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The Old Sailors, Newport

Pub added by Paul Brett
Pwllgwaelod
Dinas Cross
Postal town: Newport
SA42 0SE
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Quinno _ left this review about The Old Sailors

In a nice location at the base of the inlet with super beer garden views over towards the small beach. As mentioned below, it hardly shouts ‘pub’ and people unaware of its presence could walk right past without noticing. Two rooms inside with quarry tile flooring, sky blue and whitewash stone walls and a classic 70's wood plank ceiling, plus inevitable nautical paraphernalia. Whilst nicely rustic it did also feel a bit a bereft of the cosiness you'd want on a cold, wet and grey day. One pump at the bar with a turned Wadworth 6X clip (an odd choice for up here…). A very ropey San Miguel sufficed, so ropey I had to take back the cloudy first offering and the replacement, whilst clear, was a bit metallic. The calamity cellaring was a real shame, someone needs to get a grip. Could have been a contender…

On 31st August 2021 - rating: 4
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Old Sailors

An unlikely location for a pub at the end of a narrow, twisty lane, even when you arrive it’s by no means obvious that the building that looks like a white-washed stone cottage is a pub and it was only the presence of a couple of beer barrels outside that got my hopes up. Even the building itself has no pub sign or name on it, and I only managed to deduce it’s name from the A-board outside. Other than the pub, the only other thing here is a small beach.

Inside it’s quite basic and rustic as might be expected with more white-washed stonework, although perhaps surprisingly given it’s location the larger part of the pub overlooking the beach is actually given over to the restaurant/café. Quarry tiles cover the floor, whilst sanded wooden boards have been affixed to the ceiling. A large stone fire-place with a wood burning stove was at the rear and various nautical artefacts such as a ship’s wheel, lantern and life buoy were dotted around. A number of sketches from local artists were on the walls, many of them for sale.

Food wise, the menu consists of a number of pub grub dishes such as steak & ale pie, fisherman’s pie, fish & chips, Thai green vegetable curry, etc., and these were mostly priced in the £10 - £12 range. In addition to this there was a small specials board and a small ice cream ‘fridge.

The solitary beer on tap was Felinfoel Double Dragon, whilst the only cider was Stowford Press. Overall, I thought this was a great find, although whether it’s enough of a draw to go to the trouble of getting there just for the pub, I’m not entirely sure.

On 7th July 2015 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Paul Brett
Fishguard & Goodwick, 6.34 miles, 2 hr 2 min walk (show)
Fishguard Harbour, 6.89 miles, 2 hr 13 min walk (show)
Clarbeston Road, 15.56 miles, 5 hr 0 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Old Sailors, Dinas Cross
31st Aug 2021, 22:30
Web Link submitted by Quinno _ approved
 
31st Aug 2021, 17:27
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 31 August 2021 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 31 August 2021 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 31 August 2021 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 31 August 2021 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 31 August 2021 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 31 August 2021 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 31 August 2021 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 31 August 2021 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 31 August 2021 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 31 August 2021 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 31 August 2021 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 31 August 2021 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 31 August 2021 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 31 August 2021 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 31 August 2021 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 31 August 2021 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 31 August 2021 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes - Not on my visit! - last updated 31 August 2021 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 31 August 2021 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 31 August 2021 by Quinno _
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