A review of the Bargeman's Rest in Newport
Updated: Feb 14, 2018
The Bargeman's rest is situated at the Quay by the Medina river in Newport and just a short walk from the centre of the town.
It is quite a large pub that has been converted from a number of warehouses that lined the quay. It was built in the 1880s and was originally called the Derrick store.
The inside is tastefully decorated using shipping memorabilia and is warm and welcoming when you enter.
We have been here several times now and have always enjoyed our visits, It has a nice informal atmosphere and a decent menu including home cooked food to suit most people. I would like to mention that the portion sizes are large and nobody would come away from here feeling hungry.
There is a very good selection of beers, wines and spirits at the bar including my favorite bottled beer "Desperados"
There is also live music from Wednesday through to Saturday evenings from about 8.30 and also on Sunday lunchtimes at 12.30. On the night we went there was a very good guitarist/singer "Gary de Courcey" which made a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
I would have no hesitation in recommending a visit if you haven't already been.
Photos courtesy www.bargemansrest.com