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The Man in the Moon (JD Wetherspoon), Newport

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16-17 St James Street
Newport
PO30 5HB
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Man in the Moon (JD Wetherspoon)

A fairly predictable Spoon's church conversion, with standard interiors arranged variously round the old building and a couple of glass and steel extensions to the sides. The bar is to the rear and seemed to have a fair range of decent ales. There are a couple of outdoor areas at the sides. Pleasant enough, albeit lacking an impressive centrepiece, and a nice escape from the bustle of the town.

On 21st August 2020 - rating: 7
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Jonathan Wilde left this review about The Man In The Moon (JD Wetherspoon)

As per Aqualung's review this was a nightclub that my Island friend I was visiting used to frequent in her younger years and hadn't been in since the conversion when we went the other day. Clearly a church conversion the entrance wasn't obvious when arriving in the pouring rain when the fire escape doors were open compared to the main entrance which has a glass frontage which was actually leaking and had wine buckets collecting whatever dropped from the leak points to the floor.

Separated into mainly two downstairs rooms with left room being large open plan within the church part of the building other areas appear to be extensions. The first floor is edged around the building giving open atrium style feel to it rather than creating two separate floors.

There is what could be classed as a third level near the toilets with some further seating and the raised area in the church seen in photos. Smoking area appears to be to the entry side of the building with the other side signed as none smoking which seems odd as it's the entrance.

Friendly staff and numerous pumps on although as a lager drinker noted no names.

On 28th August 2018 - no rating submitted
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Aqualung . left this review about The Man In The Moon (JD Wetherspoon)

This has only been open a short while (Spring 2014) and I must admit I thought they had stopped using pub names with "Moon" in. Maybe they should name one after the legendary drummer of the Who.
This is housed in an old church but was apparently a night club when they took it on. There are various areas including upstairs and the bar area at the rear. It was pretty packed on my Saturday afternoon visit. The standard guest ale price here is £2.49 but the food clubs are dearer with the Steak Club weighing in at £8.99.
The bar has two sets of six hand pumps which had two Available Soon, one unused, Abbot, Broadside, Goddard's Ducks Folly and Doom Bore doubled up and Island Nipper Bitter. I went for the Ducks Folly (£2.49) which was in good nick.
Despite the beer choice not being great I thought this was a decent enough Spoons in an unusual building.

On 17th October 2016 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by hondo .
Ryde Esplanade, 7.43 miles, 2 hr 23 min walk (show)
Smallbrook Junction, 7.45 miles, 2 hr 23 min walk (show)
Ryde St Johns Road, 7.61 miles, 2 hr 26 min walk (show)
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21st Aug 2020, 11:13
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21st Aug 2020, 10:25
Review submitted by Graham Coombs

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 04 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 04 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 04 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 04 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 04 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 04 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 04 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 04 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes - In garden only - last updated 04 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 16 October 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 04 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 04 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 04 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 04 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 04 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 16 October 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 04 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 04 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 04 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 04 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 04 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 04 July 2014 by ROB Camra
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