence of any chilling.

Beers on tap were Bluestone Rockhopper and Doom Bar, whilst a third pump appeared to have sold out. Ciders meanwhile were a rather disappointing Carling and Magners Golden Draught.

On 7th July 2015 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Fishguard & Goodwick, 8.21 miles, 2 hr 38 min walk (show)
Fishguard Harbour, 8.76 miles, 2 hr 49 min walk (show)
Clarbeston Road, 15.17 miles, 4 hr 52 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Golden Lion Hotel, Newport
28th Jul 2019, 10:29
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28th Jul 2019, 10:10
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 26 June 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 26 June 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 07 July 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Real Ale : Yes - Doombar - last updated 11 September 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 07 July 2015 by Blackthorn _
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