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Where to eat

Award at the Bell Inn

Eating out in and around Newport

Newport and the surrounding area boasts quality restaurants and a wide variety of cuisines, including some nationally recognised award-winning venues.

Wales has embraced the slow food, local ingredients ethos, and made use of the fantastic variety of top quality, fresh, local produce, seafood and meat which is available on our doorstep.

The True Taste of Wales awards have served to highlight the quality of ingredients and prepared food in the region, and visitors to the area can expect a warm Welsh welcome. See the bottom of this page for information on Food Hygiene Ratings.

Newport Food Festival

Newport joined the Wales foodie calendar in 2011 with its first ever Food Festival, and the event has grown each year. The 2013 Food Festival took place on October 5th with demonstrations and masterclasses from some of the UK’s top chefs and over 70 stalls.

The 2014 Food Festival will take place on Saturday 4th October. The festival patron is Hwyel Jones, Michelin-starred Executive Chef at Lucknam Park. See here for information on the festival itself as well as community and fringe events.

Award-Winning Local Producers

The Moody Sow

The Moody Sow Farm Shop won the hotly-contested Barbecue Steak category at the National Butchers Q Guild Grand Final in April 2014 for their own beef. Shop manager of the family-run business, Anthony Tilbury said “This is our first competition and for a new business that is just over a year old it was fantastic to come away with an award, we are truly over the moon.”

Elm Tree Foods

Elm Tree Foods of Newport has claimed a place among the nation's best pie makers, receiving a Class Champion award at the prestigious British Pie Awards held in Melton Mowbray on 30th April 2014. The company won the Class Champion Award in the Pasty category with their Elm Tree Pasty.

Collette Crewe of Elm Tree Foods said: "We are proud of our pasty and to win an award at the British Pie Awards is a real achievement.”

As well as local Farmers’ Markets and special events, ElmTree pies, pasties and freshly-baked bread can now also be found at their bakery at 33 Church Road, NP19 7EL.

Eating Out guide

Download an Eating Out Guide (pdf) for the Newport area or contact local Tourist Information Centres for a printed copy.

Follow the links below for a selection of eating places in and around Newport.


The very best in Newport, catering for all tastes

Modern British / Welsh

Classic food in beautiful settings

Traditional / Inn with Food

An informal night out with good food


Local hotels with in-house restaurants


French, Italian and Spanish cuisine


Traditional and contemporary dishes

Chinese / Oriental

Including Thai, Mandarin and Cantonese


For something different

Cafés /Tea Rooms

For a tasty quick snack or afternoon tea

Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

Newport City Council has adopted the National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme to help consumers make an informed choice about where to eat out.

Food outlets are inspected, unannounced, by Environmental Health Officers, to check hygiene standards and operating procedures, which are then rated on a scale from 0 (urgent improvement necessary) to 5 (very good).

These ‘Scores on Doors’ are an indication of how hygienic and well-managed the food preparation is at each food premises.

The venues listed on this website have been inspected and achieved a rating of 3 (generally satisfactory) or more.  

View food premises ratings (opens new website) and search by post code e.g. NP20, the word “Newport” (your search will pull through businesses in other Newports!) or by using the map. If you know the name of the venue, that should improve your search results considerably.

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