Uskside, High Street
11.30-11 Mon-Thu; 12-Midnight Fri & Sat; 12-11 Sun
12-8 Mon-Thu; 12-9 Fri&Sat; 12-7 Sun
About the Pub
Built by the Morgan family in the 16th century when it was called Ty Glyndwr, this hugely popular old pub, Caerleon's oldest inhabited building, has a large spacious interior offering a choice of connected drinking and dining areas, some with charming riverside views (note the large painting of a riverside scene featuring the pub in a yesteryear view by the car park entrance). Tennyson is believed to have written his 'Idylls of the King' here during a brief visit and there is a plaque to commemorate this on a wall by a popular table and old bay window overlooking the river. Nearby is a picture of the Tennyson family. Reasonably priced food is available all day with special deals Monday to Thursday and up to 5pm Friday, plus bank holidays (two can dine for £12). The range of Brains beers are regularly supplemented by guest ales usually from the Brains craft brewery or other family-owned brewers. Quiz nights every Sunday and Tuesday 9pm. Jazz every other Sunday afternoon is popular. Quiz nights Sunday & Tuesday, with speed-quizzing every last Thursday of the month. Note the Norman tower that forms part of the building as you enter or leave via the car park, this has an interesting history as it once formed part of a magistrates court. There are two outside drinking/smoking areas, one overlooking the River Usk, the other adjacent to the busy main road. Note that on busy days, plastic glasses may be used for outside drinking. South and north bound bus stops are adjacent to and opposite the car park entrance.
A Norman tower forms part of the premises. Around 1905 the pub, once a brewhouse, was owned by Eastern Valleys Brewery Co. Ltd.
This pub serves 3 regular beers.
- Brains Bitter
- Brains Rev James
- Brains SA
This pub serves 2 changing beers sourced from local breweries.
Changing beers typically include:
- Brains - varies
Usually sourced from Brains craft brewery.
- Real Ale Available
- LocAle Accredited
- Quiet Pub
- Lunchtime Meals
- Evening Meals
- Pub Garden
- Dog Friendly
- Family Friendly
- Function Room
Last Saturday of the month 9pm & Jazz every other Sunday 5.30pm.
- Separate Bar
- Smoking Area
- Sports TV