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John Wallace Linton

(also known as JWL, Tubby's, Top Spoon, formerly Wetherspoons)

19-21 Cambrian Road
NP20 4AD

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Opening Times

Monday8.00 am - Midnight
Tuesday8.00 am - Midnight
Wednesday8.00 am - Midnight
Thursday8.00 am - Midnight
Friday8.00 am - 1.00 am
Saturday8.00 am - 1.00 am
Sunday8.00 am - Midnight

Meal Times

8am - 11



About the Pub

The first Wetherspoon pub in Wales in 1995 brought about the transformation of a former night club into a very successful rendezvous for its daytime crowd, including shoppers and commuters. It's also a popular meeting place in the evenings for those wishing to sample the local night life. The interior is spacious with a variety of seating, some handily placed to watch the news or sports channel on TV. Attractive modern artwork shares wall space with pictures of Newport's past history and personalities associated with the city. It is named after WWII hero John Wallace aka 'Tubby' Linton VC, DSO, DSC, RN, commander of HM Submarine Turbulent that sunk over 90,000 tons of enemy shipping before the boat itself was sunk with all hands at 09:00 on 12 March 1943. Commander Linton was awarded a posthumous VC in May 1943. There is a corner of the pub near the front dedicated to those who served on Turbulent and a plaque listing the names of those who lost their lives.

Historic Interest

1st Wetherspoon in Wales, opened in October 1995

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Greene King Abbot
  • Ruddles Best Bitter
  • Sharp's Doom Bar

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Brew Monster --varies--

Varying range sourced nationwide.

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John Wallace Linton, Newport


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals

    Spring & Autumn, cider festival (July)

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking

    Public multi-storey.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

    Free accessi.

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John Wallace Linton

19-21 Cambrian Road
NP20 4AD

Sat Nav Reference

51.58893, -2.99808


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Nearby Bus Routes (50m)


Nearby Station (300m)

Newport (South Wales)


Off Queensway

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