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The Pen and Wig (JW Bassett Pubs)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Tudor - Black Mountain StoutGood1
Tudor - IPAGood1
Tenby Harbour - North StarAcceptable1
Boss - BestAcceptable1
Marston's - BassNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Billabong Aussie Pale AleNot Tried0
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Golden AgeNot Tried0
Brains - SANot Tried0
Felinfoel - Celtic PrideNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Pen and Wig, Newport, Gwent
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

26 Aug 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening visit. Very hot inside this pub and hottest next to the open plan kitchen at the back. We sat just inside the open doorway at the very front.
Tudor - Black Mountain Stout4.00Good
Tenby Harbour - North Star4.40AcceptableA new brewery to me. This was a malty, amber-coloured beer.
Brains - SA4.20Not Tried
Marston's - Bass4.40Not Tried
Felinfoel - Celtic Pride5.00Not Tried
22 Aug 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Evening until quite late. Lots of people watching televised rugby union and all supporting whoever it was who happened to be playing against England (France on this occasion I think).
Tudor - IPA4.00GoodGolden. Citrusy, with a bitter finish.
Boss - Best4.20AcceptableA chestnut-coloured, malt-led, traditional Best Bitter. Fruity.
Marston's - Bass4.40Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Billabong Aussie Pale Ale4.60Not Tried
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Golden Age4.20Not Tried

About The Pen and Wig

The pub sign. The Pen and Wig, Newport, Gwent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Newport, Gwent, NP20 1JD.

Formerly Georgian House, an attractive town centre pub in Stow Hill which gives the appearance of being ancient but in fact was only established in 1995 when converted from restaurant to pub use. Occupies two formerly separate buildings, giving the slightly uneven floor plan. Various seating options, plus a garden to the rear.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 10 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NP20 1JD