The Pod

Rodney Road , Newport, United Kingdom, NP19 0AP
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Opening Information

Brunch/Lunch: Tues-Sat, 9.30am-2.30pm
Dinner: Weds-Sat, 5.30pm-9.30pm
Sunday Lunch: 2 sittings available - 12pm & 3pm (bookings advised)

If you wish to contact us, please call 01633 535440 (phone lines open during service hours, see above) or email - [email protected]

Please note - a £10 per person deposit (non-refundable) for food reservations is required to secure parties of 8 or more.

Card details are required to secure bookings. Your card will be charged a rate of £10 per person should you not turn up for your reservation and not cancel within a 24 hour period prior to the date of your booking.

Card details are held on a secure database with a 3rd party company called Stripe. They are held purely for the purpose of a deposit.

Partial and full venue hire available. Please email [email protected] for further information.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Event Space
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Business Lunch
  • Awesome View
  • Bar
  • Free Parking
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for

About The Pod

Dear Customer,

Welcome to The Pod and its casual, open dining experience. You are able to join us for food:

Mondays: CLOSED
Tuesdays: 9.30am-2.30pm
Wednesdays to Saturdays: 9.30am-2.30pm & 5.30pm-9.30pm
Sundays: 12pm-5pm

Bookings for our Sunday roast fill up fast. We offer 2 sittings at 12pm & 3pm...Book in advance to avoid disappointment.

The Pod is an all-day dining and drinking space situated across the bridge from Newport Castle with a great garden terrace offering great views of the river Usk and the city centre.

Enjoy your visit, soak up the views with the finest wines and spirits on offer....Our award-winning seasonal cocktail list compiled by our bar manager, Jan Kosler has something to wet all whistles. Team it with one of our street food platters, designed by our very talented Executive Head Chef and you’re in for a real treat!

We also offer gin & cocktail masterclasses, weekly live music, bespoke packages for weddings, parties and celebrations. All of which can be found on our website www.thepodnewport.com.

We hope to welcome you soon...

Cuisine: Locally Sourced, Dessert, Sunday Lunch, British, Brunch, Buffet, Contemporary, Steak, Street Food Style, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian, Wine Bar, Cocktails
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 08 December 2019

The young girl that was our waitress throughout our lunch was a real credit to your restaurant. Nothing was too much trouble, she was polite and personable. The meal was brilliant and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Being able to take the leftovers home was a bonus as there was a considerable amount left over from the generous serving. The magician was a unique addition to the experience, it would’ve been even better if he performed for a little longer.

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Visited On Monday, 02 December 2019

A lovely evening of gin tasting and a meal hosted by Jan for a private staff party. Lovely atmosphere, great quality (and quantity!) food and great service. Will be back :) thanks again!

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

Great Christmas do... Staff couldn't do enough for us on the night and would highly recommend it

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

Quality venue, great decorations, superb food, drinks are always on pint and live music, why would you go anywhere else

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

As usual, a great visit to this fabulous venue.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 November 2019

Amazing as alwyas

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Visited On Sunday, 24 November 2019

Food was amazing and well presented. I love the look of the venue very stylish. The cocktail range looked amazing. The service was fast and staff were very nice. Totally fell in love with this place.

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Visited On Thursday, 21 November 2019

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

Lovely place for my Hen Do, friendly staff, lovely food, great atmosphere

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Visited On Thursday, 21 November 2019

Absolutely beautiful food, great drinks, lovely atmosphere, super service and friendly staff. I will definitely be returning to enjoy a wonderful experience again. 5 stars all round.

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Visited On Thursday, 21 November 2019

We attended for Beaujolais day and the establishment was very accommodating as we didn’t want the 3 course menu. We ended up with a huge platter with lots of options on it that were all delicious. The music was good but it just lacked a little atmosphere as wasn’t terribly busy but I’m sure they can build on this for next year!

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Visited On Sunday, 17 November 2019

Perfect venue for a party!! Would definitely book again!

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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

Service was absolutely amazing. Not sure if the girls name who looked after us but got to say she was excellent. Made us feel so comfortable, communicated with myself really well and was so friendly. It was also really nice to feel relaxed and not under pressure to leave early or anything which I feel like other places have done when I have hosted parties there before. Food was amazing! I think it’s fair to say everyone at our party was pleased with their meals and will be coming back at some point - I know I will be! A huge thank you to all of the staff that worked, everyone went out of their way to make us feel relaxed and we all enjoyed ourselves.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

I booked here months in advance for my mother in law's 70th. I hadn't been here before but was really looking forward to it. Unfortunately, I wasn't impressed and won't be going back. The beef was incredibly tough which we did complain about but they had run out of beef so couldn't replace it. We must have had the end which is why it was tough. The table next to us also complained. The service was shocking, we weren't table checked and after our food there was no mention of desserts from the staff. We actually saw a dessert platter come out and asked a staff member what was in it who replied with dessert stuff, with this he didn't ask if we wanted desserts. When we called someone over to ask and explained to her nobody had been over she said they had run out of desserts too!

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

Thoroughly enjoyable experience. The magician was a fabulous, unexpected piece of entertainment. We’ll definitely be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Came to watch the England v SA world cup match, for breakfast. Highly recommended. Atmosphere was great Tables moved to accommodate us for perfect viewing Friendly staff Gorgeous breakfast Cant wait to visit again!!

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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

Our masterclass was fantastic and our host was lovely and knowledgeable! Would definitely recommend them highly.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

We had such a lovely meal at the weekend to celebrate our friends engagement! Thank you to everyone at the pod for a beautiful Sunday roast!

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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

This was my first visit and definitely won’t be my last absolutely superb great atmosphere great food and will definitely be returning

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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

Service was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble. Aquas enjoy visiting the Pod.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

We had a table booked for Sunday lunch for 3pm and it wasn’t served until 4.10pm.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

Great afternoon, food was decent and service was excellent

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

Really enjoyed our 1st visit...Sunday lunch was excellent , as was the service received...the added bonus of Adam Reeves (magician) was also well received ….It wasn't as busy as we anticipated...We had a window table which give us a nice view, albeit a bit warm because it was quite sunny when we visited...all in all, excellent and would happily return

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

What a shame. So I booked a table two weeks in advance to celebrate an engagement. When we arrived we were seated, handed some printed paper menus which look like they’d been chewed up and used to dry the bar. We were then told that the majority of the food was not available, in fact only two starters neither of which were vegetarian. Then only two mains again none that were vegetarian. The waitress did go and check to see if there was any veggie burgers. We were then advised that an order has just gone to the kitchen so we’d probably have an hours wait to eat. This ruined the whole evening. What an absolute waste of time and money. I had an email asking me to confirm my booking and at no point was i informed that the menu would be drastically cut. I was looking forward to showing off Newport to friends from out of town and unfortunately the pod let us down!

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

First time visiting the pod on Saturday and it was lovely! The lady who served us was very helpful and friendly. Will definitely be back

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