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Hornblower, Newport

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Shame those over 55s won’t have a local to call in for a pint.
JonNgog - 23 Apr 2020 07:52
Demolished actually - to make way for a block of flats, for the over 55s.
tradervic - 22 Apr 2020 18:31
Closed again!
tradervic - 22 Apr 2020 18:26
Entertaining (if slightly inept) band enlivened a quiet evening in town. Very friendly service and good atmosphere, rare sighting of real ale (ok, Doom Bar but well kept). Pub has a ragged charm.
curioushistory - 13 Jul 2013 13:42
Pub now open. Better than a closed pub, but not great.
creature4 - 4 Jul 2010 11:39
The 'Hornblower' is (allegedly) reopening / reopened (?) on 26th June 2009.

No other info at present sorry !
SecRATary - 19 Jun 2009 11:24
This pub is now CLOSED.
creature4 - 17 Mar 2008 21:25
No real ale when visited :-( 6/10
fat_beer_badger - 29 Jul 2007 11:54
Great pub - great characters - great music - live - real ale.
belin - 20 Sep 2006 15:21
Used to go for a pint here whenever visiting Newport. I'm quite partial to a bit of a metal and they had a good choice of real ales. But...went in here a year ago with three mates and it was vinegar city. We all had duff pints, regardless of what we were drining. Could have just been a bad day I suppose, but not been back since.
Ivan_Dobski - 11 Aug 2006 15:13
If you don;t live in Newport but are coming to town to see a rock or metal gig , this is the pub to be in for pre-gig drinks. It has a great atmos and blasts rock music!!
rock chick - 28 Oct 2004 16:26
fantastic pub - good ales (Hobgoblin, Spitfire for example), good cider (Stowford Press) and good staff. venue of choice in S Wales....
Steve - 30 Sep 2004 12:30
the hornblower in newport is the main biker bar in the city. they have a decent choice of real ales in addition to the usual. live music nites evry thursday friday and sunday
anonymous - 11 Sep 2004 23:37
The Hornblower is a small venue, very popular with bikers, rockers and locals alike. Used to have a good selection of real ale on tap and occassional live bands.
Sal - 14 Jun 2004 11:33

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