Our opening hours are:
Lunch/Brunch - 11:00 until 14:30
EarlyBird Dinner - 17:30 until 19:00
Dinner - 19:00 until 22:00
Sunday Lunch - 12:00 until 17:00
Table bookings only available for food. If you book for drinks unfortunately we will have to re-allocate your table and ask you sit in the bar area.
Card details are now used to secure bookings - card will be charged £10 per person if you weren't to show up or cancelled with short notice without good reason.
Card details are held on a secure database with a 3rd party company called stripe only for the purpose of deposit.
Venue Hire Available - Contact via Email
- 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
About The Pod
The Pod Bar and Restaurant 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.
We open at 11am daily; serving great coffee & Homemade cakes. From twelve o'clock our lunch menu is on offer, enjoy the day and soak up the views with the finest wines. In the evenings sample our award-winning extensive cocktail list compiled by our bar manager Jan Kosler and his team while you enjoy sharing our small plates designed by our Executive Head Chef. Relax and unwind as Newport comes to life and music fills the air.
We are offering two unique packages of Gin Masterclasses in our private Gin Room where you will learn the history of gin along with a tasting of five gins and hands-on botanical smelling. Cocktail Masterclasses are also available for groups, minimum numbers apply.
Amazing food! Lovely atmosphere. Great service. However found it difficult to try and book a party of 8 in. Need to up the booking system as couldn’t do it online, over the phone or by social media. But would definitely recommend and will be back again.
Staff were excellent Food was delicious
Food was nice, great atmosphere with live band
Good atmosphere, good food great venue!
Superb as always. I am constantly recommending the pod to my friends. Excellent quality and reasonable pricing.
Excellent service, our waiter was lovely. Very knowledgeable, he answered every question we had. He was cheery, friendly and very efficient. The food was lush. They didn't have something I wanted but offered alternatives. It was a bit quieter than when i've been before but that meant we got served quicker! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Will definitely be back, probably in the night to see what that's like. x
Always use this venue with work colleagues as across the road, lovely staff and always make you feel welcome.
Had an excellent night great food drink and service... will be back thank you
Amazing Sunday lunch, so glad we were able to get a table. Will definitely be back.
Absolutely amazing Sunday roast!!! So gutted I couldn't finish it all!!
We had a great time yesterday before the rugby - brilliant food, drinks and lovely staff. Here’s to the next time
We had a lovely time celebrating a 30th Birthday, food was delicious and cocktails were to die for! Service was brilliant we were made to feel very welcome.
Such a lush night at the Pod. Food was fab, so tasty & the Rose wine was lovely. The atmosphere was amazing, Primo Duo were an added bonus to be playing while we were there. Definitely will be visiting again soon
We came to The Pod on Tuesday for my mum's birthday. The food was incredible and we had a great night. The service on the day was good also, however, I did request a bottle of Prosecco on the table on our arrival that I was told would be fine, but when we got there there was no bottle of bubbly and no recognition of my request which was a shame as it was a special occasion.
Great food, lovely vibe
Really lovely food, great service and atmosphere
Terrible experience for Sunday dinner. Booked for 4pm, no beef left which I struggle to understand considering we had book and you knew we were coming. So firstly very disappointed about this. Secondly the presentation of the food was appauling and nothing like you advertise. All the veg just throw in one bowl, not small separate ones as you advertise. One yorkshire pudding was halved to hold the roast potatoes as you had clearly run out of them. The food was cold and the gravy was even worse! Waitress was understanding, polite, attentive and offered to return the food to the kitchen but it was obvious we had the lasts of the day so what would have been done? Thankfully the manager removed the food from the bill, but nevertheless a very disappointing visit to the Pod.
Food was beautifully cooked and plenty of it, very impressed and will be going back although we were kept waiting for sometime to be served for drinks and food, but girl was lovely when she came.
This was our first visit to The Pod for Sunday lunch, my husband, daughter and myself were very impressed with the quality and quantity of food on offer. Also the service that was given to us was second to none. Keep up the great work, we will return 😊
Besties date night. Food was delicious, compliments to the chef! Other times we have been with other friends etc the food has always been lovely too! This visit was quieter in the main restaurant however they did have a small event in the side room which we admired the food for it looked and smelt amazing. Having been previously when there has been live music i would recommend booking for these times as it makes a real difference to the atmosphere however even without we had a lovely evening. Great food and great company at a great location.
Loved the meal, amazing presentation! The roast pototaes were a bit dry as I prefer mine to be crispy. The beef was melt in the mouth and delicious. Veg and accomliments were great. Chicken was nice however would like off the bone or the option to just have one meat. All in all great service and experience, will be back for Sunday lunch.
One of the best burgers I’ve eaten! Will definitely be back.
Prior to our visit we were alerted to the burger + drink for £10 but when we arrived there no indication of this offer and when asked the waitress didn't know either. She was new and had to ask a colleague. She came back and confirmed the offer.