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Just to advise it’s planned and hope that the new Sportsman will be up and running August 3rd as we have no facilities for outside drinking and we look forward to seeing you all and welcoming you all back Mel and Karen.

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17, Severn St
SY16 2AQ

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TuesdayMidday - 10.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.30 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.30 pm
SundayMidday - 10.00 pm

About the Pub

Formally the Monty’s Brewery tap. The Sportsman became a free house in 2020 when the brewery's lease ended. There are always 5 ales and a selection of real ciders on, making it a real ale/real cider Mecca for quite some distance, certainly on the Welsh side of the border! Not surprisingly this is the HQ for CAMRA Montgomeryshire! A former Good Beer Guide regular which featured in the first guide in 1972 the pub suffered a long decline in the late 90’s and closed in the mid 2000’s. Fortunately when Monty’s Brewery wanted to set up a brewery tap the building was boarded up and for sale, a complete refurbishment followed and re-opened in April 2010 with an experienced landlord on hand. The pub has gone from strength to strength which it needed to as it can only really do wet sales due to the small kitchen. With 15 licensed premises within a 5 minute walk for a town of 18,000 there’s plenty of competition. Its success is down to quality and offering something different. The building itself is a Georgian three story brick affair and a pub calling itself the New Inn was recorded in 1800. A comfy lounge area is to be found to the right of the entrance with the main public bar and log fire to the left. Through the archway toward the back is a pool table and TV screen and to the rear there’s a small outside drinking area mainly used by smokers. Voted Montgomeryshire branch pub of the year 2013 and Welsh cider/perry pub of the year 2014! Vaping is welcomed!

Historic Interest

Former Gaol house during the The Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815)

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Monty's Sunshine
  • Salopian Oracle
  • Wye Valley Butty Bach
  • Wye Valley HPA

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Up to ten Guest Ciders/Perry's.

  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    20 pence off a pint of real ale and cider. No discount on half's.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • Garden Garden
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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17, Severn St
SY16 2AQ

Sat Nav Reference

52.5153, -3.31472


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Celtic Travel: X75; Stagecoach South Wales: T4; Lloyds Coaches: X85; Tanat Valley: 71, 81

Nearby Station (350m)

Newtown (Powys)


Off A483

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Sportsman - Newtown


17, Severn St
SY16 2AQ

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • Member Discount Scheme
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Beer Festivals
  • Quiet Pub
  • Additional Services
  • Disabled Access
  • Garden
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Real Fire
  • Separate Bar
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports TV
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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