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Castle Inn

Address: 91 High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1BQ [map] [gmap]

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The Castle was the penultimate pub of our Isle of Wight crawl yesterday. It claims to be the oldest pub in Newport. I had to laugh at the description of the pub in the 2010 Good Beer Guide, when it was the only pub in Newport in the Guide. "Full of character", it said. Characters maybe! There were plenty of loud-mouthed youths around. "Reputed to be the last pub in England to allow cock fighting". I could quite imagine it taking place here and judging by some of the local women, maybe it does! "Once renowned as the home for every thief, rogue and beggar in Newport". It does seem to have reclaimed this honour! In all seriousness, this could be a nice pub without some of the rowdier clientele. It has low ceilings and does have character (as well as characters). A band was setting up. But we didn't stay for that, as we had a ferry to catch. Wadworth Farmers Glory & 6X & Ringwood Best were the 3 ales. No real cider is served. In relation to the previous review, I'd actually advise staying in here rather than visiting the Wetherspoons. The ale range isn't much better, there is no character and there are no characters to watch.
blue_scrumpy - 23 Aug 2015 13:34
Popped in for a pint while waiting for a ferry, trying to avoid the Wetherspoons. It claimed to be Newport's oldest pub which was promising, and it's a lovely old building with a slightly shabby beer garden out the back, but lacking in atmosphere and no local ales at all (£3.80 a pint, which I thought was pushing it, and the staff laughed when I asked for a local ale). Reluctantly I concluded I'd have been better off in the Wetherspoons, which is a pity.
melita666 - 13 Sep 2014 10:23

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