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Pen & Wig

(formerly Georgian House)

22-24 Stow Hill
NP20 1JD

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Opening Times

Monday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday10.00 am - Midnight
Saturday10.00 am - Midnight
Sunday11.00 am - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

10 - 10 Mon - Sat
12 - 9 Sun

About the Pub

Large pub formed out of former business premises. The interior is essentially open plan but is skilfully divided up into a number of areas and levels creating a rambling feel, all enhanced by much use of wooden decor and columns near the ornate bar counter. Live music features and there is a large function room, sometimes referred to as the club, upstairs which is available for hire. The pub attracts a good cross section of customers and has built up a loyal clientele since it first emerged on the scene. It sells prodigious amounts of Draught Bass, it being the last local bastion of this famous Burton Upon Trent ale which was once commonly available in the city centre. The pub is a strong supporter of Welsh breweries while occasionally it sells ales from further afield. Look around to see the impressive number of pumpclip stickers arrayed around the upper level of the walls. A choice of Lilley's ciders is also available. At the rear of the premises is a large decked area with a TV which is very popular in fine weather. This area was considerably enhanced during a Covid lockdown in early 2021 when only outdoor service was available. The kitchen/grill specialises in steaks but also offers a good range of food catering mainly for carnivores but with some and vegetarian options. Two sections are laid up for dining but you can more or less eat anywhere. Sunday evening has seen the return of live jazz while open mic night on Thursday is popular. There is a bus stop at the rear for some westbound services.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Draught Bass

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 5 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Boss --varies--
  • Gloucester --varies--
  • Tudor --varies--

The pub's range of changing beers regularly includes the following rare beer styles:

  • Porter
  • Stout
  • Strong IPA

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Pen & Wig, Newport


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme


  • LocAle LocAle Accredited


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Decking area at rear.

  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Free hire.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Open mic Thursday evening; jazz Sunday evening.

  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Covered area at rear.

  • SportsTV Sports TV

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Pen & Wig

22-24 Stow Hill
NP20 1JD

Sat Nav Reference

51.587299, -2.996920


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

Nearby Bus Routes (50m)

Stagecoach: 151 (Newport-Blackwood)

Nearby Station (500m)

Newport (South Wales)

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